Coldplay’s release follows a change of heart on the part of Metallica. The heavy-metal group is best known for its fast, aggressive rock – and the fact that, in 2000, it filed thethe lawsuit that ultimately killed Napster, the popular file-sharing system. But it looks like the band is getting ready to embrace the internet and the new business models it makes possible. “We’ve been observing Radiohead and Trent Reznor,” Metallica’s Lars Ulrich tells Rolling Stone, a reference to two groups that sold music directly to fans over the Internet instead of relying on a music label to distribute the albums to stores. “We’ll be looking forward to everything in terms of possibilities with the Internet.” (more…)