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  1. [Sons Of Apollo] 'Psychotic Symphony'

    Ron seems a lot more invested in this band than Art Of Anarchy, which is a shame, because I really liked both AOA albums. Okay, the one with Scott Weiland was miles better (kind of like Velvet Revolver covering Chinese Democracy)... but, even the album with Scott Stapp had some great songs. I've heard a few things from Sons of Apollo, and I have their album (haven't gotten around to listening to it yet), but I massively prefer AOA from what I've heard so far. But then I've never really been into that whole Dream Theatre prog-metal shit.
  2. [Sons Of Apollo] 'Psychotic Symphony'

    I've only heard the two singles, I wasn't fussed on Coming Home, but Sign Of The Times was a good song. Will have to check out the rest of the record when I get the chance...
  3. [Sons Of Apollo] 'Psychotic Symphony'

    Did you get to meet the band afterward? What do you think of the album? I bought it a few months back but haven't gotten around to listening to it yet.
  4. I never see him getting talked about on here. He seems to be a bit of a polarising figure on the Prince boards, some see him as a cheap Hendrix knock-off. Personally, I've always dug him. My second favourite Lenny, second to our very own @Len Cnut Here's some of my Lenny faves:
  5. I love Speechless and The Lost Children, but I agree about Cry. Invincible was a lot better than it was given credit for.
  6. [Judas Priest] 'Firepower' (March 2018)

    ^^ Sounds like business as usual for Priest, but will definitely check out the album, as there's always something great on every release. When is the album out again??
  7. Hey man

    Thought you may wanna check out my MJ board: http://mymjjforum.boards.net/

    Towelie

  8. Whats the Appeal of Cover Bands?

    I'd rather watch Family Fortunes.
  9. Morrissey - Low In High School

    As with all his albums, it’s grown on me quite considerably since my initial listen. I never take to Moz albums at first and then they have a tendency to grab me on about the fourth or fifth run through. It’s a funny record though... more than any of his other records, I couldn’t imagine anybody who wasn’t already a fan enjoying this album. It’s just so Morrissey and I know that sounds trite, but I can’t see this resonating beyond his already established audience for this reason. Not because of anything to do with the quality of the work, but just because stylistically and musically, it builds and simultaneously strips back upon a lot of what he’s done previously, and I can’t see that translating well to someone who only really know Morrissey from his hits with The Smiths. Not to mention Mozza's lyrics remain as misanthropic as ever and the overtly political views expressed on some songs will likely wind up the usual dullards. Best tracks are I Bury The Living, I Wish You Lonely and Israel for anyone who cares to listen. Dig it you flesh eating, murderous carnivores.
  10. Axl has made it all too complicated for a new GNR record to ever be a realistic proposition. I think hell would freeze over before he would hear a cool sounding Slash riff and sing a melody on top of it. He has to co-write with songwriting luminaries such as Paul Tobias and Dizzy Reed before he feels comfortable with recording any new material. There is also the problem of no Chris Pitman, who, as we all know, is the real reason why the GNR catalogue has stood the test of time the way it has. Pesky hangers-on like Slash and Izzy are just trying to further their personal agendas by attaching their names to Guns N Roses. They are the not the names who created If The World and Scraped, and are unimportant, creatively speaking, when it comes to Axl moving forward with Guns.
  11. I don't really get Star Wars tbh. I think I saw Return Of The Jedi once and fell asleep in the cinema. It just all looks a bit crappy to me, R2D2 and C3PO look like something you would find in a crappy low budget science fiction play above a bowling alley in the 70s. It's just all so... naff. I just watch clips and can't believe grown-ass adults take this shit seriously. I thought it looked dorky even when I was a kid.
  12. Well, there are semantics and then there's just plain old common sense. I don't know if I would so far as to call CD songs "covers", but the decent thing for Axl to do would've been to let sleeping dogs lie when it came to the CD material on this tour. Maybe just keep an obligatory two songs in the set just as a token sign that he stands by that album etc, but Axl should've had the decency to insist on performing mostly original band material for this tour, if only out of respect for Slash. If Slash is gracious enough to agree to perform on even just one CD song, then the classy thing for Axl to do would've been to centre the shows mainly around Slash-era GNR material. Prior to the reunion, I used to consider myself much more of an Axl fan than a Slash fan. But something about the NITL tour has really left me with a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to Axl. I think it's the way he made the shows so much about CD songs, it just came off badly, seeing as 85% of the audience didn't come to see those songs. And it also comes off as disrespectful to Slash, almost like he's attempting to diminish Slash's role in GNR, as that of someone who just plays guitar solos on songs written by other people, as opposed to recognising him as an integral part of what originally made Guns N Roses so great.
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