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  1. 1 hour ago, UsedYourIllusion said:

    Man something I wish this album could have is the combination of Axl's, Izzy's, and Duff's vocals. Listening to It's So Easy, Dust N' Bones, Patience, live all those tracks mesh well with their voices. damn shame we won't get it

    The best thing about the AFD reissue was the 5.1 mix where you can hear Izzy rocking falsetto in random places. The best.

  2. 22 minutes ago, UsedYourIllusion said:

    What do you think they re-recorded?

    I don't know if anything was... people earlier in the thread were saying it was obvious to them that it was. Doesn't seem obvious to me -- remixing nowadays can be pretty dramatic in terms of modernizing recordings. I was just listening to the 2019 remix of Whitesnake's Slide It In -- was recorded almost 40 years ago and sounds very new. 

    My point was it would be weird for them to recorded it in 2018 and not say so -- you would think they'd want to get the credit for doing so and proving they can record quality stuff in the NITL configuration.

  3. 10 hours ago, MaskingApathy said:

    I remember watching the video documentary from when they were making apocalyptic love and they had an episode where they showed guys auditioning for Frank's spot, and I didn't think any of them were really that good or fit in well with the other guys. Frank was definitely the perfect choice for them. In general SMKC is about the closest you can get to a perfect band in terms of lineup.



    He's very cool and has a sick sound that you can't always appreciate in SMKC neccesarily. He's like a combination of Gilby and Fortus. Slash should have him play more rhythm on the records. 

  4. 4 hours ago, MaskingApathy said:

    Cool interview. Sounds like he accidentally let it slip that he had been using the guitar for GnR recording then when asked more about it he was being vague haha. I think that he just can't confirm anything right now because if he does say "Yeah we're finishing up a record and it'll be out later this year" or something like that then all of the media will pick it up and run with it. They're not going to say anything for sure until GnR has officially announced a new single/album/whatever. Maybe it has to do with Axl/record label/TB but Slash knows that he can't say anything concrete until there's an official statement out.

    I still think they've secretly been working on new music and plan to release it at some point; we just need to be patient. 

    Sucks he didn't actually have his guitar and do the normal "No Guitar Is Safe" experience. The one with Phil Collen from Def Leppard and Steve Lukather are both really great for that. 

    I liked how he was basically asking Slash "So why did you choose Frank Sidoris over me for SMKC?" haha....

  5. 27 minutes ago, rocknroll41 said:

    Did he say that recently? When exactly?

    It was at the NAMM guitar show when he debuted his new Gibson’s in late Jan (Edited my original post). The interview (podcast) just came out this weekend. 

    its at approx 21mins in the linked podcast above... small mention but big implications!


  6. 1 hour ago, Tom2112 said:

    Yeah, You obviously know absolutely nothing👍 but knock yourself out with inaccurate opinions😉

    VH released a different kind of truth in 2012 which was largely a collection of material from the late 70s... the press knew this, but still loved it. Please explain, ha! Checkmate bud!

    *Edit* Chinese came out in 2008, count with me, yes! That's right! 👏12 years, not 20+ D- for your effort though👨‍🏫

    Yeah the late 70's was their golden writing era... VH1 and 2 were spawned from that.

    If GNR 2020 were retooling songs from the 80's people would be optimistic, I reckon. 


    This is the equivalent of VH raiding the Gary Cherone era for gems. 



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  7. On 3/1/2020 at 3:26 PM, Towelie said:

    I understand this from a casual fan, but anyone who considers themselves a hardcore fan must be glutten for punishment to not want new music from these guys. How many times do you want to go and see the same songs played the same way, year in, year out? 

    In the words of Prince "heavy rotation never made my world go round."


    I think hardcore fans who don't want new music or say as much are just skeptical about this incarnation the band's capacity to do it right. Obviously on an individual level they're all immensely talented and capable... but the weird state of the GNR corporate entity is getting in the way.

    Like, are you going to get in there as a unit, find your musical voice as a unit, and record a fucking album? Or are you going to piece it together from disparate scraps, use previously recorded parts and Frankenstein the whole thing and not really commit to it? Dump it in between nostalgia tour legs to tick a box and make new branded laundry bags?

    Get a producer, book some studio time and record an album. Don't give yourself an out. However it turned out, if it was recorded in that context, I think fans would be extremely charitable about the result and it would be a seriously good moment for the band. Otherwise...

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  8. 4 hours ago, DTJ80 said:

    To be fair to MetallicA, they can still churn out good stuff and the odd cracker (Hardwired, Moth Into Flame and Spit Out The Bone). They maybe don’t hit the target as consistently but 100% appreciate they continue to release new material.

    Yeah fair point for sure.


    Lars and James are the original songwriting team, they’re workhouses. It’s been an unbroken chain of releases their whole career, more or less. They film the creative process — you can see how deliberate and exacting it is and still they miss as often as they hit.

    I say that in no way to denigrate them, I’ll queue up Spit Out The Bone, but to show the disparity between them and GNR 2020. It takes a lot to even float the idea of being the exception to the rule of these late career releases.

  9. I don’t want them to put out an album at this point. 

    Just do a UYI anniversary and do it really well, give us another pro shot official release... and end it.

    There’s no writing spark, there’s no creative tension, there’s no shared hunger or drive... what legacy band has released something that stands up to their classic material? Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley... it’s all “extra.” You spin it for a week and it’s done and dusted; back to the real stuff. That’s the best case scenario... the worst drags your classic material down a couple notches by association. There’s every indication what made GNR great stayed in the 90’s.

    “Oh but Fernando said this!” “Maybe they can find time between...” 

    Haha.... fuck it

  10. On 1/27/2020 at 5:27 PM, Gordon Comstock said:

    Bad Apples is one of the best songs from the UYI albums.


    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 🍎

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  11. On 2/6/2020 at 5:14 AM, El Guapo said:

    Don't know about Slash. His playing became pretty soulless in the last couple of years. It's missing taste and style and that was exactly what made his magic.

    Plus, stuff like that interview about releasing music...I thought he would be more than another of Axl's guitarists.

    I don't know, they all kinda suck at this point. :D


    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. 

  12. 11 hours ago, Tom-Ass said:

    Then he should work with Izzy.

    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. 

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  13. On 2/5/2020 at 5:11 PM, Tom-Ass said:

    A blues album would be f'n killer.  He could spit one out in a week with that Jimmy guy he jammed with a few years ago.  Huge Slash fan but I am done with SMKC. 

    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 :(