Anthrax Star Slams Music Piracy, Praises Adele

(New Rock Times) Anthrax bassist Frank Bello has hailed pop songstress Adele for the way she forced fans to buy physical CD's in the era of digital recordings. In an interview with RockSverige.se Bello also slammed the ongoing struggles against music piracy describing it as 'bullsh*t' and unnecessary with what he says is the reasonable price of music.

"Illegally downloading is all bullsh*t; it's always been bullsh*t to illegally download," blasts Bello. "But here's the idea. It's pretty easy to get music. Music is really cheap now, if you really think about it. What's so bad about going online? If you have to go online, 'cause I like CDs anyway, 'cause I'm an older guy here and I just like the idea of having something physical in your hand.

"What's wrong with a ten-dollar or a fifteen-dollar record? You can't spare that for music that you like, to support a band that you like? That's just my thing, man. I get it; that's the new way, but there's gotta be a better way."
On Adele he continues: "See, I love what Adele did. I love what she did. She just made people go out… If you want her music, go out and buy a CD. I love that. That's a great thing. So if you wanna further this…. continue this music, that's the way you support it."

One of thrash metal's Big Four, Anthrax have amassed record sales north of 10 million, facts Bello doesn't take for granted. "I can't (comprehend it)," says Bello. Read more here.

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