Axl Blames Producer for Schnauss Sample

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According to Guns N' Roses manager Irving Azoff, that purportedly unauthorized Ulrich Schnauss sample on Chinese Democracy for which the band is being sued was 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." Azoff says GNR "vigorously contests [Schnauss's] claims and intends to respond accordingly," which we bet means handing over a bunch of money. [Rolling Stone]