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  1. Discussing the band and their history is normal, and as you well said, it's discussions that keep forums like these alive. I'm all up for that. What I don't agree with is trying to apologize (in Slash's case) or even jump on the bandwagon just because we're living in a certain time and thus judge the past according to predominant values of today. Social and cultural aspects of Guns N' Roses are something I'm very interested on, which is why I tend to stick to the era I'm analyzing. I may be wrong here but I could swear this is the first time this discussion has been brought up, in the history of this forum. All of a sudden it's a major issue when in reality those lyrics have existed for decades. And because of what? Nothing really... And yes, I can't remember who said it but I've seen implying that they could have retouched the lyrics. Nonsense.
  2. GN'R came from the gutter. They wrote and sang about it - quite good, if you ask me. No one in the band, and fans as well, really cared or even gave a second thought about what was being done, because that's the way life was for those guys. Was it sexist? Yeah. Misogynist? Yep. Disrespectful? Several times. Rebellious? Oh boy. But - they are a product of their time. Look, thousands of girls and women, boys and men have sang the line Turn around bitch I got a use for you over the years, because it's in the context of the song; and that's fine! That doesn't contribute at all to inequality between both sexes. Why on earth should lines like that be replaced, omitted or avoided? It's not because some people can't discern between different contexts and eras, that things should be erased from history. There are far greater issues on this subject, than 30 year old lyrics. To be honest I never understood why Slash addressed this "issue".
  3. This is one weird fanbase. Guns N' Roses' history can't be rewritten or else I'm sure some of you would be the first in line to do so.
  4. Na. That's the love child of Beta and Paul Tobias.
  5. One thing is true. That would help SMKC's album sales. In a weird way, it would be like going to the store and get UYI I and II.
  6. UYI box>AFD box

    What? I bet the next one coming here, is going to complain about the riffs being too dated. This is unbelievable.
  7. I like My World. After all these years, and looking back, it's funny how it sort of bonds with OMG and Silkworms type of sound, thus proving that Axl really was into experimenting and getting serious with industrial. I believe he trully was gravitating towards that kind of sound and Chinese Democracy, suffering from its creator's swing of musical influences, eventually became the vehicle that picked up passengers from different nationalities, got them all together without really trying to make any sense of it and hoped for the best - you get rockers, ballads, epics, industrial, guitar solos, questionable beats and a whole lot of other stuff that's going on in there. I dig it. All of it.
  8. Richard/DC?

    Cool. Izzy is one step closer.
  9. Do you think you ever out grow GNR?

    There was a time when I thought so and even spent a couple of years without spinning a single GN'R record. The distance only strengthened it and now I genuinely think we're bonded for life - 14 years and counting.
  10. Favourite NITLT Bootleg

    Vegas Double Shot. Anything else is just a special place in the heart, from being there.
  11. Welcome to the Guns N' Roses of the 21st century: we may not take your cameras at the show but you sure as hell won't be sharing shit with anyone. Just history repeating itself.
  12. They have been to numerous countries, more so than on the UYI Tour (by the way, Rome '92 was canceled and Modena '93 were back to back nights). Keep in mind that it's still going, with the chance of more dates being added. You can call this tour out on many things, however, geographical reach is not of them. Take a look at Germany, for example: 6 dates in a two year span; Brazil: 7 dates; Spain: 3 dates. Comprehensiveness is not defined by the number of UK shows a band can pull.
  13. Has anyone else noticed that on the electric version (CD3), around the 2min mark, Axl is actually singing this: Slash was drowned, he was washed up left for dead and on one of the following verses: Yes he was crowned with a spike right through his brain Kinda cool.
  14. So, there you go. Now we get to know a tad more of what Axl's business card looks like. Axl Rose Junk Food Advisor Team Brazil Los Angeles, CA