"If you get on a bus, you've got to pay. And I think it's fair, you should pay for your ticket" – Paul McCartneyOn April 12, during a secret hometown show at the Webster Hall in downtown New York City, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy dropped to his knees and begged fans not to leak their new album This Is Happening, due out May 17. “Have a heart,” he pleaded. “We spent two years making this record and we want to put it out when we want to put it out. I don’t care about money. After it comes out, give it to who ever you want. Until then, keep it to yourself.” In the end, it didn’t matter. This Is Happening happened anyway, leaking online just hours before the show, more than a month ahead of schedule.
“When I was a kid, you had to wait for that Iron Maiden record,” Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor told MTV.com in 2006, bummed about the leak of a “shitty” sounding copy of Mastodon’s third album Blood Mountain.
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