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Metallica's music now available on Spotify
Dec. 6, 2012, 4:44 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) -- Metallica are bringing their all-out assault to
The company announced the move Thursday during a presentation to debut new
features in New York.
Metallica had previously declined to stream their music. Fans can now
access 30 years of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's recordings.
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The move is significant for the band. Metallica were among several acts who
sued Napster in 2000, eventually forcing a settlement that required Napster to
evolve into a pay-for-use service that became something of a model for today's
Drummer Lars Ulrich says in a news release that he and his
bandmates have waited a long time to see how the music streaming
service model would evolve and that he is "beyond psyched to unleash our music
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