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  1. Hasn't this thing worked? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/20/yondr-phone-free-cases-alicia-keys-concert https://www.nme.com/news/music/jack-white-bans-phones-gigs-2227093
  2. I guess if that's true it had to do with the contracts between the touring entity and Live Nation, not with Slash and Duff being under contract for being members of GnR.
  3. Copyright Strikes....

    Well, he said that his songs being posted on youtube amounted to his work being stolen, so maybe he believed that the uploaders monetized the videos.
  4. I do believe that the band has probably been working on something, but only because this information has come straight from the horse's mouth (Slash interviews and Fernando - if it's him - on reddit) and more reliable sources in general, not from "insiders".
  5. Yes, and mostly to his sources - which, I assume, are the same "insiders" of the NuGnR era. I remember some "reliable" rumours about a couple of years ago, like that Slash and Duff were just on contract that was going to expire in the end of 2017 and also that Axl was going to record an album with AC/DC.
  6. As much as I'd like these rumours to be true, I don't think those "insiders" have any reliable sources. Maybe these "sources" had some kind of access during the NuGnR era, but after the reunion they became irrelevant and I doubt they know shit about anything going on. Besides, the previous claims by these "sources" since the reunion have been proven false.
  7. Copyright Strikes....

    Yeah, it's very likely they don't know, although I think the artists don't get much, if any, from youtube and it goes to the label if they're signed with one. I think Izzy hasn't had a label behind him, though, after the Ju Ju Hounds.
  8. Copyright Strikes....

    Yeah. Maybe Izzy doesn't know how youtube works and that he can monetize the videos uploaded by others.
  9. Copyright Strikes....

    Judging from this incident, Izzy isn't too happy about his songs being uploaded on youtube either: http://www.mygnrforum.com/topic/217054-wacky-world-of-the-ominous-ninja-izzy-stradlin-and-no-gang/?do=findComment&comment=4353429 http://www.mygnrforum.com/topic/217054-wacky-world-of-the-ominous-ninja-izzy-stradlin-and-no-gang/?do=findComment&comment=4361517 http://www.mygnrforum.com/topic/217054-wacky-world-of-the-ominous-ninja-izzy-stradlin-and-no-gang/?do=findComment&comment=4367100 Different reaction by the fans, though
  10. I hadn't heard this story. Has Taylor Hawkins mentioned it before? ----------------- https://www.loudersound.com/features/taylor-hawkins-how-i-nearly-joined-guns-n-roses-and-other-stories [...] Hawkins actually had a chance to bail on the Foos even before that. The band were in London in support of There Is Nothing Left To Lose when he got a call from his mom back in the States. Someone from Guns N’ Roses management had called asking for him. “Axl was trying to get together a new version of Guns N’ Roses, and I think he was checking around for people,” he says. “They wanted to know if I would come in and try out or whatever. It was kind of otherworldly.” Hawkins did what anyone did: he called Roger Taylor for advice. Here he slips into another impression, that of a well-heeled British rock star. “He said, ‘Mate, let me tell you a story…’” The story was that, in the early 70s, Taylor was approached by former Mott The Hoople singer Ian Hunter and guitarist Mick Ronson. Queen had supported Mott on tour, and the pair wanted to recruit him for their post-Mott band. They were going to call it Hunter Ronson Taylor. The drummer considered the offer. Queen had yet to break into the superstar bracket, and the offer was tempting. But he had too much belief in the band to desert it. He couldn’t imagine being onstage and looking up and not seeing Freddie Mercury or Brian May in front of him. “And he said, ‘I see you and Dave onstage and there’s something you can’t buy there. There’s something between you guys that might not be there with Axl Rose.’ And he was right.’” [...] --------------- The Foo Fighters played in London three times during that tour (November 1999, August 2000 and December 2000). I guess the most likely date when Hawkins received the phone call was August 2000, as Freese resigned in March 2000, and, although Brain probably had been brought in around May, he didn't officially join until months later. EDIT: Addition by @denin:
  11. Thanks, it seems I missed that date. It makes a lot of sense.
  12. I reckon this is the interview you talk about: http://www.a-4-d.com/t3210-1989-06-dd-patience-cd-single-w-axl-rose-interview We might only have parts of the interview in our database (http://www.a-4-d.com/t2861-interview-and-article-index). If you got the whole thingy, and they talk about RQ there, then send me a PM. I'm positive that it's the full interview we have. Axl talks only about Patience, saying that Izzy wrote most of the lyrics except for the outro. Maybe that's what @Mustard Tiger remembers.
  13. Tom Mayhue used to do this job during the UYI tour (maybe he still does it, as he is still Axl's tech): http://www.a-4-d.com/t1856-1991-07-19-shoreline-amphitheatre-mountain-view-usa#13518 (The writer of the article took a lot of liberties in his description of Axl's reaction, as from the audio it sounds like Axl was rather joking - Scroll down for the audio)
  14. Copyright Strikes....

    I must say that the "Uzi Suicidal" thing has been a bit confusing for me, too. I read an old thread about it, as well newer posts with information on it when this ongoing big wave of takedowns started about a year ago, and I got the impression that it wasn't an official band account, but a "con" account, created by "Warchild" and purposefully named similarly to the band account (Uzi Suicide), that impersonated the band. And I thought that was the consensus about it. Only when I read the post by "Fernando" on reddit (and after Fernando didn't deny to the admins here that it was him) saying that there were third party people using the official band account, I thought that Uzi Suicidal might have actually been an official account.
  15. Copyright Strikes....

    I think the most plausible scenario is that these individuals were given access to the band youtube account to flag certain kinds of videos (the ones related to the box set release and possibly leaks, pro-shot and songs) so that UMG could have them taken down. But then they started to flag everything and used the account to target fans and forums they had a beef with. "Fernando" on reddit said that when TB was first informed about the takedowns, they assumed that the complaints were about the specific videos the band wanted removed and they hadn't realised that loads of other videos were being taken down - and when they did, they notified Universal and youtube and changed the password to the account. What doesn't add up is that the "Uzi Suicidal" account has really been deactivated/closed, but videos are still being taken down, not only on youtube but also on instagram, twitter, etc.
  16. Copyright Strikes....

    Based on screenshots of conversations that I've seen published elsewhere (maybe some of them on this forum, too - I'm not sure): - One of said people ("Alfred") had claimed last year that he was taking down videos on behalf of TB. - Later, in another conversation, he denied he was acting for TB. - More recently, he admitted he was behind the "Uzi Suicidal" account that was taking down videos and also that he had targeted certain fan youtube channels as vengeance to those fans. He claimed, though, that he stopped doing it after 2018. - Recently again, he claimed that he and two other individuals had been part of a "copyright brigade" that was reporting videos on behalf of Universal. He said again that he stopped doing that after 2018 and he isn't doing it anymore, but one of the other individuals (the "mysterious" one) may be doing it still. - The "Fernando" account on reddit said that "third parties" had been using a youtube account owned by the band to take down videos and that when TB was informed about this they had the account closed. This claim was very odd, as it implied that those individuals were either given access to the band account or that they hacked it ("Fernando" didn't clarify which one it was).
  17. Copyright Strikes....

    He also told a story from the stage in Coachella about a Prince bootleg he had. And the funny thing is that he added, "Do you know what this [a bootleg] is?" probably thinking that the younger generations don't know what bootlegs are
  18. Copyright Strikes....

    I agree with your points, except for the part in bold. I don't think Axl can be controlled this way and "made" to do something (more so take medication) that he doesn't want to by anyone. If he is on medication (which we can't be sure of) it's because he has decided himself to use this kind of help.
  19. Copyright Strikes....

    Axl wants to control everything, and maybe he thinks he does, but it doesn't mean he actually does; which, in turn, doesn't mean that he is a "puppet." It's not black and white. He is a control freak, but he's also a person with many other issues. There are many examples from the history of the band where Axl was not aware of things or wasn't aware of the extent of something, because the people who were around him went ahead and "predicted" his wishes in order to keep him pleased; or took "measures" because they couldn't predict how he would react about the same things in different instances, in order to secure that he wouldn't be upset and they wouldn't lose their jobs. There are many different people, from different timeframes, who have described the situation along these lines. In regards to the lawsuits, Axl has threatened to sue many more times than he actually did. He has also probably been sued more times than he has sued. In most of the "famous" cases he was involved he counter-sued after he had been sued first.
  20. Copyright Strikes....

    GnR need a professional publicist (or PR team) like they had in the 90s. It didn't prevent all the negativity from the various controversies and crises caused by late starts, riots, the tumultuous relationship with the press and so on, but at least the band's side was gotten across in an official and professional manner and there was a line of communication with the public through the media (as there was no internet then). Later it seems that Axl chose not to have a publicist anymore, so this job fell onto management. I wasn't following the NuGnR closely, but from what I've read afterwards, I've gotten the impression that Merck did a good job in that department (communicating with the media and the fanbase). Now Axl doesn't have professional management from the industry either. Since this is not going to change, as it seems that's how he wants it because he doesn't trust industry people and anyone else but TB, a solution could be that TB continue to handle Axl's other affairs but the communication part is left to professionals who would work directly with the band.
  21. Copyright Strikes....

    I'm not one to blame TB for everything, but, this time, the outrage and frustration are understandable and justified, because fans are being affected directly by their behaviour, actions or neglect, as it now seems clearly that they're protecting people who have been accused of abusing fans by attacking them with racist comments or targeting their youtube channels that were a labour of love or... I agree, though, that some of the reaction is hyperbolic and equally toxic, like the "nanny"/"housekeeper" "bitch" stuff. The fact that Beta once worked as a nanny has nothing to do with her behaviour, how she treats fans, etc. She could have had a more "high profiled" job in the past and act the same now. It's a matter of character, not of previous occupation.
  22. GNRCentral is getting worse. Can we ban it?

    Each one have their own experiences. What I had in mind in my earlier post wasn’t random forum posts where the specific username wasn’t credited, but cases where transcripts of interviews, findings or research based on various sources (including paid subscriptions on newspapers) were used without crediting even the forums they came from. I don’t want to get into the specifics, because it was a while ago and it has stopped (after it got to the point where it had to be called out in public), so it’s all good now. And no one implied about legal issues or being entitled to a chunk of their revenues. That would be ridiculous. It’s not about that. It’s simply about the ethos and courtesy of acknowledging the work of others and not taking credit for it - or even small contributions that give you content to use.
  23. Copyright Strikes....

    Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Wtf
  24. Copyright Strikes....

    It's on the tickets, though (I didn't know that before @Lio). So he/they say openly that they are still against filming. And, like I said, since there is a cell phone prohibition policy now, there are more quite and efficient ways to enforce it. There is no need to jump into the crowd, involve security or have people looking for videos on youtube to take them down afterwards.
  25. Copyright Strikes....

    Thanks! Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that the policy against recording/streaming through cell phones must be new and there wasn't such rule before during this tour. In any case, they are now clearly saying that they don't want fan shot videos. This is not a fan friendly policy, for sure, but at least they've made their position officially clear.