Ongoing History Daily: You can never control what your fans do

If your band is going to survive and thrive, then it’s important that you get the word out on what you do. Any publicity is good publicity, right?

Well, not any publicity.

Back in 2006, a German guy by the name of Armin Meiwes had Rammstein in the news. He sued the group after he discovered that they dedicated their song “Mein Teil” to him. Armin believed that this constituted using his life story for commercial purposes without his permission. He feels violated and wants this wrong addressed.

So who is Armin Meiwes? He was charged with killing, dissecting, and eating another man as part of a weird sexual fantasy-come-true.

And HE feels wronged?

Yesterday’s post finished up our story on The Beatles vs. Apple.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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