Guns N' Roses is taking Oskar Blues to court over Guns 'N' Rosé ale

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Todd, May 10, 2019.

  1. rugene

    rugene Initiate (168) Mar 2, 2015 Quebec (Canada)

    The band must be on the verge of releasing a compilation of crap songs, they knew how to get publicity, they're going for it.
  2. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (370) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    It was just a matter of time before a "get off my lawn"er was going to chime in on how young people don't know good music.
  3. oldbean

    oldbean Disciple (325) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    I was responding to your comment about Singlecut, not the GnR beer.
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  4. oldbean

    oldbean Disciple (325) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    ...Like GnR. You know, the pantheon of 20th century music, it pretty much goes Stravinsky, Charles Mingus, and then Guns and Roses.
    #44 oldbean, May 11, 2019
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  5. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (3,794) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

    Yup...thought it was taking too long for that argument to emerge.
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  6. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (129) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin

    Christ I can remember when GnR was the crap music acting as the example of how "the kids don't know nuthin bout muh good music!" Now it's "old" so it's immmortally good and a vital piece of the overall cultural cannon. Lol time does funny things.
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  7. MJS08

    MJS08 Aspirant (285) Jul 29, 2014 Florida

    NEIPAs are probably headed down that same road.:nerd:
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  8. MaltheadWeirdo

    MaltheadWeirdo Aspirant (222) Nov 18, 2015 Pennsylvania

    In a sane world, if the beer isn't called "Guns-n-Roses", the suit should've been immediately thrown out.

    But then again, I don't think government should be enforcing the sanctity of immaterial concepts anyway, that's religion.
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  9. AllOfTheCats

    AllOfTheCats Aspirant (218) Mar 27, 2018 California

    Yeah, Mikkeller SD has a lot of them -
    Belma & Jarrylouise
    Hazed & Amused
    Gran'Ma's Boi
    Juice Bigalow
    Mikkel Jackson
    Misty Elliott
    Murk Tyson

    Hey, let's everyone sue everyone!

    I agree with some others here that many of these examples are nods to things that the breweries like. It's not like Oskar Blues was poking fun at Guns and Roses. Maybe it was a tribute to them.

    Now, if they named it "Guns and Roses", I feel this might be more of a clear and cut case, but they didn't.
  10. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Disciple (365) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio

    Close one here.
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  11. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (248) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    But whether one likes GNR or not it cannot be argued that they were wildly popular, successful, and are now an important part of U.S. musical history.
  12. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,339) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    You’re telling me you don’t like Sweet Child of Mine OR Don’t Stop Believin?

    What’s wrong with you man?????
  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,596) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  14. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (708) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Exactly that

  15. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,284) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    I don't have a blanket rule regarding stuff like this. Singlecut doesn't bother me. You'd have to be really in the know to even get many of their references. Calling a beer Guns 'N' Rose is related but different.. and it doesn't bother me to the point that I wouldn't buy it out of principle (if I wanted that beer, I'd get it), but I'd also side with the musical business entity if they wanted to squash it.
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  16. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (2,048) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina

    He would have been really lucky if none of the band showed up.
  17. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (2,048) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina

    Way off topic
    HOF induction, these days is by and large due to record sales. Hell this year Janet Jackson and Stevie Nicks (solo)were inducted. And suckass metal band DefLeppard. How the fuck is DL and aband like GNR with 1 or 2 hit album and a bunch of garbage now in. While arguably the two greatest metal bands of all time are not. Maiden and Priest.

    I do support gnrs stance on this.
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  18. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (370) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Idc who gets inducted into the HOF. But IMO, GnR is not a good music. Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd? Ya, they are the greats.
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  19. officerbill

    officerbill Aspirant (241) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    There may be some bad bands in the HOF, but Journey isn't one of them. I saw Journey in concert at Heidelberg in 1980, they were great (and had a fun video game to boot).
  20. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (448) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Didn’t read the whole thread, but let me be the first to mention GnR sucks... completely irrelevant.

    The amount of BS, lowest common denominator garbage our society laps up is really sad honestly.
  21. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (4,133) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    The amount of posts here discussing the musical merit of Guns N Roses, as opposed to the lawsuit, is starting to get annoying.


    1) Whether you like the music has no bearing on the validity of the lawsuit.
    2) Whether you like the music has no bearing on it being objectively good, bad, or sucky. It's called an opinion. If you think your dislike for anything inherently means that other people shouldn't like it, either .... well, Bud Light has a 1.86 rating here, so maybe you're on to something, after all. :wink:
    3) There is an entire forum for Off-Topic discussions. Maybe start a thread on, "Bands I don't think should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and my opinion is the only one that matters in determining this!)"?

    Please, try to stick a little closer to the topic. We're all guilty from time to time, but more than half of the posts on this page don't even mention the lawsuit or beer in any way.

  22. MikeWard

    MikeWard Poo-Bah (1,672) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    FWIW, couldn't find this beer on the Oskar Blues website yesterday

    p.s..Motorhead Rule!
  23. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,692) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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  24. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (370) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Heard Sweet Child O Mine the other day and it made me think that there's no way this beer is any worse than the band. No way OB deserves to get sued.
  25. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,819) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    Seems like OB marketing made a mistake that really can’t be made, we live in a litigious society and it was guaranteed there would be legal action taken. That was certainly blatant, so much so makes you wonder if it was intentional, like perhaps the publicity was worth the trouble somehow.