Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich talked with Mojo Magazine and mentioned about his fighting to Napster. According to Lars, the bands acted like pussies when he fighting Napster.

He says:

I’m proud of the fact that we stood up for what we believed in at the time. Could we have been better prepared for the shitstorm that followed? Absolutely! We were ignorant as to what we were getting involved in. But that’s always been the case.

In the beginning, Napster was a street fight. It’s that simple. We perceived somebody to be fucking with us so, fuck it, you fire back. And then all of a sudden this whole other thing happened and we were in the middle of it, alone.


Every day that summer, there was not a musician or peer or somebody inside the music business who wouldn’t pat me on the back and go, ‘You guys are standing up for the rest of us.’ But the minute we were out in public, we were on our own. Everybody was too shit fucking scared and too much of a pussy to take a step forward. The only other person that said something in public was Dr. Dre.

Now, Lars Ulrich become a major supporter of streaming and Spotify. Check out the video for his first attack to Napster, when 2000’s.