Lemmy knows the ropes.
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Rock and roll press conference are generally more entertaining than say, politician press conferences. But, you rarely see them on T.V.
If a musician is giving a press conference it’s because he/she has already had some degree of success. So, it’s not the stepping stone to the center ring. That being said, the press conference can go a long to further the image of a rock star because it is attended by writers who pick up on every nuance and later expound upon their vision.
This clip is of a famous Bob Dylan press conference from 1965.
As always, grease up your charisma gearbox then, click pause on the music player located in the side bar before playing the YouTube.
The Guns und Roses record, “Chinese Democracy” is out. Now, we all heard about the “free Dr. Pepper” hype/jive. Let me ask you this; did anybody think that when Dr. Pepper said everyone gets a free one if the record comes out this year…did anybody think that you were just going to be able to walk in to the quick shop and say, “I’m here, Axl put the disc out, give me my free Dr. Pepper”.
No. Nobody thought it was going to work that way. It’s just another scam, no big deal. Dr. Pepper, which I’m sure is part of some huge conglomerate, was going to use this as a way to build a database that the actual worth of is negligible because, how much useful information can you get from an internet profile? That stuff is overrated anyway but, we’re talking about soda pop here and Dr. Pepper should have a good handle on their demographics as it is but, maybe they want to sell your info to some other batch of jackals, who knows?
So, they made it a hassle to get the freebie and the website crashed because so many people hit it when the specified one day arrived. Who didn’t see that one coming?
That’s rock and roll right? You roll with it and move on because it has nothing to do with being a rock star, right?
Rock and Roll is having a badass lawyer who attacks the giant food and beverage conglomerate immediately while garnering even more publicity while getting you (the rock star) more spending cabbage.
Guns N’ Roses’ lawyer is Beverly Hills-based Alan Gutman and the following quotes come from Billboard.
Mr. Gutman, how would you describe Dr. Pepper’s marketing campaign?
“unmitigated disaster which defrauded customers.”…
“exploitation of my clients’ legendary reputation and their eagerly awaited album”…
“brazenly violated our clients’ rights.”…
“The entire point of your campaign has been to use public interest in Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses as a lure to increase consumer awareness of Dr Pepper.”…
“raw and damaging commercial exploitation of our clients’ rights,”….
“even more damaging in light of your shoddy execution of your disingenuous giveaway offer.”
Gutman is demanding that Dr. Pepper extend the offer period, print full page apologies in the major fish wraps and send along some money.
Yeah! That’s what I’m talking about! That’s rock and roll children.