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  1. Shipping delays for physical media are unfortunately industry wide as supply chains are messed up. This has nothing to do with preparedness. Most vinyl releases are a year out
  2. “Maybe sometime before their actual performance, rather than use a guitar cord or standard wireless, in the name of science and for all mankind, Flea courageously had a newly invented breakthrough in microchip technology installed in his ass that picked up the frequencies of his bass and transmitted them to his amplifier ... Maybe they all had microchips installed in their asses and not only pick up the frequencies of their instruments but get DirectTV and the internet too!"
  3. There’s a big vinyl back log in the music industry. Long waits for a lot of artists
  4. I am shocked a bunch of millionaires who are close to 60 won’t write tunes about what they see while struggling to survive in the street
  5. It sounds like a rough mix. Since they are licensing out to UMG, are they paying out of pocket and going cheap?
  6. Terminator film -> VMA appearance -> Christmas Release -> Spring Release ahh the good old days of GNR predictions
  7. What incredible foresight for Axl to record vocals for Black Hole Sun and Wichita Lineman back in 1999… Seriously though, we’re way past taking the grain of salt when it comes to GNR rumors on message boards. No one knew about Absurd being released. If they are doing another short notice release, I doubt people know outside of their small circle
  8. I can’t think of a reality where a band would release anything with nothing substantial to promote. Then again, this is GNR. Maybe that doesn’t matter to them
  9. Lucy holding a “new album or song” instead of a football would have put it over the top
  10. There are different types of managers across the artist spectrum and even on GNR’s level. Some are professionals, some are long time acquaintances. For Axl at this point in his career, I think he values trust above all else. Others value a person’s influence to get certain agendas done. I also don’t see much of a difference between TB and managers from their past. Yes Azoff forced the record out. However Azoff is also notorious for having other motives. He’s typically not into something for just the deal, it’s for another deal. He’s the ultimate power player in the industry. He’s a great manipulator. Awesome if your interests align with him With Azoff, I think it’s safe to say he was in to try and force a reunion, sit in the cut of a reunion tour and not a follow up of CDII. He thought getting the album released would have paved the way for that to happen. He’s done it before with other bands. Why Axl expected anything different going in however is a bit of a mystery. He’s not the person to hire if you weren’t open and ready for Slash to come back
  11. Yep. Artists typically tell management what they want out of their careers and it’s management’s job to implement and carry out that plan. I highly doubt Axl Rose is ok with being told what to do and how to operate his band They’ve had professional management. They’ve had Irving Azoff. None of it really mattered when it came to functionality. He refused to do promo for the record that was released, sued his manager, and continued to show up late at shows, etc.. Axl is probably comfortable with TB. They run the business how he wants. If you have problems with TB, well it most likely stems from the top
  12. You touched on the issue. There are too many good songs that people enjoy to whittle it down to a single format At that time, the band could have imploded at any time. Whether by members quitting, fired or succumbing to their addictions. It was probably a good thing to get those songs completed. Unfortunately that’s pretty much what happened and the wait for the follow up took nearly two decades
  13. Only thing that looks good is the hat. The rest is a pass
  14. Looks like they used the marquee for the passport stickers
  15. Not to excuse any of this, but I’m not sure how this will really affect public perception to “cancel” him. It was pretty low with his overall past behavior, as well as some other well known situations that were made public over the years to begin with I don’t think there are many who hold Axl Rose to some high moral standard. It’s not a shock like Bob Dylan
  16. Pretty much. It’s a good opportunity to explain generally how things operate though. Little music industry 101 course work. Maybe it sparks some interest to pursue things
  17. You might have a slim chance if they are booking European dates and can throw them double their booking fee (5-6 mil). Even then, there’s exclusivity with other promoters and the band most likely isnt interested in doing gigs like that. That’s on top of other costs required to perform a gig. An approved venue, insurance, hiring local crew, etc… Just to expand on what’s in this thread: Live Nation is a promoter (who also controls/owns some venues). In this case, the op’s friend would be the promoter. So they are of no help in this instance. Del James is the tour manager. He doesn’t book shows. His job is day of show Team Brazil is management. They hired the booking agent and gave them parameters in what to book and what their schedule/plans are. It’s actually illegal in certain places for a manager to book shows United Talent Agency is the booking agency. They book shows and coordinate between management and promoters
  18. They have a booking agent at an agency. I think they are with United Talent Agency Edit: https://www.unitedtalent.com/artist/guns-n-roses/
  19. I don’t think we will see anything until they are done with their current contract with UMG and have looked at the prospect of releasing or licensing out their catalog/vault themselves Not that it will happen, but there will be better odds
  20. I know for a fact that their promoter was getting the ball rolling and calling for venue holds for a possible tour during that time. This was back in my music industry intern days Not that it lead to anything or that it meant things were ready to go. It obviously fizzled out and got pushed to 2006
  21. What others have said here. Bleed issues in mics, sound isolation, and maybe to keep the stage volume down for other members
  22. I think it’s obvious that the majority of people who go to a show want and expect to hear the hits. Deep cuts according these people include songs such as Mr Brownstone and Nightrain They aren’t there for Chinese Democracy, deep cuts they don’t know such as Bad Apples, or especially anything new. That’s when they go to the bathroom and grab another beer Any of that stuff that gets played is for their own satisfaction/agenda or to throw this part of the fanbase a bone
  23. The tour was canceled because of the riots. I think that was pretty clear. Clear Channel was the promoter, who controlled/owned many of the venues, and the radio stations across the country. They didn’t need sellouts or every show to perform well to make a profit
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