Kirk Hammett Says Napster Fight Was A Waste Of Time
January 23, 2020 5:31AM PST
In the early 2000’s, Metallica made headlines for going after the music-sharing service Napster – a battle that Kirk Hammett now says was a waste of time.
During a recent podcast appearance, Hammett admitted that “We didn’t make a difference” because the digital music trend “was just bigger than any of us”.
Still, Hammett says that digital revolution “sunk the ****ing music industry” because it was “more convenient to get music and it was less convenient to pay for it”.
Metallic held out longer than most artists – it wasn’t until 2012 the band finally made its catalog available on streaming platforms.