Cash-strapped Metallica fans can now pick from a huge catalogue of the band’s concert music at less than a buck a track, or $10 per concert: Starting Thursday, songs from each every live show that the iconic group has recorded in more than five years will be available on their Web site for 99 cents-per-song; recordings of full shows are priced from $9.95 to $12.95, depending on quality.
Drummer Lars Ulrich explained how the nature of the new promotion is consistent with the band’s long-renowned, fan-friendly philosophy.
“This is the next logical step in a process that began back in 1991, when we first implemented the ‘Taper Section’ at our shows, where our fans were encouraged to bring in their own gear to record the show, and then take home their very own ‘bootleg’ of the concert they had just seen,” Ulrich said. “This [promotion] will enable our fans to get the best possible recording of the show, without having to hold a microphone in the air for the entire night!”
The band is about to launch the second-leg of their tour in support of their Grammy-winning tenth studio album, Death Magnetic, with a show at Tampa’s Bank Atlantic Center Saturday.
For more info, check out www.livemetallica.com.