Thursday, 05 June 2003
Jerry Del Colliano
like blockbuster artists Eminem and 50 Cent, Metallica's upcoming, St.
Anger, already in circulation, Elektra Records has moved up the release
date of the new album, from Tuesday, June 10, to Thursday, June 5.
Elektra and Metallica have taken this measure to ensure that
counterfeit copies of the band's first studio album in six years do not
proliferate in the marketplace. After vocal opposition to Napster (and
peer to peer file sharing in general) in the past few years, Metallica
unanimously approved the move, guaranteeing that fans get first crack
at hearing the acclaimed disk the way the band intended: Loud and