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    • I see the period until 1996 and the period after that as two different eras, and my post was about the first era. Axl always liked industrial, since it had starting emerging as a "movement" around 1989, as well as rap, and that's why he did My World. He was also interested in collaborations. However, it doesn't seem he tried to that with GnR at the time Slash was still in the band. Whatever he wanted it was closer to traditional rock. Then, after Slash left, he started to explore all kind of things, even things outside the rock genre in the narrow sense. Reportedly his new band worked on all kind of songs, from rockers to electronica and Axl epics (with some of the latter ending on CD).
    • "Don't fuckin' kill each other" A. Rose must be one of the most memorable days in GNR history. largely for the wrong reasons.  2 men died that day. Alan Dick 18yrs and Landon Peter Shooray for tolerance!s 20yrs.  part of the PA system collapsed in the wet mud and was held up by a small forklift. some of the footage was used in the "Paradise city" video. with 107,000 in attendance in was probably GNRs biggest audience to date. the band got to fly on Concorde that day. full audio here of the set including Slash n Ax trying to stop the crowd from pushing forward and crushing more people.   there is also video footage of Adler jumping off his stool to stop Slash from playing until the "crushed" people at the front got help. (Adler=life saver that day). 30 years later. Ax, Duff and slash are sharing this very same stage again for the first time at donington for download 2018 and Axl screams "do you know where the fuck you are download ?, your in donington baby, time to die". was that right or wrong ? excellent website here with a lot of info and photo's all dedicated to those that died. http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/donington-1988-vftmud.html      
    •   This really sums it up to me. One only needs to listen to Chinese Democracy to hear this smorgasbord of different ideas, influences, sounds, etc. all mashed up into one gigantic, directionless cluster. Time was Axl's worst enemy. It was mentioned earlier in this post that Axl wanted to sound like Pearl Jam. Then as time went on, he was heavily influenced by NIN, and the rap-rock craze with bands like Limp Bizkit. I recall an article where he kept going through drummers trying to find someone who could get the drum sound Dave Grohl had on Nirvana's albums. All the while, he's still got these classic rock/punk roots he's trying to be true to. Axl seemingly got lost in trying to be everything and everyone else besides just, being him, being Guns N' Roses, and when you have a mindset like that, it makes perfect sense why an album would take 14 years to make - because you're never caught up. You're constantly behind the 8-ball. Just when you've mastered that last idea, a new influence or new sound comes along that you want to try, and now you've got to play catch-up with that. 
    • In 94 dave Navarro was in the chilly peppers , considering he wasnt in that band long i dont know if being in GNR would have been any better.  
    • I wish GNR's current drummer had half his heart and passion just an ounce of that swagger and personality. So glad to see Steven got his shit together after all he's been through, such an amazing rock drummer. If GNR ever do yet another nostalgia tour without new songs I won't attend unless Steven Adler is behind the drums.
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