Original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate was recently interviewed by Rock Titan.
Tate addressed the fact that physical and digital music sales are continuing to fall as the music business inches closer to an access-over-ownership model.
Tate went on to praise METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich whose band’s image took a tremendous beating in the eyes of music fans after METALLICA launched legal action against the pioneering music file-sharing service Napster in 2000.
“Hats off to him for standing up and saying what he felt, ’cause he was right,” Tate said. “I challenge anybody to suffer an 85-percent loss in their income, like musicians did — people that wrote music, that wrote songs. 85-percent loss in income — that’s staggering.”