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  1. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Vince Neil is embarrassing, but Motley Crue still managed to give their fans a farewell tour with the original line-up and an album of new music, so ... who's laughing now?
  2. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I never expected new music and knew this was a way for A/S/D to fill their bank accounts so that they could spend their remaining years doing what they want without the pressures of making money. It's been obvious all along. This is the way it was always going to be. I mean, hope is good and all but the writing has always been on the wall. If they considered themselves to be a real, working band again, who were inspired by each other creatively they would have been screaming it from the rooftops. If you don't have anything nice to say...
  3. Most human beings need incentives to get things done. There is no incentive for Axl to make new music with Guns. To get his creative kicks? He can do that with AC/DC. To make money? He just generated half a billion dollars by playing decades old music on tour. For the fans? LOL.
  4. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    GnR has always been in large part about the money, since the very beginning when they were playing record companies against each other to get free meals and advances. They've always been hustlers. I don't think Izzy is all about money in general but I do think that he is all about the money when it comes to GnR. So it's both. GnR is his piggy bank. People talk about him leaving the band at it's height, but in actuality it was slowly dying. Lawsuits and fees were bleeding them dry- so much so that thay had to do the Skin and Bones tour to make up the money. Add that to the fact that it was unlikely at that point that both Duff and Slash would even live through the 90's, and Izzy made an excellent (but ultimately short-sighted) business decision. He came back to play with the NuGuns circus for a big fee and I bet chose Axl's side in the RRHOF debacle because he knew which side his bread was buttered on. There's nothing wrong with any of this, he started this freaking band. But, yeah, loot.
  5. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    I get so frustrated by the lack of transparency in all off this, It really gives false hope and jerks the fanbase around. Then again the GNR fanbase has been jerked around for 25 years. Of course it is up to Izzy to break the silence and tell us what happened, since he's the only one not under a gag order. Was he offered a full-time spot and did he want to do it? Only a part-time spot? Would he join them now if he felt that they would pay him adequately? Was the breakdown only about the first four shows? Was the involvement of Steven imperative to Izzy or was it every man for himself? Would he have done a special Appetite 30 show if it had been offered? His silence has given credence to the idea that he's just a flaky guy who probably demanded an equal amount of money to do appearances at whatever show his little heart desired. Bullshit or not, it is defining his reputation, which is really too bad.
  6. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    Thanks for doing that, Kris. I swear the more we learn about this tour and Izzy the worse it gets. What the hell happened at that soundcheck?
  7. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    This band is so fucking frustrating.
  8. New Steven Adler Interview!

    I wonder what Izzy's feelings for Steven are now (I wonder what Izzy's feelings about anything are now). I think the most recent thing he's said about him is that Steven lives a "very confused life." It's interesting that during Avocado Gate Izzy tweeted the version of Do You Love Me that he and Steven did together. At least I think he did. Maybe it was a fever dream. Anyway, I think it's possible that Izzy was upset that Steven didn't put up a united front with him when it came to getting their spots back in the line-up (for however many shows).
  9. I always got the feeling that Adler is all Id. He just doesn't have a lot of restraint in any capacity. And that is hard to deal with for a bunch of guys who have been fighting that part of themselves for a while.
  10. Homeschooling won't help. Keeping your kid from the institution won't keep them safe. Unless they are kept out of schools and churches and movie theaters and concerts and airports and... it might be all the guns.
  11. The idea that we would ever have any significant change in gun control laws died after Sandy Hook. 20 six- and seven year-olds killed and America collectively shrugged it's shoulders. But we can take a few days and pretend to care about this, I guess. I don't know why the same people who bitch and moan about political correctness just don't come out and say, "Look, we love guns. We want them to be accessible. The second amendment is very important to us. And yes, your kids might have to die for it. That's the trade-off." Thoughts and prayers are for cowards. Or snowflakes, if you prefer that.
  12. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I think GnR is mostly just a piggy bank for them. Axl Slash and Duff can get their kicks elsewhere. I wonder if with AC/DC Axl has realized how much he boxed himself in by taking absolute power over GnR. He fought for years to gain complete control over the band and when he got it he buckled under the pressure. It must be a relief to sit back and let Angus have creative and monetary control of AC/DC. There are benefits to just showing up and having fun. I'm not a huge AC/DC fan but I went to see Axl front them and had a great time, maybe because my expectations were so low, maybe because it was so obvious that Axl was having an absolute blast.
  13. Christopher Thorn and London Hudson are both musicians. That is their base connection with GnR. Shirazi is...a groupie. That is her connection with GnR, take that away and her connection is taken away. That is her entire frame of reference. If she was just a traditionally raised Iranian girl exploring her sexuality no one would give a shit. She wouldn't get a book out of that. I guess I just don't understand all the dancing around the issue. Having read her book (and re-read it when I found out she was going to do the podcast) she is absolutely a groupie and so what? She has sex with guys in bands (not just guys in GnR) because she wants to have sex with guys in bands. Get your rock n' roll dick, girl. Who cares? There are stories to be had that are relevant to the rock n' roll experience- but she would be a far more interesting and relevant guest if she accepted who she is and went with it. I absolutely do not expect every guest to talk about their connection to the band for the entire broadcast. I like to hear outside perspectives and it's nice to hear from people I didn't previously know much about. But the Shirazi episode stood out to me as being confused and lacking perspective. She has the potential to be interesting. She just needs to pull a Pamela Des Barres and accept who she is. She always comes off as discombobulated because she is trying so hard to intellectualize the fact that she's a groupie. I do appreciate the need to establish trust with someone being interviewed, but having seen several interviews with Roxana this seems to be par for the course with her.
  14. I did listen to it (I always do). I also read her book. I stand by my question 100%.
  15. If she's not a groupie (she is) and she doesn't want to talk about the band, then what the hell is she doing on a GnR podcast? She has literally no relevance outside of those two things. Why would she be valuable as a two time guest?