The cries of Metallica being all about the money have been numerous and lasting since 1991’s Black Album, however drummer Lars Ulrich says that could not be farther from the reality.
In an interview with Sonar FM, Ulrich says the misperception that the band is money hungry stems from Metallica’s 2000 lawsuit against Napster… as a result of I guess not wanting people to outright not pay for your hard work is greedy?Download Our App
“After all the Napster stuff, the preconception that Metallica is greedy and cares about money and is money-hungry and money-driven or whatever. That’s a very big misconception. Also, [the misconception] that Metallica doesn’t care about technology. That’s completely wrong. I have 37 Apple products just in my carry-on bag.”
ow we’d like a followup interview to know what the hell Ulrich is toting round in his bag. Maybe that is the place Kirk Hammett lost his cellphone! Did anybody check in Lars’s bag?!
All kidding aside, our very own Robert Pasbani tackled this issue final yr in an article covering Lars Ulrich calling other bands “pussies” when it came to Napster At the time, Rob wrote:
Over time, I’ve come to realize, that Metallica was not going after its fans. Metallica were going after a startup organization that was taking millions of dollars of funding to create a product on the backs of copyright holders, without compensating those artists. In the excellent 2013 documentary about Napster, Downloaded, co-founder Sean Parker says that this was all just a small project that started in a dorm, and the reason nobody in the music industry was reached to work out a deal was simply because they did not know anybody in the music industry. They were just kids, in over their heads.