I Disappear

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“I Disappear”  is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica.  The song was recorded as a contribution to the Mission: Impossible II Soundtrack and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks for seven (non-consecutive) weeks in summer 2000.  It does not appear on any of Metallica’s studio albums, making it the band’s only standalone single.  The discovery of an unfinished version of the song in early 2000 on the peer-to-peer file sharing network Napster helped bring the illegal sharing of mp3 files to the spotlight, leading to the lawsuits that eventually brought down the original incarnation of Napster.  (More from Wikipedia)
The “music-sharing” website from the late 1990’s called Napster had millions of songs easily available as free downloads in the mp3 format.  When the heavy metal band Metallica learned that their new single “I Disappear” was available on Napster even before it was officially released (and subsequently discovered the rest of their catalogue on the site as well), they filed suit against the service in 2000 
(August 2012)
Last edited: March 22, 2021