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nycgunner

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  1. *OFFICIAL* MERCHANDISE THREAD

    A+ collection sir. Pretty awesome. Love that Civil War / GITR shirt. Have checked out the Madeworn Gn’R shirts? They are pretty awesome in quality, although expensive.
  2. Whenever concerts do happen again and they are safe, GNR will be a big draw. I am probably going to keep my tickets
  3. Strange some are getting canceled notifications. I thought the tour was just postponed based on the Ticketmaster email I have tix for MetLife. I suppose I should request a refund. Bummer
  4. NITL live videos on youtube

    I went to SLC, so this video is nice to see. Axl always sounds better in person than on video, at least to me. It’s a shame we have a recent show of Axl with his voice in top shape
  5. Unofficial updates on 2020 tour

    Postponed announced on Instagram, officially. Refunds are being offered. Not sure whether to keep my tix (Metlife, GA) for 2021 or whenever
  6. Copyright Strikes....

    WSJ had an article last week on fake copyright claims and Google. Doesn’t expressly pertain to GNR, but it’s relevant for the broader topic. https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-dmca-copyright-claims-takedown-online-reputation-11589557001?emailToken=a617357db5464827d15dc62cb77febf07rrrhO6IOzd2OnOAUJNeK5nYoHdl2LeA5U0IvLHAIOkKAXEhuLJPlOGM5NmcCUMkw0dIsS3napNaLY7qdOU/IfMppR528S7WlzOhdW/BmY7OPvSMPs0QiEZ3EH5MzD0O&reflink=article_copyURL_share
  7. *OFFICIAL* MERCHANDISE THREAD

    Maybe the next tour will be called COVID-45 World Tour. If it get Axl spitting fire and dedicating Double Talking Jive to Trump, I am in! In all seriousness, I hate trump as much as the next person who pays attention, but this is in poor taste in my book. There are classier and more effective ways to help others out
  8. *OFFICIAL* MERCHANDISE THREAD

    Duff also posted it to his Instagram stories. And I think I saw an Instagram ad for it too
  9. NITL live videos on youtube

    It’s just disappointing. We’ve all spent a lot of dollars/euros/pounds and time on this band, many of us during our most formidable and formative moments in life. That’s why we love music, right? Just disappointing since GnR was always special to me. Guess Noel said it best - don’t put your life in the hands of a rock n roll band
  10. NITL live videos on youtube

    Why do they even bother with something that lame? It’s embarrassing and unprofessional
  11. NITL live videos on youtube

    Hopefully they resurrect your GNR YouTube channel. Excluding a new album, that would be the best thing GNR could do...in my book at least!
  12. NITL live videos on youtube

    Gosh I hope not but that is what they’ve done with all the clips they post on Instagram That said, they will have to cherry-pick to get Axl at his best moments over 4 years
  13. Couldn’t disagree more strongly. Good journalism is more important than ever, especially in an age when too many live in their own echo chambers (Fox News, FB, Twitter) and an administration that perpetually lies (too many examples in the last 2-3 months to even site) and is plainly incompetent. NYT, Washington Post, and WSJ, among others, are doing a fantastic job. Note I am not referring to Opinion sections, which are just that and of course have their own politically leanings. Yes, you won’t see “mainstream” media praise Trump because there isn’t anything to praise. This is a man who needs his ass kissed to even bother doing his job. A man who said he preferred to leave Americans on a boat plagued with this virus because he wanted to keep the numbers down. A man who doesn’t want testing availability for you and me because the numbers will make “us” look bad (his words from yesterday, not mine) Pretty sure I saw universal praise for GW Bush’s unity video from last weekend. People are starved for leadership. The only person that had an issue with Bush’s video was Trump. He’s still sore Bush was chosen for McCain’s eulogy and Trump wasn’t welcome. But Trump likes his veterans who weren’t captured... Thank God for real journalists who are exposing and combating the lies
  14. 100% agree. Idiot and takes dishonesty to unimaginable and dangerous levels. Fuck this guy and everyone who has enabled him. Not sure how anyone can defend him at this point. Good for Axl for speaking his mind. Wish he’d bring that fire on stage or, given we are locked down, into the studio
  15. Just an embarrassment. For it to dissolve to this, I almost could have done without the reunion. Axl and his band of freaks* was more GNR than this *Excludes 2006 - that fucking kicked ass
  16. Unofficial updates on 2020 tour

    2020 is canceled. Here is the CEO of Live Nation earlier this week. Their base case is shows resume 12-15 months from now. Listen to his response on the question on liquidity. “We have $1bn of cash, $1bn of revolver, and uh uh uh $2bn of untapped liquidity”. That $2bn is the the pre-sold tickets or aka OUR MONEY. https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/04/14/live-nation-president-joe-berchtold-on-cutting-costs-amid-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html Here is the SEC filing from earlier this week as they had to amend their debt to avoid defaulting. Our cash is called “event related deferred revenue”. https://www.bamsec.com/filing/133525820000063?cik=1335258
  17. Not a chance. CEO of Live Nation was on CNBC this week and said it could be until late 2021 until tours resume. People need to be vaccinated. This sucks but it’s the logical thing to do
  18. Cryptic Instagram post this morning. “New rose”.
  19. You’re completely right. It’s absolute bullshit. I even called them out on the wording on the website and how they changed it on March 12th or 13th, which was when everyone realized the severity of the crisis and when all shows were postponed. I thought this has to be a class action law suit. I even reached out to a Bloomberg reporter urging them to take up the story. Just found these NYT and USA Today articles. Hopefully the media attention will help https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/arts/music/ticketmaster-refunds-coronavirus.html?referringSource=articleShare https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/2986708001 Basically says TM did change their policy (their is some fine print that protects them) because they don’t have the money to refund everyone for all shows. Live Nation’s $3bn of cash includes $1.5bn of pre sold tickets. If they refund, they could have a real liquidity issue. I hope these assholes do go bankrupt, their shareholders eat it, and a better business model emerges fyi, says they are a considering a “refund window” for 30 days, so everyone with tickets please monitor for your benefit!
  20. Ive contacted Ticketmaster multiple times and spoke to multiple “managers”. They all told me to fuck off. I had tix to see the Strokes in LA on a Saturday night at the forum. I live in nyc, but I was going to be there for work so I got tix (not cheap). Strokes were postponed to may 29th (a Friday), which I can’t make. I am sure it will move again, but assuming it doesn’t, TM said my only recourse was selling the tickets to someone else. They are offering NO refunds for postponed shows. I fortunately have a screen shot of the old ticket refund policy (which applied to postponed and canceled show). They left it up for about 24 hrs while the new policy (refunds for canceled shows only) was posted and applied retroactively
  21. You’re correct. I recently read some equity research on Live Nation. They have $3bn of cash on their balance sheet. About $1bn to $1.5bn is in advanced ticket sales. LN has high fixed costs, which I assume is driven by the venues they manage and/or own. If concerts are delayed for over a year, LN could have a real liquidity issue. At some point, they will have to refund. I hope there is a class action lawsuit per your point on them switching their refund policy
  22. Such a shame. I freaking love Gn'R, but I have no desire to listen to this recording. All due to Axl. Frank isn't the problem.
  23. What’s the story behind this? Who took this photo and where was it sourced? The locker? Engel & Engel appeared to be a professional services firm that does forensic accounting. Strange
  24. Wow, so lame to remove. And it’s one guy, who has likely been socially distancing for years before we needed to do it? Get a life, mate. Be kind to others. Gn’R’s history is longer than its future. Stop preventing people from enjoying music and the band they love.
  25. You’re right. That was the policy the day before all of the show cancellations / postponements. This is a new policy for COVID-19. It’s Ticketmaster’s form of price gouging - akin to asshole’s selling Purell and Clorox wipes for $50 Hope the media picks up on what TM is doing It was until COVID-19. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Ticketmaster and they will not budge. Their message: we are offering no refunds. If you can’t go, sell the ticket. It’s completely outrageous
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