As part of the annual video game conference BlizzCon, Metallica were tapped for a livestream performance at the event. It was the first time the band had played the conference since 2014 and it was memorable for all the wrong reasons. A few seconds into the Twitch stream of the event, the metal faded out and was replaced by computerized folk music instead, to the ire of viewers.
In recent years, Twitch has cracked down on the use of copyrighted audio on its platform under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The impact on content creators has been immense, with some accounts being locked or banned entirely for the use of music they did not own the rights for.