Lars Ulrich of Metallica spoke to Rollingstone magazine by phone while attending Record Store day in California. Lars hints that Metallica could be releasing their next album via the internet before the record hits stores like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails has done.
Is that what http://www.missionmetallica.com/ is all about?
Quote from article:
“Mmm, we’ve never sold ourselves that way. No disrespect. We want to be as free a players as possible. We’ve been observing Radiohead and Trent Reznor and in twenty-seven years or however long it takes for the next record, we’ll be looking forward to everything in terms of possibilities with the Internet.” – Lars Ulrich
It’s great to see more famous artists going for the internet to release their music. Bands and artists don’t always have to release albums on CD, the internet is the way to go in my opinion.
I’ve always liked listening to mp3’s on the internet more than compact discs to be honest.
I don’t buy music CD’s as much anymore. I always felt that the internet is the way to release music. Bands/artists can release their music how they want to.
I found nothing special about music albums with profesional covers, booklets with lyrics/credits in them, etc. CD manufacturing is just a big waste of money and it’s cool to see more bands starting to realize that. People don’t buy CD’s much anymore, the internet the way to go.
I like releasing my own albums for the internet only. I only released one internet album so far which was last year and hopefully I’ll release another internet album soon once I write some songs that I’m proud of releasing for it.
Looking forward to hearing the new music by Metallica.