Lars Ulrich On Metallica's Latest Album Being Leaked Online: It's Fine, We're Happy

from the what-have-you-done-with-the-real-lars-ulrich? dept

We've noted that Metallica has basically spent nearly the last decade trying to recover from the damaged reputation the band brought on itself when drummer Lars Ulrich freaked out about Napster and started suing. While the band has been trying to become more online friendly with its latest album release, you still had to wonder how Ulrich would react to the album being leaked online before the official release date. Some might assume he'd pull a Guns N' Roses and try to send the FBI after the leakers -- but, instead it looks like Ulrich has learned at least part of the lesson: don't freak out at your fans for music getting online, even before the official release. In fact, he seems almost mellow about the leak:
"It's 2008 and it's part of how it is these days, so it's fine. We're happy."
It's tough to tell if he's legitimately "happy" about these fans, or if he's just learned enough to grin and bear it for the time being -- but it's nice to see that he's at least learned something since the Napster debacle.

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  1. identicon
    Lucretious, 4 Sep 2008 @ 12:33pm

    Re: Re: F*&k Lars Ulrich in the @$$hole with a big rubber d!(k

    Oh for the love of fucking god are you people actually going down THAT road over someone using the term "gay"? I'm 46 and we were using the term in a non-sexual way since I was 13 as an immature jab at friends. Context is everything and people like yourself and those who become so hypersensitive over such terms know exactly the way it is being used.

    Everyone has to take a step up to the PC outrage soapbox nowadays. Fuck off.

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