Deep Purple's Ian Gillan is so horrified at a record label sticking out a live recording of what he believes is one of the worst concerts of all time, he went on this morning's Today to issue a plea to fans to not part with their cash:
"It was one of the lowest points of my life - all of our lives, actually," said Gillan.
"In fact, it lasted five or six shows after that Birmingham show.
"Then Ritchie left the band. And we've had 13 years of stability ever since then."
So, what is the shady little label that's pulled a nasty little stunt that does no good to consumer or band?
That would be your Snoy-BMG, cornerstone of the RIAA and thus signed up behind that organisation's condemnation of how priacy and downloads don't respect the artist's rights to control their own work.