After angering Metallica fans by cutting their performance at Live Earth short and mid-song to show Crowded House playing in Sydney instead, the BBC screwed up again by issuing a TV apology with the bands name spelled wrong.
Apparently, the Beeb said the decision to cut the metal gods short was not taken out of ‘prejudice about heavy metal music or any other music’.
The apology the BBC put out read, “We received complaints from some viewers that the Metalica [sic] set was not shown in full. This was a global event and we were keen to reflect the other concerts as well as the one in UK. We took editorial decisions in advance and on the day, about the times and places we would do that.”