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1 minute ago, RussTCB said:

 

 They need to retroactively mention that all proceeds from the shirt will go to COVID related charities. 

that would be ok, but with a different kind of 'message'... just write "f**k off covid" or "get in the ring covid" or something else...

as it is it's just embarrassing by any point of view imo

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Has anyone tried switching Fernando off and then switching him on again?

Hopefully it will come with little plastic figures of all of the GN'R members past-and-present, all 700 of them. We can play little games where we run DJ Ashba over.  

Quick pic I put together of my Not In This Lifetime London haul! Turns out I missed the Bloody Bullet Euro Tour tee that I got free from Varvatos in this pic too! ;-D

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20 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

I am absolutely in to pitch in for this on one condition: that we model it after this ad-

Use the same font on the shirt as the commercial. 

The syllables for "Other bands do....what Fernandon't" would fit juuuuust fine! :lol:

 

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Just now, Gordon Comstock said:

 

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My man.

It could either be Metallica Does or Every Other Band Does... works either way. 

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16 minutes ago, guitarpatch said:

Totally get it. They shouldn’t be making $ off of this and if you’re going to try, at least make a better shirt 

They're not trying to make money off it, they're making a commentary on the mismanagement of the pandemic.

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Just now, nambis said:

They're not trying to make money off it, they're making a commentary on the mismanagement of the pandemic.

Is it for sale? Do the proceeds go anywhere? 

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Just now, nambis said:

They're not trying to make money off it, they're making a commentary on the mismanagement of the pandemic.

Haha right, which is why they're selling a t-shirt. This couldn't possibly have been something Axl tweeted for free, right? Selling a t-shirt and them making money off of it is just some sort of unavoidable circumstance? 

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2 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

Haha right, which is why they're selling a t-shirt. This couldn't possibly have been something Axl tweeted for free, right? Selling a t-shirt and them making money off of it is just some sort of unavoidable circumstance? 

Of all the platforms at their disposal, slinging T-shirts for $25 a pop seems to be the most effective 

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16 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

No....the intent of the shirt is to attempt to make fun of Trump while at the same time making light of tens of thousands of people dying. The last part isn't intentional of course, but that's beside the point because that's not how it's going to be perceived. 

I think it is more divisive throwing in a political figure as the fan base has a wide range of political beliefs. Maybe he just doesn't care... but trading in portion of your fan base for Hollywood praise is going to hurt sales.

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1 minute ago, guitarpatch said:

Of all the platforms at their disposal, slinging T-shirts for $25 a pop seems to be the most effective 

Right, as opposed to just posting the "joke" on any of their social media platforms lol

1 minute ago, Billly B said:

I think it is more divisive throwing in a political figure as the fan base has a wide range of political beliefs. Maybe he just doesn't care... but trading in portion of your fan base for Hollywood praise is going to hurt sales.

See, I never think about that because I'm just not into politics BUT I completely understand your point. 

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3 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

My man.

It could either be Metallica Does or Every Other Band Does... works either way. 

 

Do you think if I added a Frans N' Roses logo somewhere, they'd sell it on the official store?

 

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Just now, Gordon Comstock said:

 

Do you think if I added a Frans N' Roses logo somewhere, they'd sell it on the official store?

 

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Absolutely perfect. I wish I knew shit about making t-shirts. I'd love to have that made and donate any proceeds to COVID charities. 

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Just now, RussTCB said:

Absolutely perfect. I wish I knew shit about making t-shirts. I'd love to have that made and donate any proceeds to COVID charities. 

Can we actually look into this? It started as a joke but maybe some good could come of it.

Even make it customizable - [insert band] does...

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Team Brazil is the worst, sure. But Axl, Slash and Duff are responsible in the end. The let all of this happen because of greed, lazyness, ignorance and/ or because they don't care.

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36 minutes ago, James Bond said:

Can we make our own t-shirt? A spin on the "Fernandon't" thing?

"Other bands do what Fernandon't."

Seriously, fuck this band and their pathetic, juvenile joke of "management." The only thing they will manage is another stack of excuses as to why the fans are ungrateful and difficult.0

 

2 minutes ago, Gordon Comstock said:

 

Do you think if I added a Frans N' Roses logo somewhere, they'd sell it on the official store?

 

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This is a great idea. Maybe put the mygnr logo on the front.

I would never buy the GnR shirt but it's interesting that it says that it doesn't ship until June.

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I don't think the concept is so bad (it's even kind of clever), but I can see how it can easily be misinterpreted - plus, it indeed doesn't sit very well that the band comes off as quick to make a profit from a Trump PR disaster in relation to a public health crisis.

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37 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

No....the intent of the shirt is to attempt to make fun of Trump while at the same time making light of tens of thousands of people dying. The last part isn't intentional of course, but that's beside the point because that's not how it's going to be perceived. 

I truly don't get the '45' bit, at all - is it an attempt to make fun of Trump? If so, I don't think anyone would understand that without having it explained to them.....

....but absolutely fuck this. What an absolute load of shit. We're at the bottom of the barrel, truly. 

I'm not offended, not outraged, just think it's absolutely pathetic. 

My girlfriend (who is not interested in GNR) saw me open the email advertising it and said "what the fuck is that stupid shit? who's made that? If I saw anyone wearing that all I'd think is, 'what a stupid twat' " which is probably the nicest thing you could say about this lame attempt at cashing in. 

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God, can you imagine....we've been waiting all these decades for new music and if it actually happened and it was just more boring Orange Man Bad bullshit?

This ain't the 60s and Axl sure as hell ain't Bob Dylan.

 

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This reminds me of when Liverpool FC decided not to furlough their staff.  When they got fucking slaughtered for it (& rightly so), they back tracked.

These shambolic bunch of clowns will obviously back track & donate to charity.

But only when they realise they’ve  completely misjudged the situation.

It shouldn’t have even come to that.

How fucking thick is that cûnt Fernando, I mean how fucking thick?

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3 minutes ago, Blackstar said:

I don't think the concept is so bad (it's even kind of clever), but I can see how it can easily be misinterpreted - plus, it indeed doesn't sit very well that the band comes off as quick to make a profit from a Trump PR disaster in relation to a public health crisis.

If you think this shirt is "clever" than i guess a guy falling face first into a pile of dog shit must be the very height of comedy.

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The shirt makes a cogent point. It is of course a political one though. Often charities don’t accept monies gained from partisan politicking. And in some cases, the laws even forbid it.

Charities have to think about if the small donation from the sale of this shirt might be undone by other donors withholding their donations because they are offended by the partisan messaging. They also need to worry about being audited for being attached to something like this.

To be clear, guns and all wealthy people should be contributing to relief efforts. (Maybe they are but without publicizing it - likely individual band members). And like the Grateful Dead they could be focoused on raising funds for the less paid workers in their industry (merch stand, roadies, hot dog sales people). And of course they are being terrible about not announcing info/ cancelling shows.

The dead play pro shot concerts every Friday night and people donate while watching. There’s a pre show and it’s all really cool. They’ve raised loads of dough. So, yeah, guns could do exactly that.

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Just now, estrangedtwat said:

If you think this shirt is "clever" than i guess a guy falling face first into a pile of dog shit must be the very height of comedy.

To be honest, that would make me laugh......

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1 minute ago, estrangedtwat said:

If you think this shirt is "clever" than i guess a guy falling face first into a pile of dog shit must be the very height of comedy.

Not really.

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