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Napster’s original death knell rang a resounding sound on this day in 2001, when the budding file-sharing site that started it all began cooperating with the Feds and a court order to block copyrighted material from its peer-to-peer network.

Of the artists most infamously pissed off, let us recall Metallica and their chase after an unreleased version of “I Disappear” that wasn’t even on an album, rather written for Mission: Impossible II, that led the Feds to the fire, making said verse that much more entertaining:

Hey, hey, hey
Ain’t no mercy, ain’t no mercy there for me