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    • With all due respect, i think you are seeing this in black and white as well. Take a look in the NITL tour program. You will notice that among others, there are four key parties listed under the crew. Axl's management (Team Brazil), Slash's management, Duff's management, and the tour management. Guns N' Roses is nothing more than a business, and the NITL tour is nothing more than an arrangement agreed to by the three business partners. I highly doubt Axl is acting as a dictator again, and i highly doubt that he is 'calling the shots'. Guns is more complex now than what it was three years ago. Izzy was likely offered less than he was pleased with. His complaints about the three not 'splitting the loot equally' implies that Izzy at least wanted an equal contract, and by all means he should have pushed for it. However, it puts the band, and Axl's management in a tight position. Team Brazil has to foot the bill for everybody else under their banner, and likely the rest of the band (Fortus, Ferrer, Reed and Reese) as well. Additionally, we don't know how much the split was.  We don't know how much Slash and Duff demanded. We don't know what contract izzy was offered. Was he offered a cut of Team Brazil's income? Was he offered a meager stipend from the business arrangement between the managers of Axl, Slash and Duff? The fact is we don't know, and the situation was likely much more complicated than Axl being a dictator or Slash and Duff being money hungry assholes. The situation probably falls somewhere down the middle. The business of Guns N' Roses did not offer Izzy an adequate contract. Over a period of negotiations, things broke down and Izzy didn't agree to the likely ludicrous conditions. This resulted in Axl's comment about how Izzy does things his own way (he has flaked out in the past), and Izzy's comments about the band not wanting to split the loot equally (which is most likely true). Nevertheless, i don't know why you are trying to put this solely on Axl when Izzy makes it very clear that it was a group problem. As for the tour, it is a partial reunion. It should have been clear from the start that it would be nothing more than a nostalgia-driven tour with the odd song thrown in here and there. I also don't get your complaints about the band not playing their best when they play three and a half hour shows every second night, with Axl also fronting Guns and AC/DC. The setlist remains mostly unchanged because this is a single tour, and RIR has been historically mediocre for Guns. I love Izzy and i would welcome him back in a heartbeat, but like you, i don't get why some people want to shit on others in the band or praise them like they could do no wrong. Things can be complicated. Discussions didn't work out between Izzy and the trifecta of Guns management. Such is life. Hopefully he is offered an adequate cut to appear on the next album, even if such a move is highly unlikely.  
    • This show in Tallin, is it part of a festival or only a regular Guns`n`Roses show?  
    • Guaranteed that 40000 of the 50000 average attendance per stadium have no fucking clue who Richard is. People are only attending for Axl, Slash, and to a lesser extent, Duff.  I believe Richard is a great guitarist and a well-deserved member of the band, having been involved for 16 years. However you completely underestimate Izzy in your blinding worship of Fortus. Izzy was an essential member of the classic lineup, and his presence would benefit the band greatly. As a touring member, Guns would get to play deep classics. As a studio member, Guns would benefit by his lyrical and structural mastery. I think the time has passed for Izzy to rejoin Guns, but i would welcome his presence on any future material.  
    • He was just a weirdo. Crying throughout the whole interview and sucking up to Steven's mom. It's not online anymore without paying or I'd post it.
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