• dumbass
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    2 months ago

    I was there when Metallica tried to kill piracy by killing Napster and in turn, created a giant market of music piracy programs.

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      To counter Metallica, Nine Inch Nails at about the same time then went on and very publicly said to steal his music because the label was overcharging his fans and he would rather they listen to it than he get paid. He then started releasing his albums for free where you pay what you want on his website. And this is just one reason I am a life long NIN fan and stopped listening to Metallica after middle school.

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        I remember watching that and thinking, they don’t sound very rock-‘n’-roll. I guess they lived long enough to become the corporate villain