Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We’re Still Right’ About Suing Napster (Rolling Stone)


Metallica’s 2000 lawsuit against Napster, the pioneering and controversial file-sharing service, epitomized a disoriented music industry in the new millennium. As album sales have continued to plummet in the post-Napster era, the band’s outlook on piracy appears to have been proven correct – even if some fans continue to criticize their methodology, which included delivering a list of 335,000 users who downloaded their songs.