Guns N’ Roses Fan Facing Serious Legal Issues For Leaking

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A superfan of Guns N’ Roses is facing serious legal problems after he allegedly leaked the band’s unreleased music online.

The issued started in 2019 when former record label A&R man Tom Zutaut auctioned his storage unit and apparently, it contained digital recordings of GNR music from 2000 and 2001. A die-hard GNR fan bought the unit to get his hands on the recordings for $15,000.

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Unlucky for the fan, GNR’s management found out about the purchase and they quickly brought it back. However, after a month an agreement was made, then the unreleased Guns N’ Roses music began appearing online. TMZ reported, that the Universal Music Group — which owns the copyrights — is taking legal measures against Dunsford.

This isn’t the first time that the superfan faced the consequences of his actions. Last year, he was banned from Guns N’ Roses shows due to the alleged leak.

“[The ban] is pretty much for the rest of my life,” Dunsford explained after being removed from the band’s Oct. 2019 concert in Wichita, Kan. “They made it clear that if I am spotted at all, I will be arrested on the spot.”

In his defense, Dunsford insisted that he was not behind the leaks, and noted that he was only one of the many GNR fans who paid for the GNR recordings.

“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.”

In a statement to TMZ, GNR’s representative said, “It is tremendously disappointing, sad, and unfortunate that a record executive involved with the band in their early years found it appropriate to auction off the unreleased materials owned by his former employer.”

Who do you think is to blame? The superfan or the guy who auction off the recordings?