After being a foe of digital downloads, Metallica has established their own digital download service. If you preorder their new album, they are giving you bonus live tracks and videos online.
I am currently listening to "Master of Puppets", recorded at the KROQ Weenie Roast in May 2008.
This is the kind of thing I have been arguing for a while now. Give the people what they want-the live tracks, the geek stuff-make them feel special, and they'll pay for it, happily.
Great idea, and I'm glad they finally saw the light.
I have loved Metallica since 1986's "Master of Puppets" album. I was 15 in 1986, and Metallica gives you the same thrill, as a 15 year old boy, as dinosaurs do a 3 year old boy. Metallica is big, and mean, and they're bigger than your Mom, and they can go to bed whenever they want.
I guess on some level, I'm still 15.