News broke via Billboard.com over the weekend that representatives for Metallica and Live Nation worked together prior to the 2017 North American Stadium tour to dump nearly 90,000 tickets into the secondary market, effectively acting as their own scalpers to capitalize on true market ticket value. What does this mean? Were the members of Metallica involved? Is this a common practice? Exactly what is the relationship between an artist's camp (band members, management, agent) and a promoter? Is this legal? What are the future ramifications?
All of these questions are addressed plus a detailed breakdown and our personal opinions on the issue. We also read fan mail, listen to "Creeping Death" from Moscow, talk through our black metal jingles and debut our two Alice In Chains covers (Nutshell/Down In A Hole) from the forthcoming EP, Cover Our World Blackened, Volume III which drops exclusively for patrons August 1. Enjoy!
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