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7 hours ago, Sydney Fan said:

In my view slash has the highest power and without him this tour would not have had the attendance and being the money making machine it has. If he is making 500k per show he is money well spent.

If slash walks the tour goes kaboom. Axl will be having DJ back in the band.Slash having seprate mgt and counsel is very smart.

That's an interesting and possibly accurate way to see things.

My question was more about the actual business perspective though....e.g who is running this band and makes the final decisions.

The Big Three might be equal in terms of making all the decisions after Slash and Duff joined.

 

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19 minutes ago, The Garden of Guns N Roses said:

That's an interesting and possibly accurate way to see things.

My question was more about the actual business perspective though....e.g who is running this band and makes the final decisions.

The Big Three might be equal in terms of making all the decisions after Slash and Duff joined.

 

I imagine they play a game of scissors, paper, rock and the winner takes control of that particular business decision.

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2 minutes ago, vloors said:

I imagine they play a game of scissors paper, rock and the winner takes control of that particular business decision.

That sounds like a really professional way of handling things. Just as professional as all the other things going on in this band :lol:

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4 hours ago, downliner said:

I agree with @vloors. I'm amazed that @axlrosefan4life is now actively pursuing the media and looking for attention. I think he got off lightly all things considered, and he should just lay low for a while until this all blows over. Just because he hasn't been sued yet doesn't mean they're not actively building a case against him, and everything he says right now could be documented as evidence against him.

Team Brazil, or Axl, is obviously pretty pissed with Ricks actions if they've gone to the trouble of banning him. Going to the media and drawing more attention to this whole shitshow isn't going to win them over :lol:

If they sued him, the likely outcome would be a court order to return the CDs and delete/destroy all copies.  For GNR to get a financial reward, they'd have to prove that he actually was the leaker AND they'd have to show financial damage due to the leaks AND that, at the time of the leak, he knew or should have known that the material did not belong to the person that owned the locker.  Financial damage would be very difficult to calculate especially given the history of (not) releasing new music.  It would be very difficult to convince a jury that leaks of 10 year old, unreleased songs caused financial damage to GNR.

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1 hour ago, The Garden of Guns N Roses said:

That's an interesting and possibly accurate way to see things.

My question was more about the actual business perspective though....e.g who is running this band and makes the final decisions.

The Big Three might be equal in terms of making all the decisions after Slash and Duff joined.

 

I agree with your statement. The big 3 make the decisions, they expect TB to make it happen along i wpuld say other live nation representatives if the decisions are about touring. Im sure wiyh tge way band management decisions were made by others managers during the illusion years, the band have learnt from past mistakes and insist on making major decisions themselves.

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52 minutes ago, The Garden of Guns N Roses said:

That sounds like a really professional way of handling things. Just as professional as all the other things going on in this band :lol:

They cast their vote via paper and put in a gnr laundry bag and whatever decision comes out of the bag thats what they will do.

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1 hour ago, Gnrcane said:

Financial damage would be very difficult to calculate especially given the history of (not) releasing new music.  It would be very difficult to convince a jury that leaks of 10 year old, unreleased songs caused financial damage to GNR.

It's their intelectual property and since GNR are professional musicians known to make a living with their music, a financial damage would very much be on the table - and rather easy to calculate: take the sales of all releases in the bands history in million copies, multiply that with shares per copy plus the royalties and divide that through the sum of all releases including the unreleased album - voila, the average GNR release in dollars. Simple math here, but you catch my drift. And we're not even talking compensation immaterial/emotional damage caused to the artists for publishing their work without their consent. Fuel for a multi million dollar case right there and just because they didn't release it for ten years doesn't give anyone the right to steal it from them. However, still I believe the way they handle this whole thing is extremely unprofessional. They are totally right, but how they go about it makes them look as if they were the bad guys. Their manager needs a manager.

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4 hours ago, downliner said:

I'm amazed that @axlrosefan4life is now actively pursuing the media and looking for attention.

And that's what it's all about - attention. That's why I don't believe Rick is the Chairman. If his past actions are anything to go by, he would definitely have told anyone who would listen exactly who he was and what he was doing. Although I understand why TB think it's him, as the material would have trickled down from him.

And it's his attention seeking that took this non-story that only GNRCentral and other random clickbait sites reported on and made it a talking point on the more well-known outlets. He looked like an excited child at the end of that video.

I remember when people found out about the Evader General remix, he tried to 'hoard' that and only shared a small clip to really get a feel of his balls swinging, until other people got hold of the whole thing and started sharing it. When he spoke about it on the AFD show, he tried to make out he had the real thing, then Brando goes "it's fan made right?" and he's like "uhhh... yeah, i guess so".

Another thing I noticed is that on his own YT channel (linked in the OP article) he's got a bunch of videos titled 'Rick Dunsford does this with Axl Rose' and 'Rick Dunsford does that with Bumblefoot', as if people are supposed to know who he is. Who does that? :lol:

The reason why TB went after him is because he was the only hoarder who gave it the big 'I am' in public, whereas the others only brag about it to their own private circle of subordinates.

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9 hours ago, Voodoochild said:

You're not alone. Like I said before, Axl is accountable. At the very least, he chose to have those kind of people around him.

Do I like TB? I dont care about them. I dont know them personally. I do think their behavior towards fans to be very fucked up. But people keep blaming them for every single bad decision with the band. Isnt that just an excuse to not blame Axl himself?

I don't believe things work that way, but what I said was more about the band as an entity. Slash and Duff (and even the other members) chose to be there, it's their face that people see representing the band.

But the best part is: GNR is known for making bad decisions since forever, even before TB was a thing, Axl (and the other guys) always loved to blame management. The only thing that all these managers throughout the years have in common? A guy named Axl. Isn’t that funny? But somehow TB gets all the blame for anything, from Axl’s clothes to new music being released.

By the way, I’m not a TB fan, I just don’t care about them and think it’s bizarre the attention they get. I’m sure they have their own opinions, as we do, and talk to Axl about them, but ultimately it’s the guy’s call.

In one of his recent interviews, Duff made it pretty clear that the big three deal with everything/decide everything together and that’s one of the things they changed in their relationship. But regarding this leak, I don’t think they got much involved, since it’s all Axl’s material. Don’t know, I’m not a lawyer.

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I know nothing about this guy so I can't comment on him. But knowing what we all know about TB (Fernando) in particular, this is just another way of them showing how truly poor and petty of managers they (he) is. 

 

If you want to visually see what a poor management team they are, just search for that video of Axl fighting the photographer in the airport (around 09-10)?. Fernando says "uh, can we get some security?" Hello, dumbass thats your job as a manager to provide security. And Beta shoving the camera of the photographer in to the face of the guy taking the pictures. Then Axl punching the guy because "he hit his mother".

 

What a fucking circus.

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8 minutes ago, ChildOfTheMoon said:

But the best part is: GNR is known for making bad decisions since ever, even before TB was a thing, Axl (and the other guys) always loved to blame management. The only thing that all these managers throughout the years have in common? A guy named Axl. Isn’t that funny? But somehow TB gets all the blame for anything, from Axl’s clothes to new music being released.

By the way, I’m not a TB fan, I just don’t care about them and think it’s bizarre the attention they get. I’m sure they have their own opinions, as we do, and talk to Axl about them, but ultimately it’s the guy’s call.

In one of his recent interviews, Duff made it pretty clear that the big three deal with everything/decide everything together and that’s one of the things they changed in their relationship. But regarding this leak, I don’t think they got much involved, since it’s all Axl’s material. Don’t know, I’m not a lawyer.

I'm out of likes. :)

But this is it. Bad decisions and always someone else's fault.

Regarding the leaks: yeah, I guess that's more about Axl. Or maybe some of the material (like Hardschool) were already being worked on with Slash and Duff, and now it's hurting them too? 

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2 hours ago, Gibbo said:

I understand why Team Brazil are pissed off and he did break the contract. So I think a fair thing would be to ban him from the shows until he pays them money back and leave it at that. This is not going to hurt album sales one bit help if anything.

 

what album?

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1 minute ago, -Jaro- said:

what album?

The next one we get

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The person who leaked this stuff, whether it is Rick or not, should be knighted, not banned. Ginger doesn't release new music and prefers to keep all of this ancient stuff rotting away in a Vault with Tobias' skeleton. Meanwhile hoarders have formed an ''elite'' club.

The leaks are probably the most interesting thing to happen to Guns N' Roses since the last lot of leaks 2005ish. Of course Rose hates it because he likes nothing but tedious nostalgia now and hates to see the fanbase generally interested and excited. We're supposed to just hand over our credit cards, watch the greatest hits concerts and walk away with an extortionate laundry bag and toy truck as a memento. Anything to do with actual art and novelty is frowned on at HQ.

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10 minutes ago, Gibbo said:

The next one we get

well, if GNR ever release new album - there are very few things that could hurt sales...

Just like very few things can hurt reunion tour sales as we see last 4 years... Even  they (GNR and management) cannot do anything to hurt it...

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Maybe I'm dense or society has moved on from my intellect, but how do you stop somebody from attending shows?

You just buy a ticket and disappear into the mass of people.

Is this a real "ban" or just a demerit? How would you enforce it?

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4 hours ago, vloors said:

Maybe you should go find another band to be a fan of?

I'm a fan of plenty of other bands who are legitimately good to the people who have had their backs for decades. It's called having an opinion, not every opinion on the state of the band is going to be positive. 

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51 minutes ago, appetite4illusions said:

Maybe I'm dense or society has moved on from my intellect, but how do you stop somebody from attending shows?

You just buy a ticket and disappear into the mass of people.

Is this a real "ban" or just a demerit? How would you enforce it?

LOL I was thinking the same.  Just don't sit/stand up front.  Go blend in the crowd.  Cut your hair or wear a hat.  Plus can a band legally ban someone from entering an arena they don't own?  I'm guessing this ban is more of sending a message.

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55 minutes ago, appetite4illusions said:

Maybe I'm dense or society has moved on from my intellect, but how do you stop somebody from attending shows?

You just buy a ticket and disappear into the mass of people.

Is this a real "ban" or just a demerit? How would you enforce it?

No box office, pre-sale only with non transferable personalized tickets.

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10 minutes ago, Original said:

 Plus can a band legally ban someone from entering an arena they don't own? 

Yes, if house rights are transfered to the contracting party for the night.

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Fairly easy to get around with a decent disguise, bit of hair dye, fake moustache, etc. 

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The stupidest part of the story is whoever this Rick guy is and other fans paying $15,000 for the CDs.  The fuck is wrong with them?  :lol:

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9 minutes ago, Nosaj Thing said:

The stupidest part of the story is whoever this Rick guy is and other fans paying $15,000 for the CDs.  The fuck is wrong with them?  :lol:

That's kind of a bargain

I would have paid that myself if that's what it would have taken to liberate it

A bunch of poor assholes pooling their money and going "YOU TRUST ME, RIGHT BRO?" to each other as one of them leaks everything and screws over the collective is exactly where this all went wrong

 

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