Spanish Interview with Slash from 1992 Surfaces Online
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was interviewed by Spanish TV in the summer of 1992. Check out the interview below!
Moderator on MYGNRForum Sheds Light on the Copyright Takedowns
A moderator on the MyGNRForum, Downzy locked a thread discussing Guns N’ Roses management’s response to the YouTube takedowns. Prior to locking the thread he offered some more background on the controversy saying the following
Okay, we’re going to put pause on this conversation for awhile. This thread has become pretty ugly and I think some time off is needed for everyone (including myself).
A couple of things…
People can believe what they want in the absence of any clear communication or statement by the band or management (Beta’s comments notwithstanding). We have made numerous overtures to band management that this issue requires clarification on their part and they have chose to remain quiet publicly (again, save for Beta’s comment that I would surmise was not fully informed at the time she made it).
They have mentioned a few things “off the record” and I feel obligated to respect that fact despite the total lack of respect shown of late to this forum, its staff, or the online community by management.
I can say unequivocally that the LLC used to take down videos last year (spring of 2018) was connected by GNR or GNR management and was co-opted by an individual who I won’t name here (but really, we all know who I’m talking about). When this was brought management’s attention, the LLC was immediately shut down.
Obviously this did not solve the problem as the rate of takedowns grew exponentially using various trade organizations like the RIAA and IFPI. And to provide a little context, when this was brought to management’s attention, one of the first questions we got back was “What is the IFPI?”
There are working theories on how all of this transpired. Personally I do not subscribe to the notion that the individual in question was given direction by management to take down the videos. But others, including those on our staff, hold different views.
What we do know is that an individual used an LLC once owned or controlled by elements of GNR to take down videos. This individual is in communication with the band management via email and perhaps other methods of communication. A member the band’s management has publicly defended this individual from the allegations with respect to the recent removal multiple videos on various social media platforms. We also know that the individual responsible for at least some of these take downs have publicly and privately claimed to be working with the support of band management (though, I highly doubt those claims; I’ve always thought, regardless of what one thinks of band management, it would just seem beyond the imagination that they would authorize this particular low-life to do anything on the band’s behalf). We know that other than Beta’s public defence of this individual, the band nor management have not offered much else with respect to clearing up this matter.
So I’m going to ask everyone (including myself) to take a few days away from this matter. It’s an incredibly frustrating situation that should not be happening. But this is GNR we’re talking about. I’ve learned a long time ago that the best recourse with this band is to take some time off when things don’t make sense. There will be other things to cheer or criticize down the road. As destructive as all of this has been in terms of fan relations, it’s not worth spending weeks upon weeks yelling at each other over. Temporary (or perhaps permanent) disengagement is really the only therapy that’s going to work at this point.