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  1. So it’s the age, not a lack of commitment, training and/or practice. Does Axl have a time machine that brought a younger Axl to play shows with AC/DC? So it’s the age, not a lack of commitment, training and/or practice. Does Axl have a time machine that brought a younger Axl to play shows with AC/DC? So it’s the age, not a lack of commitment, training and/or practice. Does Axl have a time machine that brought a younger Axl to play shows with AC/DC? So it’s the age, not a lack of commitment, training and/or practice. Does Axl have a time machine that brought a younger Axl to play shows with AC/DC? So it’s the age, not a lack of commitment, training and/or practice. Does Axl have a time machine that brought a younger Axl to play shows with AC/DC?
  2. It’s perspective, as you say. Considering his capabilities, he half-assed the CD material. His take on Sorry comes to mind. I know a big part is the vibe, the excitement of the moment, being there when the light go out and you feel that thrill cause you know your favourite band is taking the stage, and the ecstasy and euphoria of watching them perform... I guess I have been spoiled. I’ve never been to a single NIN show that has been short of amazing, same goes to My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, Sigur Ros and many others. Impeccable in every aspect: stage, performance, setlist, vibe, etc. So allow me to be disappointed when Axl and co. go on stage and he can barely sing and Slash just noodles without much care for structure or what works for some of those songs. Now, THAT part (performance) depends on the band only. Orher aspects are less strict and depend on the energy between the band and the audience, and I have nothing to say against them in that department: Axl is a good showman, he knows how to get a crowd going, and so does Slash, and they’re good playing that game of feedback with the audience (except for RIR, not sure what happened there, they seemed disengaged). That is probably the biggest part of what makes a concert memorable, the “vibe”. But please, that doesn’t mean other aspects are not important or are not to be considered when you evaluate the quality of a show. So, considering how much they are charging, I expect the band to put more effort and care on those aspects that depend solely on them, and I think that has been lacking, regardless of the intensity and “feel” of the shows they’ve put on.
  3. No. If they’re gonna do a half-assed job playing that CD material, they should just not play it and replace it with more UYI or AFD songs. I didn’t criticize Slash’s whay of playing ild gnr material, he always changes things around and he’s great at it, cause he knows those songs and he knows how/what to play in a way that it works for the songs. With CD songs it’s just a disaster, and not because I think he’s not capable –he is– but because he doesn’t seem to care about those songs. If that’s the case, why even bother? So, I stand by my previous answer: No.
  4. Why do you have to bring your credentials? They mean absolutely nothing, they don’t make your point any stronger and they are honestly laughable. Sorry, but just that’s just hilarious, authority fallacy, and even worse, you claim to be the authority... get your head out of your own ass and stop patting yourself on the back. Funny thing is with your music major and all your credentials, you have nothing to say about Axl’s vocal performance (in timbre and pitch), and Slash’s lazy take on the CD material. But I guess none of that matters as long as you feel good even if you have to convince yourself of the opposite. Way to go!
  5. No. I never said it shouldn’t be successful. Either your reading comprehension is crap or you are blatantly lying. Your post says absolutely nothing about the points I mentioned, you avoid the subject entirely because I guess there’s nothing you can say, but since this is the internet, you have to look like you have the last word. And no, they haven’t proven to be capable of doing it that way, not because I say so, because they just haven’t done it.
  6. THE Best gnr tribute band ever ?

    Wow! I’m impressed! The singer is almost as bad as Axl. He has the timbre, but his pitch is terrible.
  7. I love how you completely avoid the points I’m presenting, and instead focus on low standards to say the band is not lazy, and bring up meaningless crap like Adler not being there or Axl’s hats. Pure gold.
  8. I love CD, but it will always bother me that it closes in such a low note. Prostitute has to be one of the –if not THE– blandest songs in the GNR catalog. Other than that it is a great record, with balls, and a pleasure to listen to and discover something new in it every time.
  9. I agree with pretty much everything you said, except that I find it irrelevant if they play 2 hours or 8 if Axl can barely sing and a good chunk of the songs are covers. Whatever Axl was doing with AC/DC has nothing to do with this. The quality isn’t there.
  10. Don’t give me the age bs. There are almost countless examples of musicians who have been crushing it on stage way past their early 50s. Axl’s voice is the most clear example. And I don’t mean The Rasp vs Mickey, I mean the guy’s pitch is horrendous. I do understand that singing some of those songs today poses a bigger challenge because as you age, your vocal cords can’t pull the same tricks as easily, especially if you don’t train constantly. BUT Axl is knowledgeable enough about music, keys, harmonies, etc so he could adapt the songs to his voice so he could make them work on his favour instead of struggling. But the guy doesn’t seem to put any effort in it. Slash doesn’t seem to prepare for some of the songs. Especially the CD material. Just noodling and improvised arrangements that sound horrible and don’t service the songs properly. Dude, you’re getting paid millions, listen to the fucking songs, work on something that sounds good and that shows that you put some fucking effort and dedication in it. He’s absolutely capable of doing it, the guy could do wonders!! I remember when this whole thing started and fans were wondering (and hopeful) about the renditions of the CD material with this new band, mostly about how Slash could turn those new songs into something special. And what happened... just lazy improvisation. They have not been bringing their top game to the shows, and that is insulting considering how much they are charging for the tickets. I don’t care if people who attend the shows think it’s the best show they’ve seen in their lives. Once again, I’m not seeing it from a “customer satisfaction” perspective (since to many just having A and S on stage is more than enough, regardless of everything else), but from how the shows have been half-assed considering their skills and what they are actually capable of. I’ve made this point pretty clear in previous posts. If you still don’t want to or can’t understand, it’s beyond me.
  11. It’s funny that you avoid the “quality” aspect and speak only from one perspective: the fan that is all forgiving because all that matters is Axl ans Slash playing WTTJ and SCOM. I meant it from the band perspective. Despite how much you and others have enjoyed the tour, it doesn’t feel GNR have given it their 100%, that or their standard. I don’t care much about how the whole thing transpired, and I don’t claim to know. It’s all just guessing. And I meant people saying he’s irrelevant to GNR, that he can’t play... lots of trolls around here.
  12. It seems pretty obvious to me that Izzy wanted to be a part of this. I think that when the unthinkable happened (Axl and Slash talking again and wanting to tour/reunite the band), Izzy might have thought that maybe that meant that Axl had become more flexible and wasn’t the tyrant he had become when he (Izzy) was still in the band; and why wouldn’t he –or anyone for that matter– think that? It seemed doubtful that Slash and Duff would go back to GNR if it was going to be the same old story all over again. Then there were talks and what was presented to Izzy led him to believe that this new version of GNR wasn’t that different from what it used to be: it’s Axl calling the shots, not everyone being seen or considered as an equally important part of the equation, etc. Izzy doesn’t come accross as an irrational guy who will send it all to hell if things don’t go exactly the way he wants. He had a very bad experience being in a band with a nutjob of a singer, it just makes sense if he wants to avoid putting himself in the same scenario again; that’s a guy who learned from his own experience and is not willing to go through anything that resembles what he had to put up with back then. And in all honesty, what does GNR have to show since this tour started? Just nostalgia, ticket sales and profit. Oh and Coma. Other than that... what? Performances have been mediocre, Axl hasn’t given it his best on stage. Lots of cringeworthy moments, a very stale setlist, an incredibly low performance at RIR. This was the biggest rock comeback of the century, and it has been very bland compared to what it could and should have been: the big 3 on top of their game, absolutely crushing it every night. But since the money is somewhat guaranteed, why bother, right? It makes me wonder about the real motivations behind this whole thing. I don’t get why some people here like to shit on Izzy. The guy has been a class act about this whole thing, he’s just minding his own business, making music, not whoring himself out to the media, etc. I guess those people see things in black and white and are so polarized it’s impossible for them to have a bit of perspective instead of taking sides. I don’t think the dynamics in the current band are the same as they were in 91-93, but it seems clear who had to compromise more to make this happen. Money talks after all.
  13. Lol Now try to give me a serious argument instead of this load of nonsense. I fon’t know why you bring Fortus to the topic. In my opinion he is an amazing guitar player, way better than Slash, and incredibly underrated. I’d love to hear his compositions though, sort of “a Fortus song by gnr”. Izzy is an accomplished guitar player. He might not be your cup of tea, but he’s great at what he does: songwriting and rhythm guitar. For the record, I don’t want Izzy in gnr, I think that’s part of the past. I’m more interested in his solo material and what this incarnation of gnr might be able to deliver. I see more chances of the former, though. Expecting new tunes from Izzy is more realistic than expecting new music from gnr anytime soon.
  14. What is there to talk about Axl, Slash, Fortus and Duff that is current and/or relevant? Absolutely nothing.