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Everything posted by Blackstar

  1. The "New Album" Thread

    Slash also has his own label, so he doesn't have to deal with a record company (except for distribution) to release his albums.
  2. Main criteria: - Avoiding the "greatest hits" logic as much as possible. - Representative of the versatility and evolution of the band (and telling its story, in a way). Welcome to the Jungle It's so Easy You're Crazy (Lies or Late Show version) Nightrain Rocket Queen Used to Love Her The Garden Don't Damn Me Civil War 14 Years Breakdown Locomotive Estranged Ain't It Fun Madagascar (Rough Mixes #1 version)
  3. I don't know, I just think it would be too... imaginative? for the person we're talking about to think of making up a fax page and not a simple document page. --- I'm posting the picture for the people who don't know what we're talking about:
  4. The "New Album" Thread

    Slash said this 4 months ago (in September): ----- Slash also talked about whether GUNS N' ROSES fans can expect to see new music from the band in the form of standalone singles or as a full-length record. He explained: "I think at the end of the day, everybody wants to have a full album released. I don't think that's really changed all that much. But there's a different way of putting stuff out initially nowadays more so than… I mean, there's always been the single, but now you sort of look at that preliminary release a little bit differently now. All things considered, it's like the Wild West out there; there is no formula for any of it. [Laughs] I haven't seen any routine kind of thing that works. I mean, you can do any one of a million different things to releasing a record. But at the end of the day, I think that we will ultimately release a full album." http://www.a-4-d.com/t4222-2019-09-09-sirius-xm-trunk-nation-interview-with-slash
  5. Or because the date wouldn't fit with the claim about a 21st CD etc. The date isn't exactly obscured. It's supposed to be on the top left part of the page that is not visible in the picture.
  6. In the picture it looks like it's really a sheet paper from an old fax. So the fax is probably real (I don't think anyone would think of making a fake fax!) but the information given about it (i.e. that it was supposedly the track list of a "21st" CD) was fake.
  7. The "New Album" Thread

    I don't think Slash's answer is as vague as if he said something like "Yeah, we want to do it, we've started it and we'll see what happens." He said something more specific here and provided a reasoning. The reasoning doesn't make much sense, though, considering that the band and the label released the AFD box set - based on the assumption, I guess, that there are still people who buy records and even overpriced ludicrous box sets. Unless Universal thinks there's a market for GnR mainly as a legacy act and there's not much interest in new music from them, so it doesn't want to invest much money on a physical release, packaging etc.
  8. The "New Album" Thread

    I'm not sure what to make from Slash's answer. For one, I think it doesn't leave much hope for a new release any time soon. But I don't know how to "translate" it in regards to what the problem is. My guess is that Axl still has a problem with Universal.
  9. [...] You’ve always remained tight with one ex-member of Guns, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin. You’ve played on each other’s records over the years. But Izzy declined to rejoin the band for the tour. Duff: He and I have done a lot together in all the years in between. But this tour, I just don’t think he ever wanted to do it. We tried to make it work, but it just didn’t. And in a situation like this you’re really in it, man. You either get on it or you don’t, because the train’s moving forward. The good thing is, Slash really likes playing with Richard Fortus [GN’R guitarist since 2002], and Slash is somewhat picky about that kind of stuff. They get on great as far as a two-guitar player relationship goes. To be honest, I haven’t taken a lot of time to go back on the Izzy thing because we just move forward, and things are so good. And as I’ve found out many times in my life, things are supposed to happen as they happen. [...] Full interview: http://www.a-4-d.com/t4352-2019-12-10-classic-rock-interview-with-duff
  10. The "New Album" Thread

    What is even funnier is that the "review" really seems to have been translated from French. The "lyrics" rhyme better in French than in English
  11. The "New Album" Thread

    The poster of the "review" on reddit is a well known troll who has been posting imaginary track lists all the time since the leaks started. I guess they now took it to the next level
  12. The "New Album" Thread

    The logo and the pictures are back on the site.
  13. The "New Album" Thread

    Could it be the new pinball machine? This falls into "merch" - but the old one had a "new song" in it...
  14. I've bought their albums (except Live Era and Greatest Hits) and two concert tickets in 1993 and NuGnR in 2006 (the only two times they ever played in my country, that is). Also Slash's, Duff's and Steven's books, if those count. Never bought any merch (I don't buy merch from bands in general). That's all from 1988 till now.
  15. It seems that the 2006-2014 lineup didn't write anything new together, as Bumblefoot said that Axl showed no interest in any ideas brought to the table by that lineup. They did work on and finished pre-existing material, though. Personally I wouldn't care much about music written by the Bumblefoot/Ashba lineup (and I understand why Axl wasn't interested). And I wouldn't care about early 00's songs re-worked by them either, so I don't mind much that that lineup didn't release anything. I think these songs should have been released when they were supposed to, in the early 00's, by the lineup that contributed to them, but since they weren't, I totally prefer to hear them reworked by Slash and Duff than by Bumblefoot and DJ Ashba.
  16. Everything that there is in the article about the storage locker was already known with much more detail to those of us who have been following the leaks story closely since last summer. But now we aren't sure if the storage locker even existed or Tom Zutaut just had the material in his house, for example, since the band rep in the article implies that it wasn't about an unpaid bill for a storage locker. These CDs were obviously just copies that Tom Zutaut, among other people who worked on the project (the producer etc.) had and not the original tapes that Axl had and still has, so this explains why they might have been forgotten, as I said earlier. So it's not the "vault" - it could be said that it's copies of part of the "vault" of what Axl was working on during the time period the CDs are from (2000-2001).
  17. The "New Album" Thread

    And what about the ridiculous "inside information" that the supposed EP would include a T-Rex song cover. "Plans have changed" in regards to that, too, it seems
  18. This is what "Fernando" had posted on reddit (the OP in the thread he replied to has since been deleted): ------- PS: At the same time I'm posting about all this, I'm aware of how ridiculous it is that this b-spy movie like story has been taking place because of some songs that a small community of diehard fans only cares about.
  19. "Fernando" had posted on reddit that he didn't have proof yet that the original buyer of the storage locker (who Rick and at least another person bought from) was still selling to other people, after he sold to Rick (like Rick said). I think this suggests that the original buyer had been approached by the label's/TB's lawyers and there was a deal with him, as well.
  20. Tom Zutaut attended one of the festival shows last autumn. I wonder what went down there and if he talked with anyone. It's also worth reminding that Zutaut has said that his ousting from the project back then was due to a setup by people around Axl who didn't want him there (implying Beta probably). So TB and Zutaut don't like each other, to put it mildly.
  21. I think the alleged storage locker wasn't in Virginia (the alleged original buyer of it was from there), but anyway, this detail is not important. Apparently Zutaut had these copies from the time he worked on the project, and as he was out of it abruptly, he didn't give them back, no one asked them from him and then everyone forgot. Probably other people who worked with the band through the years (producers etc) have copies of material, but I assume everyone had signed contracts (including Zutaut). Rick claims that he had informed TB when he heard about the auction. However (according to the story we knew until now, also as claimed by Rick) the original auction was done by that point and Rick and another person found out when the original buyer was selling part of the content. The other person bought from the original buyer. The alleged locker didn't contain only these 20 CDs, but also stuff from the AFD and UYI eras (nothing unheard, though, so not so "valuable") as well as Izzy's unreleased demos from the Ju Ju Hounds era. Those were bought by other people. We don't know what, if anything, TB or the label did at that point (always supposing that Rick's story is true). The other two buyers haven't said anything in public. Then Rick went public about it last summer and said out in the open that he was going to the original buyer in Virginia to buy the leaks for $15,000 and other fans got involved to share the cost with him. Another individual, who has been accused for the video takedowns, allegedly accompanied Rick in his trip to Virginia. At that point TB and the label got involved, approached Rick (through lawyers) and made a deal with him in writing: they would buy back from him the usb stick with the songs. So they paid him $15,000 to give the fans who had "invested" their money back. All that, I assume, on the condition that nothing would leak. About two months later, in September, though, everything leaked. And while everything was leaking, Rick and the "unnamed" individual were accusing and ratting each other to TB. Also audio from Rick's phone conversations with various people during the trip were posted on the internet (probably the person who accompanied him on the trip had recorded him). The alleged Fernando account on reddit said hadn't he had a clear picture yet of what exactly had gone down, but said Rick had gotten himself into trouble. Then, in October, there was Rick's "banning" from the band's shows when he showed up at one (around the day the last of the CDs leaked), because he supposedly had breached his contract. Now it seems that the label threatens to take legal action. Or maybe this is not a recent development, the C&D letter was sent in October but Rick gave it to TMZ now. The new thing, though, is that TB in their response to TMZ directly accuse Zutaut not of simply "forgetting" the CDs in an unpaid storage locker, but auctioning them himself. So it seems that TB don't buy the "storage locker" story and think that Zutaut just had the CDs and put them in an auction - what they're basically implying is that the whole storage locker story was bogus. The question is if they have proof for this.
  22. He didn't have the rights on it, obviously. The label and Axl did.
  23. He wasn't the producer; Roy Thomas Baker was the producer at that time. Tom Zutaut was like an outside executive/coordinator or something like that.
  24. The recent leaks don't seem to have come originally from people who were related to past leaks. The "unnamed" one got involved at a later point and was among a small circle of people who obtained the leaks before everyone else did, but they didn't originate from him.