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3 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

I hear what you're saying, but my point is this: I've said this before, but Axl & TB have mistaken the GN'R fanbase for the fanbase of The Eagles and/or the Rolling Stones. 

I think the idea is to appeal to causal fans with tons of money. That's why we get insanely over priced leather jackets, "private collection" lines of clothes, a wildly over priced boxed set and now the crown jewel: a children's book to appeal to soccer moms. 

I did the same thing and I saw others mention that too. 

No disrespect to the OP at all, but I just edited the title a bit to hopefully save others from the misconception going forward. 

The OP is a fine poster just bad wording yeah.

A fucking children's book. I haven't bothered to read the article. Does it involve halloween trees?

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7 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

I'm sure I speak for many of us when I say this but:

I truly wish these threads weren't doom & gloom but it's GN'Rs fault that they are, NOT the users & fan base. 

If GN'R released ANYTHING other that crappy merch in attempt to milk their fans of money, we would all not only be shocked, but fully support it. 

However, they just will not do that. Furthermore, they've made this bed with the die hard fans and now they have to lie it in. I'm sure the long term plan is to convert the majority of their fanbase to casuals anyway, so they can continue to sell these goods to people who don't know any better. They're well on their way to that, so I guess they're being successful at their apparent plan. 

I'm speechless with this "news"  I find it disrespectfull not just to me but to all members of this forum. And other fans from elsewhere. GN'R is a rock band, what is this crap of children pictures book? Is there anyway you or other mods can talk to Slash and Duff. I don't expect much from Axl. But I don't understand why Slash and Duff would support this idea of children pictures book.

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Ohhh fuck... Everyone is confined at home and the only news is a stupid book for children! 

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Just now, Padme said:

I'm speechless with this "news"  I find it disrespectfull not just to me but to all members of this forum. And other fans from elsewhere. GN'R is a rock band, what is this crap of children pictures book? Is there anyway you or other mods can talk to Slash and Duff. I don't expect much from Axl. But I don't understand why Slash and Duff would support this idea of children pictures book.

I honestly don't think there's a way to contact any of them for us, and even if we did, I think they're such a part of the machine that is GN'R now that it wouldn't matter at all. That's solely my opinion though. 

2 minutes ago, Oldest Goat said:

The OP is a fine poster just bad wording yeah.

Yeah, I have no problem at all with the OP. I think she just used the headline from the story as the thread title. It's certainly accurate, but with the way the forum formats on mobile, I can see a lot of people getting their hopes up and having them dashed.

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2 minutes ago, Oldest Goat said:

I haven't bothered to read the article. Does it involve halloween trees?

 

No but apparently Fernando has been part of the "GNR family" for over 30 years now :lol:

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Duffs just got to go to Rolling Stone and claim that they’ve always been a kid friendly band. And that back in the day if anyone around them did something that wouldn’t belong in a kids book, the band would’ve called them out on it. :P

 

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1 minute ago, RussTCB said:

I honestly don't think there's a way to contact any of them for us, and even if we did, I think they're such a part of the machine that is GN'R now that it wouldn't matter at all. That's solely my opinion though. 

Not even social media? They don't have to answer or explain anything if they don't want to. But at least they know what fans think about this kind of crap

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Once upon a time in a distant land long, long ago there was a rock'n'roll band rolling on the streets. Oh how they loved to roll they'd roll to the bakery, they'd roll over hills, they'd EVEN roll to their drug dealers to purchase their pills!

But all was not well in GNR town a bad joke was forming, their hardcore fanbase destined to frown...

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I wonder what Axl's true feelings are about all of Fernando's hip new ideas for the "GN'R fam". I mean, I'm sure he's checked out enough at this point to not really care, but there has to be some part of him that's going "Jesus Christ, where does he come up with this shit?"

Maybe he just signs off on this shit to get Fernando to leave him alone so he can go back to rewatching Dexter... "Yeah, yeah, that's great buddy, go play with your toy trucks."

It's not like this type of crap was getting released while Axl seemingly was still more hands-on with the management side of things.

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2 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

I honestly don't think there's a way to contact any of them for us, and even if we did, I think they're such a part of the machine that is GN'R now that it wouldn't matter at all. That's solely my opinion though. 

That's the saddest aspect of the "reunion" to me. Slash and Duff literally sold their integrity. You know what? At this point I wish GnR would have ended in 1993.

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1 minute ago, Padme said:

Not even social media? They don't have to answer or explain anything if they don't want to. But at least they know what fans think about this kind of crap

I think @gunsguyhas the keys to the mygnr socials, so it would be up to him if he wants to try that. 

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3 hours ago, GNRfanJen said:

Titled "Sweet Child O' Mine" and to be released this September. 

No, this is not a joke. 

Quotes from James Patterson (the author) and Fernando himself both in the link below. 

https://people.com/parents/guns-n-roses-childrens-book-sweet-child-o-mine-exclusive/

Updated with the tweet from the official account promoting the book: 

 

I rarely post here. But. Fuck this band. Jesus.

In a time where Pearl Jam and so many other stalwarts from that era can release music and live concerts happily, this is what’s coming?

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1 minute ago, RussTCB said:

I think @gunsguyhas the keys to the mygnr socials, so it would be up to him if he wants to try that. 

We'd get a pretty good belly laugh watching the fans send an SOS to a clueless Slash & Duff via social media. @gunsguymake it so!!

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3 minutes ago, El Guapo said:

That's the saddest aspect of the "reunion" to me. Slash and Duff literally sold their integrity. You know what? At this point I wish GnR would have ended in 1993.

I think Slash and Duff would've sold their integrity long before 2016. It was Axl that was too stubborn to give up on Chinese.

Weiland was very convinced the 2006 reunion almost happened, and I think it easily could've happened at any point between then and the demise of VR if Axl called them then.

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I don't know what Slash and Duff think about Fernando doing this, but I don't think they would have problem with a concept like this per se. They'd probably be into it. Slash has appeared on TV shows for kids and he even launched a "Slash burger". Duff and Susan participated in a reality show, Duff has used the "family man" profile a lot, and so on.

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7 minutes ago, sofine11 said:

Slash and Duff are simply well-paid members of NuGNR now.  Didn't want to believe that in 2016, but I sure as shit do now. That they are well paid makes them only MORE likely to play ball with the dildos that make up Team Brazil.

Yeah, they’re paid staff who play along. The perfectionist ensured purity of the brand by burning bridges and buying everyone out, only to then instruct Team Brazil to destroy all credibility with their highly coveted releases. 

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2 minutes ago, Wagszilla said:

No one commented on this?
 

... in regards to the yet to be released book, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash commented, “it’s great to finally get this out. With the nature of the industry, we weren’t really sure how to release this story.

Slash continued: “Its just like, how do we want to do this? A lot of people are like, do an interactive movie, or live stream Fernando’s family 24/7 like the Truman Show, or unveil the book at drag queen story hour. It’s really confusing man. But I’m glad we’re getting this out there. A children’s book, is like, pretty rad.”

:lol::lol::lol:

 

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Guns N' Rosee literally has not put out any material since said children have been born, hell only one original album since I was born :lol:

 

Has there been any other band so keen on releasing everything anyone can think of.... besides actual music?

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Just now, Andy14 said:

This book will be a bestseller in Lisbon, Poland ;)

Can we please all chip in and send Team Brazil on a 1-way ticket to Lisbon, Poland? Yes??

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