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Everything posted by Modano09

  1. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    You're right, I'm connecting dots, I guess, but it's based on how he acts, the picture he paints at times, comments he's made and just in general how they seem to act today vs how he seems to act today. I'm assuming, sure, but I don't think it's crazy to think they may find his whining and constant suggestions to make life be 1989 again obnoxious.
  2. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    I would too, but, they seem to be making a point of not talking about things and not letting the media in on their private conversations and relationship and I respect that. Whether they're right or wrong they do seem to believe the media twisting things played a role in their feud.
  3. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    And to be clear, the great crime I've committed is that I don't agree with you. Fair enough. It's good to see that you can understand the concept of not wanting to be around someone you dislike or find obnoxious to be around. You should be able to understand why Adler's not in GNR now then.
  4. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Is it Duff or Izzy that won't take part in the reunion tour because they're not getting paid enough?
  5. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    It depends. What's your favorite color? Because I have a feeling if Izzy's favorite color isn't the same as yours you're not going to believe me.
  6. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Yes, if you're writing an album 30 years ago, Izzy's more important than Duff. But if you're trying to mend fences between Axl and Slash, and negotiate a lucrative reunion tour, and manage the details of making that tour work in 2016 and onward, Duff is more valuable than Izzy.
  7. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Fine, let me ask you this - Should Izzy have to buy back in to get an equal cut? Because they did pay him for his share of the partnership. Because selling something for a profit, and then profiting from it like you never sold it, doesn't really seem fair, does it?
  8. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Oh come on. He's consistently described at someone who wants to come and go and do his own thing and his career and lifestyle the past 30 years have supported that. But because you want what you want and decided it's all Axl/Slash/Duff's fault your not getting it you refusing to accept it. As far as Velvet Revolver goes, he wouldn't join the band or commit to it, he was just hanging around with the band, kicking things around, and they had no idea if he was in or not. He wanted himself and Duff to sing, they wanted a true lead singer. Once Izzy realized their vision of Velvet Revolver was bigger than what he wanted it to be, he stopped coming around. The idea that Izzy likes to do his own thing and you don't know what he will or won't be into at a given time is pretty consistent, whether you want to believe it or not.
  9. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    I don't think he wanted more than Axl/Slash/Duff, he wanted the same as them - which sounds good on the surface, until you realize that Axl/Slash/Duff were the 3 partners that managed the GNR brand for 20 years at their own legal expense and put the work into making this reunion/tour happen. Why should Izzy waltz back in and get what they're getting? Particularly since he already profited when he sold his stake in the band. I don't know if it's "greedy" (although the whole part about how they already paid him for his stake in the partnership tends to get ignored for some reason) but it's certainly unreasonable.
  10. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    I want new music. I don't recall being promised it, and I don't think they need Adler to do it, or should let Izzy demand a ransom to get it. And I like Sorum. Certainly more than Adler. But he has a history of not getting along with people, particularly Axl, and didn't fare much better with Scott in Velvet Revolver. Considering how fragile and experimental this reunion started out as, I don't get why people insist of them having dramatic wildcards thrown in the mix that could blow up the whole thing.
  11. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    I don't know how people can deny that Izzy is how he is. He's consistently described as such. "Flaky" sounds negative, sure, but he's a free spirit who seems to want to do what he wants to do in the moment without any long term commitment to anything. It's not an insult to point that out but it's not necessarily what you're looking for if you're looking to do years of world touring either.
  12. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Think about how annoying you find me. Pretty annoying, right? Okay. Now imagine having to tour with me for years to come. Doesn't sound too appealing, does it? So now you know why Axl/Slash/Duff used to real life "ignore user" feature on Adler.
  13. Is wearing a flannel shirt and ranting about something part of the gag or just a coincidence?
  14. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Because, apparently, Izzy wanted "equal loot" and based on him having nothing to do with operating or managing or representing GNR since 1991, and based on him having nothing to do with the negotiations and work that went into making the NITL tour a reality, he was out of line expecting it. Personally, based on anything we know about Izzy, I think it's unlikely he was willing to sign up for world touring for years to come anyway, but, just looking at it from the financial side of it, he let Axl/Slash/Duff deal with GNR for 20 years and then put the work in to personally and professionally set up a lucrative tour and then expects to get the same money as they are.
  15. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Most people in 2019 aren't the person they were in 1990.
  16. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    I was honestly stunned. Slash coming back was the biggest want/topic for 20 years and within months of him coming back it's "well where's Steven?".
  17. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    It's not that hard to work out the money - Axl/Slash/Duff have some legal ownership of GNR, they sat down and worked out a percentage for all 3 that all 3 were happy with. Izzy walks in and says "I want that too!" and that's bullshit. He sold his stock and when the stock became valuable he wanted them to pretend he didn't.
  18. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    If Izzy didn't sell his shares he would have a claim to the "equal loot" Axl/Slash/Duff are enjoying today, so, wasn't that smart, no? You know when a GNR song was licensed for a soundtrack? Well Axl/Slash/Duff had to agree, typically through lawyers charging them money, to let that happen. You know when GNR was sued for something? Well Axl/Slash/Duff had to pay lawyers to defend that. You know when Axl pissed off Slash or Slash pissed off Axl and they went to court over something? Yeah, they paid lawyers. Axl/Slash/Duff managed the GNR band/brand the last 20 years, often times at their own personal expense. So that's why they don't think Izzy can stroll back in and get what they're getting.
  19. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Izzy's not exactly poor, you know? Partially because he sold his share of the band for a large sum of money and didn't have to pay the legal fees that came with managing it for the last 20 years. But, sure, he should get the same money as those that did, right? It's easy, really, really, easy, to tell other people they should forego money they can or should earn when it's not yours, isn't it?
  20. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Here's why I defend it. 1) After years and years and years of complaining that Slash isn't in GNR, and they won't reunite, Hell freezes over and Slash and Duff rejoin GNR. Awesome, right? It took a couple of months before people moved on to whining about Izzy, Steven or the same set list every night. Seriously, you get SLASH back in GNR and are mad that frigging Steven Adler isn't there? So at this point I just think certain GNR fans just need something to complain about because it's not 1990 anymore and they don't like that. 2) It's just reality. If Izzy wants more money than he's entitled to or deserves, they don't have to just give it to him just because.....if Adler's an obnoxious tool they don't want to tour with or trust to be in the band, they don't have to bring him along just because.....they're the people who have the deal with the benefits/costs of the decisions they make so they have the right to make those decisions. It's unrealistic and unfair to think they should fork over some of their money to someone who's not entitled to it or risk the whole thing by introducing an obnoxious wild card just because you, personally, would like them to.
  21. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Adler himself went on one of his radio interview whine fests saying that Slash and Duff are mean to him because Slash doesn't return his calls and Duff was pissed at him for going off on a bender when he invited Adler to open for Loaded. He doesn't appear to be someone they want in their lives on a daily basis or someone they think they can trust and why would they? He's unreliable, obnoxious, quick to run to the radio with his every grievance, and still stuck in 1989 with the maturity of a teenager.
  22. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    That's the thing. There's really no scenario where it makes sense or is reasonable to give Izzy whatever he wanted.
  23. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    How is it pettiness? They threw him out of the band 30 years ago. Maybe they just don't like him or care about him enough to bend over backwards to include him in this? They let him play some shows and afterward he's on the radio complaining they didn't let him play enough. They don't think they can rely on him and I don't think they particularly want to be around him every day either. Izzy's different. I think they all like and respect Izzy but if he will only do it for an amount of money he's not entitled to, why is it on them to accommodate that? Why can't he be the one that's reasonable for the sake of getting back together?
  24. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Because he didn't refuse to come back without Izzy or Adler? Maybe Slash doesn't feel Izzy is entitled to the money he wanted or doesn't care about or trust Adler enough to insist he be there?
  25. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    I didn't say they didn't invite him. Of course they invited him. People who aren't in the band - and Adler's not in the band - don't get to play with the band unless they're invited by the band to do it. Of course it was a guest spot, because, again, he's not in the band so he's playing as a guest. Guests invited to play with a band typically don't get to play whenever or for however long they feel like it because, once again, they're not in the band. They invited him to play one night, he showed up the wrong night, started whining to play anyway since he was already there, and when they accommodated him, he whined they didn't accommodate him enough. Just like he whines they don't let him play more songs, whined they threw him out of the band, whined when they don't want to hang out with him and whines when they criticize him. Rather than be happy they give him these opportunities that are 100% for him and not because it matters to their bottom line at all, he whines.