Metallica vs the Internet: The second comingMikey 15 comments
If there was ever one band famous for p*sssing off the internet, it has to be Metallica. Famous for their anti-p2p shenanigans from almost a decade ago (the Napster takedown), it appears the band now has a problem with some early reviews posted by a handful of bloggers. The crazy part is, these bloggers were among the journalists personally invited by the band to come in to listen to the new material.
The problem is the band says the tracks demoed were only rough mixes not ready for prime time. One blogger has complied but not for the reasons you would think.
In any event, Metallica probably shouldn't have invited bloggers to listen to unfinished tracks. I mean, what did they expect them to do? Not blog about it? That's crazy talk, especially considering they were not required to sign a non-discloser disclaimer.
Censorship is one thing, but censorship without any legal standing is just, well it's just begging. Which ever way Metallica are aiming, censorship sucks, and they wont win any brownie points with this game.