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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    Rodney, 4 Sep 2008 @ 4:01pm

    My Two Cents

    I am 40, have been a Metallica fan since day one almost. Probably the best Heavy Metal band EVER. I remember back in the day when I would have tattooed METALLICA across my fucking forehead, but sadly those days are over and have been for a long time. I still can't believe that a band capable of turning out the best Heavy Metal album of all time, Ride The Lightning, is putting out the crap they do today. These guys are washed up. Yeah, they can still manage a heavy ass riff or two and every now and then I hear something that reminds me of the old days but for the most part these dudes are just money hungry chumps. I lost respect for them when I first heard that stupid ass little girl song Enter Sandman, which ironically made them super stars and millionaires over night. You guys sold out! I guess I mighta to if some record label was waving a zillion bucks under my nose, but how would I sleep at night? I guess pretty well on a pile of money. It’s all about the money I guess but I miss the days it was all about the music. Oh well. Goodbye Guys, I will always have the memories.

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