Guns N’ Roses Premiere New Song “Hard Skool”

Guns N’ Roses have premiered a new song titled “Hard Skool.” The track was originally recorded during the “Chinese Democracy” sessions under the working title “Jackie Chan” and it can be streamed below. The single is currently available digitally and it can also be pre-ordered on 7″ vinyl along with “ABSUЯD” and on CD and cassette along with “ABSUЯD” and live versions of “Don’t Cry” and “You’re Crazy.” The physical copies will be released on February 25.

Guns N’ Roses Postpone Mexico Shows To 2022

Guns N’ Roses have been forced to postpone their shows in Mexico due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Gunners, due to government shut down of large gatherings and Covid restrictions, our October 2021 dates in Mexico will need to be rescheduled to next year. We are currently working on a routing and will update you all as soon as possible. Please keep hold of your tickets, they will be valid for the new dates in 2022.”

Axl Rose Says He Was Dealing With A Probable Case Of Food Poisoning During Guns N’ Roses’ Chicago Show

Axl Rose was dealing with an apparent case of food poisoning during Guns N’ Roses’ September 16 show in Chicago, IL. The frontman said the following about that on the band’s official Twitter account:

“A note to Chicago… I got to the show feeling great, but started getting sick pretty early on. It progressed to where I was throwing up & was light headed. Wouldn’t have been surprised if I’d fallen off the front of the stage. I’d b fine then not, fine again then not all night. Was pretty crazy but the crowd was great n’ I was in a great headspace n’ we had fun. Luckily the COVID test was negative. Def messed with my vocals in places. Just glad we got thru it n’ it didn’t mess with the show too bad. I’m a lot better now. Seems most likely to be food poisoning. Looking forward to Milwaukee!”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Guns N’ Roses Performing “Paradise City” With Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl At Bottlerock Napa Valley

Guns N’ Roses have shared pro-shot footage of themselves performing “Paradise City” with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) during their September 4 set at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival. You can check that out below. As previously reported, the performance of that track was cut short due to a strict 10 p.m. curfew.

Guns N’ Roses Reportedly Planning To Release New Song “Hard Skool” In The Near Future

Guns N’ Roses are reportedly planning to release a new song titled “Hard Skool” in the near future. The rumor came from a fan, who said that frontman Axl Rose recently played the track for her. According to Blabbermouth, “Hard Skool” was originally recorded during the “Chinese Democracy” sessions under the working title “Jackie Chan.”

Guns N’ Roses’ Performance At Bottlerock Cut Short Due To Strict Curfew

During Guns N’ Roses’ September 4 set at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, the band ended up getting the plug pulled on them due to a strict 10 p.m. curfew. The incident occurred while the group were performing “Paradise City” with special guest Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters).

Guns N’ Roses’ Merchandising Company Files Lawsuit In An Effort To Stop Counterfeit Merchandise

Guns N Roses’ merchandising company, Global Merchandising, have filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop counterfeit merchandise on the band’s current tour. The company is trying to get a judge’s order to get federal marshals, local and state police, and agents hired by the company to seize bootleg items.

The claim was filed in New Jersey against “parties who are selling unlicensed and infringing merchandise bearing the trademark, likenesses and logos of the musical group known as Guns N’ Roses.” The defendants are said to be selling “unauthorized merchandise bearing the names, logos, likenesses, trademarks and artwork of musical performers without their permission and without payment of royalties to them.” Kenneth Feinswog, a lawyer for Global Merchandising Services Ltd., commented:

“During the past 35 years of tremendous commercial growth of popular music, the public has not only purchased millions of records and concert tickets for entertainment but has further sought to identify themselves with and declare allegiance to their favorite performers by purchasing various articles of merchandise, t-shirts, patches, posters, photographs, jerseys, caps, belt buckles, jackets and other items that embody the names, photos, likenesses, logos, trademarks and/or artwork of such performers. Unquestionably, the aforementioned public statement of identification and allegiance to the performers and the souvenir value of the aforesaid merchandise is the reason why fans will pay more than $35.00 for a t-shirt displaying the performer’s name or likeness which t-shirt might otherwise retail (without such name or likeness) for $4.00.

Concurrently with the growth of the legitimate merchandising business, an illegal multi-million dollar industry has developed in the United States involving the unlawful manufacture, sale and distribution of ‘bootleg’ merchandise bearing the names, trademarks, trade names, likenesses or artwork relating to popular entertainers.

Defendants are individuals and companies commonly referred to as ‘bootleggers’ of merchandise who, without permission or authorization, misappropriate the names, likenesses, logos, symbols, artwork and/or trademarks of performing artists and musical groups for use on merchandise that the ‘bootlegger’ Defendants peddle to the general public in order to cash in on the musical performer ‘s huge commercial value and reputation, all in violation of the rights of those individuals and companies that possess the exclusive right to engage in such commercial activity.

To add insult to injury, the merchandise that the bootleggers manufacture and sell is, in most instances, of inferior quality and not only violates Plaintiffs ‘ rights but adversely affects the general public and irreparably injures the performers ‘ reputations for excellence and integrity in the pursuit of their professional careers.

The glut of bootleg merchandise on the market deprives the artists, whose names, likenesses, symbols, logos and designs appear on the illicit infringing merchandise, of the earnings and credit that they (the artists) deserve from the investment of their capital and their creative energies into the development of their careers. These artists have licensed other companies to engage in legitimate merchandising activities on said artists ‘ behalf (such as Global Merchandising Services, Ltd.) and these companies are suffering as well from the competitive effects of the illegal activities conducted by Defendants.

Defendants are preventing these artists from controlling the manner in which the artists desire to be presented to the general public and have given the public the false impression that their illicit and inferior merchandise was either sponsored or approved by those artists.

Moreover, since the bootleggers pay no royalties, and no fees to the stadium or concert hall where their illegal product is peddled, and upon information and belief, no taxes in connection with the sale of said merchandise, the bootleggers (defendants herein) are able to undercut the prices of the legitimate vendors who abide by the law in the conduct of their
business activities to Plaintiffs ‘ substantial detriment.

These bootleggers are, plainly and simply, parasites who wrongfully profit from the tremendous energies and reputations of performers in the entertainment industry, and who flagrantly and unlawfully impede such artists in their personal and professional advancement.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” Surpasses One Billion Streams On Spotify

Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” has officially surpassed one billion streams on Spotify. This news comes after the music video for the track previously surpassed one billion views on YouTube. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” appears on the band’s 1987 album “Appetite For Destruction.”

Guns N’ Roses Release Studio Version Of New Song “ABSUЯD”

Guns N’ Roses have released a studio version of their new song “ABSUЯD.” The track, which the band previously performed live, is a reworked version of “Silkworms,” a song that was written during the “Chinese Democracy” sessions.

Watch Guns N’ Roses Perform “New” Song “Absurd” During Boston, MA Show

During Guns N’ Roses’ August 3 show at Fenway Park in Boston, MA, the band played a “new” song titled “Absurd.” The track is a reworked version of the song “Silkworms,” which was written during the “Chinese Democracy” sessions. You can find fan-filmed footage of the performance below: