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  1. The "New Album" Thread

    Which is why I also included Chinese Democracy itself in my comment there as well I don't think it is controversial at this point to say that it is hard for any one of these guys to capture the magic that they all had together, by themselves - and of course it is just my own personal opinion/assessment
  2. Fortus interview in Forbes

    That is kickass! Was that at NAMM or something? Glad you had good experiences with both Matt and Fortus (as well as Todd and Brent)
  3. The "New Album" Thread

    Ultimately I have to agree I enjoy the leaks, and when they happened I think the sheer excitement of them really made them more elevated than they really are, in my eyes. There are some cool ideas there, but I recently revisited them in their entirety and there were not any real "wow" moments for me beyond a chosen few (State of Grace, HS, Atlas, Perhaps) and the early mixes of CD tunes I think the breakup really proved that the sum of the parts have always been greater than the individual band members. Cool ideas and moments, however man, the CD demos and CD the finished album, just make me appreciate Izzy's contributions more because those 5 guys really nailed the balance between hit-making melodies and good rock music.
  4. The "New Album" Thread

    Hell even Tool released a new album recently lol Kind of crazy to think Tool was more productive of a band in the entirety of the 2010's than Guns N' Roses was
  5. Whenever he reaches a point where I think the rasp is gone forever, like 2002 he busts out the rasp in 2006. Or 2010. Or going from Mickey Axl in 2011-2014 to kickass Axl in 2016 with both GNR and Axl/DC I am curious at this point how much of his vocals comes down to age and needing extra preservation, and how much of it comes down to preparation - because he does belt out the rasp consistently on songs like ISE and the Jungle intro/outro, even in the past 3 years
  6. The "New Album" Thread

    They can online theoretically - for example D'Angelo dropped Black Messiah out of nowhere in 2014 and the physical editions followed shortly after However in order for that to happen they actually have to decide to release new material, so I would say that will probably not happen anyway
  7. Fortus interview in Forbes

    I always thought it was starting from 2006, or at least I have yet to see any '02 era setlist with it on there. In retrospect, Perfect Crime with Axl's 2006 voice would have been fucking killer, shame that never happened
  8. The "New Album" Thread

    It isn't truly a new year until we get our obligatory Richard Fortus "hoping for new music" statement. Welcome to the New Year, same as every other year for GNR fans
  9. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    I am with you, however I just wish the next evolution of image following Appetite didn't include hot pants
  10. R.I.P. Neil Peart

  11. RIP Neil Peart

    Unbelievable - this is like so shocking that I don't think I fully have comprehended it Saw Rush 5 times, and each time was just such a joyful experience. It is so sad to lose one of the all time greats, RIP Neil
  12. It is a real shame that TB's amazing influence hasn't resulted in GNR doing what most bands do, release music more than every 15 years You know it is bad when you can say that Tool has given their fans more worthwhile stuff the past 15 years than you lol but it is true. GNR are essentially a Kiss-type band now with merch over new and worthwhile content. And that is what I give TB credit for
  13. The "New Album" Thread

    My sources always tell me never to trust "insiders". My sources have always been right
  14. All albums on CD (many used though so pretty cheap) 4 Shows total + T-shirts from 3 of those shows + NITLT program Tokyo DVDs Appetite (Original issue vinyl), Chinese Democracy on vinyl All autobiographies that are out + that one GNR photo book by Robert John I don't remember the name of offhand Welcome to The Videos (DVD) Crybaby Slash signature wah pedal (if that counts lol) Overall everything I have bought, I am glad I did. However I feel content with not purchasing anything else really that is not a new album, new single, or if they really change up their live show and come to LA again with it
  15. If GNR messed with the multi-tracks timing wise, and added so much processing to each drum component with compression, EQ, other time based effects, etc. that it is a very different sound tonality wise, I can see how a rock drummer who is listening to that changed track 30+ years after the effect could be unsure. I am still personally in the camp of the drumming is Adler but way processed, and the only "new" track is Slash's lead guitar