Metallica can no longer be considered artists. They are surpassed in the Unethical Olympics only by the likes of Bill Gates.

"It is therefore sickening to know that our art is being traded like a commodity rather than the art that it is."

What the hell? This comment is completely irrational. Metallica would have us believe that cd's are not a commodity. A real artist would want their art to be appreciated by as many people as possible. Fine, they want to make money. There's nothing wrong with that, even though they have no need whatsoever for it. There are these things we call concerts.

Now, do we remember how Metallica started? Tape trading. That's right, the mp3s of the 80s.

Fucking hypocrites