Because he has a different opinion than you, you feel the need to insult him? Weird.
Phenominal Topic. You should email Dexter.
I realize some will be pissed at the question, but I don't mean for it to be as loaded as it may sound. This current gnr lineup is uber talented and seems like some really cool guys, but they have written / recorded very little together... CREATED very little together. Some on this forum go nuts dissing the previous lineup and proclaiming the current dudes as the real gnr.
Before van halen got back together, I saw David lee Roth play with an amazing band. Guitarist could easily kick ass on anything Eddie ever did. Spare me the simple "van halen is band member names" explanation, and tell me how nu gnr differs from this? Or from Roger waters band?
To be clear, I'm not hating on the current, talented, really cool guys. Just not seeing the pov of this who diss the old lineup and proclaim this group as the real gnr.
And a group of people like you, whine that the current lineup shouldn't be called Guns N' Roses because they have a boner for Slash and are still pissed off at Axl for no good reason.
A group of people only found on internet forums desperately want it to be, that's why.
Get a life and grow up, your first girlfriend isn't coming back either!
Sometimes people just have different opinions on topics. It doesn't mean they have a boner for Slash, they are mad at Axl for "no good reason", they need to get a life and grow up? And what does their first girlfriend have to do with anything?
Comments like yours are immature and do nothing but add negativity to the forum. And really, cast a black eye on all GnR fans.
This is a valid topic to discuss.
Axl is the only member left of the band that made GnR what they are today. Your Axl Worshipping shouldn't prevent you from seeing a topic with an unbiased eye.
If you can't contribute to topics intelligently and respectfully to those you disagree with, maybe you need to "group up"
Oh, and I saw David Lee Roth after he left Van Halen. His set consisted of some of his solo work and all the old VH classic songs.
Since he helped write all the VH classic songs.......since he was part of the original VH band...........does that mean he could have called his band Van Halen??????? Nobody in their right mind would agree with that. But yet, Axl is doing the same thing.
Wrong, Axl is doing the same as Van Halen without Dave. When you are actually there to come up with the name of the band, you have a little bit more of a right to continue using it. Especially when it contains your name.
I'm not a Van Halen historian........was DLR not part of the original band? Was there another singer before him?
I respectfully disagree with your post though about the name. I think having your name be part of the band is really irrelevent. Using that logic, if they had called the band Welcome instead of GnR, then you wouldn't care because it didn't have the name "rose" in it (Or van halen). Having a band member's name just makes it more personal.
But how about this, then.
Van Halen breaks up.
ALEX Van HALEN starts a new band - and keeps using the name Van Halen. He gets an entirely new band. Then replaces half of that new band. And under the name VH - still tours.
Eddie Van Halen, DLR, Michael Anthony grab a new singer and drummer and they go out on tour and release albums.
Would you think that is OK?
Personally, I could not care less about Axl using the GnR name.
It's just a name - it doesn't create the songs.
His keeping the name is extremely overblown on this forum, imo.
To me it isn't a big deal.
The only reason I even comment on it is because how ridiculous the worshippers get about it. Some idiot posted that Slash just wasn't smart enough to keep the name. Their anger and hatred towards Slash and people who aren't Axl worshippers has turned some posters into lunatics on this forum. All they do is make negative post after negative post insulting the old band, insulting others who disagree with them. Heck, you aren't allowed to simply be a Slash fan, or to question anything Axl does. If you do, then you are a bitter Slashole fan who needs to get a life!!!!!! I couldn't imagine going through life being that intolerant and close-minded towards people who had different opinions than I do. Seriously, those guys bring more negativity to the forum than the few people who come here just to bash Axl. These people aren't capable of having an intelligent conversation about GnR.