Leaking music is not cool at all. Lots of effort is put in by an artist to create music.
Recently, we got to know that GUNS N’ ROSES management has banned a fan named Rick Dunsford after he allegedly leaked some of the band’s unreleased material.
Dunsford was excited to see his favorite band live in Wichita, Kan. on October 7 when he was approached by security and told to leave the property. According to sources, he posted the incident on his Facebook, which is private, along with a video of the event.
Here’s the statement from Rick:
“I’ve got a lot of friends that go to various shows. When they were playing in Charlotte for the tour kickoff (September 25), I got word that they were looking for me. They were asking everybody in the crowd, ‘Where’s Rick?’ And they had pictures of me too.”
He further added:
“I reached out to them the day after that show and told them I’m coming to some shows — I’ve got tickets to multiple shows — and I wanna make sure that I’m not gonna be thrown out because it’s a pretty far travel for me to go to this.”
“They didn’t tell me not to come or anything, so I just went out there.”
As he was waiting, he received an email from GN’R‘s legal representative telling him he’s not welcome at the band’s performances, since they blame him allegedly leaking some of the band’s material.
He explained how he got the music, saying:
“About two and a half months ago, I drove to Virginia, and there was a storage locker that belonged to Tom Zutaut [former GN’R A&R Rep].”
“He didn’t pay his bills or something and it was auctioned off. The individual that bought the locker, there was about 20 CDs in this locker of unreleased GUNS N’ ROSES music from around ’99 to 2000 or 2001.” He and a few other fans scraped up $15,000 to purchase the music from the guy who now owned the locker.”
“I know the seller that I bought them from was continuing to sell to other individuals, and there was a massive leak. So pretty much, I’ve been blamed for this.”
Few weeks ago, our folks at GN’R Central reported that snippets of unreleased Guns N’ Roses music have surfaced online. These include a one-minute track of “Atlas Shrugged” recorded in 1999 with Brian May of Queen. According to the same source, over 15 CDs of unheard GN’R music from the “Chinese Democracy” sessions have recently surfaced. The GN’R stuff in the locker was sold to a fan who has all this stuff. Tracks include ‘Perhaps’ (3rd Brian May song), ‘Zodiac,’ ‘Hard School’ (you know it as ‘Checkmate’), ‘Oklahoma,’ ‘Atlas,’ ‘Billionaire,’ ‘3 Dollar Pyramid,’ and all of ‘AFD’ re-recorded and so much more. The recordings are apparently from a studio called ‘The Village.’