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Metallica To Go Independent?

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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich recently told Launch Radio Networks that the band plan on examining their options with regards to record distribution once they have fulfilled their present contract with Elektra Records (Metallica have one album left on their current record contract).

"You know, our record contract is up soon (laughs) and we'll figure out what we're gonna do after that," he said. "You know, the great thing about being in a band like us is that we're in a position to bypass the record company. Basically record companies act like banks. And when you don't need the bank element of a record company, then you can kind of do it yourself. So we'll sort of see where it goes."

Metallica have been signed to Elektra Records since 1984. The band are currently on the first leg of their 2004 North American headlining tour, which will take them well into October.

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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1. muffy writes:

PLEASE..PLEASE.....PLEASE JUST f***ING DIE METALLICA!!! U GUYS SUCK ALL d***! U SHOLD HAVE CALLED IT QUITS WHEN CLIFF DIED. MAY U ALL ROT IN HELL. THANK U & TAKE CARE!

# Mar 23, 2004 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. zMETALlica writes:

I think people underestimate the impact and influence of a record label on a band...

Metallica needs not to retire or anything, they should just keep playing til noone likes them anymore. I still love their old stuff, and what do they play live? sloppy renditions of their old songs.

# Mar 23, 2004 @ 8:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Metalliska writes:

old metallica f***ing kickass but black album marked the beginning of the end for them, adn justice wa there last good thrash metal album, Now with Metallcia and pantera gone its left to slayer to uphold the legacxy of thrash metal

# Mar 23, 2004 @ 10:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. angel writes:

metallica can do what ever they would like to do , not as people want them to do plenty of people want them to be around but its not up 2 u its up to metallica

# Mar 23, 2004 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DisturbedChild writes:

Personally, Metallica is the greatest band of all time... Their new stuff isn't that great compared to the older stuff... but as being a true loyal fan I still continue to like them, unlike the people who just jump the band wagon when they do good and abort the band when they produce an album that sucks..


Good day all..

# Mar 25, 2004 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ali armageddon writes:

TALLICA BOYZ don't need anyone to release every f***in' album . they were great and now they're still great . they just f*** the music for themselves , they started real THRASH METAL & f***ed it to end JUST for themselves . noone can make heavy music like them . they showed all their technical music , so leave'Em f***in' alone

# Mar 25, 2004 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Muffy writes:

Hey a$$hole, metallica did not start thrash metal!! Do your f***in homework! i cant stand p***ys like you!! Give me your address so i can f***in kick your ass!! U & metallica r c***smokers!!

# Mar 25, 2004 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ali armageddon writes:

HEY come on mothaf***a , i said METALLICA started REAL thrashhhhh metal , so f*** uppppp

# Mar 26, 2004 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Metallica writes:

Motorhead started trash and exodus

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