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Gordon Comstock

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  1. Don't make yourself look like a fool on April 1st.
  2. As much as I want to hear new music, I wouldn't be too disappointed if Prostitute remained as the 'last song' released by GNR. It's almost a perfect outro for both CD as an album, and for Axl as a creative musician.
  3. There's really not that many left who still defend them... most people seem to accept them for what they are now. Some still enjoy it, and others are just entertained by the circus.
  4. They could do a surprise drop but they'd have to do a lot at once - drop the album, a single (with at least a lyric video), have physicals ready to pre-order, maybe some special edition or colour-variant vinyl, and do a real interview. Basically 10 years worth of activities in GNR-time, in one moment. They're not really in a place where they can just drop an album, tweet about it once, and watch the cash come pouring in. They're not as popular as they think they are, but the draw of the reunion album is still there. It's really the last ace they have up their sleeve. It will be big news, but they'll still have to do some promo. I agree with your last paragraph though.
  5. Oh I agree that if GNR wanted to do a surprise release, they definitely could. One thing I found funny about the Eminem release, there was a big thread on one forum called "Something Is Coming". It was basically the "new album" thread, but on an Eminem site. It was up for almost 2 months I think, and after plenty of cryptic hints, speculation, fake tracklists, etc, one of the mods changed the thread title to "Nothing Is Coming". The album dropped like a week later
  6. That's not true actually, there was speculation for several weeks that something was coming from Em. There were definitely rumors. If you'd checked hiphop/Em boards, there was a couple (very long) threads anticipating new music, with plenty of 'cryptic hints' along the way. Edit: I'm talking about his newest album, not Kamikaze.
  7. Fair enough, I prefer the night 1 design despite it not really being Vegas-themed. It's a fairly simple design but it's well done, with the vertical guns and roses in the center it's more like an acknowledgement that the band was finally back for a big show instead of 'GNR plays x city'. There was always something about the night 2 style that I didn't like, it does capture a sort of sleazy neon vibe but it came across like something from a Motley Crue poster. There's a cheesy element to it, but it's still well-done. The lithos I have are Vegas 1 & 2, Seattle, Vancouver and Gorge btw, so those are what I compare it to.
  8. 1 year to write and record, and 7 years to re-record and release. I wanted to like the new Ozzy album too... but aside from Ordinary Man w/ Elton and Slash, I don't like it.
  9. For one, it's never been mentioned. It isn't even a weird fan-theory, like thinking they re-recorded SOYL, this is literally the first time I've seen someone say that Slash plays on Rock The Rock. Here's an interview with the guys who wrote that Looney Tunes episide. They talk about Axl's recording session and they say the song was written beforehand. I can't remember who played the instruments, but it might've been them? Either way, if Slash had played on it, there's no way they'd skip over that here. Again, what makes you think Slash is on it?
  10. Some bands get some really great artwork for their show posters, and some bands use some pretty bad artwork. GNR are kind of average, they're mostly nice lithos/posters but I can only think of maybe 5 from the whole tour that were really good/great. That said, I like the ones I've got... the Vegas 2016 2nd night is my least favourite but @amaninjapan praised that one in the podcast
  11. professionally filmed shows for dvd / tv not released?

    San Diego and Toronto 2016 were both professionally recorded. Edit: does London 2012 count? They played it at a couple movie theaters but it wasn't really properly released. Same with Rose Bar 2010 and Hiro Ballroom 2012 - the full shows were probably recorded but only a few songs were posted online.
  12. Axl, Shut-Up and Sing

    Thank you
  13. Music to be Murdered By - Eminem

    In the interview he just did (I posted it on the 2nd page) he admits that sometimes he's just rhyming for the sake of it, for the sport of the craft, because that's what he enjoys doing. Some of the punchlines are stupid but they're still fun for him. I agree about Darkness tho, but I think one of the most interesting things Em could do at this point is a real concept-project. Relapse and MTBMB were attempts but they're not really cohesive concepts. Something that's 100% 'in character' could be more interesting than political or social songs, IMO.
  14. L' Arc 2010

    Yea it's crazy that the best vocals from the CD-era weren't actually on the album, they were on Angel Down and a remix track. The seemingly effortless rasp, the charisma, the anger, the unpredictability... 2010 was really the last year of 'classic' Axl Rose. The guy tried to punch a paparazzi photographer at an airport, tried to cancel his tour on twitter, had several incidents during live shows, and he was still the best frontman on the the planet. But he's older and wider now so it's not surprising that he isn't as good as he used to be
  15. Axl, Shut-Up and Sing

    From the spelling in your 2nd sentence to the bizarre turn to Trump in the 3rd paragraph, I have many questions... I can't figure out which alt you are, or what this thread is really about (other than basically saying Axl/TB is performing poorly, which is obvious to anyone who's paying attention). But my main question is: does anyone have that picture of an oversized suit photoshopped onto Axl in the photo with Snoop Dogg? Because that shit was pretty funny tbh. May as well keep this joke of a thread going.
  16. The "New Album" Thread

    Axl was still pretty good on it up until 2012 IMO. When I saw them in Seattle (in late 2011) Better was just as good as some 2010 shows, it was one of his raspiest songs of the night. It hasn't been very consistently good since 2010 though IMO and I can see what you mean about DJ's tone... I'm not a fan of the NITL version either, and Axl sounded the worst he's ever sounded while singing it in Miami. They really should drop it, play Madagascar or CITR instead if they wanna keep some CD songs.
  17. North American Tour Dates Announced

    New album talk is just speculative, dream-scenario banter between fans. I don't think many people on here are still holding their breath for a new GNR album. Plus, the general consensus seems to be 'why are they doing this tour without anything to promote?' so obviously new music will be talked about.
  18. North American Tour Dates Announced

    For all we know, Slash and Duff probably have 'stitched up' some Axl vault songs. We know Slash even did some recording at Axl's house... but that doesn't mean Axl is ready to release those songs yet. It's far more likely that Slash and Duff have done solo albums/tours because Axl won't release the music, not because the music isn't there.
  19. Music to be Murdered By - Eminem

    New hour-long interview:
  20. L' Arc 2010

    True, I listened to some of the Adelaide 2010 show not long ago and while he still sounded pretty great, he sounded a bit 'worn down'. The shows in the first half of 2010 were kinda like the 1991 shows where he went full-throttle, rasped the fuck out of lots of songs, and just powered through those shows like the Metal God that he used to be. Near the end of 2010, his voice was more like 1993 - still lots of power and rasp but it was noticeably 'thinner' than the previous legs of the tour.
  21. North American Tour Dates Announced

    Matt is a good drummer, but he's like my 4th favourite GNR drummer lol. Steven > Brain > Josh Freese > Matt > Frank. I think they'll manage to make Frank sound 'good enough' in the studio so I'm not concerned about the drums on a new album. I'm not debating that the songs would've sounded different if Izzy or Matt didn't play on them, that seems pretty obvious, but I think Slash and Richard have good chemistry, even if it's not the same as Slash and Izzy's chemistry. I don't see how it requires 'rebooting to the 87-93 era', Axl has released songs since then that were as good or better than some UYI songs, Slash has released a few gems as well, and it would never be the same as it used to be even if they did 'reboot'. The worst thing they could do is try to make AFD 2.0 honestly. I don't think the biggest issue is getting quality material from this line-up, it's figuring out how to release the CD era songs that Axl wants to release. I'm sure they could put together some good, modern-classic-rock songs once they actually record the songs Slash and Duff bring in, maybe even 1 or 2 more 'epics', but I'm not expecting it to sound like AFD or UYI.
  22. Music to be Murdered By - Eminem

    I actually listened to a couple Recovery tracks the other day and man, they have not aged well. Some of the production sounds like other cheap pop tracks that were popular around 2010 (obviously), and how a song like Not Afraid was a huge hit still confuses me MMLP2 has a lot of good songs, but it's a mess of an album. The 5 bonus tracks and Don't Front all should've been included on the regular version of the album. It definitely could've been his best all around album since his comeback but there's a fair amount of filler on it. Kamikaze is his most cohesive and consistently good album since his comeback, and it's the only album that I wish was longer instead of shorter. This is the MMLP2 playlist I usually listen to:
  23. North American Tour Dates Announced

    Yea, there's a reason. It's name is Axl Rose