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  1. Vikings are awesome

    I have watched several grown men openly cry tears of joy tonight. Sports, man.
  2. I'm not sure why Izzy would have to sell his shares in the band when he left, but Slash and Duff didn't when they left. I think Izzy did it willingly. In large part because he didn't want to deal with the lawsuits and legal shit that came with being in that band. He said that he was paid part of GnR's shares until 1997, which at the time probably seemed like a great deal. Izzy knew better then anyone that the odds of the band lasting until 1997 weren't good. Frankly the odds of Slash or Duff being alive in 1997 weren't that great. He just made a short sighted business deal. Here's an interview with Fortus, of all people, talking about Izzy. http://www.legendaryrockinterviews.com/2015/07/27/richard-fortus-discusses-guns-n-roses-future-playing-with-izzy-stradlin-the-dead-daisies-revolucion-and-more/ I kind of assumed that this was true. If Izzy had any interest in being in a touring rock band- he'd be doing it. He would have done it sometime in the last 25 years. He has the means, he has the connections, he's well respected. To me the biggest sign that he had no interest in being a full time member of this band in the long term is that he obviously didn't bother to get any management in 2016. No business manager would have let him flounder the way he did when he first went on Twitter and with Rolling Stone, specifically. And in order to be part of GnR INC at this point, you need some sort of management. They are a corporation. A machine.
  3. I guess I had just been assuming that Izzy wanted to do a full on reunion and split the loot equally for the Coachella and Vegas shows only. Those shows were completely separate in a business sense from the NITL shows, right? And it seems like it was at least considered what with Adler's known involvement in rehearsals. I figured some of the business people behind the scenes pointed out that it wouldn't look good to do a full on Appetite 5 reunion for four concerts and then try to sell very expensive tickets to shows that would only include 3/5 of them most of the time (because no one wanted to put up with Adler for years and Izzy wasn't up for that kind of time commitment). So they backtracked and offered Izzy and Adler guest spots at random shows only, including one or two of those first shows for small fees. Easy to believe that Izzy would have gladly done 4 shows for a few million dollars and then flittered in and out of the tour at his leisure. He was quite obviously pissed he didn't have the opportunity to do so.
  4. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Does she mean Arni's? From Lafayette? Edit: Probably- http://www.jconline.com/story/news/history/2014/10/23/archives-axlrose-arnis/17769821/
  5. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I remember being a little shocked when I saw this picture a few years ago: And realizing that I hadn't seen him without a hat in literally years.
  6. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I don't think he looks frail- he just looks like a 56 year old man who doesn't do botox or pretend to be his 25 year old rock star self. We see so little of Izzy that we don't get to see him age in real time. His clothes are fine- he wasn't going onstage or doing press he was just there to see a movie. I feel like people are no longer comfortable watching others age naturally- in large part because of the entertainment industry. At this point we expect Izzy to appear with a face full of fillers and hair extensions, wearing leather pants and a tshirt with a naked lady in a garbage can. This dude- who's now closer to 60 than 50- just wanted to put on some sneakers and go see a movie, and we're like, "Look at this sad old fuck!" Back to the avocado fields he goes...
  7. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    $$$$ im chock full of champagne- happy new year , witches, wherever you might be!
  8. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    It's nepotism without a doubt- no way Grace's band opens for GnR or plays at the 2018 festivals without Duff's influence. That being said- who cares? Nepotism generally only gets your foot in the door. Unlikely that this: will become the next big thing. Let them have their fun, this is the most impact they are ever likely to have.
  9. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Not thinking Axl is loyal = Axl is the devil. Got it. Definitely. When I think of all the people that Axl has remained loyal to, Steven tops the list.
  10. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    She's not incorrect. As long as you toe the line and defend Axl and his whims publicly and kiss his ass in private Axl is very loyal. He'll let you suck at the money teat for years.
  11. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    They respect Izzy in a way that they don't respect Adler. They know Adler is thought to be a problem child in a way that Izzy is not. They also know they could dangle the carrot in front of Adler at any time and he would jump to do anything with them. Izzy is strong willed and his situation is clearly more complicated. After 25 years of having these guys bitching about each other in the press, this reunion has been sold on the idea that they are through with all that. Izzy tried to blow all that up from the beginning. I'm sure they are wary of messing with him. I don't think anyone should buy tickets to a show expecting even a little bit to see Izzy. I won't go as far as to say that the bridge has been burned (cold hard cash has a strange way of putting out bridge fires) but I doubt much has changed.
  12. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    This post looks suspiciously like the text I drunkenly sent myself after seeing the Chicago show. Are you drunk me?
  13. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    Oh, good. Where I'm from we have snow and ice and blizzards and tornadoes, I am used to that. I am not used to literal walls of fire. WALLS OF FIRE. I just read that it is jumping a football field per minute. Theater in Ojai:
  14. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    @Zoot aren't you in SoCal? Everything okay? I find it strange that the fire isn't a bigger story.... what with the world being on fire and all.
  15. Wacky World of The Ominous Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    Holy shit, the pictures coming out are terrifying. I hope he and his family (and home) are safe. Ojai twitter updates...