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2012-04-24 06:20:09 AM
www.megidish.net
 
2012-04-24 06:24:56 AM
www.codeodor.com
(Clickable)

/Obligatory
 
2012-04-24 06:40:27 AM
I like Metal, my missus likes indie. I hate her music, she hates mine. If I want to go see metal bands i want my money's worth. not to sit around bored 50% of the time!

Crossover of genres will not work with a leap like this.
 
2012-04-24 07:20:52 AM
Lars Ulrich is a farking tool
 
2012-04-24 07:23:37 AM
(reads article) Seems like a very inoffensive story, compared to the thread.
 
2012-04-24 07:29:31 AM

abhorrent1: Lars Ulrich is a farking tool


Nope. Tools can be useful.
 
2012-04-24 08:22:42 AM
Lars is never anything but an average drummer. However, he is a fantastic songwriter, and knows more about the music business then even Metallica's managers.

As for Metallica as a whole, the only actual Metallica album (Lulu is a Lou Reed album with Metallica as his backing band, not a Metallica album) I don't like is St. Anger and given how traumatic that whole recording process was, I can't blame them for producing a terrible album. I think Rob Trujilio is a better bass player than Jason Newstead was for Metallica and am eagerly awaiting their next record, especially considering that Death Magnetic was a fine album.

As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing, it's as if a guy sets up a stand in front of Wal-mart giving away unlimited copies of burned CDs. I believe artists have a right to make money from their art & that we should compensate them for the fact we enjoy what they're doing. I also think that people have forgotten about the fact this band was at the forefront of allowing recording devices into venues as long as these bootlegs weren't sold, instead traded or given away.

As for the Orion fest, I like at least 80% of the bands on the line-up (however: no Max, no Sepultura). I'd go if the location were convenient for me even if only just to hear Metallica play "Escape" for the first time ever.
 
2012-04-24 08:29:49 AM
It's funny....I can see Metallica transitioning into somewhat of a long-term institution like Aerosmith and the Stones, it's just getting there is a rougher road than I think anyone intended.

The 'fest they're talking about in Jersey actually sounds pretty cool! With that sort of cred behind them a classic car show, a horror movie thing from Kirk, that's downright interesting to me and has the potential to be amazing.

Metallica doesn't especially NEED Glastonbury and to be fair Glastonbury doesn't really need Metallica.
 
2012-04-24 08:30:17 AM
Metallica will play a headline slot at this summer's Download Festival as well as a series of other large European shows.

LOL!
 
2012-04-24 08:38:59 AM

orclover: oblig


I prefer this one:

www.podplanner.com

Though it should say "Look at these shorts".
 
2012-04-24 08:39:10 AM
I've told this story here before.

A close friend's first job out of recording school was working for Bob Rock, and one of his first albums was The Black Album. As the new guy that meant a lot of shiat work and very little production work.

One of his regular jobs was to run errands for the band. One errand he was asked to run frequently was to go pick up Lars' imported magazines from a newsstand near the studio. One day they didn't have the order ready so he had to wait while they wrapped Lars imported Scandinavian gay porn in plain brown paper for delivery to the studio.
 
2012-04-24 08:42:57 AM
Buncha old fogies.

They should have quit after "...and Justice for All"
 
2012-04-24 08:51:59 AM
To hell with the haters, I still like them. I do think that they're no longer a metal band though, and haven't been since the Black Album. They're a rock/hard rock band now and that's fine, not everything needs to be metal. Now if they had only done some thinking before putting out St. Anger.

Yes I liked a number of tracks on Load/Reload and Garage Inc. and S&M. And no, I won't feel bad about it, especially considering some of the elitist attitudes and tastes some of you other Farkers have in regards to music.
 
2012-04-24 08:57:44 AM

rickycal78: I still like them.


I like them, too. But, Lars is a douche. That is incontrovertible.
 
2012-04-24 09:06:02 AM
Some Kind Of Monster was horrible idea
 
2012-04-24 09:12:40 AM
Saw them in concert when the Black Album rolled around. It was an awesome show.

Sad to see them now that they've gotten old...Some bands have staying power and some don't.
 
2012-04-24 09:14:33 AM
You know who did play Glastonbury last year? Queens of the Stone Age. Why? Because they kick farking ass and don't suck. Lesson to Metallica-start kicking ass and quit sucking and you might be able to play there.
 
2012-04-24 09:19:12 AM

soupbone: Spad31: Hmmm. Yeah. Lars. Dude. Your band rocked and we were into it. Then you biatched about us sharing your tunes with each other and we were forced to make fun of you and your Metallica cock rings and fire being bad. You made a movie about being in therapy, for fark's sake. What the fark could you possibly have to biatch about? You were Metallica. Seriously. The coolest, rockinest band going. What the fark happened to you?

When did that douche become the band's leader?


Ever since they formed. While the songwriting was a partnership with Hetfield, Lars has always controlled the business side of the band.
 
2012-04-24 09:21:06 AM

SharkTrager: I've told this story here before.

A close friend's first job out of recording school was working for Bob Rock, and one of his first albums was The Black Album. As the new guy that meant a lot of shiat work and very little production work.

One of his regular jobs was to run errands for the band. One errand he was asked to run frequently was to go pick up Lars' imported magazines from a newsstand near the studio. One day they didn't have the order ready so he had to wait while they wrapped Lars imported Scandinavian gay porn in plain brown paper for delivery to the studio.


[CITATION NEEDED]
 
2012-04-24 09:22:18 AM
In all fairness The Black Album had some REALLY great songs on it. It's just too bad that those songs weren't the ones released as singles. With the exception of My Friend of Misery, which I consider to be Metallica's last GREAT song.
 
2012-04-24 09:26:22 AM

IMSA: tattedupgirl: So glad I got to see them live before they turned to total carp.

Who, Black Sabbath? Yeah,me too, saw them in 1974. Get off my lawn


I wasn't even thought of in 74 so I had to wait till they got back together in 2000.
 
2012-04-24 09:35:50 AM

Farktastic: Fuel


I enjoy the follow-up song:

FuelonTheHill
 
2012-04-24 09:37:35 AM
I saw them in '03 on their comeback tour. They kicked ass.

I saw them on election night '08. They licked ass.

No bueno
 
2012-04-24 09:39:38 AM

Spad31: You were Metallica. Seriously. The coolest, rockinest band going. What the fark happened to you?


They grew up. Angsty music is for the youth, and they aren't youthful anymore. Plus, the world ain't as shiatty as it was in the early 80s anymore, and Cliff is long dead, so any more angst over that is long dead as well.

rickycal78: To hell with the haters, I still like them. I do think that they're no longer a metal band though, and haven't been since the Black Album. They're a rock/hard rock band now and that's fine, not everything needs to be metal. Now if they had only done some thinking before putting out St. Anger.

Yes I liked a number of tracks on Load/Reload and Garage Inc. and S&M. And no, I won't feel bad about it, especially considering some of the elitist attitudes and tastes some of you other Farkers have in regards to music.


This
 
2012-04-24 09:40:03 AM
I remember listening to Death Magnetic after reading all the good reviews of it on Fark, shrugging, and deleting it. Glad to know it's not just me.
 
2012-04-24 09:43:52 AM

Nurglitch: I remember listening to Death Magnetic after reading all the good reviews of it on Fark, shrugging, and deleting it. Glad to know it's not just me.


It's a solid metal album, particularly in this post-metal music era. Just mostly unremarkable/unmemorable(the most memorable thing is the video for All Nightmare Long.. good song, memorable video).
 
2012-04-24 09:48:20 AM
FTA "We're trying to get our own festival off the ground" There is money in the banana stand and in 'festivals' (Oz Fest, Furtherfest, etc). This year's Wanee Fest (Allman Brothers Band) was a 'wash out' not only in weather but also in preparedness and performance. Apparently, it makes money, but what a half-ass effort IMHO.

2 cents
 
2012-04-24 09:51:30 AM

tattedupgirl: So glad I got to see them live before they turned to total carp.


so... between around 80-86 ?
 
2012-04-24 09:54:59 AM
www.jimpoz.com

I did a handbrake turn yesterday at Glastonbury, and it was brilliant.
 
2012-04-24 09:57:36 AM

Dahnkster: FTA "We're trying to get our own festival off the ground" There is money in the banana stand and in 'festivals' (Oz Fest, Furtherfest, etc). This year's Wanee Fest (Allman Brothers Band) was a 'wash out' not only in weather but also in preparedness and performance. Apparently, it makes money, but what a half-ass effort IMHO.

2 cents


Well, if they do, hopefully they go the Gigantour route and get bands that span the genre. Megadeath, Sym X, Dream Theater, and Dillinger Escape Plan? That's an interesting and varied lineup for what is essentially the Megadeath version of Ozfest.
 
2012-04-24 10:13:15 AM

bhcompy: Dahnkster: FTA "We're trying to get our own festival off the ground" There is money in the banana stand and in 'festivals' (Oz Fest, Furtherfest, etc). This year's Wanee Fest (Allman Brothers Band) was a 'wash out' not only in weather but also in preparedness and performance. Apparently, it makes money, but what a half-ass effort IMHO.

2 cents

Well, if they do, hopefully they go the Gigantour route and get bands that span the genre. Megadeath, Sym X, Dream Theater, and Dillinger Escape Plan? That's an interesting and varied lineup for what is essentially the Megadeath version of Ozfest.


They've already released the Full line-up seems to do a decent job spanning a lot of genres of metal and non-metal.
 
2012-04-24 10:16:48 AM

lilplatinum: darch: Although, given the choice between chicks at hipster shows and overweight pale metal show hags, i'd certainly take the former...

Big Kraftwerk fan are we?

Electronic music is pretty farking awful too. Its down their with Metal on my 'difficult to find any redeemable value in it', but there was a phase when I could handle it because I was taking large amounts of drugs regularly - so I suppose that means the totem poll of unlistenable music goes metal/industrial - polka - electronic music - nashville country


Goddamn you are a pretentious douche.


This might sound wierd, but the moment I feel like Metallica lost their grip was when they felt like they had to start swearing in their albums to stay edgy. Kell 'em All, Puppets, Justice, the black album, Load (screw you haters, King Nothing and Until it Sleeps are awesome songs), none of them contained any heavy swear words. It wasn't until later that they decided that they had to start with the shiat this and fark that, and that was right when their music started to suck.
 
2012-04-24 10:26:29 AM

darch: Although, given the choice between chicks at hipster shows and overweight pale metal show hags, i'd certainly take the former...

Big Kraftwerk fan are we?


OH SNAP!
/Verbal metal on metal violence is so cute
 
2012-04-24 10:29:05 AM

Evilsmurf: As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing.


No, it's not. And let me tell you something about evil little downloaders. When Napster came out, I owned every Metallica CD they had out. I kept them in a gigantic CD binder that usually remained out in my car. And because of that, I would go onto Napster to pull down a random song that I wanted to be able to listen to on my computer without having to go out to my car and drag out the 10lb binder. When Metallica went after Napster it taught me something. It taught me that music was not about the emotions it inspired; it was about money. That was the day that I largely stopped caring about Metallica and commercialized ventures in general.
 
2012-04-24 11:05:33 AM
Metallica last good album was Master of Puppets (AJFA is good, but no farking bass, and honestly, it only has 3 awesome songs on it). When Cliff died that was the last remnants of godly talent that band had and they rode taht wave of talent (Mustaine and Burton) until 1993. James is a great rhythm guitarist, but but after his voice blew out, went "country", and over dosed on "oh yeahs!!!1", he generally sucks. Lars cant drum for shiat and kirk is a one trick pony. Rob is a band whore who plays nicely if paid as such, but he doesn't contribute anything to the band (and fark him for what he did with Ozzy in re-doing his older shiat to fark people out of $$).

In short Metallica hasn't done a damn thing worth a fark in almost 30 years...they are KISS.
 
2012-04-24 11:08:47 AM

StrangeQ: Evilsmurf: As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing.

No, it's not. And let me tell you something about evil little downloaders. When Napster came out, I owned every Metallica CD they had out. I kept them in a gigantic CD binder that usually remained out in my car. And because of that, I would go onto Napster to pull down a random song that I wanted to be able to listen to on my computer without having to go out to my car and drag out the 10lb binder. When Metallica went after Napster it taught me something. It taught me that music was not about the emotions it inspired; it was about money. That was the day that I largely stopped caring about Metallica and commercialized ventures in general.


Yes, because no-one has ever thought to create a program which would turn music from your CDs into MP3s, have they?
 
2012-04-24 11:09:54 AM

StrangeQ: lilplatinum: darch: Although, given the choice between chicks at hipster shows and overweight pale metal show hags, i'd certainly take the former...

Big Kraftwerk fan are we?

Electronic music is pretty farking awful too. Its down their with Metal on my 'difficult to find any redeemable value in it', but there was a phase when I could handle it because I was taking large amounts of drugs regularly - so I suppose that means the totem poll of unlistenable music goes metal/industrial - polka - electronic music - nashville country

Goddamn you are a pretentious douche.


This might sound wierd, but the moment I feel like Metallica lost their grip was when they felt like they had to start swearing in their albums to stay edgy. Kell 'em All, Puppets, Justice, the black album, Load (screw you haters, King Nothing and Until it Sleeps are awesome songs), none of them contained any heavy swear words. It wasn't until later that they decided that they had to start with the shiat this and fark that, and that was right when their music started to suck.


fark it all and farking no regrets. never happy endings on these dark sets. all's fair for damage inc you see. step a little closer if you please.


that is a line from Damage Inc. on Master of Puppets. Your argument is invalid.
 
2012-04-24 11:12:42 AM

Evilsmurf: StrangeQ: Evilsmurf: As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing.

No, it's not. And let me tell you something about evil little downloaders. When Napster came out, I owned every Metallica CD they had out. I kept them in a gigantic CD binder that usually remained out in my car. And because of that, I would go onto Napster to pull down a random song that I wanted to be able to listen to on my computer without having to go out to my car and drag out the 10lb binder. When Metallica went after Napster it taught me something. It taught me that music was not about the emotions it inspired; it was about money. That was the day that I largely stopped caring about Metallica and commercialized ventures in general.

Yes, because no-one has ever thought to create a program which would turn music from your CDs into MP3s, have they?


no, it was about a commercial recording artist being pissed that people were giving their studio albums away for free without their consent.
 
2012-04-24 11:45:10 AM

frepnog: StrangeQ: lilplatinum: darch: Although, given the choice between chicks at hipster shows and overweight pale metal show hags, i'd certainly take the former...

Big Kraftwerk fan are we?

Electronic music is pretty farking awful too. Its down their with Metal on my 'difficult to find any redeemable value in it', but there was a phase when I could handle it because I was taking large amounts of drugs regularly - so I suppose that means the totem poll of unlistenable music goes metal/industrial - polka - electronic music - nashville country

Goddamn you are a pretentious douche.


This might sound wierd, but the moment I feel like Metallica lost their grip was when they felt like they had to start swearing in their albums to stay edgy. Kell 'em All, Puppets, Justice, the black album, Load (screw you haters, King Nothing and Until it Sleeps are awesome songs), none of them contained any heavy swear words. It wasn't until later that they decided that they had to start with the shiat this and fark that, and that was right when their music started to suck.

fark it all and farking no regrets. never happy endings on these dark sets. all's fair for damage inc you see. step a little closer if you please.


that is a line from Damage Inc. on Master of Puppets. Your argument is invalid.


Way to combine St. Anger and Damage inc, genius
 
2012-04-24 11:48:31 AM

randroid: frepnog: StrangeQ: lilplatinum: darch: Although, given the choice between chicks at hipster shows and overweight pale metal show hags, i'd certainly take the former...

Big Kraftwerk fan are we?

Electronic music is pretty farking awful too. Its down their with Metal on my 'difficult to find any redeemable value in it', but there was a phase when I could handle it because I was taking large amounts of drugs regularly - so I suppose that means the totem poll of unlistenable music goes metal/industrial - polka - electronic music - nashville country

Goddamn you are a pretentious douche.


This might sound wierd, but the moment I feel like Metallica lost their grip was when they felt like they had to start swearing in their albums to stay edgy. Kell 'em All, Puppets, Justice, the black album, Load (screw you haters, King Nothing and Until it Sleeps are awesome songs), none of them contained any heavy swear words. It wasn't until later that they decided that they had to start with the shiat this and fark that, and that was right when their music started to suck.

fark it all and farking no regrets. never happy endings on these dark sets. all's fair for damage inc you see. step a little closer if you please.


that is a line from Damage Inc. on Master of Puppets. Your argument is invalid.

Way to combine St. Anger and Damage inc, genius


Nevermind, FML... I'm a dumbass...
 
2012-04-24 11:54:30 AM

randroid: randroid: frepnog: StrangeQ: lilplatinum: darch: Although, given the choice between chicks at hipster shows and overweight pale metal show hags, i'd certainly take the former...

Big Kraftwerk fan are we?

Electronic music is pretty farking awful too. Its down their with Metal on my 'difficult to find any redeemable value in it', but there was a phase when I could handle it because I was taking large amounts of drugs regularly - so I suppose that means the totem poll of unlistenable music goes metal/industrial - polka - electronic music - nashville country

Goddamn you are a pretentious douche.


This might sound wierd, but the moment I feel like Metallica lost their grip was when they felt like they had to start swearing in their albums to stay edgy. Kell 'em All, Puppets, Justice, the black album, Load (screw you haters, King Nothing and Until it Sleeps are awesome songs), none of them contained any heavy swear words. It wasn't until later that they decided that they had to start with the shiat this and fark that, and that was right when their music started to suck.

fark it all and farking no regrets. never happy endings on these dark sets. all's fair for damage inc you see. step a little closer if you please.


that is a line from Damage Inc. on Master of Puppets. Your argument is invalid.

Way to combine St. Anger and Damage inc, genius

Nevermind, FML... I'm a dumbass...


Or maybe I'm not. Maybe Metallica should just not reuse their lyrics...

/meh, whatever...
 
2012-04-24 12:12:05 PM
www.picshag.com
 
2012-04-24 12:17:39 PM
www.troll.me

hmmmm....
 
2012-04-24 12:27:57 PM

frepnog: Evilsmurf: StrangeQ: Evilsmurf: As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing.

No, it's not. And let me tell you something about evil little downloaders. When Napster came out, I owned every Metallica CD they had out. I kept them in a gigantic CD binder that usually remained out in my car. And because of that, I would go onto Napster to pull down a random song that I wanted to be able to listen to on my computer without having to go out to my car and drag out the 10lb binder. When Metallica went after Napster it taught me something. It taught me that music was not about the emotions it inspired; it was about money. That was the day that I largely stopped caring about Metallica and commercialized ventures in general.

Yes, because no-one has ever thought to create a program which would turn music from your CDs into MP3s, have they?

no, it was about a commercial recording artist being pissed that people were giving their studio albums away for free without their consent.


Right, because it was about the money. Try to keep up.
 
2012-04-24 12:47:29 PM

StrangeQ: frepnog: Evilsmurf: StrangeQ: Evilsmurf: As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing.

No, it's not. And let me tell you something about evil little downloaders. When Napster came out, I owned every Metallica CD they had out. I kept them in a gigantic CD binder that usually remained out in my car. And because of that, I would go onto Napster to pull down a random song that I wanted to be able to listen to on my computer without having to go out to my car and drag out the 10lb binder. When Metallica went after Napster it taught me something. It taught me that music was not about the emotions it inspired; it was about money. That was the day that I largely stopped caring about Metallica and commercialized ventures in general.

Yes, because no-one has ever thought to create a program which would turn music from your CDs into MP3s, have they?

no, it was about a commercial recording artist being pissed that people were giving their studio albums away for free without their consent.

Right, because it was about the money. Try to keep up.


lol.

it wasn't about the MONEY. that is what idiot douchebags claim.

it was about the RIGHTS. Metallica owns the rights to their recordings. Napster had no RIGHT to distribute or to facilitate distribution of the material. LARS WAS RIGHT to be pissed. Sorry that all of you music downloaders STILL can not see that. Yes, Lars was a cock about it, yes, they probably went the wrong way with it and yes it tarnished their rep, but LARS WAS STILL RIGHT.

Sucks, don't it.
 
2012-04-24 12:57:28 PM

frepnog: StrangeQ: frepnog: Evilsmurf: StrangeQ: Evilsmurf: As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing.

No, it's not. And let me tell you something about evil little downloaders. When Napster came out, I owned every Metallica CD they had out. I kept them in a gigantic CD binder that usually remained out in my car. And because of that, I would go onto Napster to pull down a random song that I wanted to be able to listen to on my computer without having to go out to my car and drag out the 10lb binder. When Metallica went after Napster it taught me something. It taught me that music was not about the emotions it inspired; it was about money. That was the day that I largely stopped caring about Metallica and commercialized ventures in general.

Yes, because no-one has ever thought to create a program which would turn music from your CDs into MP3s, have they?

no, it was about a commercial recording artist being pissed that people were giving their studio albums away for free without their consent.

Right, because it was about the money. Try to keep up.

lol.

it wasn't about the MONEY. that is what idiot douchebags claim.

it was about the RIGHTS. Metallica owns the rights to their recordings. Napster had no RIGHT to distribute or to facilitate distribution of the material. LARS WAS RIGHT to be pissed. Sorry that all of you music downloaders STILL can not see that. Yes, Lars was a cock about it, yes, they probably went the wrong way with it and yes it tarnished their rep, but LARS WAS STILL RIGHT.

Sucks, don't it.


They had the means and the will to do what the rest of the industry didn't want to. They took one for the team because they could deal with the loss in fans(and thus revenue). What they did wasn't wrong, but they may have underestimated the fan reaction. That said, more power to them. Anyone that follows Metallica at all knows that they have supported redistribution of unauthorized recordings since day one(bootleg trading is still in So What? magazine afaik), they just have one caveat that it's a live recording bootleg and not of an event they're selling themselves(like S&M, Cunning Stunts[Load tour, iirc], etc)
 
2012-04-24 01:07:17 PM

bhcompy: frepnog: StrangeQ: frepnog: Evilsmurf: StrangeQ: Evilsmurf: As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing.

No, it's not. And let me tell you something about evil little downloaders. When Napster came out, I owned every Metallica CD they had out. I kept them in a gigantic CD binder that usually remained out in my car. And because of that, I would go onto Napster to pull down a random song that I wanted to be able to listen to on my computer without having to go out to my car and drag out the 10lb binder. When Metallica went after Napster it taught me something. It taught me that music was not about the emotions it inspired; it was about money. That was the day that I largely stopped caring about Metallica and commercialized ventures in general.

Yes, because no-one has ever thought to create a program which would turn music from your CDs into MP3s, have they?

no, it was about a commercial recording artist being pissed that people were giving their studio albums away for free without their consent.

Right, because it was about the money. Try to keep up.

lol.

it wasn't about the MONEY. that is what idiot douchebags claim.

it was about the RIGHTS. Metallica owns the rights to their recordings. Napster had no RIGHT to distribute or to facilitate distribution of the material. LARS WAS RIGHT to be pissed. Sorry that all of you music downloaders STILL can not see that. Yes, Lars was a cock about it, yes, they probably went the wrong way with it and yes it tarnished their rep, but LARS WAS STILL RIGHT.

Sucks, don't it.

They had the means and the will to do what the rest of the industry didn't want to. They took one for the team because they could deal with the loss in fans(and thus revenue). What they did wasn't wrong, but they may have underestimated the fan reaction. That said, more power to them. Anyone that follows Metallica at all knows that they have supported redistribution of unauthorized recordings since day one(bootleg trading is still in So What? magazine afaik), they just have one caveat that it's a live recording bootleg and not of an event they're selling themselves(like S&M, Cunning Stunts[Load tour, iirc], etc) ...


this. that is the stuff people forget - that metallica always supported bootlegs, they were all about trading tapes and giving away live shows. if you want to hear metallica for free there are TONS of high quality boots out there. the studio recordings are another story.

how can people claim it is all about the money from cd's when the same idiots claim in other threads that artists make no real money from cd's, it is all about the tours? If metallica was REALLY about nothing but the money, they would just STAY on tour (something they really haven't done since the black album). it wasn't about the money; metallica had PLENTY of that when the Napster debacle started. It was about the RIGHTS.
 
2012-04-24 01:39:42 PM

corridor: orclover: oblig

I prefer this one:

[www.podplanner.com image 500x732]

Though it should say "Look at these shorts".


OMG! LMFAO! Literally have tears going on here!
 
2012-04-24 02:37:11 PM

StrangeQ: Evilsmurf: As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing.

No, it's not. And let me tell you something about evil little downloaders me in particular. When Napster came out, I owned every Metallica CD they had out. I kept them in a gigantic CD binder that usually remained out in my car. And because of that, I would go onto Napster to pull down a random song that I wanted to be able to listen to on my computer without having to go out to my car and drag out the 10lb binder I'm farking lazy. When Metallica went after Napster it taught me something. It taught me that music was not about the emotions it inspired; it was about money. That was the day that I largely stopped caring about Metallica and commercialized ventures in general.


FTFY
 
2012-04-24 02:44:33 PM

Madbassist1: StrangeQ: Evilsmurf: As for the "OH no Lars hates illegal downloaders" thing... I don't really five 2 farks, artists should have a right to decide if they like people stealing their money or not. And yes, illegally downloading IS stealing.

No, it's not. And let me tell you something about evil little downloaders me in particular. When Napster came out, I owned every Metallica CD they had out. I kept them in a gigantic CD binder that usually remained out in my car. And because of that, I would go onto Napster to pull down a random song that I wanted to be able to listen to on my computer without having to go out to my car and drag out the 10lb binder I'm farking lazy. When Metallica went after Napster it taught me something. It taught me that music was not about the emotions it inspired; it was about money. That was the day that I largely stopped caring about Metallica and commercialized ventures in general.

FTFY


Pretty much. When the whole Napster/Metallica feud happened there was plenty of software available for ripping CD's onto your computer. All dude would have had to do is bring his big ass folder in for a weekend or more and start ripping all his shiat.
 
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