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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    Sick of you dumb fucks, 11 Aug 2009 @ 10:36am

    Theft of livelyhoods

    Most of you are slobbering retards. Lars was right about the Napster thing, It's theft. Why do you think the music biz is in such a sorry state? Now the only "musicians" making money are auto=tune abusing bling hustling gangsters with nothing to say except to degrade thier own people and crap like Jones-ass brothers. I'm a musician and I can tell you I would have a record deal if the biz wasn't so fuckered because of you thieves! Lack of Sales hurts all aspects of the biz, it has a filter-down effect. A guy like Bob Dylan would never be heard these days fucking sad. BTW Lars never sued anyone, he found out it was possible to find out who was stealing (yes it's theft dumbfucks). I personally know musicians who are brilliant and they have 100,000 fans registered online and they tour all over who need to pawn thier instruments to fucking eat! you dumb fucks go crawl in a hole and die goddamn thieves you can't justify stealing these peoples livelyhoods! As for the new Metallica album I'm not too impressed but I am impressed that they stood up for themselves and all musicians and are being proven right about file stealing. I can't put into words how unimpressed I am with so called music fans, go fuck yourselves!!!

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