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  1. Technically it belongs to the artist. Your content would need a synch license to match their song rights with your video. There are also stipulations and rights you forfeit when you buy your ticket/enter a private business/arena. However, most artists let that go these days as it does more good than bad.
  2. I got the MSFL remastered CD’s when they were released. The original Diament master is still better imo. We’ll see how the new one compares. Kinda wished they didn’t cut the new 180 gram LP’s from the 24bit digital source and had access to cut from the original analog remaster instead
  3. There were most likely multiple takes and they used something we haven’t heard or something they were considering during pre production for AFD If something was re-recorded that would be a main marketing point to include in that video. The 1st studio collaboration between those 3 in how many years?
  4. It’s an AFD reissue. A reissue campaign which will eventually be followed by UYI if all goes well. What benefit/purpose does releasing a new song do or fit in w this project? This keeps the bands name fresh while they are on break after a multi year world tour. The time to release new music is when they have a big tour to sell, not after. Timing is everything and albums promote tours these days instead of vice versa
  5. You think the band is marketing this? It’s most likely UMG. They profit from it You think the band marketed their tour? Live Nation provided marketing for their tour so they didn’t lose $ from their guaranteed fee Other than that they have a team that runs social media, manages their content that prob includes video, and drives engagement for their brand, merch, and premium packages etc. The oversight and brand direction comes from management. They obviously ok’d all of this as it fits in with their strategy and possibly collaborated with some of it Including this release as well. It ain’t coming out of their pocket though. Live Nation didn’t require them to do a ton of PR. That’s the amount of clout they had in the deal. It was negotiated. We’ll see if there’s any PR requirements made from UMG with this release.
  6. I would assume there’s prob a bit of a margin between what UMG is willing to put up for an advance and what GNR would want for a renegotiated deal w Slash and Duff involved. This release could certainly forecast insterest towards a number that makes sense for all involved. The band is a business. At the same time they can also enjoy it and try and do cool stuff within those bounds. It’s not an either or endeavor
  7. Compared to their touring revenue, they will make peanuts with this. UMG will certainly make bank though. What it could do is help promote another tour, help their brand to sell merch/more premium tixs, and put them in better position for a renegotiation on their record deal for a future release
  8. Redubbing live albums is common practice. Doing so on expanded reissue sets not so much. Although some do spruce up unreleased cuts that weren’t finished, but they are usually pretty up front with the info on that. There are most likely alternative takes/mixes of these songs that have never made the bootleg circuit or official release
  9. Agreed. Although considering how Chinese Democracy was mastered I’d think they wouldn’t go in that direction if it were remastered. Its definitely time for a deluxe release though. There is plenty of stuff they can throw into that to make it intriguing. The.fm address is interesting. Lots of directions they can go long term if you think about it. As as far as original 5 performances, I think you’re all overthinking it. The amount of time and energy it would take to put that together for a one off, wouldn’t be worth the royalties it would generate. A reissue most likely benefits Universal’s revenue stream the most, and allows everyone to at least monetize the unreleased stuff that has been floating around over the years. Hopefully they throw in some goodies we haven’t heard
  10. Does Axl know he acted like a diva?

    Yep. More times than not tour rider requirements are for this reason. Promoters hire local crews to help build the stage, speakers, build the backstage, etc... all of it having specific step by step instructions on what to do. These aren't GNR's crew, so maybe they don't trust them as much. They don't want those workers taking shortcuts and something bad happening that spoils the show or perhaps causes something even worse or horrific. If people aren't following instructions on what's going on in front of the talent, then who knows what else they aren't following. Lots of it is necessary. A particular brand of honey (so that it's real honey) or mixing up the food with local options to keep things fresh, etc... However, maybe that cubed ham is one of the things that they looked for. Something quick to look for to put the tour manager and band's mind at ease that everything out of their control is in order.
  11. Seriously? They are that miffed that Funko decided not to use their licensing? Headstock and body are no where close to Gibson’s contours. They gonna sue ESP and everyone else who does LP style guitars? Those are much closer and create more confusion than a generic guitar shape on a toy
  12. I was a teenager around that time. GNR had passed its popularity by that point. Here was the rock scene at that time. Think about Metallica and their image/sound change with Load/Reload. Think about Nine Inch Nails, Manson, Korn, Rage. Then you had post grunge bands like Bush or other genres like No Doubt/Green Day. That was the rock scene in the mid/late 90’s. That’s where fans had moved to. Sonically those albums sound much different than anything that came out 3 years earlier let alone 5. To be on those bands level or the level where they were in 91, GNR needed to evolve its sound and approach. Did it need to be on the level of a complete tear down? I don’t think so. Could the Snakepit songs done quickly have an impact? Unfortunately not outside of the main fanbase. Would UYI III been accepted? Def not. It was something that needed to be in between and tweaked. Possibly an image change to update with the times. Def wear more black and shorter hair... People were growing tired of grunge let alone GNR by that time. Cobain’s death was the end of that genre’s growth. They wanted something different, something even heavier. They wanted to be shocked and rocked. Rap verses and rock choruses and Ska/punk were part of it. It was cool because you hadn’t heard it before yet it was familiar. They put it in a pop song structure. Manson being a freak surprised you, but the songs were anthemic etc.... GNR could of done a riff heavy album. Lean more on Duff and let Slash fill in with what he does. They just needed another a guy to fill in to modernize some of those riffs though. Axl was right in that regard if they wanted to dominate the late 90’s. Gilby wasn’t it. Izzy was going in another direction. Slash could do it, but it seems like that’s not the stuff he wanted to do at the moment. He wanted a more organic rock approach This is partly why they split. Seems like it was a philosophical disagreement with the direction of the band. Axl wanted to evolve the sound to be on the level and compete with those modern bands, Slash wanted to do an album that was in line with what they had done before but not as complex. He didn’t want to be in the studio for 2 years to find that sound Both of them had valid points, but unfortunately were too far apart to find a way to do it.
  13. While they did bring in song doctors, they still wrote a lot of material on their own during that time. There's a lot of deep cuts on those albums that sound more like 70's Aerosmith, instead of trying to reach top singles lists. They needed that second career after blowing through much of their $. Done With Mirrors was a production/philosphy mess (although the songs are there) and ultimately a commercial meh, so Geffen wanted them to bring in outside help. They were in no position to argue. Ultimately with Aerosmith, Tyler & Perry couldn't be left in the same room together past the mid 90's. They haven't really written material together since that time period.
  14. They will most likely have that model in a few different price ranges. 8 grand being the custom shop version..... Would I pay 8 grand for a guitar? Not unless I had a boat load of $. There's not much difference to deal with those price points as other models. I'd rather have my entire collection of guitars instead of just a R9 or something like that. How about those Firebirds though ?!?!?