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  1. There are so many layers involved and lots of moving parts before you even reach the artists themselves in this case GNR. Promotors, venues, industry related business as sound, lighting, staging, transportation etc may not be able to survive financially to supply a service as a business. Even employee's associated with the artists themselves may not be able to survive as all involved will feel the affects of the financial crisis. The process starts at the bottom and works its way to the top. If a promotor can no longer supply a service, to a booking agent, than a booking
  2. We would he know whats going on. The bands management team aren't tour promotors or the bands booking agent. The promotor in each country would manage the refund process or in the case of the booking agent they would facilitate that process and be the link to the band via there management team. The bands management would pass any concern onto the booking agent, who would than contact the promotor in relation to a refund. Promotors often hold funds from the sale of tickets in a holding account and must wait for a period of time for those funds to be cleared and released into t
  3. Unfortunately some cannot resist the need to belittle current band members and their skills. Actually the only people who seem obsessed are those people in a thread who have chosen to focus on a song, who's rightfull owner can do as they please, with whom ever they choose to in relation to playing any instrument. What ever you guys think is irrelevant. If the topic of the interview had been about a particular song and Franks involvement in that song, than have at it, as Frank has opened the door for people to admire or for criticism.. That was not the case with this int
  4. Seems silly given the members themselves have all moved on and it's all water under the bridge for each of them as individuals. Even past members no longer involved have moved on and seem content in life..
  5. Some of you need to get a grip on reality. I always find reading these threads interesting as common sense tends to go out the door. So the fans are now controlling the cameraman, sound engineer, mixer and editor of the clips uploaded. Why not throw in controling the direction of wind and the moon at any given time while you are at it. Until some realise they cannot control what others do, or understand the concept of that's something out side of my control, they will never be content. Maybe all involved were simply doing there jobs and you as the fans had no involvement
  6. And the bands booking agent would be dealing with the local promotor, who would be waiting for official confirmation from the government, who would be taking directives from health agencies. The band, their management, their booking agent and local promotor cannot control what other countries governments implement around COVID-19 policies. They are all at the mercy of those who have the control over these matters. Why make an official announcement on somthing you cannot control. Australia and New Zealand have closed their borders to all international travellers and that
  7. The current management, manage the bands touring and day to day business. To offer some balance, the bands current management team, managed the second grossing tour of all time. Its ok to give credit when its due. A record label A & R and or the band would manage album or music related business as was the case during the making and release of CD. TB have never publicly stated they are the bands legal representatives, record label executives or acting on behalf of the bands record label as their Artist and Represention agents. Tom Zutaut was that person in the
  8. If anyone is offended by a phrase that they have every right to think of and add to their own soical media platform for there own business brand than that's on them.... The band and its people can do what they like.. You have a choice accept it or ignore it. I and most of the world don't care about something so insignificant, with all that is going on in the world currently.
  9. You do realise TB is not a record label or the bands A & R representatives? any release of any form of music would be prompted by the record label themselves. I cannot understand why people don't understand the difference between TB who manage the bands day to day operations, the bands booking agents, the bands legal representatives and a record labels artist & representation person who overseas the musical elements on behalf of the record label. TB to my knowledge have never identified themselves as the bands legal representative, A & R representative, booking agent or the
  10. Because tool are currently on tour and would be in a position to receive information from governments and local promotors while in the process of touring. Tool were in New Zealand a few weeks ago where the situation has changed in relation to coronavirus and travel restrictions being put in place. GNR cannot control what happens in other countries via decisions made by a President or Prime Minister, local health authorities etc from being located in Los Angeles. It's out of the bands hands what happens in regards to touring in other countries. Local promotors will be awaitin
  11. What has TB got to do with this?.They like any other country, government, business, entity or individual persons have no control over a virus. All have not been prepared for this situation. I would recommend you focus on something more important, then something so minor as the bands management team or individual band members choices of whom represents them, compared to what is happening in relation to this virus and Its affect on the world at large including to peoples daily life's and its financial impact around the world. Get some perspective...
  12. The reason for cancellations for many events is the mix of persons (artists, motorsport team personnel, tennis players etc) entering into a country from other countries around the world and then uplifting and moving onto another country with the same personnel in tow. Logistically and from a financial perspective cancelling a musical tour from its inception is in the best interests of the local promotor and the artists themselves. You could not tour, then skip countries with entry bans in place or put personnel at risk of either getting the virus or self isolation in another country.
  13. The death rate of the flu in the US is more of a reflection on the US health care system than anything else. In most other 1st world countries the death rate for the flu is relatively low due to the availability of health care at no cost including to the elderly. Most deaths in the US linked to the flu is unfortunately elderly people who cannot afford a doctors visit or hospital visit due to costs involved and unfortunately pass away at home, often alone. That's the difference and something Americans struggle to understand. This virus has killed a large majority of people across different age
  14. Unfortunately different era of the music industry. The industry has changed and evolved and making albums isn't the bread and butter of the music industry any more. Touring is were the money is generated in today's music industry for all artists. The promoters have the leverage over artists, as the demand is in people wanting to buy concert tickets then albums leaving record labels powerless compared to the control labels had in the music industry over the past decades.
  15. There was a time when you formed an opinion on a person when you meet them in person, interact and than make your own judgement based on that interaction with the individual. Unfortunately today, that is not the case with social media and other avenues available, people resort to basing their opinion on irrelevant information or read to much into things, that does not offer a true picture of one's character. I have had the opportunity to meet Duff and his wife, plus Richard in person, and will form my opinion on my interaction with them. Duff and Susan. Polite, funny and ver
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