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  1. 9 points
    Slash and Duff missed their window to execute some poetic justice and have Axl sign over the rights to his own name!
  2. 5 points
    Hi guys, After a summer vacation I am back working on this again. Here's the index to all the chapters so far: https://www.a-4-d.com/t4924-02-global-index#19869 And here's the latest entry: https://www.a-4-d.com/t5017-18-november-1993-november-1994-axl-and-slash-disagrees-gilby-is-dismissed#20082 This latest section covers the period from November 1993 to November 1994. Only 12 months, but 12 important months. Axl was unhappy with the songs Slash had created and he and Slash argued over the musical direction of the band. Axl wanted the band to evolve to stay relevant, Slash did not. Gilby was dismissed and Paul was brought in. Slash stopped coming to rehearsals and instead focused on his new band, Snakepit. Duff's pancreas finally quit. Axl got slapped with a lawsuit from Erin. Despite all this, they did manage to release Sympathy for the Devil, although Paul's presence on the recording further aggravated Slash and caused the rift between him and Axl to deepen. In all practicality, Slash had already left Guns N' Roses.
  3. 5 points
    I've sent this tweet to Matt
  4. 4 points
  5. 4 points
    These guys disagree with Doug about Axl's fake English accent on Down On The Farm (from Spin, June 2001)
  6. 4 points
    Nice. It's Axl's size. So the trademark is probably just for a special size. For fat people only. Me: I wanna order this shirt in L, please. Fernando: There is only one size. AXL.
  7. 3 points
    what do you expect from fans of an incredibly lazy band and their incompetent management? Irony and sarcasm can help against stressful situations. Don't grow up too fast and keep the "child" in you. Why do children build a sandcastle only to then destroy the sandcastle? Children are experience-oriented, not success-oriented. Success doesn't make you happy. Fulfillment makes you happy. We should think experience-oriented again. It makes us livelier and we don't fall into depression quickly.
  8. 3 points
    As an outsider from Australia, but who has been to the USA three times and even lived there for a short period of time, I am absolutely astounded that out of a country of 330 Million people that these two people are the best you have to lead your two biggest, and realistically the only contending, political parties. Just blows my mind.
  9. 3 points
    My husband doesn’t get in my car any more
  10. 3 points
  11. 3 points
    Imagine Axl starting a label to release other people's music but not his own
  12. 3 points
    I am 1000% sure the trademarks will be used for everything EXCEPT new music. Probably more cheap merch or some sort of high end fashion line like the BS they had during the launch of NITL.
  13. 3 points
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    According to Marilyn Manson, he was the one who introduced Charles Manson’s music to Axl, there’s a story about it in his autobiography. But there’s ALOT of crazy shit stories in that book..
  16. 2 points
    VAT reduced from 20% to 5% for all concert sales up until some date in January (based on the sale date not event date) so they're actually making a bigger margin on any new sales though as it hasn't been passed on
  17. 2 points
    Maybe he meant In Utero (released in Sept. 1993). He often gets the timeline wrong. But I find it hard to believe that this was the reason (or at least the main reason) Geffen didn't push Spaghetti, considering that a year later David Geffen wanted GnR to do the Sympathy for the Devil cover. Slash said that Geffen "buried" the album because of the Manson song. Doug says Hair of the Dog and Since I Don't Have You were his ideas. But Hair of the Dog had been played live since the Hollywood Rose days, and it's not only Slash who said that including it was his idea. Axl also attested it saying that he was surprised because Slash used to hate the song. As for Since I Don't Have You, Slash said Axl used to sing it.
  18. 2 points
    GN'R are like my ex, the fantasy is better than reality. My heart wants albums and vocal training, my brain knows they won't change.
  19. 2 points
    Thought I'd better say hi in case you all start noticing me lurking... very new to forum, not new to GNR love. To lazy to follow/ check out social media so relying on you good folks to supply me with the news, gossip etc . Also am wading through the extremely entertaining previous women's chats...wow. I'm a bit behind on recent news so forgive me if I ask obvious/ stupid sounding questions. Finally, I'm into Slaxl (thought I'd better lay that on the table straight away!)
  20. 2 points
    So many posts to quote. I like this of yours best which describes him best . MattS should be grateful from that point with GnR. There would have been a great starting point for his GnR chapters . He was there at really the best time. They headlined. They passed the first album blues. They were at their peak. He was part of UYIs. Major movie, Terminator , with theme song and video. Industry respect there. Musically, AFD and UYIs sound like two different bands ,but in a great way. They grew in songwriting, skill, musicianship, age , etc. UYIs was not AFD , part two In reference to your first post on this page, Heidi’s girls were all consenting adults of sound mind. Her business was legit. Hey, I am not the moral police, but there is a difference between consenting, adults rights to do as they want to themselves vs. the other thing. Ehhhhh, I cannot even post that . Sex , drugs, rock n’ roll . Shyt happens. I have not read his book, but those here who have, that was too much info. TMI. It is good he is doing a rewrite. He really can take the bad luck of having his book delayed for a year and change it into good luck by doing a rewrite. He sort of got to do a book review test. How his book was out on schedule for sales then pulled back when the virus happened defeats releasing the same book later . People already bought it and I don't mean the six people here. Just think hundreds ,, maybe thousands were bought . Passed around. At second hand book stores. Garage sales. It is an old book now or previously released book. It is smart and best to do a rewrite. I.think he should tone down his rock star sexual events. Write it all, but less of it all. His life is good , lucky , and interesting with good stories without throwing others under. Add more of the very funny stories of things that happened and dangerous things. Be remorseful and own up his missteps. Add how he felt , taking the reader there after finding out , Matt, you are The Cult’s drummer. He met GnR along the way. Oh, GnR wants you as their drummer. UYI recording, tour starts ... sign your contracts. Take the reader there.Lots of great drummers out there, but if you cannot earn a living at it, it is a hobby. Only the great drummers are known who had luck of the draw, right time, connection, and place made it. His sobriety. Hitting that rock bottom. His life all up after with his dreamgirl, Ace, etc. Now, Slash and Duff are not saints. He needs to put in how, when, what happened about him wanting to get in on NITL tour. HVampires stuff. That is not throwing others under. Duff and Slash wrote about others too. Drugs, music, etc. Ya’ think Izzy really wanted that story that Slash wrote of them and some girl, poor creature. Fernando. Maybe he read it and maybe not. MSorum has every right to write a book and telling his GnR side of things . Then, vome on, you know you want to know all about him wanting to be on NITL. I hope his revised book is way different, better, rewritten.
  21. 2 points
    Imagine Ashba as his clothing brand consultant.
  22. 2 points
    If his aim was to make himself look a total cretin with this book, I'd say he's managed it admirably. Be fantastic if he replaces his criticisms with toadying praise!
  23. 2 points
    It's about time we had a sensible discussion of the Guns N' Roses visual branding. There was a time I loved GN'R to death. I'd wear the shirts, the hoodies, the patches, the badges. I had all the merch apart from that blackcurrant scented candle, which I only wish I'd bought. I've since become a graphic designer, and frankly, I'm tired of the stuff they're putting out. One band tshirt after another, which looks like another Iron Maiden shirt. I thought the bullet logo was good, but it's dated. The AFD crucifix might have been edgy in 1987, but it's just tacky now. It's not well drawn. I guess it sells, but honestly, I've not bought a GN'R tshirt since 2006, because it's just an illustration slapped on to a black Fruit of the Loom with no consideration for how it will look after a wash, or even if it will fit well. The GN'R visual style should be of a quality to reflect the quality of their music and live performance. If they're also a current band and not their own tribute, I'd like to see a refreshed logo, new fonts, new colours. All of which honours their legacy, but doesn't look as cliched as everything else. It's a project I'd be itching to do, but I don't know who I'd have to contact.
  24. 2 points
    It'd honestly be the most "Axl Rose" thing he could do. > Spends 2 decades trying to legitimize the new GNR lineups > Finally reunites with Slash and Duff, tours the world playing the hits and a bunch of CD songs > Fans desperate for new material featuring Slash and Duff > "Y'know, this is a good time for me to do a solo record"
  25. 2 points
    I'd happily take the Chinese Leftovers as an 'Axl & Guests' solo album
  26. 2 points
    I’m so glad the original version leaked, it’s going to be fun comparing the two and seeing all of the back peddling he does.
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    Yeah, and the guy with the pants on his head is Mr Bean.
  29. 1 point
    The more I read about Axl and Kurt the more I become convinced they had more in common than not and could have been great friends, two complex human beings that would have had an understanding of each other. Anybody else think the same?
  30. 1 point
    Not sure how that works though. I mean what do you say to somebody? "You're not alllowed to do a war anymore!" "Why?" "Cuz I said so!" "Fuck you!" "Wanna fight about it?" "WAAAAARRRRRR!!!"
  31. 1 point
    This is already being discussed on another thread, but @Blackstar and I figured we could start a separate thread for it to. The short version is that, five days ago, Axl trademarked both “Axl” and “Axl Rose” for music, other audio, video, fashion, blogs, etc. The details also hint at a potential record label of some kind, cause it mentions things like “services to provide for artists” (plural) and such. I saw someone else mention elsewhere that it could just be related to his will, or something to that effect. Nevertheless, feel free to discuss! It’s not like we have much else to discuss anyways...
  32. 1 point
    i'll be having this as dinner this evening belgian mussels with french fries and a cold glass of beer
  33. 1 point
    Can't stop trolling discogs for LPs and 7 inches......you people have created a monster.....
  34. 1 point
    T1 is head and shoulders above T2. Brad Fiedel's score beats any GnR song on the soundtrack. The whole point of Arnie not saying much is that he's supposed to be an unstoppable robotic killing machine. They're not really suited to wise cracks and one liners.
  35. 1 point
    Has anybody received a message from ticketmaster Germany? In Switzerland you'll get a full refund.
  36. 1 point
    Slash is not trademarked (there are products trademarked as "Slash" by various companies, like furniture - same with "Axl"). I didn't think it was a common thing for musicians to trademark their own names, but I see it is. Many have done it for their solo music and/or for products (e.g. James Hetfield has trademarked his name for guitars and guitar accessories). For anyone who is curious and has time to waste, click "Search our trademark database (TESS)" https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-application-process/search-trademark-database and then use the first search option ("Basic Word Mark Search").
  37. 1 point
    The record producer part is accurate - Brain talked about this in the below interview (starts at approx 30secs). The activist part, however, is very much up for debate!
  38. 1 point
    Axl Burger -- Tastes good, don't it?
  39. 1 point
    Yeah apparently Fernando confirmed on reddit that the new trademarks are “just standard paperwork” or some shit. Nothing more than that.
  40. 1 point
    Axl forgot trademark "Every Rose has its thorn"
  41. 1 point
    Drone strikes should be internationally banned, not the "future".
  42. 1 point
    Yeah, I’ll definitely be picking up the CD/Blu-ray package when it comes out!
  43. 1 point
    Just heard Trump saying yet again, how kids are immune to the corona and should go back to the classroom. He doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. Children are dying from this virus. Not to mention bringing it home to parents other kids and grandparents. Also teachers are very worried about the virus. One teacher said "we're not disposable. Guess Trump isn't hearing them either. I don't understand how Trump just won't listen to the people who are telling him how dangerous this virus is. He refuses to see the numbers of patients and deaths. What the fuck is wrong with him? Love it! Please let us know people's reactions to your new fucking amazing mask! Stay well and rock that mask!
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    The venue is still in the centre of glasgow and there is quite a few travelodges and hotels near the venue. Also there is a bus service which is put on to the main bus and train stations. It is also near to the football ground of the most successful and well supported team in Scotland.
  46. 1 point
    (Copy-paste of my post in the other thread) That's a bit unusual, I think, for someone to trademark their own name for their music (it makes more sense for other products). Who knows what it means, if anything. Maybe he intends to start his own record company?
  47. 1 point
    Hopefully by this time next year Ill be relaxing in my Axl Rose Loungewear and listening to CD2.
  48. 1 point
    LOL are those follows to Slash and Duff real?
  49. 1 point
    From what I read you can take them into dormancy. Do a little research and give it a try. I always have problems with bringing pests in that have gotten into the soil. I'm suppose to really soak the plant first so the pests evacuate the soil before I bring them in the house but that rarely happens.
  50. 1 point
    It probably works both ways and I don't think it's about "not having the balls". Slash and Duff are business savvy, and Fernando is not as knowledgeable and competent, so they can get him do things they want - not things like new music that are not up to Fernando, but things that have to do with the tour, for example - and then they let him do his thing with the merch. Other than that, they have no reason to interfere with Axl's "family affairs." The bigger question for me is why Axl allows this. I don't mean Fernando's behaviour so much, but his "Q&A's with the fans" themselves. The discord thing most likely happened behind Axl's back, but the Reddit thing... One would think that Axl wouldn't like Fernando giving ambiguous answers and half-promises about future plans. In the years before they became proud - especially in the UYI - they made compromises and put up with things. Then Slash decided he didn't want to compromise and do things Axl's way, and left. If the band had ended there and then, and Axl didn't continue with it, maybe the reunion could have happened under different terms (and probably it would have happened sooner). But Axl did continue and that created a reality of 20 years that can't be completely overturned; and Slash and Duff, being realistic, are aware of this. So things are now kind of where they were in 1992 as far as the dynamics go, with the difference being that Slash and Duff got into it knowing what they would have to deal with (including Axl's "family management", which is another reality); and since there are no things like late starts and cancellations, they're fine with it.
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