According to Brando from Appetite for Distortion Podcast, one of his listeners attended a listening party for the reissue in Europe this past week where they spoke to representatives from Universal Music. Universal revealed the following details regarding the reissue.
“Got to talk to some Universal Music The Netherlands people yesterday at the AFD release party and some of the interesting things they told me:
– the Locked N’ Loaded box isn’t sold out but worldwide they had 2/3 of the available sets sold through pre-orders (6666 pre-orders) apparently.
– Duff attended a presentation/hearing for record company people in LA a few weeks prior to the first announcements of the Locked N’ Loaded box.
– The idea of a golden ticket inside the boxes was discussed, but not realized. Logistics. This decision was made shortly before the first announcements.
– the record company leaked the video for the LN’L box set a day too early on purpose.