Popular and controversial bittorrent tracking site The Pirate Bay is trying its cyber-hand at promoting bands for a change…instead of ripping them off.
The Pirate Bay is offering a link to download Swedish glam rock band Lamonte’s new album for free front and center on its homepage. The user is offered the album, videos, merch and MySpace links.
In the first 24 hours after the posting, The Pirate Bay claims the album was downloaded over 100,000 times. Hey, that’s likely about 90,000 more than the last albums by fellow glamsters White Lion, Britny Fox, Steelheart or Tigertailz! Combined!
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