Frank Iero (of My Chemical Romance and one of the guitarists in LS Dunes) has released a statement claiming LEGO asked for the removal of an LS Dunes music video that features the toy bricks. According to Iero, a “Lego VIP and lifelong creator and builder,” the brand’s lawyers asked the band’s label Fantasy Records to “take down” the video for “Grey Veins.”
“Dear @lego, why are you having your lawyers call my record label (@fantasyrecords) and demand we take down the @LSDunes music video we made for our song ‘Grey Veins’?,” Iero posted to Twitter.
As a card carrying Lego VIP and lifelong creator and builder I am hurt and wildly confused. I have spent more hours than I can calculate, not to mention thousands upon thousands of dollars over the years, buying and building your sets as a child, a teenager, a semi-adult, and now as a dad who builds with his son, an eleven year old who loves Legos more than anyone I have ever met, and even made us dedicate a room in our house to building them. My family and I have vacationed at Legoland and my other band [My Chemical Romance] has been voted into your Lego Ideas program by 10k supporters as a potential future build set.
I love your company because you gave us bricks and taught us we didn’t have to accept the world as it was, we could see what was possible and build it ourselves. I have taken that inspiration and created a universe of my own and now you want to squash it, why?
He concluded: “Let Creators Create. Have your people stop calling my people. Spread kindness, spread the creativity, spread the word. Leggo My Lego.”