James Bond

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  1. I never saw him live. I guess part of me was holding out for the inevitable Audioslave reunion tour although I really regret missing his gig at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto back in 2011. At least much of that was captured on the Songbook album. I've been watching these steady: Puts me in the perspective of a front row audience member at the last time(s) we'll see Chris and Tom together and subsequently Audioslave. I remember people shitting on Chris at the latter but look at how much fun they're having. I'll excuse two voice cracks for how great it is overall. I think he had trouble finding the key on Like A Stone because in recent years he had transposed it up to A minor at his solo gigs.
  2. Well, except for one, dare I say, notorious incident at Live Aid...
  3. I never understood the loud volume or the YouTube argument. As if an HD video in 2017 magically erases the rasp when the audience videos in 2010 or the 2016 shows came across totally fine. Hardly anybody complained about his voice at all in the 2016 show threads and I don't just mean AC/DC. Then of course there's the old "how can you judge his voice on a YouTube video? He sounds amazing!" which is entirely hypocritical. Obviously everyone is entitled to their own opinion but it seems that the criteria only applies when someone has a different opinion. Certainly any show is going to sound better live at the massive volumes as intended and you'll have a good time regardless, but to pretend that Axl only gets magically off key and "Mickey" in the videos is crazy. It's okay though. There was a Van Halen trainwreck in 2006 or 2007 when the keyboard track for Jump was started in the wrong key so Eddie's guitar as a result was totally out of tune with the backing track and there was someone actually arguing (on YouTube) that the camera/phone/whatever didn't interpret the key correctly and that the performance was fine.
  4. The OCD side of me really wants to correct the spelling of Johnny B. Goode in the OP.
  5. The film section has a general thread like this so why not? You all know the drill! I'm currently playing through Tomb Raider on the Xbox One. It's truly a stunning game visually and the story and gameplay are both excellent. I mentioned in the thread for the game that it was a much needed reboot. All the voice acting and character models get a thumbs up as well. The new Lara looks great. The last game I finished was GTA V. I had pretty well exhausted single player and I can't get into online, mostly because I can't be bothered to increase my level and stats only to have my ass handed to me anyways. That, plus I'm just not a big online person. It got boring for me fast and I haven't even tried the heists yet. Until they release the much talked about story expansion for single player I probably won't play it again for a while.
  6. http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/feuds/chad-kroeger-slams-corey-taylor-calls-stone-sour-nickelback-lite-challenges-taylor-to-write-a-hit-song You can't make this shit up.
  7. Agreed. Unfortunately it's a trend lately to have needless backstory and overexplain everything.
  8. Life is a Highway was written by Tom Cochrane.
  9. Even the Han Solo movie itself doesn't want a Han Solo movie.
  10. If I were a Resident Evil fan I'd pounce on those steels.
  11. I vote "pretty good overall." My biggest gripe with his drumming isn't even his drumming - it's that UYI may have the worst drum sound ever committed to a recording. Okay it's not that bad, but everything is overly compressed and with far too much reverb. The compression makes everything sound dull and lifeless - every single hit sounds exactly the same. I used to attribute that to Matt being a more mechanical player but the production doesn't help matters. He has a much better drum sound on TSI and later on with VR.
  12. Hopefully he's as stressed about this as he was about Rock Am Ring 2006 then.
  13. "2017"
  14. Best performance they've done of this to date.
  15. You can easily meet Dizzy if one of the donation perks of his next Kickstarter campaign includes lunch.
  16. Title edited to reflect current discussion. Rest in peace, Sir Roger. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/movies/roger-moore-dead-james-bond.html?referer=https://m.facebook.com/
  17. The 5 watt setting on my Jubilee is sublime. A friend of mine has the Slash SL-5 amp and we've even done guitar tracks with that on the 1 watt setting.
  18. Will do! Usually Best Buy Canada gets the equivalent release but there have been exceptions.
  19. I find that the "less is more" approach I decided to take over the past year or two has made me a better player. I've noticed the most improvement in my playing than I have in a long time (I guess part of that may or may not be my more limited schedule due to fatherhood ). My current rig is this: - 2005 Gibson SG '61 Reissue - Marshall Jubilee 2525C - TC Electronic Nova System w/ Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal - Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Signature Wah (the best Wah on the market as far as I'm concerned) That's it! I've always preferred running my effects direct rather than use the loop so my chain is simply Guitar > Wah > Nova > Amp. Now I just await my Custom Shop SG. I've sold a lot of shit!
  20. It seems that Best Buy Canada only got the John Wick 2 steel and not the first film. It's also already out of stock online and my local store is horrid so I won't even try. I'll wait a few weeks and see if I can find a decent eBay deal for both.
  21. Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961) What about the weather report?