When Metallica went to war with file-sharing support Napster in 2000, right after finding that a work-in-development variation of their I Disappear single was becoming illegally downloaded by tens of thousands of its consumers, they opened a debate which split the audio market. Major the cost in this struggle against on line piracy, drummer Lars Ulrich became, in his own, “the most hated person in rock ’n’ roll”, the Dane remaining portrayed as a cash-grabbing, out-of-touch bully.

“It’s not like Metallica require any a lot more dollars than they’ve acquired,’ Deftones frontman Chino Moreno commented.