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      MYGNRFORUM Theme Template Update - Additional Features   09/09/2017

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  1. Yeah this thread is a prime example of why I've stopped visiting forums as much as I used to. I've wasted precious time already reading and responding to it. Joke's on me
  2. Wow this is exactly how I feel. I love the UYI albums and find them infinitely more interesting musically than AFD and Lies. AFD is arguably my favorite album of all time, but UYI are much more complex, I don't think there is any denying that. I know there is no way to prove it, but if the piano was stripped from GNR I don't believe they would have reached the status of rock legends. UYI pushed their boundaries musically and the piano was a part of that.
  3. I went with Oh My God basically because I think that is the LAST song Slash would want to play haha.
  4. I actually agree with you 110%. If you're unable to at least acknowledge that something is unique, then you clearly aren't fit for the job. It doesn't mean you have to like it, but to not be able to say "wow, this record is different than anything we've heard from this genre before, but that doesn't necessarily mean its good" then you shouldn't be critiquing anyone.
  5. Only did a meet and greet one time in my life because it was so cheap. I did a Meet & Greet with Hatebreed back in like 2009 or 2010. My friends and I got loaded and met the band backstage. It was hysterical.
  6. Lol, good lord you nailed it. That show would be iiinnnsssaaannnneeeee. I cannot imagine how much tickets would be for that. And the lineup actually makes sense.
  7. Only 1 UK date?

    I'm going to offer my UK friends a little advice on attending these shows, particularly for those who are saying this is too expensive. Long story short, I understand the urge to want to have tickets in your possession for something like this. You want to KNOW you're going to attend. I had tickets in hand for their show in Philadelphia since I could not make the MetLife show they announced which at the time was the ONLY MetLife show. Once the second show was announced I waited on it. Tickets were not selling well and StubHub had incredibly reasonable prices for that second show. I waited until the day before the show and bought tickets off StubHub for the GA Pit on Slash's side at a solid discount. Not once did I consider not going because I didn't have tickets in hand, I knew the entire time I was still going to the show. I recommend those of you who are having financial difficulty to try this approach. I promise you it will work at least to some extent. You might not get the premium seats you want, but trust me you'll get some pretty good seats AND you'll be able to choose where you want to sit over Ticketmaster telling you where you'll sit.
  8. Ticket Prices

    Wow you really think Richard, Frank and Dizzy are making $50K PER SHOW? Melissa at $20K per show?!?! It would not shock me if Melissa was a salaried performer with some kind of bonus. Possible that Richard & Frank are still salaried as well.
  9. I don't use the tracker, but maybe suggest a Patreon campaign for him?
  10. Nah man I didn't think you were criticizing him. If I were in his position, nevermind the fact that I'm a hardcore GNR fan, how could you say no to that gig? At the time when he was offered the job you're looking at a guaranteed paycheck, working with one of the most notorious figures in rock and you'll probably have some cool stories out of it all. I would take that job in a second. But yeah the guy was a functioning alcoholic during his time which is ironic for the obvious reasons you mentioned. No matter what he did I think he knew deep down people would never accept him as the bassist of GNR. Not saying its responsible for his drinking, but goddamn if I gave it my all for almost 2 decades and I heard some dipshit in the audience every show asking where Slash, Duff, Izzy and Steven were I'd probably turn to the bottle too.
  11. Just checking in

    Just curious, what is the reason most people think? Not sure I've heard anything except that he is possibly repairing his relationship with Axl and as part of that he is keeping off of sites like this. Is there something else?
  12. Haha that was the harshest, yet most accurate description of Tommy I've seen on this board. When I saw Tommy on one of his solo tours he was blitzed off his ass. Guy is a total alcoholic and I'm not trying to be funny. I feel for him like some one else mentioned that he recorded 3 albums of material supposedly, only one of which was released and which Axl himself wasn't even happy about releasing. The rest of the time he played some of those songs live and was stuck playing almost the entire AFD record from 2001 onward. I'll quote one of my non-GNR favorite bands that I feel describes how Tommy felt throughout his tenure with GNR: "So this is how it feels and it doesn't feel so good. To know you couldn't give enough after giving all you could. Its been raining for so long it's like the sun will never shine. I've been losing for so long, I think I fell too far behind"