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  1. SMKC announce European headlining tour

    I wonder what GNR songs they will add to the set this time around, will be great to hear those again with a drummer that actually knows how to play them !
  2. Ain’t Going Down

    There's three known/circulating versions : - The instrumental Sound City demo from June 5/6 1986 (bootlegged and eventually released on the boxset) - A live recording from August 23rd 1986 at the Whisky A Go Go (recorded by Marc Canter, bootlegged) - The UYI sessions rough mix -> longer and with vocals (bootlegged) The pinball version is just a midi/digitised version, you can't possibly consider that a 'song'. There's bound to be more recordings (live, rehearsal, studio ?) but they are not circulating.
  3. What about them ? Those people have nothing to do with GNR. Except maybe Dizzy. Maybe.
  4. Bad Obsession - Matt's drumming

    No it was not.
  5. No, I have never ever seen the real Guns N Roses. I apologize. I obviously have no right to speak about these matters. You win !
  6. I never said the '02 tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales (although I think Clear Channel would have a few things to say about that), Axl did that all on his own ! Since you can't seem to understand exactly what I'm saying, I'll spell it out for you : - The Axl Rose solo band tour didn't last from '01 to '11, they merely toured for most of '06 and '10, half of '12, and only a few months each in '02, '07, '11, '13 and '14. OUT OF A GRAND TOTAL OF 15 YEARS !!! - The Axl Rose solo band tours were successfull here and there (riding on the name of a different band), granted, but for the most part they were NOT. In the eye of the general public, they were 15 wasted years. - If the Axl Rose solo band was THAT profitable, don't you think they'd still be going ? Anyway, if you're gonna start twisting my AND your own words, we'll end the discussion here. Have fun with your 'Appetite For Democracy' dvd, I'll be watching 'Saskatoon '93' again !
  7. Successful ? The '02 tour was selling poorly and cancelled half-way ... '06 and '07 were successful, yet the promise of an album turned out to be a lie, and the public quickly returned to their negative stance toward fake GNR. After the release of the album they toured succesfully in '10 and '11, by '12/'13 they were downsizing the venues in the US due to lack of interest, still trying to ride on name alone elsewhere ... It all ended with mere Vegas residencies by '14 ... I think you have a VERY optimistic view of Axl's solo success !
  8. Oh really ? Touring for 8 years before CD was released ? I can only remember him 'touring' in '02, and then again in '06 and some of '07. That's about it ... Also, 20+ years ? Axl first solo show was '01, and his last solo show was mid '14, hardly 20+ years ...
  9. Officially released b-sides missing from the AFD boxset : 1. Mr. Brownstone [alt. mix] 2. Welcome To The Jungle [All Dayparts edit] 3. Sweet Child O' Mine [All Dayparts edit] 4. Welcome To The Jungle [CHR edit] 5. Sweet Child O' Mine [edit] Known/circulating Demos missing from the AFD boxset : 1. Welcome To The Jungle 2. Anything Goes 3. Don't Cry 4. Back Off Bitch 5. Think About You 1-5: Mystic Sound Studio, Selma Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028, August 1985. 6. Nice Boys [alt. take] 7. Heartbreak Hotel [alt. take] 8. Rocket Queen [alt. take] 9. Don't Cry 6-9: Sound City Studios, Cabrito Road, Van Nuys, CA 91406, June 4/5 1986. 10. Jumpin' Jack Flash 11. You're Crazy 12. Reckless Life [without fake crowd noise] 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Shadow Of Your Love [without fake crowd noise] 15. Welcome To The Jungle 16. Move To The City [without fake crowd noise] 17. Mama Kin [without fake crowd noise] 18. Nice Boys [without fake crowd noise] 19. Mr. Brownstone 20. Nightrain 21. Sweet Child O' Mine 22. Don't Cry 10-22: Pasha Music House Studio, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028, August 1986. 23. One In A Million [alt. take] 24. Used To Love Her [alt. take] 25. Cornchucker 23-25: Take One Recording Studios, Glenwood Place, Burbank, CA 91506, July 29 1987.
  10. It's embarrassing how promising the Skin N' Bones tour looked at the outset ... Look at this : 02.23.93 - Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX set: Welcome To The Jungle, Garden Of Eden, It's So Easy, Attitude, Double Talkin' Jive, The Garden, Live And Let Die, So Fine, You Ain't The First, You're Crazy, Used To Love Her, Patience, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Piano Solo, November Rain, Dead Horse, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Guitar / Piano Jam, Sweet Child O' Mine encore: Nice Boys, Paradise City and then, on the European leg of the SAME tour, we get this : 07.11.93 - Werchter Festival Ground, Werchter, Belgium set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Welcome To The Jungle, Attitude, Double Talkin' Jive, Dead Flowers, You Ain't The First, You're Crazy, Used To Love Her, Patience [w/ Imagine], Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Dust In The Wind [Intro] / November Rain, Dead Horse, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O' Mine encore: Mother [Intro] / Paradise City I agree with the factor of 'venue type' : as soon as they moved from indoors (NA) to outdoors (Europe), they dropped 'The Garden', never to return. Maybe they thought it wouldn't work in daytime, with the psychedelic lights and all. They also dropped all the other 'deep cuts', often only playing none, or just one of them. The only songs (in comparison to the Werchter setlist above) to make a sporadic appearance in Europe were : 'Yesterdays', 'Estranged', 'Nightrain', 'Nice Boys', 'So Fine' (once !) and 'Don't Cry'. The exception was the show in Guadalajara on April 21st, where they played 'The Garden' outdoors. Maybe it was played in Monterrey both nights as well, but there's no known setlists for those. Another factor I would like to consider is the return of Izzy for the first 5 shows in Europe. Is it possible that they skipped the more 'exotic' songs from the NA tour like 'The Garden' or even 'So Fine' or 'Yesterdays', because Izzy didn't remember how to play them ? Look at the bare bones setlists of those five shows : 05.24.93 - Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece set: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, It's So Easy, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Welcome To The Jungle, Double Talkin' Jive, You Ain't The First, You're Crazy, Used To Love Her, Patience [w/ Imagine], Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Piano Solo, November Rain, Dead Horse, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Since I Don't Have You [Intro] / Sweet Child O' Mine, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City Is it possible Izzy just couldn't be bothered to delve to deep into the catalogue, and they just kept the songs he was most familiar with ? When he left again, they stayed with the bare bones setlists till the end of the tour, with a sporadic exception here and there, as mentioned above. I think there was a quote somewhere in interviews of the time, that Izzy couldn't be bothered with rehearsing for these shows ? I'm gonna leave finding the interview quote to you guys, you have proven to be very good at that !
  11. What a lame show to end a mammoth, one-for-the-ages, 2+1/2 year world tour with ... The UYI started off on a high in mid '91, and peaked in late '91, early '92 with those epic 2+1/2 to 3 hour shows, goofy costumes, erratic behaviour, and most importantly -> CRAZY setlists, stuffed with goodies, 'deep' UYI cuts like 'Perfect Crime', 'Pretty Tied Up', '14 Years', 'Estranged' etc ... rotated in and out, mixed up with blasts from the past like 'Rocket Queen', 'Move To The City', 'My Michelle' ... At any given time you could even be surprised with 'Locomotive', 'Coma', 'Breakdown', ... Then they took off for Europe and the shows never recovered ... they developed a kind of standard 2 hour set, with little to no changes/surprises ... By the time they got to Europe the next year in May '93, shows were often dropping under 2 hours, there was ZERO excitement and/or setlist changes/surprises, the welcome change of the acoustic set had become boring and repetitious, dragging on for up to 45 minutes. They decided to end the tour in Argentina, for 2 shows tacked on to the end of that snooze-fest of a European leg. 2 Nights in a massive football stadium, packed to the rafters with crazed South-American fans ... ... and THIS is what they got : 07.16.93 - Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Welcome To The Jungle, Attitude, Double Talkin' Jive, Dead Flowers, You Ain't The First, You're Crazy, Used To Love Her, Patience [w/ Imagine], Knockin' On Heaven's Door, November Rain, Dead Horse, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Don't Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City 07.17.93 - Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina set: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Yesterdays, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Welcome To The Jungle, Double Talkin' Jive, Dead Flowers, You Ain't The First, You're Crazy, Used To Love Her, Patience [w/ Pinball Wizard & Imagine], Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Dust In The Wind [Intro] / November Rain, Dead Horse, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O' Mine, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City Instead of the above , GNR should've gone all out for one last time, to end the most important tour of their career, the end of an era, the end of the REAL GNR, and served up something like this : 01.28.92 - San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA set: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, It's So Easy, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Don't Cry, My Michelle, Nightrain, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Double Talkin' Jive, Civil War, Move To The City, You Could Be Mine, So Fine, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O' Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Yesterdays, Rocket Queen, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City I would just have picked 'Perfect Crime' as an opener, moved up 'Welcome To The Jungle' a few places, and maybe added in 'Locomotive' and 'Pretty Tied Up', but hey, it's GNR, you can't have it all
  12. THIS IS PURE GOLD !!! I had no idea this even existed, thanks for sharing ! This is just another reminder of how much CRAZY footage that they have of that era which we'll never see ...
  13. Axl is talking about the Sound City sessions where they recorded acoustic versions of 'Jumping Jack Flash' and 'Move To The City' for example. I read it like he's referring to 'an earlier time when they first started recording these acoustics things'. The only thing in this quote that refers to the actual GNR Lies sessions are the first sentences, in bold, I assume he's talking about the April 19/20 1988 GNR Lies session there. What do you guys think ?
  14. 'YCBM' and 'Perfect Crime' were confirmed to have been written during AFD pre-production in mid to late '86. 'YCBM' probably late '86 early '87. 'Perfect Crime' was debuted live on oct 31st 1986.
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