Music: Kirk Hammet Says Metallica Warned Folks About Streaming

Kirk Hammet Says Metallica Warned Folks About Streaming


It’s a “we told you so” that has some weight to it. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett talked about the band’s legal fight with Napster years ago, and he says “We warned everyone that this was gonna happen. We warned everyone that the music industry was gonna lose 80 percent of its net worth, power, and influence.”

When Metallica started fighting against the file-sharing of MP3s through the program, music fans and pundits gave them a lot of grief about their attitude towards the practice, but now Hammett feels they were justified and says he sympathizes with younger acts that aren’t getting the massive album sales that artists did before file sharing and streaming.

Hammett recently released a solo instrumental EP, “Portals,” which is available on vinyl through Amazon and is available for streaming.

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Halestorm Announce Fall Tour

 It’s going to be a long year on the road for Halestorm. They just finished a spring tour with Stone Temple Pilots and Mammoth WVH, and a summer tour has already been announced with The Pretty Reckless, The Warning, and Lilith Czar, and now they’ve announced a fall tour.

The fall slate of shows kicks off September 21st in Huntsville, Alabama, and runs through an October 8th performance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento. Halestorm’s headlining the fall tour, with The Warning and New Years Day supporting them.

Tickets are on pre-sale today starting at 10 a.m. local time with the code “BRIGHTSIDE,’ and go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m. local time, all through Ticketmaster.

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Story Of Their Songs' To Premiere This Weekend On REELZ

"Guns N' Roses: Story Of Their Songs" will premiere on Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Reelz.


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Brother Rod…Check out this cover on Everlong 


Journey released another new song. Check out "Don't Give Up on Us". It's from their upcoming album "Freedom" that comes out July 8.

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A recent study says that "music with a groove", like dance music, can greatly affect your mood, brain, and IQ. 

Of course, there are other kinds of music that can work the other way.

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The 40 Best Rock Songs That Are Two Minutes or Less 



"Ultimate Classic Rock" put together a list of the best rock songs that are two minutes long or less. The top three are:  "From Me to You" by The Beatles . . . "The Letter" by The Box Tops . . . and "White Riot" by The Clash.



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