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  1. Copyright Strikes....

    I still don't understand why people don't seem to get the fact TB have no control over what YouTube does as it's a third party. YouTube have their own policies around copyright and removeal of content as a third party and separate entity. As I have explained before, the same issue of copy right content being removed is also effecting Nascar, as their copyright material was being flagged and removed from curtain Nascar fan YouTube channels. It turns out, these requests were made by a fan, who happens to have their own YouTube Nascar fan channel. Nascar was contacted about this matter, and they wish they could have assisted, but their was nothing they could do as YouTube is a third party and these take downs operated under YouTubes own terms and conditions. All these external issues involving TB are irrelevant. The issues are entirely based around YouTubes own policies and clear loop holes being exploited. In short, their is nothing anyone can do, who is the legal owner of copyright material or a person , who personally recorded content and then uploaded that content to YouTube, to prevent any one person from flagging or requesting that content be removed, with this content being deemed for what ever reason, a breach of YouTubes terms and conditions. If some of you have an issue with the take downs, I would suggest you direct that at YouTube. Good luck with that one. Given TB are an easy target to blame, as they won't respond or publicly comment. If you are objective about this issue, take a step back, you might understand why. Why get involved in something that does not directly involve you, that's out of your control or take on a battel you are not going to win against YouTube. I would think the best approach, is to focus on things you can control.
  2. Some people seem to live their lifes in the past or believe, because they do, the band has to aswell. The core 3 members of the current band are older and wiser in life, with their individual lives having changed from when we first came across them in 1986 or in the 90s during the UYI days. People seem to think the band and its core members are back in the past at a curtain time and age in their lifes. They also don't seem to understand during this period, the music industry has changed and progressed in its life cycle. Touring and playing live is were you make the money, for both promotors, labels and more importantly the artists themselves, due to the change in the way music is released and the reduction in album sales. My point is, of course this is a job for these guys, it pays the morgage, bills and for 2 of the core members, it supports their children. I would also add Dizzy, Richard and Frank as they also have families. Melissa seems to be enjoying life and going with the flow, something a young Axl, Slash and Duff once did in life. In terms of Axl, I think he views GNR as being his livelihood and a business owner. How much they earn is not relevant, as its their art and hard work thats created a supply and demand for GNR around the world. I cannot understand how many of you seem to begrudge these guys for receiving the benefits of there art and labour or find things inconsequential to focus on, like the live experience being compared to a theatre production or the band not talking to fans during the show. These guys were loaded back in those days and talked utter nonsense due to being f****d out of their minds. People seem to forget, during the UYI days the stage production at the time with the album covers being hang at the side of the stage, the walkways etc, was considered a high level of show production. The major difference from back than to now for Axl, Slash and Duff was, their age, maturity, personal demons, dealing with fame, alcohol and drug use.
  3. Copyright Strikes....

    Why are some of you so concerned about the bands management, that has no effect on their personal lives?. Some of you are acting as if the bands management, manage your daily lives. If this issue does not effect you personally, than why are you wasting your time on the bands management and how they choose to manage issues, that only effect the band. Its has been clear for some time, that the band nor its management are not directly involved in content being removed. Case closed. Now, some of you are concerned about the response by a member of the bands management to a person on social media , and have seen this as an opportunity to be little this person because of her background or questioning her motivation. Why bother wasting your own personal time and effort, given none of you know the person (Beta) personally, with this person having no involvement in our personal lives. Reading peoples comments, more so people who have taken to personally attacking the character of Beta or members of the bands management, makes these people acting on boarderline stalker behaviour, "A person who harasses or persecutes someone with unwanted and obsessive attention". Some of you, have to much time on your hands.
  4. i truly don't get why some posters mention the band making money from their art. They are the ones who created the art, preform the art and deserve the rewards that offers them. They like the rest of us, have families to support and mortgages to pay. When people use the term cash grab or reference money as a motivation for any persons motives, smells of jealousy and envy. Why some of you are so concerned about the money these people make, with most of you having never meet these people in person, with these people having no affect or involvement in your personal lives is beyond me. As a fan or paying customer, i dont give a flying F##k about the money they earn, they have a right to earn it, and i don't begrudge them for doing so. Same applies to the All Black rugby players, with me paying to attend, to watch them play Ireland live on Saturday in Japan, to the guy who works at my local supermarket at the checkout, to the real estate agent i am paying to sell my home. Who gives a F##k about what these people earn apart from the person themselves and their family as a means to put food on their table and a roof over their heads.
  5. You live in this forum and its bubble to much. No disrespect. There are plenty of fans around the world who have never had or have had very little opportunities to see the band live. As I have mentioned before. If Guns N Roses returned to New Zealand for the 5th time only in its history from 1987 to present time, 60,000 would attend as they did in. 2017. Their is a world outside of this fan forum and again no disrespect, but people as yourself continue to be proven wrong. The fact the band is still touring and promotors seem to feel their is a demand, points to the band still being relevant. The band are not the ones approaching promotors, it's the other way around, due to supply and demand. You cannot go back in time, either Guns N Roses as a band nor its members. Neither can you or I.
  6. 10/15/19 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena

    It's really not any of our business or our place to ask these questions, whether as a fan or the media. Its on a par, with a work colleague or a causal acquaintance going through a divorce or separation and you asking them about the details. I would imagine, you would not be recognised as being close to that person, and you would be told to mind your own business.
  7. So, exactly how are the band and their management going to stop a fan or fans, who are requesting content to be removed from a third party platform. Does Guns N Roses and their management own instagram, facebook or YouTube, or are they simply a user of these social media platforms and have no control over how that content is regulated. I would think it would be common sense, that the issues lie at the feet of social media companies, and the loop holes created to allow this practice, not the band or its management. These issues are not isolated to Guns N Roses content. People who have social media accounts across a number of platforms covering sports, movie reviews etc, are all having the same issues, with people requesting content to be removed due to copyright infringement. It's happening because of loop holes within social media platforms, and it's being exploited by people, to benefit themselves.
  8. Its a very simple thing to understand. The guy was paid money in good faith. Now he is seeking attention, fame and fortune at the bands expense. The band and its management are protecting their interests. Thats what any person or business would do, to ensure they are not opening themselves up to further attempts to be taken advantage of and distancing themselves from this person and their behaviour.
  9. Because it's about attention seeking. If you take a step back, and look at this subjectively, placing your personal feelings about the bands management to one side, its very simple. It's extortion and a shake down for more money. They paid him money as compensation, and this person now wants more. The band and its management have a right to remove or refuse entry to a show, if they deem it necessary. Don't over complicate something, that is that simple to understand, why that person was advised, to no longer attend Gun N Roses concerts in the future. The band and its management are not the ones in the wrong, as they are simply pretecting their interests.
  10. 10/04/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Thats cool man, I get it, you have issues with the band. Direct those issues you have at the band. Their was no need, to refer to fans who go to shows, as being suckers. Your intensions are plan to see. You can walk it back all you want. Don't shit on the fans who choose to pay money to go to a show. You accuse the band of being of disrespectful towards you as a fan, and in return, you treat the fans who go to shows, in the exact same way.
  11. 10/04/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Seeing you are having a crack at me and the rest of the fans who go to the shows, I will respond. Kind of sucks for a poster to waste their own time and effort on making a comment, when they clearly don't like the subject matter, and could be doing other things to occupy their mind and time. I would suggest their is only one sucker, out their, and it ain't the ones going to the shows.
  12. 10/04/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    It wasn't to bad. Alot of younger people around me, and they seemed to be respectful. I did stand next to a guy with dread locks, and I got a face full of locks now and than, but he was cool and kept apologising. I must say people were great, and when they saw me wearing a GNR shirt, they made room, and we were able to shuffle our way towards the front to get as close as possible. The biggest issue I had was seeing a snake, slither past me, while walking to the stage area to get our spot. For those that don't know, we don't have snakes in New Zealand, so that experience freaked us out, and we give ourselves up as being tourists, and possibly looking like we were tripping.
  13. 10/04/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Great show and great atmosphere. GNR and its fans were re differently a minority and the band a novelty, but that's understandable even the different types of music genres and people attending. It was cool to see alot of non GNR fans take the time to admire and enjoy the show. It's funny when you observe these people as they are drawn to the band, as today's younger generation and music loves, don't understand what a rock n roll band, or rock stars are. The band. Tight as usual, and Axl seems to be in the zone. A number of people around me (non GNR fans), were amazed at his energy, stage presence and vocal range. Small cool little moment between Axl and Melissa. Axl got up on the ramp behind Frank and ended up towards Melissa's side. Melissa seemed to have had a coughing fit, and Axl stop, put his arm around her to see if she was alright. He must have said something to her, that was funny, as they had a laugh together, but that made her cough again, and Melissa did a shoo type moment with her hand, like you would to a dog, to go away. It was all in good fun. Really great to see all members having fun, and more so Axl.
  14. 10/04/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Great show and great atmosphere. GNR and its fans were differently a minority and the band a novelty, but that's understandable even the different types of music genres and people attending. It was cool to see alot of non GNR fans take the time to admire and enjoy the show. It's funny when you observe these people as they are drawn to the band, as today's younger generation and music loves, don't understand what a rock n roll band, or rock stars are. The band. Tight as usual, and Axl seems to be in the zone. A number of people around me (non GNR fans), were amazed at his energy, stage presence and vocal range. Small cool little moment between Axl and Melissa. Axl got up on the ramp behind Frank and ended up towards Melissa's side. Melissa seemed to have had a coughing fit, and Axl stopped , put his arm around her to see if she was alright. He must have said something to her that was funny, as they had a laugh together, but that made her cough again, and Melissa did a shoo type movement with her hand, like you would to a dog, to go away. It was all in good fun. Really great to see all members having fun, and more so Axl.
  15. Listen to a majority of you Americans complain. I have no choice, but to travel the world to see my favorite band. I will make this very simple for those that dont get it. Guns N Roses have toured and played only 4 times in my home city (Auckland) and country (New Zealand) 1987, 1993, 2009, 2017. I attended all of these shows. To see this band, i have traveled to Australia, Brazil, UK and this is my 3rd time in the US to attend Guns N Roses shows, my first experience seeing the band appear at US music festivals. New Zealand has been lucky, as i know their are fans, who have traveled the world because Guns N Roses has not even visited their country to preform live. You simply don't understand, what you people in the US have access to and seem ungrateful for it. If you dont want to attend a live show , for what ever reason, thats cool, but dont use the band as the excuse. The band has always done its own thing, and so his the lead singer of the band. Axl, Slash and Duff have become older in life, and that happens to all of us, and more importantly, the band have never promised anything to us the fans, weather that be a change to its current line up, playing new music at a live show or changing the set list. If you were and are expecting these thing's, than that's on you. I plan to see the band for a second time on my US festival tour at ACL, and i leave any expectations at the gate. That makes the experience of seeing the band in a different environment more enjoyable. And yes, seeing the band play in a different country, talking to and being around other people, from these countries, who are fans of the band aswell, makes the experience of seeing GNR live more memorable. even with the same set list in place. Some of you should try it.
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