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  1. Just now, tsinindy said:

    I said this yesterday and I want to man up and apologize for it.  It was a class-less comment and I give @Fernando all the credit in the world for stopping in today and interacting with us a bit.  I was serious about the appreciation of your courtesy in St Louis and you gained a lot of respect from me today as well.  Sorry for a couple things I said yesterday in the heat of the moment.  

    Thanks man, it is in my nature to help where and when I can.  

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  2. Just now, soon said:

    Hmmm, is that how you raise concerns with people you respect?  Is that how you raise concerns with you colleagues at Live Nation?  Is that how you raise concerns with Axl?  I doubt it.

    You've punched-down here, dude.

    But by all means clarify what you meant for "the rest" whom you say didn't understand your tweet?

    I don't have to raise any concerns with Live Nation or any colleagues because we have an understanding of being productive and constructive.  Do you fail to see any truth behind what I said?  

    How I speak with Axl or the rest of the guys is obviously different than me typing on a social media outlet.

    I do apologize for the number of fans within all communities that failed to understand my tweet and automatically assumed being personally attacked.   

     

    I feel if we keep talking about this it'll end up on a never cycle of my thoughts versus your thoughts and we would both go mad.

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  3. Hey Fernando,

    I actually have a question about your position as manager of a major 'legacy' music act. How often do you get offers to play private events such as the wedding in France? Do you decide which events are the right fit for GNR or is the money the only thing that matters? Does the entire crew make the trip for a private event?

    To be clear I am not asking these questions to call anyone a sellout, I could care less. You are in a very unique position and you are the only manager I could potentially get an answer from haha. I have so many questions your actual 'management' of the band than the band itself.

    We get offers to play private events, such as Compaq, HP, Google, etc.. However, it all really depends on the look. How many people, where it is, and what it is for. We rarely entertain such offers, as they are usually not good timing. Essential crew only. If it's the entire band, usually 2 techs for the band members, a few sound guys.

    The wedding we played in France was for a friend and all lined up nicely, however I felt bad for the crew that day, as we had just finished a show in spain and we were on our way to Mallorca when we had to make a last minute decision to play the wedding.

    Thanks for answering my questions, great insight. I'll throw some more your way but I understand if you don't have time to get to them:

    1. Who actually names the tours? For example, who came up with the name 'Up Close and Personal' for the club tour? Do you guys use a marketing agency or is it always done internally?

    2. I have always been curious to know how prices for tickets are decided on. I am actually most curious to know how the ticket prices for the 2002 tour were decided on. There were so many factors to consider for the pricing of that tour since the band hadn't toured since 1993, it had many different faces on stage and there was no new album released. Was there/is there a lot of debate about pricing?

    1. That specific name was made up by myself and our agent; along with other options. Which Axl picked that one of the list. However, it's usually Axl that comes up with the names. Del did name one of the tours.

    2. Pricing usually gets figured out by promoters / agents based on location, demographic and research. There is a lot of ticket scaling nowadays.

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1560755/rolling-stones-tour-doing-great-promoter-denies-heavy-discounting-of-tickets

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6576021/rolling-stones-grateful-dead-bots-scalpers-ticket-sales

    This is somehow sadder than the threads where people would post 10,000 questions to the band that they never even answered.

    And yet you keep taking the time to read and participate.

    I haven't checked this thread in 2 days. I missed nothing.

    Is that how long it takes you to come up with the same lame posts?

    What happened to the 2010 South American tour documentary?

    Nothing, we never planned in making one.

    I brought Rage (Dale) to South America to record and get footage from the band/tour. For us to use somewhere, sometime down the line. (Keep in mind, the line is pretty long) <-- not a hug

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  4. This is somehow sadder than the threads where people would post 10,000 questions to the band that they never even answered.

    And yet you keep taking the time to read and participate.

    I haven't checked this thread in 2 days. I missed nothing.

    Is that how long it takes you to come up with the same lame posts?

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  5. I'm currently very optimistic :)

    Reading between the lines a little I get the feeling that the idea is to actually announce a big bunch of shit when it's all actually properly finalised. *Big surprise!* Single on this date, album on this date, tour starts this date. If there happened to be anything as conventional as videos, interviews, band photos and tv promo performances that would be delightful.

    That would be so cool.

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  6. Hey Fernando,

    I actually have a question about your position as manager of a major 'legacy' music act. How often do you get offers to play private events such as the wedding in France? Do you decide which events are the right fit for GNR or is the money the only thing that matters? Does the entire crew make the trip for a private event?

    To be clear I am not asking these questions to call anyone a sellout, I could care less. You are in a very unique position and you are the only manager I could potentially get an answer from haha. I have so many questions your actual 'management' of the band than the band itself.

    We get offers to play private events, such as Compaq, HP, Google, etc.. However, it all really depends on the look. How many people, where it is, and what it is for. We rarely entertain such offers, as they are usually not good timing. Essential crew only. If it's the entire band, usually 2 techs for the band members, a few sound guys.

    The wedding we played in France was for a friend and all lined up nicely, however I felt bad for the crew that day, as we had just finished a show in spain and we were on our way to Mallorca when we had to make a last minute decision to play the wedding.

    So how are you doing Fernando? Having a nice day? It's pretty nice here. About 80 degrees, sunny, not too humid. My parents bout a new house so that's nice. More of the same old same old with work for me. I have to get back to work but I'll talk to you later. Peace.

    Been good man, trying to check in this and htgth before my schedule gets too kray.

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  7. Fernando, does Axl know you are posting on a forum dedicated basically to make fun of him on the last years?

    Thanks for answering my question Damager.

    I don't think that encompasses the vast majority of fans by any means.

    It encompasses the fans that matter. Magisme is responsible for this, not a diehard Axl fan.

    wait wait wait.. (magisme) is not a diehard fan? How can you know for certain? I mean, who are you to judge someone?

    lol - sorry, felt like I wanted to start one of them crazy ass discussions about nothing.

    Fernando,

    Do you think GNR has learned its lesson in regards to touring Canada during the winter? You know we have fairly nice weather during the summer, right?

    Axl loves the cold, we had fun touring during the snow season. Surely had its snags, but overall it was fun.

    Fernando ,have you or Axl been invited to Sebastian Bach's upcoming wedding? If not you can buy tickets for the after party!

    http://rockbartheater.com/blog/show/the-sebastian-bach-suzanne-le-rock-n-roll-wedding-extravaganza/

    No shit??? #Baz

  8. Back to Fernando...

    Hey Fernando, what was one of your first personal cool memory of GN'R / Axl? Something to this day you can remember even though you may have been young at the time

    I feel this is an extremely personal memory that I don't want to share. As I don't want it to end up somewhere else. Sorry man.

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  9. Wow, I can't believe my post in here got deleted. That right there says it all. And I know I posted it cause I have notifications that people liked it and its still gone. Wow. Just wow.

    Axl and Fernando are not a fan of follow-up questions. That might actually cause their words to be productive and worth reading.

    Is your post gonna get deleted since you said that LOL?

    Honestly, I don't know what this place is coming to. I wrote a fairly innocent, non-insulting two paragraph post about how we're negative simply because nothing is happening with the band, got 5 likes, and now come back 2 hours later to see the post deleted. Not even "edited" like Diesel above mine was, which that in itself is insane. Now I wish I screenshoted my post, cause I've understand insane babbling posts and threads getting deleted, but one that actually contributes to the conversation getting deleted seemingly because it wasn't praising him is crazy.

    Snap bro. Snap.

    Surely your post had extremely amazing use of words. It's all good man.

    Maybe, only maybe it was something that has been said over and over again? Who knows, but I got you dawg.

  10. Holy shit, it's the man, the myth, the legend. I am a huge fan of your work, your insightful posts are...

    Obviously the most important question asked...... Why the parenthesis?! Shit man, that's a cyber hug. A person of your caliber in the world of the interwebz didn't catch that? Maybe too busy thinking of a put down, or reading too much into what could of been, when the answer was the most obvious.

    The forum and TB; man where to start... hatred, racism, idiocy, stubbornness, toxicity, etc... However, why should the most suffer due to the few? Because it's the few that posts the most. It's a never ending cycle! It's a mad mad world. Shit man, I would love to keep it classy, fun and I am the first to make a joke or laugh at one. Not usually at my expense and/or due to extremely vile content found in almost every thread. Please don't take this as a generalization of the entire forum. Just most of the threads I read here consists of usually at least one major put down; get sooooo old. Maybe baiting for Dexter to return? Who knows...

    What about when Axl was paying the idiot that owned the site before he sold for all hosting charges for over a year, and whatever else he had asked. As to not have mygnr.com go away? We have done quite a lot for this community, to be chastised by the few doesn't really sound like "Come back soon." Shit I was banned from this forum for years, and apparently as of recently I was able to return by creating a new account. So yeah; maybe that shines some light on where things have gone wrong. But never too late to rebuild, refresh.

    Fermanager came from a Tommy's bass tech(Dan Gruff and Hernan V), then carried on by another friend of mine that passed away. So it stuck, however Axl calls me Damager; which surely some or most of you will get a laugh, and the few will make it something personally abusive. However, it's all in good humor on our end of things.

    As for the letter, I do not recall when it was sent to me, or given to me. I will have to ask Jarmo. I believe it was during a tour if I am not mistaken, which I usually am. (That was a joke at my expense) <-- This is not a cyber hug. I do recall that the questions were pretty intense; and/or questions that I had RS, SPIN and other publications asking me. Send them over again, I would like to refresh my memory.

    I find it more welcoming to chat at htgth, because I love Jarmo and the people there in which are here as well keep it within reason. I would love to open up and tell you everything, but doesn't work like that. My bad. Can we hashtag that? #mybad

    3 Hour meeting, wasn't I in Ibiza when I posted that? Or was that the "my office" for the day? The desperation of wanting something more supersedes common sense with some. I feel bad and by the time I am aware of what's going on; it's too late and the damage is already done.

    I do read some of the things you guys say and some are really good ideas. I do write them down and take credit for them. :thumbsup: But in all seriousness, some of your ideas are really good, some are common sense and others are just like "whoa"?

    I am sorry I can't comment on GNR's current status. But #Soon

    As for GNR's social presence, maybe we could do something together.

    I hope that this can be the building blocks to something great. Although, surely someone will ruin it and then we can try again after 2 more guitarists quit. (Another joke) <--- yes, not a hug.

    Okay, I am off to enjoy my title and position in this great organization. Where I do nothing, say nothing and deal with nothing.

    (magisme) <--hug :wub:

    Is there a way to ignore posters as a whole on this forum? Because if I was able to remove their comments from my browsing I feel we would be way more driven to stop by.

    I printed your post in 38 font and taped it to the ceiling in my bedroom. I've read it in excess of a hundred times now. I no longer know what it says. I just read it again, and again, and again.

    Early on you mention "hatred, racism, idiocy, stubbornness, toxicity, etc... " as reasons for the rift between the forum and TB. While I agree that you've taken us for granted and even mistreated us at times, I think you're being a little hard on yourself. It happens. :awesomeface:

    Foreplay without sex. Foreplay without sex. Yes, yes, yes. But how do you know there won't be sex if you're in the middle of the foreplay?

    (Fernando), let me put my words in you.

    I've said some mean things about you guys. I can't recall saying much about you personally, but I've made a lot of comments about TB as a group and some about your mom specifically. I've called you hangers-on, incompetents, enablers and worse. I've definitely made "Brazilian nanny" comments. I think "The Beta" is kinda funny. I don't want to go into a long thing about how it's just jaded and frustrated fans who truly want to support Axl and GNR, because enough people have pointed that out and I'm going to believe you're smart enough to understand that component. Fair?

    ....

    Some people say that "I'm sorry you feel that way" is a cop out. Fuck those people. No, it's not, not unless you're lying, saying it in that flippant way that demonstrates you're sorry about precisely nothing. What I'm saying is, I'm sorry if/that things I've said have hurt you and your family, and I'm sorry if you and your family ever felt personally attacked. I'm not taking things back. It's always been about letting off a little frustration steam. It's always been about the band. It was never personal. For me. For you? Different story. I'm sorry about that part. Do you see what I'm saying? Can you accept that?

    I don't want to go too far into the racism thing unless you want to, in which case we'll discuss, but it's complicated, and my response to both sides is "Yes, but..." so I'll let you decide whether you feel strongly enough about it that we need to spend some time.

    I told someone I was going to press you a bit more about GNR issues with this post. I think I'm going to hold off for just a minute. I'm definitely coming back to it, but it's more important to me that we do our best to repair this shit somehow, with a good faith effort on both sides, which means please don't just bounce at the first sign of trouble. Let's become acquainted. Let's see if we can coexist or maybe even enjoy each other. Then the next time I call you a dumbass Argentinian we'll have some familiarity to draw upon. :)

    (Fernando)

    P.S. If you care about me at all, you'll stick this thing out. Otherwise, I'll be taking crazy shit from my hater friends, many of whom might already think I've betrayed them.

    I mean, wtf? Why are you being so nice?

    Well, there goes the fun.

    #bye

    Okay, y'all got me. Discrimination. Everything is so literal nowadays. 3hour meeting.

    No need to apologize, I get the frustration and I know that some think that information is easy to come by. However, being that there are so many different things happening; it's hard to let y'all know what's up. Being that, if something is said and then it doesn't happen, GNR gets a gold star removed. I wish I could tell you about what's to come, when it's coming and who's coming. (magisme) pun. So, in a few months I hope to be able to give you guys more information. I say #hope, as it could be 2 months, or 4 months; but let's hope for the soonest possible. Even if it's no information, I plan to hang around. For now.

    No reason to dwell any further on everyone's view of TB, Beta and/or myself. And please stop thinking of Vanessa. Shit gets said, people gets ignored and life goes on. Ain't no thang'.

    I've read through 25 pages of this shit. I never make it past 10 on regular threads. See how excited you have made me. Your worth the extra effort fermanager. Ha ha

    I have been told I am worth every centimeter. (see what I did there?)

  11. Ughh... am I the only one cringing at how nicey-nice all of this is? Is this a GNR board or a fucking One Direction board? If Fernando ain't got nothing of value to say what is he even doing here other than getting his ego massaged being a celebrity on a message board?

    Then leave? I'd hardly say he's getting his ego massaged. Most of this has been lighthearted so far, and is it that crazy to want people to be somewhat respectful to a member of the GnR camp if they come here? Ya know, that's a big reason why they DON'T come here. It's a big step in the right direction for the fans and the band if we as a forum can work on rebuilding a relationship with the band so much of us love to hate on.

    But it isn't real is it? Half of the people sucking up to him in this thread do nothing but rag on GNR and Chinese Democracy day in, day out. The Fernando shows up, with no interest in discussing anything to do with the band and all of a sudden it's pixies and rainbows in the GNR online fan community. If 20 pages of jokes about virtual hugs does it for you then fine, but I'm here to discuss Guns N Roses.

    And it's been discussed about why he probably can't divulge anything substantial. No offense to Fernando, but you really think he's going to come onto a forum with members who love to bash him and anyone else in relation to the band, in a thread that was somewhat made as a joke, and actually tell us what GnR's next big plans for the future are? No, of course not. He said to expect news in a few months, likely (and hopefully) when things and everyone else is ready for whatever that news may be. Aside from that, he's responded two a few other questions here and there, but if anyone expects him to talk to us about what Axl's doing in regards to new music and what the band plans on doing next year, they're crazy. Can't you take it for what it is and see that one of the members of management coming to the board and posting in general is a good sign?

    That's cool and I'm not expecting Fernando to divulge any major exclusives on a GNR message board. I understand that's now how major bands work etc, but at least can't we talk about the actual band? There's been loads of really interesting questions asked so far in this thread. Just share something with the fans, some interesting anecdotes from the road, his own personal feelings on Chinese Democracy, his favourite lineups, Slash's solo music... whatever.... just something relating to Guns N Fucking Roses. Don't mean to be a dick about it, but isn't this why we're all here?

    I am truly sorry that my timing and choices of discussion doesn't please your needs and wants. I am here and there, can't really read everything being posted and when a questions that is quite funny comes up between your posts I can choose to answer it. However you keep going on and on about shit that won't really add up to anything. You said your piece, it has been noted. Why do you continue to bait further arguments? Just let that shit go, yo.

    So, let's see - I met Carime Lobo during the last RIR; and am expecting my first daughter due in a month, so that as to be my most memorable show. There has been so many great ones, hard to even remember some.

    Chinese, I suppose I am biased; as I was there since day one and went through the entire process of the album; I love every second of it. Every line up is great.

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