Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pasture of Muppets

Don't like your band's review? Delete any reference to it in the virtual world, just like someone in the Metallica entourage did.

Although the Wired article doesn't point the finger directly at the band, it fingers the publicists fairly comprehensively for pressuring journalists and throwing their weight around. So what? Maybe said journo's need to harden the fuck up.

Still, it's a good read (especially the yarn about the brainless PR trying to fly a reporter from London to the US to sit in a hotel room and do a phoner with the talent in the building nextdoor - that's admirable cost-control!) Soak it up here. Yes, the "Pastures" heading is clever but it's all Wired's.

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