Rammstein And The Setlist.fm Censorship

With Rammstein performing live in Nottingham next week, we wondered why even their set lists are not available to the public for fear of piracy.
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With Rammstein performing live in Nottingham next week, we wondered why even their set lists are not available to the public for fear of piracy.

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I'm very fond of a website called Setlist.fm. The website is quite prompt when it comes to publishing gig set lists. The content is generated by fans and many of the songs on the set list are linked to performances of the songs at YouTube.

I'm off to Nottingham on Friday to see Rammstein. As usual, before I go to a gig I went to Setlist.fm to see what the band are to going to play and... nothing. There are no Rammstein set lists on Setlist.fm.

It's difficult to work out why Rammstein set lists aren't there, but after reading the forums at Setlist.fm there is the suggestion that Setlist.fm may have been instructed not to print the lists. I'm certainly no friend of the "keep everything on the internet free" freetard and I've no problem with bands controlling their content online. But set lists?

I don't know who instructed Setlist.fm to not print the set lists but if this is a new frontline being drawn up in the online copyright battles it does seem an odd place to have a fight. What next - bands are not allowed to show track listing on their Amazon CD listings? Some content is just information.

I'm looking forward to seeing Rammstein - they set fire to their heads and they crowd surf in a rubber dingy.

I think I'm still at liberty to give you that information.

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