I tirsdags kunne vi meddele, at de to pladeselskaber Independiente og Domino Records har sagsøgt Guns N’ Roses for 1 million dollars. De to pladeselskaber mener, at Guns N’ Roses under tilblivelsen af “Riad N’ the Bedouins” fra Chinese Democracy har haft fingrene lidt for meget nede i Ulrich Schnauss’ numre “Wherever You Are” og “A Strangely Isolated Place”.
Nu har Guns N’ Roses’ manager Irving Azoff været ude og afvise at dette skulle være tilfældet.
The band believed when the record came out and still believes that there are no unauthorized samples on the track.
The snippets of ‘ambient noise’ in question were provided by a member of the album’s production team who has assured us that these few seconds of sound were obtained legitimately.
Artists these days can’t read the minds of those they collaborate with and therefore are unfortunately vulnerable to claims like this one. While the band resents the implication that they would ever use another artist’s work improperly and are assessing possible counterclaims, they are confident this situation will be satisfactorily resolved.
Ifølge Azoff vil bandets advokater tage stilling til sagsanlægget snarest.