Dave Matthews Band posted a video to their website, via YouTube, which they describe as such:
In late February, a group of 15 DMB fans from Canada discovered the location of the DMB studio and upon arrival, lingered outside hoping for a chance to meet DMB. Rob Cavallo, producer, invited the lucky fans in for an initial listen to material from Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King.
This has got to be about the dumbest thing I have ever seen a band do. (And I include Metallica suing their fans.) Because what’s the moral of the story here? You should stalk Dave Matthews Band, because they’ll give you special access if you find them, and then make you famous on their website.
They’re my neighbors. Seriously, with an off-the-shelf model rocket I could hit their studio. Violinist Boyd Tinsley and drummer Carter Beauford both live near me; I know where each live. Is the lesson that I should give out their addresses? Maybe eBay them?
I used to work for DMB. I spent years as their first line of defense, running their fan site, keeping tabs on the crazies and coordinating with band management on dealing with them. So I know how closely these guys (and management, on their behalf) guard their privacy.
How people so smart can be so dumb?