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!
Interviews this weekend…
Guns N’ Roses… is next!
— Mitch Lafon (@mitchlafon) May 26, 2018
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.
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.
“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.
Guns N’ Roses’ album “needs to be viewed as a one-time experience as opposed to a deluxe edition package,” Somach added.
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.