Entries tagged with: Chinese Democracy
Guns N' Roses' and Axl Rose's lawyer has castigated Dr Pepper, accusing the soda maker of failing to deliver on its "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen) free soda promotion, which the band was never involved in.Wired says, "Anyone who goes to the site now looking for their free soda due to Chinese Democracy being released is greeted by the normal front page of DrPepper.com, which contains no visible mention of the high-profile giveaway. If you didn't register for your soda in the first two days the album was on sale, you're out of luck, unless Gutman succeeds in forcing DR Pepper to extend the deadline again."
Beverly Hills-based Alan Gutman has written to Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. president and CEO Larry Young, accusing the company of operating an online redemption scheme that was an "unmitigated disaster which defrauded customers." Gutman is demanding that Dr Pepper makes good on its offer by extending the period for the offer; he also wants full-page apologies in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
Gutman's letter makes clear his view that the original campaign was an "exploitation of my clients' legendary reputation and their eagerly awaited album" and "brazenly violated our clients' rights." He is also seeking an "appropriate payment... for the unauthorized use and abuse of their publicity and intellectual property rights," with the threat of further action if an acceptable offer is not made.
"Now is the time to clean up the mess," says Gutman. [Billboard]
A video someone made while camping out at Best Buy on Chinese Democracy's release day, below...
KTXT (88.1 FM) out of Texas posted their list of the 10 most disappointing albums of 2008 on their blog The Couch. This is what they came up with...
10. Weezer - The Red AlbumWhat does your list look like? Where does Chinese Democracy rank on it?
9. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
8. Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
7. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
6. CSS - Donkey
5. Ghostland Observatory - Robotique Majestique
4. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
3. Beck - Modern Guilt
2. Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty
1. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Cardinology
CSS play Webster Hall on December 17th & 18th. Tickets are still on sale. Ghostland Obersvatory are playing Terminal 5 in NYC on December 12th. Tickets are still on sale. Black Kids are playing a private party at Bowery Ballroom on December 9th (no tickets). If you weren't too disappointed, the rest of the BK & GO tour dates below...
Apse @ ATP NY (more by Zach Dilgard)
today in NYC
* H2O @ Blender Theater
* Brian Wilson @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Child Abuse, Zs, Extra Life & Single Unit @ Glasslands
* Agnostic Front @ the Crazy Donkey in Long Island
* Bishop Allen & The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ MHOW
* Gods & Monsters, Martin Bisi, Apse, White Rainbow, Nancy Garcia, etc @ Knitting Factory
Child Abuse is also playing with Growing and Orphan at Santos in December.
The American Music Awards are on tonight.
Horse Feathers' new video for "Curs in the Weeds" below...
Photos by Zach Dilgard
CYPRESS HILL have slated new GUNS N' ROSES album Chinese Democracy -- before it is even released.Cypress Hill played the Nokia Theater in NYC on Thursday night (Oct 30, 2008). The TV commercial for "Chinese Democracy", free Dr. Pepper info, and more pictures from the Cypress Hill show, below...
The hip-hop legends' frontman, B REAL, said: "It's Guns N' Roses only in the sense of the name, it's not them."
He moaned the only remaining member of the original band is frontman AXL ROSE -- his least favourite.
But after a 15-year wait for the album, released here on November 24, the record buying public disagree. [The Sun]