Metal Musicians Speak Out On Illegal Music Downloading

Holland's Lords of Metal webzine has published a special article regarding illegal music downloading and metal musicians' thoughts and opinions on the subject.

Commented writer Eddy Meuwese: "Since I joined forces with Lords of Metal I came across a lot of interesting bands and artists. I interviewed a lot of them, and one subject I always brought to the table was the illegal downloading of music through the Internet, and what such means for an artist who tries to make a living from his or her music. I mean, it must be utterly frustrating to see that people can obtain you stuff for free, stuff in which you have put so much time, energy and money. Well, pretty soon it became clear this really is a 'hot item' among recording artists, so I decided to write a special about it, just to get our readers aware of this pretty much serious problem. A problem that could become the death of the music business as we know it."

The following musicians have offered their views on illegal music downloading:

AFTER FOREVER (Sander Gommans)
AYREON (Arjen Anthony Lucassen)
DANNY DANZI (Danny Danzi)
DEAD HEAD (Robbie Woning)
EVIDENCE ONE (Carsten Lizard Schulz)
FIREHOUSE (Bill Leverty)
FOUR SQUARE (Simon Head)
FROZEN RAIN (Kurt Vereecke)
GOD DETHRONED (Henri Sattler)
GRAND ILLUSION (Anders Rydholm)
HARLAN CAGE (Roger Scott Craig)
HUBI MEISEL (Hubi Meisel)
INNER WISH (Thimios Krikos)
LANA LANE (Erik Norlander)
LEC ZORN (Lec Zorn)
METAL CHURCH (Kurdt Vanderhoof)
PAUL DI'ANNO (Paul Di'Anno)
QUIT YOUR DAYJOB (Jonass & Marcass)
ROB ROCK (Rob Rock)
SILENT FORCE (Alex Beyrodt)
TEXTURES (Eric Kalsbeek)
TOMMY DENANDER (Tommy Denander)
TOTO (Steve Lukather)

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