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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.  

I mean, if you want to buy a toy truck with 'guns n roses' printed on the side, then go for it. You'll probably never get laid ever again if you leave it around the house, but there we go.   

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31 minutes ago, guitarpatch said:

You would think exploiting a health pandemic would be more concerning here. GNR has been “political” before this  

exactly, GNR has never shied away from politics.  I mean GNR has always been one of the most anti-establishment bands ever.  If that's not political, I don't know what is.  Funny to see people get their panties in a bunch about this.

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15 minutes ago, Stlconcerts said:

 Money is officially going to Charity now according to the site. 

Yep. They've belatedly realised that profiteering isn't a good look so now 100% is going to musicares.org

 

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21 minutes ago, bangit said:

For clarification.... By 'political' i do mean 'exploiting the current health pandemic'.  

I'm well aware of the band's history my friend. 

I give zero shits about US politics just can't stand how this band /AXL seem more interested in it than the music or their fans - who have put them on the pedestal they now sit.  

Take a look through their social media over the last decade.... how many tweets etc relate to things other than music? 

In that sense I’m just going to say that Axl only seems to write about a few things. 6-8min Steph Seymour ballads and what he sees in society is a big chunk of it. The guy wrote a song about mass shootings on the last record 

There’s a lot to not support here. Being political doesn’t seem as if it should be a line in the sand to draw here. At least not now 

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Fernando is so goddamn incompetent, it isn't funny. Did they not see the negative press Trump got with LALD last week? Or is that what they're going for - to be cringe edgelords?

There is no such thing as any publicity is good publicity. This just sounds like they are trying the 'most dangerous band in the world' shtick with a tacky shirt, in the middle of a global pandemic and a looming economic crisis. Poor taste.

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5 minutes ago, The Holographic Universe said:

I’m certain it was always going to charity and was an oversight on the initial listing.

You’d think they would have mentioned that in the pic, the site, or the wording in the posts. 
 

They goofed and had to go back 

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I had gone out on a date with a woman who benefitted from Musiccares. She had a song on the 103.5 KTU around the late 00/early 2010s.  She was hit by a car that ran a stop sign. The accident caused  a lot of damage to her body.  Musiccares helped with her medical expenses from the accident.  When I met her, she was just starting to get her life back. It became obvious that she wasn't ready at the time to have  another person in her life. 

With that being said, she told me that Musicares really helped her through the tough time. It's good to see that GNR is donating the proceeds to that organization. 

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35 minutes ago, alfierose said:

Yep. They've belatedly realised that profiteering isn't a good look so now 100% is going to musicares.org

 

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This is an absolutely terrible decision by someone. Not just the shirt, because it looks stupid, but because the band had to get political.

A really fucking stupid move by a band that had everything going for it in 2016, only to piss away all their momentum with the lack of new material.

Now I hope "COVID 45" causes the cancellation of the Fenway Park show, because I want my money back.

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3 minutes ago, Blackstar said:

There is also a disclaimer by UMG. Maybe that was the reason they didn't mention the charity right away.

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In that case, you definitely wait before you go live in that scenario 

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26 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

Fernando is looking at the backclash and has swiftly added the charity thing - I am convinced. 

I doubt there is any backlash. It’s a shirt. Most people assume GNR are making a lot of cash from the online merch. After everyone gets their piece of the pie I doubt the big 3 bet enough to care at all. 

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Just now, The Holographic Universe said:

I doubt there is any backlash. It’s a shirt. Most people assume GNR are making a lot of cash from the online merch. After everyone gets their piece of the pie I doubt the big 3 bet enough to care at all. 

You haven't looked at the comments section on the facebook post then?

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11 minutes ago, The Holographic Universe said:

I doubt there is any backlash. It’s a shirt. Most people assume GNR are making a lot of cash from the online merch. After everyone gets their piece of the pie I doubt the big 3 bet enough to care at all. 

They most likely relatively don’t make much off of the online store. 

However, they are receiving backlash. Enough that they should care as its much deeper than just the messaging. People perceive it as a one way relationship.  It’s time to give something back. Especially now that you won’t be on tour and the promoter has their $

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