DSL Headbangers – Metallica Strikes Online Music Deal
from the didn't-expect-that dept
Well, this came out of nowhere. Metallica, the band that made quite a lot of news by being the first band to sue Napster, is now offering its music online in association with DSL provider Speakeasy. They’re going to offer buyers of their CD with special access to “live recordings, demos, b-sides and other content”. Lars Ullrich, the band’s drummer and spokesperson was quoted as saying, “We’ve always wanted our fans to experience our music online.” It’s unclear if the band has come around to realizing how silly they’ve sounded in the past – or if they haven’t made that connection.