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  1. I think this book will be nerfed sadly. There was an outside chance that Sorum would deliver a no-holds barred account of the GnR days - but with him engaging on social media with Duff/Slash and wishing Axl a happy birthday, it probably won't happen now. I imagine the GnR camp reached out to him and smoothed things over. I expect something along the lines of Slash's book. None of these guys will risk a tell-all about the band. Too much money and personal relationships at stake to do that.
  2. The Melrose Place-esque soap opera drama set them apart. A bipolar redhead diva who spent 25 years eating pork rinds in bed. The legend of Paul Tobias and his abduction by aliens. Mr. Buckethead. The ghost of Izzy Stradlin'. That's what sustained interest through the 90's up till 2006. Since then, there's been nothing special about the band. Maybe their specialty now is inducing boredom in their dwindling fanbase.
  3. Lies

    Unpopular opinion no doubt but imho, Lies is an average at best album. Best thing to come out of it was the killer live renditions of You're Crazy and Used to Love her that they did on that tv show in '88/89. Still the best ever versions of those songs.
  4. I don't know if he is over Chinese Democracy, but a lot of fans are. Nearly 20 years of discussion about this album among fans and was it really good enough to warrant that kind of interest? Enough already. Everything with this band has become boring and predictable - every subject discussed on the forums is now a dead horse that has been flogged ad infinitum. Even among the diehards here, I'd bet there are a good amount that have already checked out of any new material this band puts out. 2019 Axl and Slash reheating 20+ year old demos is not very exciting to me. Them putting together new compositions is even less exciting as they're a decade plus from their prime at this point. It all feels so anticlimactic like the general feeling here in 2008 when we finally had an official release date for CD. If these guys really want to strike the goldmine - just release material from the glory days and the chinese democracy sessions. All the demos - just dump them all online. I'd love to see extensive documentaries of the pre-afd hellhouse days, the legendary AFD tour, and especially the 1994-2003 era of the band. Give us all the drama and soap opera which is the selling point of this band now anyway. Sell the story to HBO and have them do a no-holds barred series on GnR. Axl throwing italian food at fans from his hotel, smacked out Slash running through a golf course trying to escape Predators, Izzy pissing on a plane and getting arrested - all of it. Season 1 - the road to AFD, Season 2 - Illusions, Season 3 - Band breakup/Chinese Democracy. End the show with Buckethead quitting the band and the official disbanding of the "freakshow" lineup (the OG nu-guns lineup). Maybe do an epilogue of 2004-2016 (the less interesting era of the band) to complete the story. Milk that whole thing to death - that would be way more interesting than whatever they're doing now.
  5. I suspect this is an "Axl" /Team Brazil thing. Hard to imagine Duff and Slash going along with that unless it was a GnR corp mandate.
  6. It looks cheesy/cringe since he's no longer the wildman he was back in the 80's and 90's. Hell even '02 Axl could pull that off. Not now. I agree with whoever said that their concerts are starting to feel broadway show-esque.
  7. '91-94 drunk n' high peak Illusion Slash > '87-90 drunk n' high prime AFD Slash > '95-01 drunk n' high post-GNR prime wilderness Slash > '02-06 trying to get sober n' failing / end of prime VR Slash > 07 - 08 newly sober Libertad Slash> '09-15 Post-VR solo Slash > 2016-present long past his prime uninspired nu-GnR Slash
  8. Why exactly is Frank called "Thunderchucker"?

    Thunderchucker Frank needs to be renamed to dungflinger
  9. OH MY GOD needs to be played. Dave Navarro guest spot pliz.
  10. Copyright Strikes....

    Please don't click on that instagram link.
  11. Copyright Strikes....

    I cringed when I read that. And Madison was an unabashed Axl fan. She banned a good portion of the die hards on this forum when CD dropped because of our negativity. And her reward was to get a message like that. Rose has a well earned reputation as a shitbag.
  12. Copyright Strikes....

    Ironic that TB did so much (allegedly) to drive a deeper wedge between Rose and Duff/Slash, yet they're probably the biggest beneficiaries of this reunion. That family is set for generations with the kind of wealth Axl has accumulated over the last 3 years. All this success recently in spite of their best efforts to drive the brand off a cliff. I suspect they'll be milking this thing long after Axl is gone. If Paul Huge is Yoko, TB is GnR's Colonel Tom Parker (without an iota of his competence). Wonder how much they will swindle from Rose at the end of this story. If these people want truckloads of money to drop from the sky, just give the fans something to hold onto. The more fan service you do, the more money you will make. See Metallica. They can't even do that properly. Help us give you more money you idiots. Release something. Anything.
  13. He honestly doesn't sound any worse now than he did during 2011-2014. His costumes/dress-up parties are far more problematic. Elton John wants his wardrobe back.
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