METALLICA's ULRICH Downplays 'Death Magnetic' Leak: 'It's Part Of How It Is These Days'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has commented on the premature release of the band's new album, "Death Magnetic", via a French record store. A shop in Paris reportedly sold a number of copies of the CD this morning well ahead of its official September 12 worldwide release date — with illegal "Death Magnetic" MP3 files making their way online by this afternoon.

During a guest appearance earlier today on "The Woody Show" on the San Francisco, California radio station Live 105 (KITS 105.3 FM), Ulrich stated about the French leak, "Listen, we're ten days from release. I mean, from here, we're golden. If this thing leaks all over the world today or tomorrow, happy days. Happy days. Trust me. Ten days out and it hasn't quote-unquote fallen off the truck yet? Everybody's happy. It's 2008 and it's part of how it is these days, so it's fine. We're happy."

Watch video footage of Ulrich's appearance on "The Woody Show" in two parts below.

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