Lars Ullrich, the drummer from Metallica, has hinted that they're thinking of pulling a Radiohead and giving away their material online for free!
The Metallica drummer told Rolling Stone magazine, "We're looking at how we can embrace everything. We want to be as free players as possible. We've been observing Radiohead and Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) and in 27 years or however long it takes for the next record, we'll be looking forward to everything in terms of possibilities with the internet."
This is a shocking move, truly, cuz Metallica famously sued Napster in 2002 and Ullrich has traditionally been opposed to free distribution of their work.
It's a new world order in music. Gotta adapt to an always changing new set of rules to survive!
We're sure the Napster people are having a good chuckle today!
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