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  1. Very unfortunate that it took over 20 yrs for these 2 to talk to each other and work things out. I sometimes wonder what would have happened had Axl allowed Slash into his home when Slash went to visit him years ago. They might have worked things out then and we would have gotten a proper reunion with better Axl vocals. Who knows? We might have gotten Izzy in the reunion as well. Axl was just too stubborn. They wasted over 2 decades of potentially great tunes over stupid shit.
  2. Exactly. I find it silly that some people here, who experienced that debacle of a tour, are now trying to rewrite history in order to fool the young fans into thinking it was a great period. The tour was a disgrace. The Philly riots gave promotion the green light to end it. Had the Philly show gone on without a riot, the tour would have probably gone on for 2 more shows at best. It was going to end, the ticket sales were atrocious. They were the laughing stock in music at the time. And the media,as well as rock fans, let them know it. I remember after the cancellation of tour, the band had been declared dead. I remember the MTV report. The VMA performance killed any chance of good ticket sales for the 2002 tour. The same way MySpace killed any chance for Chinese Democracy to have decent initial sales.
  3. It is true. I heard the show the following day after the concert. To be honest, I also expected Howard to say something nice, but that wasn't the case. Howard saw Axl as a big douche at that point, and he always blamed Axl for the GNR break up. He never hesitated to bash Axl whenever Slash visited the studio. Slash to his credit, never took the bait.
  4. The promoters had already decided early on that the plug would be pulled after MSG. Axl had no say on that matter. I do remember that soon after the MSG show, the press reported that Axl was devastated by Howard Stern's reaction towards the show. The word is that Axl couldn't wait to hear what Howard had to say about the show, as he was expecting positive comments from Howard, what he got instead was Howard bashing the hell out of the show. Particularly on how ridiculous Axl and his band looked.
  5. That is what was so unfortunate. They were responsible for that mess. It doesn't matter since I did not consider that band to be GNR This is how I see it: Great GNR= 1987-1990 Good GNR=1991-1993 Shitty GNR= 2016-2017
  6. You must have been at MSG or Boston. The attendances were atrocious everywhere else and that is why the plug was pulled. The only reason the tour lasted as long as it did was because promotion was trying to hang on till they made it to the MSG show( since it was sold out). The philly riots were the final nail in that coffin. I had bought tickets for the San Diego show, but the tour never made that far and I got refunded by Ticketmaster.
  7. You would have been one of the few at the time since most arenas were only 1/4th full. Nobody gave a fuck about this new band, and they got tore to shreds by the press. It was not a pretty period for Axl. That being said, I would have preferred this version of Axl(absent the braids) than the one we have now. Would have made for a better reunion. I think Rock in Rio 3(2001) Axl with his 2010 voice would have been superb next to Slash.
  8. It is Mickey Mouse. But the band sounds good.
  9. Goes to show the power of Slash. Even with Mickey Rose they are doing those numbers. Imagine if Axl had a voice and it was a full reunion. Imagine had they done interviews and TV appearances. It would have been even bigger.
  10. The band and Axl were such badasses back then that even the 2016 voice would have made for a good performance. The big problem with Axl now is his stage presence. He has none and when you add his weird looks to the picture, it makes his bad voice stand out even more.
  11. It has to be a joke, he sounds better than Axl.
  12. There is no excuse to intentionally sing like shit when people are paying to see you perform. You are making excuses for him. As for 2011 and Estranged, I disagree with you, he sounded awful. He sings the first part ok, but the 2nd part is a weak mess. It has been like that ever since he reintroduced the song. He hasn't sung that song properly since the 90's. I think you made the point in your post for Axl's unprofessionalism and disregard for his GNR fanbase. Axl didn't sing well in 2010 because he was in great shape vocally, he sang well because he gave a fuck. For whatever reason he felt he had something to prove that year. Just like he had something to prove for ACDC. You don't go from sounding like you do in 2010 to then sounding atrocious just a few months later. Those drop offs don't happen in that short of time. That is Axl just refusing to sing properly. Axl turns it off and on whenever he wants. That is why people get angry.
  13. Axl did not sound as bad as he does now last year but it was not that great either. Not even close to the quality of AC/DC. There were even threads on the topic. Let's not attempt to rewrite history. There were many angry posters during the U.S shows complaining about this. The only time Axl sounded somewhat decent was when he was sitting in Grohl's chair. His voice never reached 2010 levels.
  14. Let me ask you a question. If Axl/D.C played Rock In Rio, would Axl embarrass himself the way he did with GNR? Of course not, he would make sure he is at his possible best for AC/DC.That is where the disrespects come in. The man did more promotion and TV with AC/DC than he did for GNR. Had he kicked ass for GNR this Would not be an issue, but if is clear that he holds AC/DC at a higher regard than he does GNR and his band mates. The man sounds better doing guest appearances for Billy Joel, for goodness sake. It is obvious that he hates performing for GNR, and the money is the only reason why he hasn't retired the band, I think it would be great if Izzy and Steven got back together with Slash and Duff and released music with a new singer. That would be interesting to see.
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