My thoughts on the media treatment of this band are well known - It's to do with the control/relationship Interscope have with mass media outlets. IMO - they want this band destoyed, and want a reunion. How do you think Karaoke acts such as The Pussycat Dolls get instant recognition by the mass media? It's because they have the power of Interscope behind them.
If Interscope want Guns to get good press - believe me, Guns would get good press. Even if it was full of spin.
The only explanation you've offered is that they never toured N. America...So...o.k. ..let's take Canada out of the equation - Guns have still earnt more money from the rest of the World Tour than a lot of the artists on that list. So that's not a very good answer.
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