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  1. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    See and that's why the whole "UYI should have been tighter" doesn't really hold up for me. Sure they might have been more critically acclaimed at the time... if they did it like Morning Glory / Masterplan... but Bad Apples is the fucking shit and most fans would have thrown it in the scrap heap. Plus it is the only track with all the dudes (minus Steven) having writing credit. In that sense it's actually the most authentic representation of the band in the entire catalog. So suck on them apples 🍎
  2. Really? That’s your issue? Some twitter digs at Trump a couple times? I think it’s safe to say Axl has always advocated doing your own thinking. Doesn’t mean he can’t speak his mind. I guess considering the state of GNR, if that’s your issue, you’re close to being a model fan .
  3. It's definitely not as emotive. But why?? Is it really as stupid a reason as being sober? I know there's an inspiration angle... but I mean he isn't Tokyo Slash w/ SMKC, either. I don't like age as an explanation because he doesn't seem physically limited in any way. Maybe it's low T. We gotta get Slash some HRT for the next tour leg.
  4. Well yeah :). You know how he trashed Izzy's thin guitar sound in the wake of Izzy leaving -- I wonder if its still the case or if that was just sour grapes or trying to find a silver lining or whatever. Seems weird someone could be so into the Mick Taylor / Keith dynamic, or Keith and Ronnie, or Joe and Brad and then work with Izzy so infrequently. I don't think Slash is an EVH or Page style guitarist... he's best bouncing off another voice. The most annoying thing is -- I think it's just like logistics and the convenience factor... so annoying! Izzy > Gilby > Dave > Fortus > Frank S. (not a knock on Frank at all, but he's just playing what Slash writes afaik) in terms of interesting chemistry, for me. Wish Fortus would lean harder on his obvious Stones fandom and loose rhythm ability... but I don't know if Frank F. really inspires that kind of rhythm dynamic in a Charlie Watts kinda way.
  5. I want him to get like.. Stonesy, you know. Assemble a band based on Mr Brownstone. Slash can groove so hard, the 70’s stones are up there with Aerosmith as his fav bad... but he does weird quasi-metal tangents all the time. The first Snakepit really benefitted from Gilby... he needs a strong rhythm guitarist personality. Get a fucking black dude in there... and not Kravitz. Less hot topic more grit. the clock is ticking
  6. Still a huge fan... but they didn’t push for a full reunion because they have bills. I get it... but they’re no longer beyond reproach. AFD 5 could have done a Shine A Light style blowout performance in 2016 — Axl still had a voice... it would have been immortal. They passed for easy cash... oh well.
  7. Axl is literally looking directly at this forum and he is pissed.
  8. kinda looks like Pat Benatar in that Canter's one. That cover of CD looks a lot better without the sheen.
  9. Greta Van Fleet play without shoes... f that flower child shit.
  10. Gibson Slash Collection Announced at NAMM

    Just get the SD pickups. Signature gear is kind of blah. Cool that Gibson has new owners, though. Maybe it’ll get turned around. The snake pit one is still the coolest, to me. Just because it’s so rare and kinda kitschy.
  11. The "New Album" Thread

    I wish that was real. Hey Slash... Yeah Ax? Looks like it's gonna be a scorcher today -- you know what I' m thinkin? BANAT (music video shot of pool floaties) BANAT (shot of a sizzlin BBQ) DUNANAT DAAAA, BUMTISHHH (shot of the the whole crew) BANANANT BANANT, DUNANNT DAAA (party ensues)
  12. The "New Album" Thread

    Hah Well, I was here.... in 2004-2007 at least. That's really not at all what I'm talking about. I'm talking about how they did it in the run up to recording Appetite. Or how Metallica will write a song like Lords of Summer, debut it at a festival, realize it's kind of shit and bin it without wringing their hands about it. Songwriting is about getting the reps in, or in this case dusting-off the treadmill. I'm not talking about having a bunch of songs for CD ready to record, playing them to tepid half-filled arenas, refusing to jettison shitty material, adding more layers to songs than a lasagna stuffed with onions and kicking the can down the round for a decade. But we're not here to re-litigate that circus. I'm talkin' 'bout THE BIG THREE ERA. LET'S GO!
  13. The "New Album" Thread

    They should be like Metallica and the GNR of old -- debut and work over songs live before they actually record anything. Get into a rhythm, see what the crowds respond to.... add new parts to existing songs, do medleys. STOP BEING FUCKING BORING, YOU'RE GUNS N' ROSES. If it's too taxing then cut the runtime in half. LET'S GOOOOOOOOO
  14. Not that anyone cares or should care, but this show is going to make or break my continued fandom! The stakes are high! haha Let's gooooooooo
  15. The VR stuff is probably more interesting than GNR. I don't think he was cut in to anything interesting GNR related. Maybe an expanded anecdote about the NR Pat Boone / Debby Boone fill.... if you're lucky a couple pages on the mid 90's recording era. Who knows, though! He gives off that douche vibe, but at the same time he's been humbled enough times and never broke big enough to go full guns deluded asshole... he might be more thoughtful than people think.
  16. Bridges Burned and Lessons Learned: The Story of Big Perm.
  17. It’s weird watching how much Axl is just over AFD by ‘89. “I don’t want to live my life through that album.” You can feel the hunger that drove the UYI’s. They didn’t bury it but they did something special with those albums and the tour. I wonder if that desire still exists. I say that with respect to Chinese in the sense that... I wonder if he can just let that album stand now as it is and start clean. Or if the rest of his professional life will be in one way or another justifying and selling CD (the album, the decisions around it, the time investment, trying to do stuff with the unreleased tracks).
  18. What a badass. Did she snake dance in the halls? welcome to junior high... you know where you are?
  19. I’m just happy I was there to witness the moment GNR really broke into the mainstream.
  20. I get kind of sick of practicing guitar to AFD sometimes. He's got like 30 years of playing those songs on me, haha. You can only stretch out so much within those boxes.... hence the bowls full of shreddies on some nights, I figure . Plus... I think the worst concert in the 80's or 90's was probably way more interesting as a player than concerts nowadays... in terms of the crowd vibe... except maybe those occasional Central / South American shows.
  21. Why can't you post links or requests if TB isn't behind the take downs... what am I not considering.... if it's just some incel rent-a-cops, what is the risk? This band is now about as rock n roll as a CVS.
  22. Oh yeah? I did read it... like 13 years ago now (holy shit!). Guess I forgot . It’s interesting Slash says he begins writing songs with his drummer. I wonder how that bodes for GNR with Frank.
  23. Axl doesn’t strike me as a stoner. I feel like the whole NITL crew could use some weed... loosen up the whole enterprise.
  24. NITL is over, finito?

    I skipped, too. Myles from the vids I saw wasn’t even a good version of Myles! And I don’t really love his SMKC singing on his best days. He seemed spent.