GnR Chris

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  1. I am not saying AC/DC is easy in general. I am trying to say GNR songs require more variation even within one song. And a lot of it is more up-tempo.
  2. An interview would be nice but if that's what turns you off to all this, you're nuts. We don't need the interviews. And you guys whining about new songs ... they're coming! There were already rumors Duff and Slash were in studio for GNR. Axl doing band photos with AC/DC ... it's not his band. He doesn't make the decisions. When he agreed to take the dates, he graciously agred to do the promo for it. For Guns, it's been slow leaks through their social media with videos teasers and performance photos. GNR doesn't operate like AC/DC. And yes, Axl has been KILLING it with AC/DC. Better than his GNR performances? No. He was just as good when I saw them at Coachella and was VICIOUS with the stuff that required his trademark rasp ("Live and Let Die" and the "Coma" screams). Fact is, AC/DC is difficult to sing but easy in that it's paced far slower allowing more time to breathe. And there isn't much variation in what is required of the singer. Even in one song, Axl has to sometimes go to a high clean to rasp to fast-talking lyrics (like the end of "Civil War"). But these comments are a perfect example of why Axl was right to not reunite the old group "for the fans." You guys got a few shows and are over it? Or still unhappy.
  3. I feel sort of the opposite. The "novelty" hasn't worn off ... I think it hasn't set in for me. I resigned myself to never seeing Axl and Slash perform together in my life. I thought it would never happen, and I guess I became OK with it. So when the fantasy became a reality and I was in the crowd at Coachella weekend 1 watching Axl, Slash and Duff (Duff, who I've never seen perform live) ... it's all still so surreal. It was a whirlwind. Like, did I really just fly across the country to see Slash, Axl, and Duff? It was the culmination of so many things. I met up with a buddy out in Indio who I grew up with. We used to listen to the Illusions records when we were kids, back in the early '90s. So to see "November Rain" played with those guys on stage with my friend in the crowd, man, it was a moment I'll never forget. I think you guys who say the novelty wore off, when they release a single or when/if they do interviews, the enthusiasm for you will skyrocket again. I like the mystery around it all. Don't feel let down because of the lull in activity while Axl/DC does their thing.
  4. I have GA pit (Duff side of stage) for July 3. Bought the pair and I may have one available at FACE (plus taxes). If you live in Chicago and can meet up and are interested, let me know. I'll know tonight if I have the extra ticket. Again, July 3, Soldier Field, GA pit.
  5. How many "rows" deep will the PIT areas be? Because, yeah, they look small. At Coachella, I was right along the side of the soundbooth at main stage, which was nice and it was a decent view, but it's NOTHING compared to being a few rows deep. I saw Slash front row and about 10 rows back before and the experience of being able to actually SEE the performars, not just a screen or a faint silhouette, is really better. Plus people up close are the diehards with all the energy. Farther back and people are running their mouths. I saw Guns N' Roses about six rows back at the House of Blues and that was incredible too. Standing for a long time seems miserable, but when Guns hits the stage, you don't think about that. The energy up front is FAR better and FAR more memorable. All that said, I couldn't get GA pit for the Chicago show July 1. But I did get it for July 3. Bought the pair and I may have one available at FACE (plus taxes). If you live in Chicago and can meet up and are interested, let me know. I'll know tonight if I have the extra ticket. Again, July 3, Soldier Field, GA pit (Duff side of stage).
  6. Let me start by saying I LOVE the solos in "This I Love" and "Better." Finck is brilliant on the record. But, man, Slash's "This I Love" was fucking awesome. I get why people wouldn't like it over the original because it's so embedded in our minds/ears now. It's like what others have said, hearing Finck do Slash's solos on the older material was a shock or people didn't like it as much. I can see why the reverse is true here. Forgot to mention: Duff's backing vocals. God, I missed them so much. I love them on "Chinese" and "Better." So awesome.
  7. Thanks, guys.
  8. Where can I watch the stream? You guys are killing me!
  9. Well, there will always be people "in the know" who get back channel hookups to tickets then sell them for outrageous prices. It's so sad, really. But as FAN CLUB members, we should be guaranteed good seats on the presale for the day of sale. Yet they don't guarantee you'll get tickets or even good tickets. It sucks.
  10. Vegas people ... how did the presale process go for you via Nightrain? Were you able to snag tickets and were you able to get good seats? Or do they give us dogshit sections to choose from?
  11. I live in Chicago and my bro is walking distance so no hotel for me! hahaha
  12. I can't agree. Those people camping out were free advertisement for the band. The way they are rolling out news is getting major publicity for GNR. If they offered up Nightrain members and we scooped 'em online and showed up, it wouldn't have been this all day extravaganza to kick off the tourdate announcement.
  13. Someone in a different GNR forum posted it. I'm not sure of the rules here, as I haven't been very active the last year or so. Can we post links to other fan boards?
  14. That wasn't the case for Coachella and Vegas dates, but that could be the case going forward. I think Ticketmaster is now a part of running the site. No idea if Wonderful Union is still behind it. So I would just jump on that Nightrain now if you're planning on doing it. No sense in risking it.