Frenzal Rhomb guitarist outraged

Frenzal guitarist and Triple J radio superstar Lindsay McDougall was recently asked to be part of a video which would represent the lives of touring musicians – or so he thought. It turns out the video was a propaganda piece put together by the music industry to discourage file sharing.

Lindsay said. “I was lumped in with this witch hunt [and] completely taken out of
context and defamed. I have never come out against internet piracy and
illegal downloading and I wouldn’t do that – I would never put my name
to something that is against downloading and is against piracy and
stuff, it’s something that I believe is a personal thing from artist to

I would never be part of this big record industry funded
campaign to crush illegal downloads, I’m not like [Metallica drummer]
Lars Ulrich. I think it’s bullshit, I think it’s record companies
crying poor and I don’t agree with it. I don’t think i’m going to sue
anyone but I would say that already this morning people’s opinion of me
has been lowered,” McDougall said.

I’m from a punk rock band, it’s all about getting your music
out any way you can – you don’t make money from the record, the record
companies make the money from the record. If they can’t make money
these days because they haven’t come onside with the way the world is
going, it’s their own problem.”

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