When streaming started to take off, there were all kinds of schemes to help preserve CD sales. Drummer Josh Freese (who has played drums with everyone) was the king of this. In 2009, he released a new album called Since 1972.
You could pay as little as $7 for a basic download to as much as $75,000 for a limited-edition album of one with all the extras. So what did you get for 75K? A signed CD and DVD; a t-shirt; a chance to go tour with Josh for a few days; have Josh write, record, and release a 5-song EP based on your life story.
And then there’s was this: Taking shrooms and cruising with Tool drummer Danny Carey in his Lamborghini before boarding a limo for Tijuana where Josh will show you “how it’s done.” Whatever that means. Sounds like it might have almost been worth it.