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  1. There is no right or wrong answer in this thread. Every opinion in here is just that, an opinion. There will be those who prefer Freddie to Axl. It can be measured by how many people like one over the other... but that's about it. And on a GNR forum, you're not going to get an accurate measure of that (will probably always lean toward GNR). It's like comparing Red Velvet Cake to Chocolate Cheesecake. Some people are going to like the Red Velvet better than the Chocolate, and vice-versa. Or well done steak vs. rare steak. One simply is not better than the other, but personal preference. That all being said... there is no such thing as 'best ever rock singer'. Just like there isn't a such thing as 'best ever dessert' or 'best way to cook a steak'. As for my opinion, I've never understood why people hold Freddie in such high regard. His voice is too clean... and at the risk of being flamed... may I say feminine? Unless it's a female rock band, I expect my rock and roll to sound mean... dirty... vicious. I'd even go as far as dropping Queen into the category 'Pop' over 'Rock and Roll'. And,to me,Freddie's voice is not unique in any way, shape or form. I've heard COUNTLESS artists that can and do pull off what Freddie was able to do with his voice. Which... to me... is nothing special and very, very average. I in fact usually change the station whenever Queen comes on. Freddie's voice pretty much annoy's me. Probably because of how hyped up he's become. It just makes me cringe, honestly. Call me crazy, but that's just my opinion. Now, Axl on the other hand... when he's on his game, he's completely unique. His raspy voice coupled with hisincredible range is, in my opinion, something special. When he goes Mickey it's also cringe-worthy. But man, when he nails it (like he is consistently on the AC/DC tour), I can't get enough of it. It's hard to turn off any video when Axl is nailing it. But, again, that's just my opinion. And he clearly still has 'it'. It's mean... it's gritty... it's vicious and dirty. Coupled with Slash and Duff's sound, it's quintessential rock-and-roll. I just hope GNR goes into a prolific writing stage for the next decade and releases new music every couple of years. If they can manage to do that, they may just be able to stamp their legacy into the history books as one of the greatest RNR bands of all time... mentioned in the same breath as the Stones or Zeppelin. Pipe dream? Probably. But that's my hope.
  2. If that's the case, pretty crappy move by the big three. I mean, all these guys are very well off as it is. And this tour is so big that even if "the loot" was split up 10 ways, they'd still be hauling in a lot more than they would on their own. Not to mention future album sales being off the charts. If Izzy wanted in but also wanted his fair share, he should have gotten it. Really a bummer. Let's see how the GNR camp reacts.
  3. FormerGUNS N' ROSESguitaristRon "Bumblefoot" Thalhas revealed that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer again three weeks ago — less than three years after his initial diagnosis. Thalunderwent surgery to remove two tumors the day after his August 11 appearance withMETAL ALLEGIANCEin Brooklyn, New York and reports on hisFacebookpage that "all is fine." As it is very common for bladder cancer to re-occur,Thalwill go for three-month re-checks for the next two years. The guitarist also wrote that nodules were discovered on both of his lungs, but added that they were "too small to crack the chest open for." He will "re-check those in a year for changes," and figure out how to proceed from there. Ronpreviously underwent surgery in January 2014 to remove a cancerous tumor. He stated a few months later about the experience: "It was really a quick thing. I mean, it doesn't compare to people that really have it and really fought it. For me, I was lucky. It didn't spread, it didn't get worse. They cut it out and that's it. But, yeah, it happens. Shit happens.” ThalleftGUNS N' ROSESin 2014, but didn't publicly address his exit until earlier this year when he toldLoudwire: "All I could say is you reach a time when you just know it's time to move on and you just know that what you've seen for your life, what you see the future of your life and what that is, it's not what you pictured for yourself.” He continued: "When I started playing music, I was six years old, and when I thought about what I wanted and what my goals were, and what makes me alive inside making music, and I just… I was looking at what I was doing, and it didn't match up. And I just needed to… I needed to go.” ThaljoinedGUNS N' ROSESin early 2006 as the replacement forBuckethead. The guitarist expressed frustration in 2013 with the lack of new music fromGUNS, saying, "If something came out at this point, it would be very old material that is just being released now… We need to make an album of this band right now." The last newGUNS N' ROSESalbum,"Chinese Democracy", came out in 2008.
  4. This was the best YCBM since the 90's. I'd say on par with the 90's... pretty impressive:
  5. Let us not forget the bending/rocking keyboard act!
  6. Don't soccer teams in Europe and around the globe have advertisements on their uniforms? Is that not awkward? At least pro teams in the states haven't ruined their uniforms with advertising. Yet! Lol. Bet that's a matter of time.
  7. I know Lenny was at the Hammerstein show (opening night) in '06. He was in the VIP box. Just to be sure, I looked up an old article which confirms that. So, with it being basically an Axl solo show at the time, Lenny being there would tell me him and Axl were buddies. At least in 2006.
  8. Put me down as one of those fans. I'm well-to-do. A few hundred bucks for me and a guest wouldn't kill me by any means. I can just think of better ways to spend that money. Especially knowing that there will eventually be a smaller arena tour where, even if the seats are the same price, I won't be a half mile away from the action in nose-bleeds! Along with the next tour, a new album would probably be in tow. So... no brainer. Wait until the next tour and get more bang-for-your-buck.
  9. This sounds like it was written by someone in middle school. About the only thing the article was good at was grammatical mistakes. A lot of them. I mean, what does "you couldn't helping thinking about" mean? And the dude couldn't use a comma or parenthesis right to save his life. Hey dude... check out the following website. You could use it:
  10. Secret NY Show?

    Last time I checked, there's this thing called air travel. DET to NYC is about an hour and a half. GNR can also afford a private jet. They can fly in with bare bones equipment in the afternoon, play a club gig, and be back in Detroit before bedtime. I know people who fly so much it's like taking the subway to a working class New Yorker. It's really not that big of a deal. That all said, it still doesn't seem very plausible. But, then again, nothing is plausible in the world of GNR.
  11. I don't think he regrets it. Personally, I think the RNRHOF is really a side-show. It's kinda a joke. It's there to lure some tourists to Cleveland more than anything else. I don't think too many artists put too much weight into it. And if you ever visit, it's rather drab. I mean, the GNR "exhibit" is about the size of my closet with a crappy vinyl backdrop. Cool pinball machine... but man, the whole thing is rather boring. That's just my opinion. I'm sure a lot of other people find it to be amazing though.
  12. I guess you're right. Everyone knows how to get a job, but they just don't want to, they enjoy tattooing their faces and collecting free benefits from the government.
  13. If being overweight is stupidly easy to fix, and you have the answer to help tens of millions of people fighting obesity, if you're not a gazallionaire for sharing your infinite wisdom on how to easily lose weight, then you're stupid. There's no excuse why you shouldn't be marketing your stupid-easy plan to lose weight on infomercials after midnight for $19.99 a pop.