Guns N’ Roses Manager Slams Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Others!

Duff McKagan and Axl Rose

Raz Cue Slams Guns N’ Roses Members For Acting Holier Than Though

Still playing catch up on my YouTube channel on the last month or so of Guns N’ Roses news. Today I am talking about former Guns N’ Roses/LA Guns Manager attacking Duff Mckagan and the other members of Guns N’ Roses over their so called #meToo movement

AC/DC Release Music Video for “The jack” From 1979

AC/DC are uploading  vintage videos, which were previously available only on their 2007 Plug Me In DVD box set, for the 40th anniversary of their landmark Highway to Hell LP.

Ultimate Classic Rock had the exclusive premiere of the a live version of “The jack” you can watch below

The video was recorded on July 13 at the Rijnhal in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and originally broadcast on Countdown, a show that ran on Dutch television between 1977 and 1993. (The footage comes courtesy of Reelin’ in the Years Productions, which purchased the rights to more than 3,000 hours from the program in 2016, including performances by the Rolling StonesPaul McCartneyBruce SpringsteenBon Jovi and U2.)

 

Pearl Jam Would Inspire The Soundgarden Song “Spoonman”

Today on my other Youtube channel we take a look at the Soundgarden song “Spoonman”

AC/DC Rumored To Play Slane Castle, Ireland Next Year

Thanks to Adam for this! Our subscriber went to see Metallica at Slane Castle this year and claimed the promoters told some people in attendance that AC/DC are playing Slane Castle in 2020.

Nothing is officially confirmed but we’ll update you as we get more news.

Guns N’ Roses Seized To Function in the Mid 90’s

The mid 90’s saw Guns N’ Roses trying to write their follow up to their 1993 album “The Spaghetti Incident!?” The process was stopped and started so many times as the band was tied up in litigation, in-fighting, side projects and more. Eventually by 1996 guitarist Slash called it quits. We take a look at Slash’s last days in the band.

The Making of Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” Video

With July 21st being the anniversary of Guns N’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction” album I wanted to take a look at the making of the “Welcome to the Jungle” video. Check it out below!

Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Photographed Backstage With Marvel Writers

During Slash’s recent show in Vancouver, Canada last week, the top hatted guitarist was photographed backstage with Jen and Sylvia Soska who write for Marvel Comics. They’ve written Black Widow. Check out the photo below!

New Guns N’ Roses Book Coming Out This Fall

Still catching up on the last month or so worth of news on my YouTube channel. Today we talk about the new Guns N’ Roses book coming out this September.

 

In the Late 90’s Axl Rose Would Re-Record Appetite for Destruction

With today being the 32nd anniversary of Guns N’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction” album I thought I’d take a look at why Axl Rose re-recorded the album in the late 90’s when he was the sole original member.

Metallica Rep Tried to Rip Off Fans

A disturbing report has just surfaced, revealing a representative for Metallica worked with Live Nation to place up to 88,000 concert tickets directly on the resale market. Billboard obtained a taped conversation between Metallica associate Tony DiCoiccio and Live Nation president of U.S. concerts Bob Roux discussing the scheme in detail.

Billboard reports the recording was made in February 2017, shortly before Metallica launched their WorldWired tour in North America. The call depicts Roux’s frustration in Ticketmaster’s refusal to give tickets directly to resellers and his strategy to implement a ticket reselling scheme. The Live Nation president suggested, “Either a Live Nation employee or a venue box office basically take these and sell them into a singular account.”

“When this happens, 4,600 tickets into a single account, there may be some eyebrows that get raised,” Roux adds. “That’s the part I’m trying to figure out with Tony. You want to keep this quiet, but there isn’t a good way for the light bulbs not to go off.”

An executive who was also on the line, Vaughn Millette — now chairman and CEO of Outback Presents — sent the recording to Live Nation executives and board members on June 27 “to alert them of information he had collected while working with the company as a business partner.” The call was eventually given to Billboard from “a source close to Live Nation.”

When confronted with the call, Live Nation admitted to quietly transferring concert tickets into the hands of resellers over a number of years. “About a dozen artists out of the thousands we work with asked us to do this [between 2016 and 2017].”

Live Nation adds, “Since then, requests like these have declined virtually to zero as tools like dynamic pricing, platinum seats and VIP packages have proven to be more effective at recapturing value previously lost to the secondary market. Standard practice is to [now] use Ticketmaster’s Platinum, VIP and other tools to help tours price closer to true market value.”

“In this situation, a consultant for [Metallica] opted to use the secondary market to try to capture that value.”

Roux and Millette conspired to resell up to 4,400 tickets per show for 20 Metallica concerts on the WorldWired North American tour. Millette would have access to 2,640 premium tickets and 1,780 “troubled” seats (harder for Live Nation to sell) for each show.

The deal gave 40 percent of the resale revenue to Metallica, 40 percent to Live Nation, 12 percent to DiCioccio and 8 percent to Millette. A separate source claimed Live Nation’s share was lower.

After attempting to sell up to 88,000 tickets over a period of six months, Millette ultimately lost money, despite Metallica’s tour grossing $111 million in 2017.

DiCoiccio is an extremely close confidant of Metallica. A Metallica rep detailed exactly how close DiCoiccio is with the band, telling Billboard, “If there’s five seats on the jet flying home, it’s the band and Tony.”