CANNIBAL CORPSE’s CORPSEGRINDER Says He Refuses To Pay For Streaming Services


During a recent episode on Metal Sucks podcast, CANNIBAL CORPSE frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher discussed the streaming music services such as Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

“I’m old school in certain ways when it comes to music,” he said. “I’ll listen to stuff off of iTunes or whatever but I don’t think I own a streaming service music-wise. I’ll listen to YouTube music and I’ll just deal with commercials. I’ll just deal with them, big deal.

“It’s almost like growing up listening to the radio and there was not much else. Or when I was working on jobs with my father doing construction, we had the radio on, there were songs you hated, and all of a sudden you’re whistling them ’cause you listen to them a thousand f*ckin’ times. But the point is, I just remember those times and I go, okay, well YouTube music, I’ll deal with your damn commercials cause I can listen to the stuff.

“I can at least type in what I want. ‘I want SAMAEL, okay, SAMAEL, CEREMONY OF OPPOSITES, I’ll hear the record, two or three songs, I’ll get a commercial, I’ll hear two or three more songs, I’ll get a commercial and there’s the last two songs, records over and I’ll pick another one.’ And I’ll just deal with commercials like when I was listening to regular radio.

“I’m not gonna pay to get rid of commercials, I’m not gonna pay $1.99 a month just so you don’t badger me with dumb commercials,” Fished added. “‘Cause somewhere down the line that $1.99 is gonna turn into $3.99 and then $4.99. And it’s up to the person if they want to — not against anybody who does that ’cause if you do it and cut commercials and you’re loving it, and George is just being an old stubborn jerk — but that’s what I’ll do. I’m just too old for that kind of sh*t, you know. Pay $2 just to get rid of commercials, I’ll deal with them. I been dealing with them.”

On April 16th, CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their fifteenth studio album, Violence Unimagined, via Metal Blade Records.