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  1. The reunion was 10 years past any commercial viability or shot at relevancy as far as a record goes. An ‘06, ‘07’, ‘08 return while VR winding down and public interest swirling, they could have launched themselves into the Zeppelin stratosphere. But they’re firmly entrenched as a high 3rd tier low 2nd tier all time great band.
  2. What's so weird is that Johnny Rotten doesn't get the respect he derserves for spearheading not one but two music movements, Punk AND post-punk. Public Image Ltd. is unreal. Between the Pistols and PiL, nearly half of music as we know it owes itself to some degree to John Lydon.
  3. Johnny Rotten really is a perfect model of what happens when you behave the same at 60 as you did at 20. It’s not so endearing. ...except it was. What else would you expect? It was nice how much he seemed like Duff.
  4. Did we reach a conclusion as far was what the beef was beyond GNR and Axl were easy targets at the time?
  5. New Buckethead Pikes Discussion

    My favorite pikes are project little man, northern lights, shaded ray, and solar sailcraft. I can't even pretend to have listened to even a quarter of them but those are the ones I have come back to. I tend to be mostly into his take on power/pop/metal/rock stuff, although the super heavy spell he had in the early '00s was incredible.
  6. Death metal is your blood and gore and death. Cookie Monster vocals. Can be a bit more technical musically than black metal. Despite its content there can be a sense of levity, or dare I say it, fun. Often record in lower tunings, which funny enough if you play their songs transposed up to standard tuning it sounds like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and sabbath. Black metal is satan satan depression suicide satan. Extremely fast, blast beats, generally low-fi, though modern black metal acts have softened on that to some degree. Musically, all emphasis is on dissonance and feelings of dreads. Easiest way to reproduced the black metal sound on guitar is to play minor bar chords. Not sometimes. All the time. Every chord, minor. It feels off and wrong, which is the idea. And of course tremolo picking. Musically there is little comparison in modernity, but striking resemblances to darker medieval music. This is best illustrated by Burzum’s album composed and recorded on a keyboard while Varg Vikernes was imprisoned for the murder of Mayhem’s guitarist Euronymous. This, too, is by design, as Black metal is deeply rooted in a form of Nordic paganism, intentionally appropriating the images of old. Unfortunately, this makes black metal ripe for the more nationalistic/nazi types. Varg himself, no longer imprisoned, spends significant time YouTubing nazi propaganda. There even is an entire subgenere called NSBM, national socialist black metal, which frankly can be indistinguishable from other forms of BM if you can’t see the liner notes or album art. Despite that, black metal is incredible and fascinating music, the most extreme of an extreme genre. Getting into it actually made me enjoy other bands I thought were too heavy for my taste from other genres of metal. Highly recommend it.
  7. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    I could not agree with #1 more. The first Slash's snakepit album is unreal, and it is absolutely insane Axl (and Duff, for the record) turned it down.
  8. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    There has not been a single live performance of Sweet Child that comes close to capturing the recorded version. Not in 86. 87. 88. and every year after that.
  9. Idk, a think they were afforded a respect a lot of those 80's bands weren't because musically, it was night and day. Also, today there seems to be some resurgence of respect since Slash and Duff came back, like their new friendly relationship with the Foo Fighters.
  10. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    Axl: a super super hit or miss lyricist. His highs are incredible but his lows are embarrassing. Riad is kick ass While it is nice that they are back, the reunion is 10-15 years too late to truly matter beyond the buckets and buckets of money. They could have wiggled their way into Stones/Zeppelin territory, but now their legacy is locked in.
  11. It's well done but not really my taste. This new material is by a good margin the best he has ever sounded, vocally.
  12. M Shadows, if he would be up for it. Nothing to Say really illustrated the heavy GNR influence in A7X.
  13. Old Axl Rose Diss Track?

    Biggest take away is how far home studio recording has come in 10 years.