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Everything posted by guitarpatch

  1. Gross is no where near their final net. They’ve done well and cashed in, but so did Live Nation
  2. Not to specifically point out Guns but why do artists need to be poor to have integrity? Artists technically “sold out” when they started to get paid for club gigs. Some got $ to record an album. It’s always been a business. Licensing music for commercials is bad, but licensing music for big budget films or images for t-shirts is somehow good? It’s the same thing Get the $ while you can if you’re an artist. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Just look at royalties for physical media
  3. Yep. They had some cool GNR shirts from the mid/late 90’s that I can’t seem to find anywhere
  4. Radio is dead for new music. Streaming and playlists are more of an indicator of success
  5. The issue was two fold. The song did fit amongst the vibe and bands on that soundtrack. However that phase in popular music was well past it’s peak culturally by 98/1999 2nd was that the movie wasn’t very good commercially
  6. Seems like it’s an international licensing issue. Most likely it’s on the film/label side
  7. It’s still officially released. Whether or not the band considers it a “demo” is something else
  8. Guns songs are just more vocally challenging. It’s the constant change of vocal registers and going in between them that seems to give him issues. If all he had to do was belt high notes with “rasp”, it would most likely be more consistent. If he wasn’t prepared to tour, he’d blow his voice out the first week of shows
  9. Well they will hopefully master it for vinyl. Low end and any stereo synths are a few issues for any vinyl release. The original source is still digital though. The mix won’t likely change
  10. Ticket prices fluctuate as it’s mostly now real time pricing. If the show is in extreme demand, the prices go up. If the show isn’t, they will go down. For someone like GNR, I don’t think it should be a surprise that after multiple tours before and after the reunion, prices go down after their main fanbase gets their picking. The fact they are still doing stadiums regardless of the price to get in is great in itself. It probably won’t last forever As far the Grammys, they simply wont put the time, effort or money to go after it. They don’t do interviews or promotion normally. Why would they change that stance for an industry award? It’s also highly unlikely that GNR captures the social zeitgeist again in their careers. Their time has passed. You get the feeling that some fans are hopeful or are ready to measure them to that standard. That doesn’t mean they can’t release new music. It can even be some of the best they’ve ever done. It‘s just not 1989 any longer and these guys are pushing their 60’s. They’re a heritage act
  11. Stones lithos at shows are numbered. The show litho off the site is not. They are usually the same otherwise
  12. 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
  13. “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!"
  14. There’s a big vinyl back log in the music industry. Long waits for a lot of artists
  15. 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
  16. It sounds like a rough mix. Since they are licensing out to UMG, are they paying out of pocket and going cheap?
  17. Terminator film -> VMA appearance -> Christmas Release -> Spring Release ahh the good old days of GNR predictions
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Lucy holding a “new album or song” instead of a football would have put it over the top
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Only thing that looks good is the hat. The rest is a pass
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