Monday, February 25, 2008
Jello Biafra vs. the RIAA
Jello Biafra (ex-Dead Kennedys) recently spoke to Norway's Aftenposten and unleashed some serious hate against music industry trade lobby, RIAA. He does express some concern about the problem of file sharing with regards to newer bands however:
"Don't take from the smaller, independent labels. Then fantastic bands would have to surrender way too early, because they can't afford it, Support the independent labels, but the big ones –f*ck'em. Anyways, I haven't found anything in many years which come from a large label worth buying.
"The RIAA reminds me most of the Godfather, we will sue you. If you want out of this without going to court, we can make an arrangement: Give us $5000. If not, you will find a horses head in your bed. They are doing this to 12 year old girls, they are doing it to 80 year old women, and they do it to students."
posted 10:20 AM