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  1. COVID-19 Outbreak

    I'm not depressed either. I don't want to downplay it, I feel sorry for everyone who is suffering from it, but for me personally not much has changed. Someone posted a clip on here the other day with Italians saying ''this will be you in ten days'' about being stuck at home in a lockdown. Well, not quite, we don't have a lockdown and I still have to get up every day to go to the office. I'm kinda wishing my company would close because I would love to stay inside and play guitar and read books all day, but this virus isn't going to blow over, having everyone in quarantine will just postpone it. At least that's what a lot of the experts say. I'm not worried at all about getting the virus because the chances of getting hospitalized are extremely small. I would be worried about infecting others obviously, but they say 60% of the people will get it, then I better get it as quickly as possible and become immune so I won't have to worry about infecting others anymore. The only thing I'm really concerned about is that my parents are in their 70s and do still go out.
  2. You're right, I don't know him either, I merely base my opinion on his actions because that is all I can do. If he was ''all about the money'' he must be quite unintelligent because he pissed away a lot of money through the years. And if he isn't into it, or never really was, then it doesn't make much sense to me that he worked so hard on one single record and how he is running and singing his ass off on stage for more than 3 hours every show. I've seen enough musicians on stage phoning it in and rushing through the setlist to get off stage as fast as they can. This is not my impression of Axl.
  3. The "New Album" Thread

    I never said you can't be disappointed. I'm disappointed too that there is so little music. However, they can do whatever they want, that's all I'm trying to say. Maybe they (Axl, Slash and Duff) only recently started working on new music. Maybe the songwriting process is going extremely slow for whatever reason. Maybe they only want to release something under the GnR name that is A material and if it's going to take them years to come up with songs that they deem good enough, then so be it. Too bad for the fans, but it is what it is. There's no law that says GnR has to release music every x amount of years because the fans expect it. It's not like they promised new music within a year or something like that.
  4. The "New Album" Thread

    Again, there can be reasons for it that you and I know nothing about. I don't think it's fair to judge when we simply don't know anything about it.
  5. The odd tour? I can't imagine someone touring the world playing 3,5 hour shows for years in a row and not being ''into'' it. Can you fathom what it takes to travel the world and play shows like that? You need to be at least a little bit ''into'' it to pull something like that off, if not a lot. He spent years working on CD, going over every note, being an obsessive perfectionist. If he didn't care he wouldn't have put so much effort into it. It just doesn't make sense. I think he cares a great deal about his art otherwise he wouldn't have worked so hard on it. As for the money, I'm sure he likes his money, most people do, but if he really is all about the money, he sure made some terrible mistakes because he could have been ten times as rich if he hadn't gone into hiding for that long and worked so long on a record and then failed to promote it. It just doesn't add up.
  6. The "New Album" Thread

    Why doesn't it make sense? Every band is different. I summed a couple of reasons earlier. Maybe they don't make sense, maybe they do. And again... who says that there is no new record coming out? It might take ages, as you can expect with this band, but that doesn't mean it won't happen. I agree. Look, I don't read this sub-forum every day, so maybe I am missing something, but has it been confirmed that there won't be a new record coming out? If not, then everything I said still applies.
  7. The "New Album" Thread

    Who says new music is not coming? I don't understand what the argument is. You seem to have it in your head that bands have to act according to what is normal or standard in your mind. But that is not how it works. It's going to take them as long as it's going to take them. Just because most bands release a lot more music, doesn't mean that it will be the same way for this particular band. What is exactly the argument here? That it sucks that Axl has released so little music? That Slash has been back in the band for 4 years and we're still waiting for a record? Yeah, it does suck, but that is how this band operates apparently and they have every right to do whatever they want or take as long as they want.
  8. The "New Album" Thread

    So? You think I like it? I wish there was a lot more new music, but they don't owe me anything. Maybe there are plenty of good reasons for it. Slash and Duff have been back for 4 years and they have been touring mostly. Maybe they have barely been writing together so far? And even if they've been working on a record since the first day that they got back in the band, there can be enough reasons why it takes so long that I know nothing about. And if there aren't any good reasons, where is it written that a band has to release a lot of music? Maybe they are content being a live band without releasing new music. Sucks for the fans, but it is what it is. Again, they don't owe us anything.
  9. The "New Album" Thread

    It's not for me or you to decide what is ''enough time''. For any other band it might take 3 months to write and record and release a record. For another band it might take ten years. For GnR? Who knows. In my previous post I mentioned several reasons for why it might take so long for them to release another record. Maybe those reasons make sense, maybe they don't. But every band is different, whether I like it or not.
  10. The "New Album" Thread

    Of course, but I meant why shouldn't they take as much time as they need? Because the fans are impatient (and rightfully so...) they should release something? It doesn't work that way... Don't get me wrong, I want new music too, but I rather have something really good and wait another ten years than have some mediocre record that I end up listening to a few times and then never again.
  11. The "New Album" Thread

    Why should they hurry? They have so much to lose. They know they have to come up with something amazing or else there's no point in releasing anything. Axl and Slash haven't written together in a very long time, maybe it takes some time for both of them to be comfortable with each other and find that chemistry again. Or what if that chemistry is gone? They're both different people and songwriters now. They're not doped up 20 somethings anymore. This is also the first time without Izzy. Throw in Axl's insecurity and him being a perfectionist and it explains why it can take years for them to release anything. I'm sure it's easy for them to write some mediocre songs and release it as quickly as possible, but I doubt anybody wants that.
  12. If he was all about the money he would have toured and released so much more music through the years. I have no idea where this sentiment comes from that he's not ''into'' it.
  13. COVID-19 Outbreak

    Italy - 59.138 cases - 5.476 deaths Spain - 28.768 cases - 1.772 deaths France - 16.018 cases - 674 deaths Germany - 24.873 cases - 94 deaths That is significantly less.
  14. COVID-19 Outbreak

    I was in the city centre this morning. More quiet than usual, but still nowhere near a ghost town considering most stores and companies are closed. Didn't see anyone wearing a mask. I didn't see the 1,5 m. distance rule being applied in most situations. Saw a few elderly people up and about. Wonder what the government is going to do about this because a lot of people obviously aren't listening.
  15. What Are You Listening To? 2020

    Hey now, comb your hair and off to work Hey now, take the U-Bahn, five stops, change the station Hey now, don't forget that change will save you