Monday, November 08, 2004

BOOTLEG-KILLER QUEEN: Who knew that Brian May would be more aware than many of the chumps drawing multi-thousand pound salaries for running record companies? Rather than sitting around bawling about how piracy is doing them down, Queen have got hold of bootlegs of their gigs and are going to flog 'em, a fiver a time to anyone who wants to download 'em. The result? Queen are making money they would otherwise have missed out on, the fans are getting live recordings they would otherwise have had to pay a fortune for, everyone's happy. Even EMI have given grudging assent.