Metallica To Sell MP3s Of Each Live Show

In a move starting in April and clearly designed to restore some of the band’s lost good faith with its most hardcore fans, Metallica will now record and sell live versions of each of their concertsfor $9.95 in MP3 formats and $12.95 for FLAC files.

The band’s outspoken drummer, Lars Ulrich, is quoted on saying “This is the next logical step in a process that began back in 1991 when we first implemented the Taper Section at ourshows, where our fans were encouraged to bring in their own gear to record the show, and then take home their very own bootleg of the concert they had just seen. This technology will enable our fansto get the best possible recording of the show, without having to hold a microphone in the air for the entire night!”