Iron MikeyJ

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  1. All BS aside, seeing the end of that video with the dolphins getting trapped was hard to watch.
  2. I went with Breakdown and Dead Horse, both are a couple of my personal favs. Locomotive would be my 3rd choice.
  3. None of the above. I would prefer leaving these songs in the past. I agree with all the songs they ARE playing, with the exception of CD (song), they could leave that one in the past as well imo. Sorry, TIL, Better, and TWAT have always been my personal favs from the album anyways. I actually DO like the album, so don't get me wrong. I also DO like maddy, shacklers, street of dreams, and if the world. All of which (except for shacklers) could be interesting with Slash and Duff, but we have to draw the line somewhere. I would rather get NEW material or more UYI or LIES material than more CD songs live. I like that they play them though, and would always want to hear a couple from that album. But anymore than 2 or 3 live isn't needed after this tour, if new music comes.
  4. Here are my 2 cents. First and foremost a NEW album Or Some sort of NEW music needs to happen. It could be as simple as a "Best of" album with CD era tracks either rerecorded with Slash and Duff or just put live versions from the current tour. Either way works for me, just NOT the versions that are on CD, because those songs will feel "out of place" now imo. Also include 2 or 3 absolutely NEW unheard songs. NEW music plus Slash and Duff on CD era songs like Better and others would make a "Best of" worth buying for all of us diehards, as well as casuals. But of course a completely new album is the best option, but my idea for a Best of us a good plan B. Then after a year or two, THEN release a box set of not only CD leftovers but really empty the vault. Give songs like Bring it back home and other Illusion leftovers a proper release. The early versions of November Rain or cool live versions of Jungle could be included as well, like the VMA Jungle from 88 or 89. A box set like this would be interesting as well, mixing ALL eras of the band and really empty the vault. That way the CD leftovers finally get their day, and the fans that want those songs can finally hear them. But a box set like this will only work after either a new album or best of happens first. Fans are excepting the current line up, so releasing Buckethead songs now will just confuse everything, as well as possibly pissing off slash. Again, my 2 cents.
  5. I apologize if I came across harshly. I really like your channel and frequently watch Your videos. 👍 Give me a warning point? Who are you? You are not a mod. Don't act all high and mighty.
  6. Let me start by saying I applaud what you are doing. I am also a "youtuber" so I understand how much work goes into channels that most folks don't realize. I also will say I like most of your videos, and watch a great many of them. That brings me to my post here today, I realize that your channel is more geared towards those that want info but are not gnr die hards That frequent message boards (because if I am honest with you, most of your videos are based on things I read on this forum yesterday, but am watching a video on today), so basically old news for folks like me. Which is fine, I'm not knocking you for that. But the video that you released today kinda irritated me, to be honest with you. It was the one about guns releasing new music, and you talked about the Eddie trunk interview. Which obviously that is very old news at this point, but that's neither here nor there. When you brought up Izzy, and pretty much declared that Izzy wrote their best songs, and you don't think guns can make good music without him. That really irritated me for a few reasons. For one, you claim to have a news channel, so report the news, don't give your opinions on it. If I wanted your opinions I would ask you on a place like this, not By watching your video. Which you are entitled to your opinions on Izzy, that's fine, I don't have a problem with that. But the way you presented them in the video was rather matter of fact, which I felt was very presumptuous on your part. For two, I love Izzy as much as the next guy, but I'm not going to sell Axl, Slash, and Duff THAT short as to say "they can't make good music without Izzy." Come on man, give them some credit. Was Izzy underrated? Yes absolutely. But I don't think Axl, Slash, and Duff would write a bunch of turds without him. Besides some of there biggest songs he does NOT have a song writing credit on. I just find it a little disingenuous for you to spread your opinions on a "news" channel. Just report the news man, don't make it. If I wanted opinions on "news" I would watch Fox news. But beyond that, don't use your new platform as a way to advance an agenda. Thays just really cheap imo. Overall, like I said earlier, I really like what you are doing. So don't take this post as an insult on your entire channel, because it's not. I just took exception to that one video. I also chose to discuss this on this forum as opposed to your video comments because, let's be honest man, you are getting your "news" from this forum.
  7. Even if the next record is amazing, and Fortus plays like a beast, it won't surpass Appetite. Therefore Fortus can't surpass IZZY. Not to mention IZZY helped start the band. I love Fortus too, but come on man.
  8. Fortus really is a cool dude. Congrats to him and his family.
  9. Foetus will NEVER surpass IZZY as a member of Guns. He already has surpassed him as a guitarist imo, but not as a member of the band. The original 5 places are set in stone. It's the rest that can be moved around.
  10. I agree, I "like" Sorum. I don't have a problem with him at all, and I rank him HIGHER than Gilby as a Guns member. But having said that, I don't miss him either. Obviously there is a reason he is not there. As long as we have Axl, Sash, and Duff I'm not going to cry about Sorum. Besides I'd rather have Adler back anyways. Frank is fine with me, instead of Sorum. If this line up ever releases a new album, both Frank and Fortus would be elevated to more important members all time above Sorum and Gilby anyways. Only the original 5 can not be surpassed, everyone else really is just a replacement member anyways imo. Sorum just luckily played on the Illusions. Gilby only really played on Spaghetti, so it would be easy for Fortus to surpass him. Frank and Sorum will probably always be a toss up, especially if a new album does happen.
  11. I didn't mean "sound" or anything relating to the actual music. I just mean the overall story is very similiar. Both bands came from LA and completely changed rock music. Both bands became the biggest band in the world right before the break up. Both bands have a similar size discography (in actual minutes, not albums). I've done the math, and Appetite through Spaghetti is very similiar in overall minutes of music that VH1- 1984 is. Also both bands have a similiar amount of cover songs. Van Halen tends to get lumped in as an 80s band, even though they started in the 70s. Guns sometimes gets labeled as an 80s band, even though they were at their peak in the 90s. Very similiar story naritive if you think about it.
  12. I agree. That's why Van Halen tends to get lumped in with the 80s bands. They broke on the scene with two great albums in the late 70s (first being a classic), but they tend to be considered an 80s band. Honestly the Van Halen and Guns stories are very similiar. The one biggest advantage VH has is a far superior 2nd act with Sammy Hagar. Even though I genuinly LOVE CD, Van Hagar was better than NUgnr. But thats a matter of opinion of course. 😊 Its the first act that Guns wins for me. I love DLR VH to death, I really do. Plus as a guitarist I'll take EVH over Slash. I love them both of course, again JMO. Appetite era through spaghetti was better than VH at there best, it really was, for me at least. So basically what I'm saying is that If Guns release another album, and if it's considered "good". Guns would have to be considered superior to VH historically. And EVH is like a HERO to me. But Guns n Roses were the American Led Zeppelin.
  13. My 2cents Could it be a rights issue with the music? Maybe. Could it be cause Axl doesn't agree to be used? Maybe. But I agree with the OP, GNR DOES get sorta buried when it comes to 80's and 90's documentaries. If it's not one or both of the reasons I mentioned earlier, then here is my opinion on this matter. Guns doesn't fit the story the documentary directors are telling (80s or 90s). What I mean by that is they are not an 80s hair band, so they don't really fit in that catagory, and they are not a 90s grunge band either. They sorta exist on their own, off to the side. I DID see a Vh1 Docu once that paired them up with Metallica as the underground bands that blew up in the late 80s, and that probably where guns fits in best. Obviously musically they are VERY different than Metallica, but guns was very much a LA underground band that blew up. Back to my original point though, if the film maker doesn't want to tie guns with Metallica, then where exactly do they fit? The time that guns were the biggest is sort of a transition period between the 80s and 90s. 87-93 is almost a unique time unto itself. Its not full on 80s or full on 90s. It was an in between era, and as such doesn't really fit either story arch very well. Because you have to remember, even documentary film makers have an agenda, a story they are trying to tell. So saying that by 88 and 89 the typically "80s" cliches were already on the way out doesn't fit the story of the grunge scene killing it. Or saying that the hair bands were still very popular in 92 and 93 doesn't bode well for grunge bands killing them off in 1991. I remember that time, and for me The late 80s and early 90s is a unique time. The 80s were on the way out, including the trends, but the "typically" 90s trends had not taken over yet. It was a time of Married with children, don't tell mom your babysitters dead, Wayne's world, and yes Guns n Roses. Bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam had come on to the scene, but they were NOT the scene killers that they get the credit for, at least not at this time. Honestly I've always felt that the REAL 90s began when Kurt died. That's when Nirvana really took over. Which that happened in 1994, and let's not forget That's when gnr were essentially breaking up. I've always felt this played a role into what the 90s became as well. My final point is, I do think jealousy Or ignorance DOES go into why guns gets over looked in these films also. Guns was in the vein of zeppelin, the stones, and other all time great bands. They were not a Van Halen clone like the rest of the 80s hair bands. Plus they were vocally and musically superior to the grunge bands that came later (for the most part, not knocking grunge bands but Axl is a superior vocalist than Kurt or Vedder, and Slash can out play any of that era guitarists). So basically what I am saying is that people don't like to give guns the credit They deserve. It could be because they don't like Axl or his antics, or it's because they don't want to admit how great of a band they really were (are). Or they don't think they deserve the credit because of their realitivly small discography. But I will say this though, you don't sell 1 million tickets in a day, or accomplish the things they are right now if you are not an all time great band. If they release another album, and it's good, guns should (and will) finally get recognition they deserve as one of the 5 Or 10 best rock and roll bands of all time. Top 5 hard rock band for sure.
  14. @Dazey, In order to just play Arcade games, yes. But you will need other emulators for all the different systems. Also it won't really "feel" like a proper arcade machine, it'll still feel like a PC you are playing games on. You need a Front End to really makes the thing shine. That's where the majority of the work goes. Before I put the work into this machine, I did just play the games off of an emulator with a usb controller. So yes that is possible, and is essentially the simplest form of it. I wanted a discussion piece, something that draws attention at a party, or draws interest in the internet. That's where the work really goes. The last party I had (for my son's bday) I had a group of people huddled around it, watching the videos, and asking questions about it. I even had a few friends try it out. You won't really get that with using a mouse to click icons in a screen. My machine really does "feel" like a retro gaming arcade machine.
  15. In case you missed the other thread. You guys can so this yourself, it's really not that hard.