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  1. James Bond Thread - No Time To Die (April 2020)

    I never thought it could get worse than Sam Smith. EON has proven me wrong I fear.
  2. What Are You Listening To? 2020

    Please remember that if you're going to post a YouTube link it must be from an official account, it can't be just anyone's upload. I've already had to hide a few posts in this thread and we're only on page 2.
  3. RIP Neil Peart

    I would harbor a guess that Rush wouldn't be your cup of tea. But you should absolutely give them a shot.
  4. Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Poison 2020 Stadium Tour

    I caved and got tickets for the Buffalo show. I’ve got a friend coming up from Costa Rica that I haven’t seen in a few years that wanted to go, so I got roped into it. I’m more excited to see Joan Jett than any of the other three (And I’m not particularly excited to see Joan Jett)
  5. RIP Neil Peart

    Same here - I’ve literally just like...been in a trance at work since I read the news. I’ve barely come to accept that Rush is no more and they played their last gig 4 and a half years ago, I was not expecting any of them to pass away anytime remotely soon. I was fortunate enough to see Rush 16 times - they are one of my absolute favorite bands ever. Of course Neil is a massive part of that - he’s probably my favorite lyricist ever and certainly my favorite drummer ever. There is no other drummer that I know their work as inside-and-out as I do with Neil; I have every groove and damn well near every lick more or less ingrained in my head. I could go on about Neil’s style literally all day - he’s the drummer that really opened my eyes to the fact that the drums could be more than a time-keeping method for bands and that a drummer could actually be as involved and at the forefront as a guitarist for example. RIP Neil

    Dude seriously, knock it off with this crap. I by no means loved the movie - I thought it was okay at best - and even I'm sick of seeing you write stuff about how if someone enjoyed TROS then they must have no taste in movies. If you want to debate the merits and lack thereof in the film then go for it, no one is going to criticize that if you can have reasonable discussion about it. But coming into this thread and saying stuff like that isn't discussion - that's trolling. You're doing it to get a reaction, plain and simple. Turn this the other way around - if I went into the show thread in the GN'R section for one of the gigs you're attending this year and said "Yeah, the band sounds like shit, there's no redeeming factors, and the only people who enjoy the NITL tour are people with no taste in music", how would you react to that?
  7. The Stones pit tickets for last years tour weren’t that much unless you got it as part of a VIP package - if I remember right a pit ticket on its own was about $500. Still expensive yes, but not even close to €1000. And even so, the Stones give plenty of opportunities to get cheap tickets nowadays with the Lucky Dip tickets. So until GN’R starts doing some similar system to that, I really don’t see how they can be compared to the Stones. It’s not to late to make Iron Maiden your favorite band
  8. It’s not the first time Tarantino has done a revisionist history film. Hitler didn’t get his face filled with bullets and then blown up in a cinema, yet Inglorious Basterds still exists.
  9. *Top 10 GNR Moments 2019*

    1. The Village Sessions Disc 1 2. The Village Sessions Disc 2 3. The Village Sessions Disc 3 etc...
  10. Mr. Bungle Reunion

    The extraordinarily weird Mike Patton-led band Mr. Bungle are back! They just announced their first shows in nearly 20 years, and they’ll be performing their chaotic, hardcore-tinged 1986 demo The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny at these shows, which will mark the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years. Original members Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, and Trey Spruance are all on board for the shows, and their lineup will very impressively be rounded out by Anthrax’s Scott Ian and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (who also plays with Patton in Dead Cross and played with Patton and Dunn in Fantomas), both of whose classic bands were clear influences on Mr. Bungle in the thrashy Easter Bunny era, as Mike, Trevor, and Trey acknowledged while discussing these upcoming shows. See quotes from them — as well as Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo — below. The shows happen in February 2020 at LA’s Fonda Theatre on 2/7, San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre on 2/8, and NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on 2/10. They say these are the only three cities they’re playing, and support bands TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday (8/16) at 10 AM local time with an artist presale starting Thursday (8/15) at 10 AM local. Presale password = SHADE. Here are the quotes on these shows from all five members of the band: “Ever since Trevor hatched The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny v.2 idea a few years back, Patton, Lombardo, he and I had each been incubating some idea of that egg. Lombardo called me one day and asked me to make some guitar demos so he could learn the songs. He had this generous idea to surprise the other guys with being totally ready to go with the tunes. It just so happened that I was in Eureka at the time. So, I found myself re-visiting all of those riffs in the same goddamned town and in the same goddamned house where I recorded all the original guitars on that demo 33 years earlier. There was something about actually physically working out the mania of those riffs again at DAVE LOMBARDO’S request, in that environment — it just split my head open. It wasn’t long before the train of destiny had picked up too much speed for any of us to jump off.” – Trey Spruance “When we recorded that demo, we were 16 and 17 years old and we were absolutely serious about the music. At the time, we were living the deluge of ’80s metal and absorbing every riff and every drum fill from every known band from Denmark to San Francisco. The recording and playing were amateurish (save for Trey’s video-game-solos) but the schooled composition and spirit were solid. I always felt like this music held its own and deserved to be presented in a clearer and more defined package even if it meant being 33 years later.” – Trevor Dunn “I remember writing riffs for this cassette in my parent’s garage, with no heat, so I recorded in a sleeping bag for analog warmth, playing a one-stringed acoustic guitar that was piped into a ghetto blaster. Thank god I had Trevor and Trey to help decipher my rotten riffs into something intelligible!” – Mike Patton “When Mike hit me up about this my brain thought he was asking me if I wanted to come to a show, him knowing I am a HUGE Bungle fan. When I realized he actually meant for me to play guitar with them it broke my brain, I was a giggly drooling mess. Somehow I pecked out Y E S on my keyboard and holy crap I’m playing in Mr. Bungle. Seriously, it’s an honor and a privilege to get to play with my favorite ‘Mr.’ band of all time.” – Scott Ian “I don’t know what was in the water in Eureka California, but it certainly wasn’t clean. This is going to be a ridiculously, insane band to play with and I am honored to have been asked to join the wrath.” – Dave Lombardo The idea that Dunn, Patton and Spruance will be joined by their early musical heroes is not lost on the musicians: “They are a significant percentage of ‘The Big Four’, all of which had a major impact on us. Aside from their obvious skills and –for crying out loud, INVENTION of this genre– there’s nothing like being in a band with those whom which you have rapport. If we are going back to the source with this stuff we might as well go ALL THE WAY back.” – Trevor Dunn “To have Scott and Dave with us on this suicide mission is more than an honor. THEY are a big part of the reason we wrote this stuff in the first place, and to realize it 30+ years later with these maestros is an absolute miracle… we can finally play this teenage nonsense correctly! A total catharsis for us. “ – Mike Patton “At our very first show, at the Bayside Grange Hall, Nov. 30, 1985, we played Slayer’s ‘Chemical Warfare’ and a S.O.D. cover. I mean, are you kidding?? We WORSHIPPED those guys! And now they’re gonna PLAY in our band?” – Trey Spruance February 6 - Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA February 7 - Fond Theatre, Los Angeles, CA February 8 - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA February 10 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY February 11 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY February 13 - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA I managed to get one ticket to night 2 in NY, but I also need to find a ticket for my girlfriend. To StubHub it is I guess
  11. Mr. Bungle Reunion

    Yeah. I was way too young last time they toured.

    Sheev fucks. That’s all for now.

    There’s been no official news on Johnson’s trilogy whether it be progress or cancellation. All that’s been officially said by Disney is when it was first announced shortly after TLJ was released.

    I will say I’ve read a lot of things that I missed the first time around that have me excited to see it again. I’m sure I’ll be seeing it a couple more times as I always do with Star Wars, including in IMAX when I get home from Australia.

    Fair enough, I’m not going to argue with any of that. I fully understand both schools of thought on why people like or dislike each of the sequel films, and both sides make excellent points for or against every film. I have my opinions on TFA and TLJ but I by no means consider them to be the “right” opinion, so to speak. I just don’t think it’s fair to pin a majority of the blame on Johnson for TLJ, and to an extent the entire trilogy for not working as well as it could. At the end of the day Disney has the final say over all of this, and as can be evidenced by the number of directors they’ve Sacked since acquiring Lucasfilm, they’d have had no problem doing the same with Johnson if they didn’t like what he was doing for any reason. Not to mention he, as of right now, is still slated to do his own trilogy.

    The thing with who the blame falls on for TLJ is, Disney has a pretty atrocious track record with directors for Disney so far. In fact, more directors have been canned than have released a film they were originally slated to direct. If they didn’t like what Johnson was doing, he’d have been gone in a heartbeat. So that means either the trilogy really was made up as they went along, or there was a plan and Johnson stuck to it (Or a third far less likely option that Johnson went off script and Disney was just like “meh, okay”). So as far as I’m concerned, Disney is still the one to blame.

    I've been processing my thoughts on the film for the last 24 hours. I'll give a more detailed, spoiler-y breakdown in the spoiler thread, but I wanted to poke my head into both threads. Also I said to @RussTCB elsewhere that we'd take the debate to the forum, so let's duke it out I think, looking at this film on it's own, I enjoyed it. However in the context of the trilogy (And I use that term loosely), I think it's awkward. Now in hindsight, I think I'd say that about all three entries in the trilogy - they don't really work together but they all work on their own. They all feel a lot more episodic (i.e. pre-Craig James Bond or Indiana Jones) than they do to have a real true over-arching storyline. Yes, they feature all the same characters and develop the characters across the films, but they all seem to try and stand on their own and do an extraordinarily good job of ignoring what came before. Very little of what Abrams set up in The Force Awakens comes back into play in The Last Jedi, and very little of what Johnson set up in The Last Jedi comes back into play in The Rise Of Skywalker, which also still ignores a lot of what was set up in TFA. There were some big pacing issues with this one also - too much stuff crammed into too little time. I didn't have much of an issue with any of the plot lines as they were written, just that some of them weren't fleshed out well enough because there wasn't enough time. There were also some glaring plot holes, but that's not exactly new to Star Wars, is it? Where this film really shines though is the emotional aspect. There's some nice, touching moments for nearly every major character in the film, and I would say all of the cast left from the OT at this point in the story got a fitting sendoff. Having not read any of the spoilers, there were some genuine surprises for me, though there was one major plot point I'd suspected would flesh out for some time now went exactly how I'd expected it to. Now going back and reading the spoilers, I'm surprised just how much of it was accurate - I felt like a lot of the "leaks" for TFA and TLJ were more bullshit than this time around. I found the dialogue (And especially the humor) in this one to be more appropriate and less awkward, and the fan service worked a lot better. While there was a lot of it this time around, a necessary evil to concluding a 9 film saga I suppose, a lot of it actually fit into the story and advanced things forward - no "Member Han's dice?!?" type callbacks. The acting was great in this one as well - Adam Driver gets the MVP for me (And Kylo Ren easily became my favorite new character), but Daisy Ridley was great as well. Good to see Billy Dee Williams, the suavest motherfucker in the galaxy back and looking as fresh as ever even at his age. One last thing, going off of the comment Russ made about how it seems TFA fans will love it, and TLJ fans will hate it. I am definitely more of a TLJ fan than TFA, and while I think this film has some glaring issues, I think it's a worthy entry into the Star Wars universe, and a fitting conclusion to the saga.
  18. Death Pool draft 2020

    Reserving my space...for now.
  19. Mr. Bungle Reunion

    I got a ticket to night 2 in Brooklyn.
  20. Europe 2020 Tour Announced

    If you're calling someone who made a rational post (Albeit one that might go against a lot of people's opinions) a dumb fuck and a cunt, you don't have much of a leg to stand on.
  21. Europe 2020 Tour Announced

    I've cleaned up this thread a bit - it's really not necessary to incessantly debate a single member's stance on these shows (Or the reunion in general) in this thread. Someone posted something reasonable about why they're not going to attend a gig on this leg of the tour, and they were jumped on by multiple other members for their opinions. So et me make this clear - there is nothing wrong with someone saying they don't support this tour, so long as it's done without bashing those that do.
  22. Yes and yes. As a matter of fact, personally I’d rank a lot of the Ozzy era albums behind all of the Dio albums, and some of the Tony Martin albums. Headless Cross and Eternal Idol are some of the band’s best work IMO. The only Sabbath albums I don’t like on any level are Forbidden and 13.
  23. I think @Stiff Competition sort of hit the nail on the head that the big difference is that it was a gradual change with Sabbath. After the first decade, Sabbath was a revolving door. Granted a lot of people fell off the boat with them when Ozzy left, but it seems lie a lot of people stuck with them through thick and thin if they stuck with them through that. When Dio left he was still "the new guy" so I'd imagine not too many people were put off by that, even if they did like him. Besides that, I seriously doubt Bill or Geezer leaving were the breaking point for anyone.
  24. Europe 2020 Tour Announced

    Capacity for the Maiden gig in Stuttgart is 43,000 - that’s significantly smaller than what I’d expect Tottenham could hold for a concert.
  25. James Bond Thread - No Time To Die (April 2020)

    Yeah, we haven’t touched this theses much lately, I’ll update it.