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Everything posted by Towelie

  1. Latoya Jackson and the word "credible" have never been used in the same sentence in the history of mankind. Until now.
  2. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    I think you may be setting yourself up for a fall when you see the tracklisting to the next record, which will likely include titles like Atlas Shrugged and The General.
  3. Contractual obligation. They owed it as part of their settlement with a former manager.
  4. Quoted for truth. NITL hasn't had an official live album/DVD release for one reason and one reason only: Axl Rose's singing.
  5. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    Unless they fire Fortus and reinstate Izzy as a full time member, what's the point? And I don't see them taking that risk.
  6. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    It's probably true. Anything to keep the touring machine rolling (except releasing new music).
  7. What's to know? They are the most predictable, dull band on the planet. If you can guarantee one thing, it's more touring of the same old songs and no new material.
  8. They knew what they were signing up for!
  9. Even if they did do a new record, what's it gonna consist of? Slash copying and pasting solos over songs that didn't make the cut on Chinese? It's not going to be the sound of a genuine band, creating music together as a collaborative effort, like Appetite or UYI or SMKC. It's going to be riffs and ideas collated from the past twenty years from dozens of paid employees, excruciatingly laboured over by a megalomaniac who won't be able to pull off his vocals live because his parts were recorded 15-20yrs ago (ala Chinese Democracy).
  10. Yeah, the Conspirators have been far more interesting than GNR for a while now. They actually operate like a band and do things like album/tour cycles etc, unlike the corporate entity that is 2019 GNR.
  11. It's worse. At least NuGuns had one album to their name. This band don't even have that. The schtick has been wearing thin for years already. And Axl has been sounding like shit since 2012.
  12. Slash and Smkc jams

    Am gutted I haven't seen SMKC live yet. Living The Dream is a great album, their best yet, and as a band, they are infinitely more interesting than GNR have been for well over ten years.
  13. The former bodyguard you refer to has since spoken out and said that the train station he described in his book as having been built in 1990 was actually based on footage shot in 2003 taken from the Neverland raid. It was the same train station which land permits and the actual Neverland train driver all PROVE wasn't built until 1994. And one of the two photos which Reed claims James took of the station was proven to be taken from the realtors listing of Neverland. Even if he was there (many people visited the Ranch when MJ was off sight), we are still being expected to believe the abuse happened when he was 16/17, which is a far cry from 13/14 which is when Safechuck himself alleges the abuse ceased. Also, why would he lie and say that MJ had long dumped him by the time Jordy was on the scene in 92/93 if they were still having sex in 1994?
  14. You didn't post the full quote from Safechuck. He refers to how frequently couples have sex in the beginning of a relationship and then proceeds to talk about having sex in the train station. There was no second train station, just a few "train stops", which were little more than open shacks exposed to the elements. Safechuck specifically refers to being abused upstairs in the station. There is no disconnect. As Reed himself admitted, the train station photos were taken by Safechuck. He knows exactly the location he is referring to and it was proven to be a lie. Reed never claims that Safechuck is actually describing a seperate location, this fictiscious "second train station" you allude to. What he actually claims is that the abuse must've gone on for longer than Safechuck remembered, meaning that for Safechuck's story of being abused in the train station to be believed, he would have to be 16/17yrs old, and molested AFTER Jordy Chandlers allegations went public. How does this jive with James's assertion that MJ had long dumped him by the time Jordy was on the scene? His story is all over the place. This is not a timeline issue as in, he says he was abused on a Tuesday, but it was actually a Friday. This is claiming to have been abused in a location that didn't yet exist - a massive red flag and an indicator of a false allegation.
  15. Reed only makes it worse for himself and Safechuck. James said in the documentary that the train station abuse was early on during his abuse, presumably making it 88, 89, 90 at the latest. But we now know it wasn't even built until 1994 - two whole years after he alleges that the abuse stopped altogether. He claims that by the time the Jordy Chandler allegations hit in 1993, MJ had dumped him and only contacted him afterwards to get him to defend him. This is all claimed in Leaving Neverland! And now Reed wants us to disregard all of that because Safechuck has been caught out in a lie about being abused in a place that wasn't even built until at least 4 years after he alleges the abuse took place.
  16. Is it common for victims of CSA to claim remembering being molested at locations that don't even exist?
  17. Good point. And they probably made a boatload more $$ from GH than they ever did from CD.
  18. What a beautiful metaphor, Len. You're like a poet.
  19. This is one aspect I don't understand. Why haven't the label placed time constraints on the band over the years? If they are tied into a contract, don't they have an obligation to live up to their end of things, ie, releasing new music, albums etc?
  20. Tbh, It's probably just a case of Ron being kind. Sometimes in life, people are treated like shit and are completely justified in calling someone out on it. Ron was treated disgracefully during his tenure with the band and it's only because he's such a good guy that he hasn't publicly called Axl/TB out on it, imo.
  21. Difficult characters? Hahaha... I wonder who they could be referring to?? He handled his answer with grace and dignity. Always a class act. Looking forward to that second SOA record.
  22. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    Are you serious? I don't think anybody on here would be complaining if six new songs replaced Double Talkin Jive, The Seeker, Shadow of Your Love, Slither, This I Love and Coma (which has sounded dreadful since 2017). There is plenty of room in the setlist for new songs.
  23. Really beautiful: https://bumblefoot.bandcamp.com/track/cintaku
  24. During an appearance on Thorn of Rock, LA Guns singer Phil Lewis was asked if he ever felt overshadowed by Guns N' Roses' success during the '80s and '90s. As you may or may not know, GN'R was co-founded in 1985 by LA Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, who left the fold within months to focus on his own group. Phil replied (via Blabbermouth): "Well, yeah, of course. Guns N' Roses were a phenomenon, and they were a band that were in the same place at the same time. We shared personnel. Tracii had been involved with both bands. "We did good. LA Guns did really, really good. We got gold records. We did incredibly well. But it was never enough. Compared to Guns N' Roses, it was one percent, and that's a little bit frustrating, of course. "The difference between us and Guns N' Roses is they had one album. And people are gonna be mad at me for saying this. [GN'R's 1987 debut] 'Appetite for Destruction' is a masterpiece, but everything else isn't - everything else is pretty average. "Now, we just carried on. We just went one album after another, interesting albums. "And now with this reunion [between me and Tracii], we've been together for three years and we've already put out three records - we've put two studio albums and one live record. Guns N' Roses hasn't written one song." Back in 2017, Tracii told UG when asked on what he thought GN'R would've sounded like had he stayed in the band: "Everything happened so fast. I haven't thought about 'What if I had stayed in the band?' 'cause my immediate reaction is, 'If I had stayed in the band then Guns N' Roses would have sounded more like LA Guns,' you know what I mean? "I think the way Slash plays, and his tonality with Axl's voice is way more compatible. When Axl and I play together unless we're playing a straight up rock and roll ballad that's one thing but when I write heavy stuff, it's heavy. "It's very heavy and the thing Guns N' Roses has always been able to straddle is not falling into the uber-heavy thing. Which I think has really worked out for them and kept them more within the classic rock kind of vibe."
  25. I know. Shocking isn't it? I used to think so highly of Len, but it just goes to show, you never really know someone like you think you do....