Saturday, March 10, 2007

Guns N Roses fan site shuts down in protest

An Italian Guns N Roses fan site has decided to shut down in protest over the endless delay of the new Guns N Roses album Chinese Democracy. From GNRONLINE.IT:
We regret to tell you that in relation to the protest we started on December 7th 2006, our Guns fan sites and forums, and, will be shut down at once. The never ending risible saga of Chinese Democracy, the lack of respect, clearness and mutual loyalty are just some of the reasons that has brought us down to this painful conclusion. Until now our detractors have always accused us of being “Axl Fanatics” (and to a certain degree it is probably true) but today we aren’t able to sustain Axl’s project anymore, neither financially nor ideologically. We just can’t afford to waste our heads on a project that has never even taken us into consideration. We gladly leave that to other “fan” sites and forums that have the will and passion to be fooled around one more time.

It is also sad that the fore mentioned websites and forums, most of whom claim to have direct links to the GNR camp, have build a wall between them and other sites like ours (as well every other fan out there), reluctant to even start collaborations from which we would all have benefit from.

GNRonline shutting down will not only affect the flow of GNR news and discussions in Italy, but it will also tear apart a community of 3500 users who have been maintaining daily relationships and friendship through this website for many years now. Coherence though is one thing that have always been a key point of our conducts, and despite the fact that closing down upsets us a lot, this is the only thing that makes sense to do at this point.

Deep in our hearts we still want to believe in Axl Rose and his record and we greatly wish that Chinese Democracy would see the light of day before February 2008. If that will be the case we will make our best effort to re-open the site otherwise our domains will be lost and that will be the end of it.
Guns N Roses previously unveiled a March 6 tentative release date. The latest word is that the album is in the mixing process. It will probably be out sometime between 2020 and 2080.

Chinese Democracy gets March 6 release date


Anonymous said...

Shutting down a website doesn't make a difference. The Italians are so childish.

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Anonymous said...

The only way to protest is to upload their latest songs online.