Rock Journalist Mitch Lafon to Interview One or Several Members of Guns N’ Roses on June 11, 2018!

Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan

Guns N’ Roses Member(s) to Sit Down With Mitch Lafon This Weekend!

Rock journalist Mitch Lafon posted on Twitter that he will be interviewing Guns N’ Roses this weekend! He himself admitted that he won’t know who he’ll be talking to. He said he would find out today. The interview will be released on June 11th. Some people are speculating it’ll either be Axl Rose, Slash or Duff McKagan so they can promote the upcoming Appetite for Destruction box set. Perhaps the box set is not selling as well as they hoped and that’s why they need to do some press for it. As we get more information we’ll keep you guys updated!

CNBC Thinks Appetite for Destruction Reissue Will Sell Well

Thanks to Zeeshan for this article. CNBC published an article talking about the $1,000 US Appetite for Destruction Locked N’ Loaded Box Set. You can check out the article here

Some notable quotes from the article include:

“Guns N’ Roses has gobs of fans across the globe who were teens or of college age during the band’s heyday,” said Rafe Gomez, co-owner of VC Inc. Marketing.

“Many of these Guns N’ Roses devotees, who are now adults, have the disposable cash to invest in the band’s new release,” he added.

Armen Shaomian, a professor of entertainment at the University of South Carolina, pointed out that fans used to paying scalpers for last minute concert tickets may not even bat an eye at the set’s price.

“Fans pay well over $1,000 on either secondary premium tickets or for those V.I.P. experiences that many bands offer,” he said.

The price is also justified because anyone interested in this set is thinking about more than just the music, according to Denny Somach, a Grammy-award music producer, author and rock historian.

“It’s no doubt a high-priced item, but this is more of an experience being purchased as opposed to just another collector’s box set,” Somach said. Consumers should get used to seeing more such high-end collector’s sets. “These kinds of products will become more commonplace as acts look to market their legacy,” he said.

For an extreme case of legacy marketing, legendary Kiss bassist Gene Simmons released a 10-disc set in 2017. The so-called vault had an option to be hand-delivered to the purchaser’s home by the Kiss bassist himself for $50,000.

Guns N’ Roses’ album “needs to be viewed as a one-time experience as opposed to a deluxe edition package,” Somach added.

Anyone worried that the Geffen Records warehouse will end up a home to thousands of copies of the “Locked N’ Loaded” set can take comfort in the fact that the band’s “Not In This Lifetime” tour last year reaped over $300 million, according to Billboard data.

The band’s enduring popularity suggests there’s fertile ground for uber-fans – such as New York resident Steven Jacobson — eager to get their hands on the ultimate commemorative album, regardless of the price.

Jacobson, president of Hopkinson Real Estate, has seen the band over 200 times, met its members and owns copious amounts of rare memorabilia. He’s already preordered his “Locked N’ Loaded” copy, which he told CNBC was an opportunity that couldn’t be passed up.