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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Intarwebs Music, and (&#!# that one band.

So NIN keeps on trucking. They've released another gratis track for us to chew upon, digest and release in (if you're Roque or myself), a spectacular fashion. The track itself, entitled Discipline, downloadable freely here, turns around from the atmospheric instrumentals and goes back to the vocally accompanied industrial-ish NIN sound you may be more familiar with.

But this isn't a music review. A few days after this release, guess who is jumping onto the bandwagon? Our good friends Lars and company over at Metallica (a.k.a. ruiners of the greatest music service around) have hinted they want to follow in the footsteps of artists like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails. Since their contract is expiring (and if I was Warner Records, I wouldn't re-sign them either) they feel they're ready to look "forward to everything in terms of possibilities with the Internet."

You mean the Internet you shat on when you thought overpriced CD's were going to stick around forever? The Internet that you fought against tooth and nail, siding with the same corporate interests that have already made you millions upon millions of dollars, in the hopes of making millions more, all the while suing the shit out of college students and single mothers? The Internet that you proved to everyone within which that the cash is more important than the art? That Internet? Good luck with that. NIN is doing it first and better, but even back at the Napster days, some artists (Alanis Morrisette comes to mind) were ready to embrace file-sharing. You don't deserve us Metallica. Sorry. Full story on Metallica here, thanks to

1 comment:

PartyMarty said...

But dude... it's freakin' Metallica son?!