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Guns N’ Roses Respond To Lawsuit

7 October 2009 Leave a comment

Further to yesterday’s news that Guns N’ Roses were being sued by two record companies for allegedly using samples of songs by, German electronic musician Ulrich Schnauss, G N’ R manager, Irving Azoff has released the following statement:

“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.”

Azoff stated that the band’s legal representation will respond soon.

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