US rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers have hit out at a music "pirate" who leaked their new album, Stadium Arcadium, onto the internet
The boys in the Red Hot Chili Peppers got mad when they acknowledged that their new album titled "Stadium Arcadium" has been leaked onto the Internet despite its due on sale next week.
In a letter posted on the band's Web site, bass player Michael Balzary wrote "For people to just steal a poor sound quality version of it for free because some asshole stole it and put it on the internet is sad to me."
Also urged fans not to download the illegal set, Michael further added "I cannot put in words how much this record means to us, how sacred the sound of it is to us, and how many sleepless nights and hardworking days we all had thinking about how to make it be the best sounding thing we could. Now for someone to take it and put it out there with this poor sound quality it is a painful pill for us to swallow."