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  1. The two constants in life. No new music and non-stop bitching, whining, crying and mocking about no new music. FWIW this has already been reported in another thread about a month ago.
  2. Guns N' Roses featured on Breaking The Band

    That's my issue with it. Presenting one version w/o also calling out that the particular account is heavily disputed or at least mentioning some of the other versions is disingenuous IMO. It's certainly a poor way to report a story. Totally agree. Good call out on Canter. I forgot he appeared a few times. Most the other GN'R documentaries I've seen had a fair amount of archival interview footage from Vicki Hamilton and Tom Zutaut. IMO, it's kinda hard to paint a complete picture of the band back in those days w/o them. Having Alan Niven is more than valid. It would have been appropriate to have Doug Goldstein and Vicki's input too, though, since they also managed the band before the breakup. I get having a media member such as Mick Wall to offer another POV, but I just feel there were better options than one known to have an axe to grind. Maybe someone like Kurt Loder could have been better? IMO, to do a GN'R documentary justice (outside of interviewing actual band members), you've gotta have as much input as possible from Vicki Hamilton, Tom Zutaut, Mark Canter, Alan Niven, Doug Goldstein and probably even Mike Clink. 100% agree as well. I believe I've seen that one, but I can't be sure. IIRC, the A&E one that aired on the BIO channel wasn't too bad.
  3. I saw Snakepit in 2000 at the Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma, CA. I don't believe there were more than 200 people there. Definitely a departure from all the other Snakepit and Blues Ball shows I saw during that era -- which were generally packed to capacity in smaller venues. Say 1,000 or so. It was AWESOME to say the least. Very intimate. One of several times I met and talked with SLASH after a show.
  4. Guns N' Roses featured on Breaking The Band

    Yeah, interestingly enough the only persons interviewed for this 'documentary' just happened to have motivation for an axe to grind with AXL. Niven and Gilby were both fired and, well, we all know the story on Mick Wall. He's prominently mentioned in a song for pete's sake! Not saying that any or all are lying per se, but I kinda took what they had to say with a grain of salt. IMO, Niven has a ton more credibility than Mick Wall -- as he was actually around the band a ton in the early days. But I believe a lot of Mick Wall's accounts are not from the 1st person and are things we as fans heard around the rumor mill. But as I said, both Niven and Gilby were fired by WAR so I'm not sure they qualify as completely objective. Also, not sure the way they depicted SLASH and DUFF signing the legal papers AXL wanted them to is 100% accurate. As AXL himself has made mention many times, SLASH and DUFF were out of it most days back then and AXL felt he was protecting the brand name. Their collective memories of what went on aren't very reliable. I believe SLASH has somewhat admitted to that which is part of the reason he and AXL mended fences. Lastly, I noticed a common thread among all the 'Breaking the Band' episodes I watched. They definitely liked to place blame.
  5. GnR Pinball Machine

    Yep. Me too. Anytime I have company, someone inevitably wants to play it. I'm cringing, though, cause to acquire the new one is going to cost 4 - 5x what I paid for the current one -- which was and still is in immaculate shape. I'm going to have to find a way to pull it off.
  6. The only thing they should be doing is what they want to do. Not what you think they should do. I mean, how narcissistic is that attitude? SMH. I don't believe they should be modeling Metallica or anyone else. That's what's always made them different. Metallica does things how they do things and GN'R does things how GN'R does things. Good or bad or terrible. It's only been 34 years now, you haven't figured that out and accepted it yet? You strike me as one of those girls that always believes they can change their man. GN'R wasn't put on this earth to satisfy your needs. We live in a free country. Nobody is forcing anyone to follow this band. Those that hate how GN'R does things are free spend their time doing and worrying about other things. But alas, they don't and here we are.
  7. I'd like to see the Marquee Club show from 1987.
  8. I believe the strain he put on his voice back in the early days w/o proper vocal training or at least following advice of an expert(s) is what led to the downgrade in the quality of it. Along with aging, of course.
  9. GnR Pinball Machine

    Yeah, unless it's signed the price shouldn't be all that much.
  10. GnR Pinball Machine

    Sorry, my bad then. The sarcasm went completely over my head!
  11. GnR Pinball Machine

    Apples and oranges. GN'R wouldn't be in control of the pricing for this thing, like they are for their music. JJP would pay a licensing fee to use the band's likeness and music. It's possible the band could negotiate some kind of fee per unit sold. But beyond that, the MSRP for this thing will be completely up to JJP. Knowing SLASH, he'll want the thing to be cool so he probably won't do it if AXL broke their balls over the licensing fee. I'm betting the MSRP is somewhere in line with what @Blackjacker listed and/or what the more recent Metallica, Aerosmith and AC/DC machine went for. Possibly a tad more since GN'R is likely to draw more interest than Willy Wonka.
  12. +1 I was about to post something similar, but glad to see someone else already did. I mean, for those that don't get it and have no interest -- I understand. To each their own. But to preach that in a thread that's pretty much dedicated to those that DO have interest seems pretty bush league to me. Why the need to bring negativity to it? It's just one of many examples why this site has a bad reputation of trolling IMO. But I digress..... I've wanted this box set since I first learned of it. I just couldn't justify spending 1K for it. And this coming from someone that bought the pinball machine 16 years ago for a couple grand! But I'd never poke fun or troll those that did spend the 1K. Or those that have bought it each time there was a price reduction. In fact, I share in their excitement and enthusiasm! IMO, the thing is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. If you're a collector, you probably understand that. I collect lots of GN'R merchandise. Not all of it. But whatever interests me or is really cool. Mostly the music and bootlegs. But lithos, tshirts, pinball and band images too. I think this box set will be nice to still have 20 years from now. I've just been waiting for the right price point -- for me.
  13. GnR Pinball Machine

    There's been a lot of talk about a NEW GN'R pinball being created and possibly confirmed for release by the end of this year. SLASH is on record saying that he's been working with Jersey Jack Pinball on a brand new model. How cool might that be?? If you search around pinball forums, there is a lot of discussion about it with many believing that it's going to happen. I have a pristine vintage GN'R pinball and I'd love to have a new one to place right beside it. Unfortunately, I'm certain that the cost will be much, much higher than what I paid for the 1994 model back in 2003.
  14. Gareth Rhodes Gn'R covers

    For the most part, I do too. Why people are so impressed with those that mimic and imitate original artists is beyond me. And, of course, you'll always get the trolls that drop the predictable "this guy sounds better than the real singer" crap -- never taking into account the age differences, years of wear and tear on tour for the 'real' artist and, again, the fact the person is copying the original singer because they haven't become successful on his/her own. There's good reason why W. AXL ROSE fronted one of the biggest rock bands in history while copycats like this guy merely imitate him in youtube videos.
  15. Gareth Rhodes Gn'R covers

    This guy has been around for quite some time. Surprised you guys haven't seen/heard it already. I first stumbled across him about 10 years ago or so.
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