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      MYGNRFORUM Theme Template Update - Additional Features   09/09/2017

      Happy to announce that the upgrades have almost been completed and the new custom theme is available for all users. There are still a few bugs to work out which we hope to have solved over the next day or two.   To use the new template, click on Themes at the bottom left side of the page and click on MYGNRFORUM (New): It is now set to default in case you did not previously changed themes. A new feature of this update are the new reactions to posts.  By click on the like button, users have a choice of five different reactions (two of our own design): Remember, if you GNR like something, make it a dolphin like! Please use the Ask Staff Anything thread with any questions or concerns. Thanks to everyone for your patience and cooperation over the last couple of weeks while we got this done.  


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  1. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Not friends. Sometimes friendly business associates is probably accurate. Better then nothin'. I think Axl is on bi-polar medication and booze. That's pill and booze bloat he's got- you can always tell when the neck blows up. He seemed pretty sedated in that interview with Duff last year. I hope he's happy, too, although I wish he'd lay off the alcohol. It would help his voice, at the very least.
  2. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I like to think that Izzy tweeted specifically because he didn't want people to think that he was in a Starbucks with Duff, Rosie O'Donnell and a redditor who bangs other people's wives.
  3. A year and a half ago the idea of Slash and Axl onstage at Madison Square Garden together, sounding reasonably good and looking reasonably happy was insanely exciting. The bloom is off the rose, so to speak. Axl looks like he is about to give birth, but he sounds a little better.
  4. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    If someone got the Appetite5 in a room together and said they could get in a time machine and go back to 1986, Steven is the only one that would do it. The other four view that time for what it was- a time of poverty, addiction, bad relationships, and bad monetary decisions. Just dumb youth. Who happened to make extraordinary music together. Axl/Slash/Duff relive it, begrudgingly, for lots and lots of money. Izzy was willing to relive it for money, too, but it didn't work out for him. And he wasn't going to do it for nothing. Steven would do anything, take anything, pay them if need be. Izzy said it best: "Steven leads a very confused life." Axl and TB clearly control the media side of things for NITL. Slash is obviously under some kind of gag order in regards to interviews, etc. He didn't just suddenly go mute for no reason. But "aren't allowed to talk to people from their past?" That's ridiculous and legally unenforceable. Who would decide who constitutes a person form their past? Everyone in their present is a person from their past. Vicky is full of shit.
  5. What happened to Steven Adler?

    Izzy and Steven seem to have diametrically opposed personalities in that Steven is backward looking and prefers to live in the past and Izzy is forward looking and cares very little for the past. Their involvement in the tour (or lack thereof) sort of represents that.
  6. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    "He doesn't want to be found" sounds so hilariously dour. Like he's the Hunchback of Notre Dame or the Phantom of the Opera or the Beast or the Unabomber. "LOOK AWAY!!!!!"
  7. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Ironically, we might actually have more to talk about next year. Touring and possibly new music with AXL/DC, touring and possibly new music from Slash and Myles, Duff will certainly keep busy either performing or writing. We'll probably actually get some interviews once the gag order is lifted (if Slash isn't actually just a mute man now.) I could see Izzy waiting until after NITL to release more music since people won't stop bugging him about joining. I could also see Duff working pretty hard to repair his relationship with Izzy. Even with them touring like monsters, we've kind of lost the ability to talk about the same damn show over and over.
  8. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    I think Izzy has been sober as long as he says he has. We have no way of really knowing of course, but he seems to have put everything into his sobriety. He did look haggard in the early 90's- like someone who exsisted on coffee and cigarettes and led a primarly outdoor lifestyle (motorcycles, dirtbikes, surfing) without using sunscreen. You can have a terribly unhealthy lifestyle in your 20s and still look pretty good, but that shit takes a toll in your 30's. By the end of the 90's he had apparently become a health nut- no cigarettes or caffeine, he was practicing yoga and meditation (hasn't it been said soemwhere that he's vegan?) and most importantly- he was mostly retired. I think Izzy seemed miserable during the Ju Ju Hounds. Miserable and overwhelmed. Not as miserable as he was with GnR, but miserable. People around him have made it pretty clear he hates the business, and he still had to deal with a record label and promoters and managers and lawyers at that point. His time in GnR was still dragging him into court cases. He participated in a pretty extensive tour- where you have to be in certain places at certain times and which wasn't overly successful in North America. He apparently didn't feel a lot of love for Ashurst and Quintana, since he never worked with them again. He clearly hates doing press, which he was forced to do. In interviews, he only really lit up when talking about his hobbies. Izzy doesn't like to work. When he stopped, he got happy, started taking care of himself and it showed.
  9. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    This many times over. I just do not understand why people go crazy because they play for 800 hours a night. They could improve the shows by just tightening things up. Axl doesn't need to run a marathon across the stage during every performance. He could do it in 1992. He's winded now. Just slow down and sing, buddy. No one is paying to hear Richard wank for precious minutes while you hook yourself up to an oxygen tank! And sing GnR songs for god's sake! They have run this whole thing like they are the best GnR cover band ever- which is fucking weird. I think it's actually some sort of psychological thing with them. That's why they sounded so much better with Steven- not only is he a better fit then Frank, but with him, for those few songs, they actually felt like a real band.
  10. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    GnR fans are very representative of the band they stan for. Testy motherfuckers. It's as it should be. Has there ever been a fan base more jerked around then this one? And would it make sense if GnR attracted a bunch of compliant, easily led, agreeable angels? Come on. Axl is not a collaborator and hasn't been for decades and that's his problem. Lots of lead singers as they age need to change keys and tempos, etc. That would require some collaborating with his band mates and that won't happen with GnR. It's why I'm not that excited for new music- it will just be an old Axl tune that Slash and Duff lay down tracks for. Better than the big old nothing we have now, but still. The extent to which this band has won the media over is interesting. I think the culture at large is just so hard up for old fashioned rock n roll.
  11. Holy Shit. The worse Axl gets the more Slash jumps. "Look over here!"
  12. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    Found it randomly on Pinterest. Looks to be several years old, probably from Taz's social media.
  13. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    Can everyone see this? Now I have performance anxiety.