News

Lars Ulrich illegally downloaded Metallica songs

Lars Ulrich illegally downloaded Metallica songs

METALLICA: From left, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo and James Hetfield of Metallica arrive at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, in Los Angeles. Photo: Associated Press/ Jordan Strauss/Invision

Lars Ulrich has illegally downloaded his own Metallica songs to investigate how music piracy works.

The band famously sued music download site Napster in 2000 over accusations the website hosted their music without permission, and after winning a settlement, they became outspoken opponents of illegal downloads.

Drummer Ulrich has now revealed he has dabbled in music piracy himself, but only to find out how easy it is to get hold of his own music for free.

During a Reddit.com interview with fans, Ulrich was asked if he had ever downloaded a song from the Internet illegally, and the rocker replied, “Yes. When (2008 album) “Death Magnetic” leaked 10 days early, one of the HQ guys was over at my house, drinking wine, and we played around with bit torrent and downloaded our own songs, which we figured we were somewhat entitled to do. The scariest part was how easy it was.”

What's Goin' On

Rob Zombie and Disturbed Weekend

disturbed-zombie

Listen all weekend to win a pair of tickets to Rob Zombie and Disturbed at the US Cellular Center on May 17th.

Prairie Meadows Finish Line Funnies

Logo_prairie_med

Enjoy free live comedy from Dr. Gonzo this Thursday at 7 PM at the Prairie Meadows Finish Line Show Lounge.

IA Wild: Hero of the Game

HeroLazer

Submit your nominations for the Hero of the Game now and honor a member of the United States’ Armed Forces.

Hire Me Iowa

HireMeIowa_620x400_final

Looking for a job around the Des Moines area? Check out our current job listings here.

Join LAZER TNA

:Lazer_EmailClub-01

Join LAZER TNA (Total News and Access) and you would win cool prizes!

Hottie of the Day

Feb. 10, 2016