Beatallica is a satire tribute band that play music made from combinations of songs of The Beatles and Metallica. The songs' lyrics and music are based mostly on Beatles' songs but include phrases from both bands and are played in thrash metal way, using melodies from both bands as well.
The project was founded in 2001 as a spoof by singer Jaymz Lennfield and guitarist Krk Hammetson. The EP A Garage Dayz Nite was recorded for the annual "Spoof Fest" concert held annually in Milwaukee, as a memento of that year's concert. A few dozen copies of the EP were handed out to friends. Later that year, one of those CD's made its way to Milwaukee resident David Dixon, who created a web page that included mp3's of the songs and named the band "Beatallica". The band was unaware of the webpage until Dixon finally met them in the summer of 2002, carrying a stack of fan emails from all around the world. Beatallica gave the webpage its blessings, and after further urgings from its internet fanbase, recorded the EP Beatallica, also known as The Grey Album, releasing it online on April 1, 2004.