Tuesday, August 19, 2008
GN’R and all parties involved in the release of Chinese Democracy are silent because Harmonix have exclusivity deals relating to "Shackler’s Revenge." Any comment/confirmation of the supposed leaking of this song would in no way benefit any of the parties involved. Period.
Harmonix have a lot riding on Rock Band 2 and having the first official release of GN’R since November of 1999 is a big selling point. If GN’R confirms or denies the leak they will directly and negatively impact profitability of Rock Band 2 and the integrity of the contract they’ve signed with Harmonix. Having already partially profited from the deal with Harmonix, it would be inappropriate to potentially harm sales of the game by confirming that a free leaked version could be obtained from the internet. Keep in mind, Harmonix have worked very hard to keep up their end of the deal.
So whether to address the recent leak, and identify if it is or isn’t "Shackler’s Revenge" ... simple solution: pre-order Rock Band 2, and you’ll be the first person guaranteed to have a finished, polished version of the song Axl intended for you to hear as an introduction to the imminent release of Chinese Democracy.
Sit tight, I think you will all be pleasantly surprised in the coming months.
posted 1:47 PM