Though his recent statements are unlikely to shock the many young music fans who grew up downloading albums and songs illegally, many were surprised when Neil Young said he didn't really mind piracy.
"It doesn't affect me because I look at the internet as the new radio," Young said in January. "I look at the radio as gone … Piracy is the new radio. That's how music gets around … That's the radio. If you really want to hear it, let's make it available, let them hear it, let them hear the 95 percent of it."