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  1. You have a screwed up logic to life me friend. We all (including you) have to do what we can to survive and support yourself or a family. We have all done things that we dont like or what we have to do for our own reasons to survive. Tommy did what he had to do at the time to survive. Don't put people down for doing what it takes to survive, to put food on the table and a roof over your or your family's head. I would presume you would be a hired hand (employed by someone ) to provide for yourself and or your family Tommy has been open about his personal issues around that time Including having to raise a child as a single parent. You drag up things that happened in the past with this band or people associated with it regularly. From what i have seen recently of interviews with Tommy he seems at peace with himself. That means he probably looked back in the past, realised his mistakes, the affects of those actions and his moved on in life. That is clear in relation to him being able to attend NITLT showa as a fan as an outsider looking in able to enjoy the show and speak openly about how happy he was for Axl, Slash and Duff to be on stage together again. Tommy has moved on i am sure unlike you he is not looking back. What good would that do as you cannot change the past.
  2. If possible could we stay on track in relation to the title of the thread and let sleeping dogs lie. This does know one any good bringing up the past more so when some of the people mentioned have no relevance to the band of today. Most of these people have moved on in their lifes and probably don't look back. Others need to move on. For some of us, we come to this thread to get updates on what members are up to via social media as it allows an opportunity to see them in a different light as normal people. With work, family and life commitments most people like myself dont spend hours, like some on this forum. Its frustrating to inter a thread and find posters high jacking threads going off topic.
  3. Props to you as you get it. I understand this is a fan forum and fans come here to express an opinion or there thoughts. But this thread is like many based on no facts or confirmation that Slash is leaving the band. What happens to Guns N Roses in the future we as fans have no control of what path each individual takes, the band line up, what venues they play, what they wear, the tempo of the band or when the next album is released. As fans we can control what we do by listening to old music or watching old videos by the original line up, of your favourite album or possibly more recent line ups or the current line-up. We as fans can also choose to pay money to see the current band play live. Individual members of Guns N Roses have no control of what we as fans do. I use the term leave your baggage at the door as most of the same posters high jack threads with the same old same old mind set often not leaving that at the door before they enter the thread if its based on a different subject matter. I feel these people don't want the band to succeed as they never accepted the facts or see things as they are. The band has just finished a successful tour (2nd all time earner), they have been managed well by both there management, booking agents and promoters and from the outside looking in as fans individuals in the band seem happy, relaxed and as a band (a group) of people both on stage and off don't seem to want to end the journey they have started.
  4. You hit the nail on the head my friend. Also the fact that based on the what we see from the outside interms of how comfortable and relaxed the guys are around each other, all the past issues have been dealt with and the guys have moved on as adults do. Do any of you believe that if these guys acted like some people post on this forum they would have been this successful on the NITL tour for this long of a period with out any signs during that period of any of the guys not wanting to be there or for other reasons?. Some of you guys need to do what these guys have done and move on from the past. Some are looking for something that wont happen and thats pretty clear to see if you leave your baggage at the door. Izzy, Steven, Matt and Gilby aren't coming back, and the current line up is the present and or future. Except it or move on...
  5. 22 pages in and only a few seem to get it. The music is geared towards a curtain demographic that would be children. Its going to be very simple with lyrics and music that is directed towards the ears of children to fit a cartoon. If you played the clip to a child, they would understand it. It seems some adults do not. Axl obviously is doing this for non musical reasons, possibly for fun, he likes lonney tunes or maybe he is helping someone out as a favour. Is it an ACDC song, is it a GNR song, its the first time we have heard Axls studio vocals. Axl would be laughing his arse off at you guys as you think about some hidden motive or reasons.
  6. So when did Rock N Roll become anything to do with the way you dress? You are trying to put Rock N Roll into box and into a theory that its the way you dress. Elvis Presley dressed differently was he not Rock N Roll?. What about Chuck Berry? Rock N Roll is not about stereotypes in terms of how you dress. That's a modern outlook as people think you need to dress a curtain way to conform to something. I would not call wearing bike shorts or a baseball catchers chest protector, kilts or Skirts worn by Axl Rock N Roll. Roberta Freemans back ground is in blues, jazz, folk and opera. So basically the clothes she wore back in the day were for a stage persona to fit in. Melissa seems comfortable with being herself and so do the band. She is being herself and i respect that.
  7. Have you been to a show?. The one I went to I was close enough to see the sweat pouring off the man. They say 30mins of exercise even a brisk walk is beneficial to your health and cardiovascular system. The man is on stage for 3 hours, He is fit enough as I am sure you and I could not do what he does. May I suggest getting on a treadmill in a very humid environment for 3 hours, and give it a try yourself.
  8. Has Frank gotten worse?

    I see another thread has been created by a poster who starts off with an opinion and than it becomes apparent that the poster does not like Frank being in GNR and they prefer one of the drummers from a past line up. Than all the haters come out of the woodwork and fill a thread up again with the same repedative posts that fill up most threads. When another open minded poster pointed out some facts and or reasons to a change in drumming style the creater of the thread than trys to move the conversation in another direction as their true intentions or motivations have come to the surface. I don't know why some of you can't be upfront with your opinions and just say I don't like the guy as i prefer a band line up from the past. The creater of the thread ignores the fact that from when Slash and Duff rejoined the band they have dictated the tempo and speed of songs as stated as fact by the lead singer of the band. That is way the drumming style has changed from previous line-ups and over the years.
  9. Don't read to much into it guys as thats the reason he is guarded in relation to his answers as he knows things get twisted as some of you are already doing by claming he is passive aggressive or does not like Frank's drumming as there are better ways for him to make his answers clear by simply saying so. Slash is being honest in relation to his answers and seems relaxed when doing so. His remarks about Frank are tongue and cheek. He is guarded because already people are trying to twist his words to come up with what they want to hear or believe.
  10. At least one person thats is viewing this logically. TB are a managemnt company. They are not law enforcement or lawyers of any kind. if you are the victim of a crime you call/go to the police (criminal act) and or seek legal advice (civil proceedings) right?. Once you have done that you let these people do thier jobs to investigate the matter or take legal steps to cease and desist. So why do any if you think its the job of TB to do this when in fact they can only do so much themselves. On top of that some of you expect TB to drop everything and make a public statement that could affect this process along with pleasing a small minority of fans on a forum. All involved in this matter including TB are dealing with a person who has issues and their actions are clearly that of a person who is not acting on behalf of TB, Axl or the band Guns N Roses. They have a histroy of acting without the consent and or permission, claiming to be someone or acting on behalf of others. I would suspect this issue needs to be dealt with carefully for all involved. TB making any kind of statement publicly won't help matters until its resolved.
  11. GNR jumped the dolphin (finally)

    How does the business decision making process effect you?. Are you a share holder, is it your ideas or brand?. and does the GNR brand pay your rent or support your family?. Again the notion that the big 3 are children and as adults can't make decisions for themselves. Last time a checked the big 3 were all in their 50s. These guys can do what they want, when they want with out the permission of a very small minority of fans on a fan forum. I do not understand why any person would care about how a band or the management team operates. What these people do or don't do has no effect on my life, me paying off my mortgage or providing for my family. I would suggest the same thing applies to the big 3 and TB. This belief amongst the fans that the band and or management owe us a reason for everything that they do or perceived to have done is why the band, its members and management act the way they do. A manager of the band come to this forum and was happy to interact with members and be part of this forum. A few weeks later and to this day that manager and his management company are belittled and accused of not acting in the best interests of the fans even though their job is to act in the best interests of Axl, Slash, Duff and the other members of the band to ensure a successfull reunion tour. To date they have done their job.
  12. Where are you Axl Rose?

    Not sure what the point is of posting a picture from 2 years ago of Phill Rudd leaving a court appearance in New Zealand and giving the finger to the media. Mr Rudd was convicted of very serious crimes and wont be allowed to gain a visa to visit most countries due to his convictions. Wishful thinking that he would tour the world with a band.
  13. I love reading these threads when the facts get completely overlooked. The tour has been a success and from what i have seen that's due to the fact the band have been enjoying the experience and the company of each other while on tour. Why dont any of you give these guys some credit for working out past issues and putting the past behind them..its clear there is no animosity between the big 3 as the tour would not have lasted or been successful. These guys have each had thier own support while on tour in the form of family or partners. In Axls case it has been TB. Hell even Adam Day returned to help slash feel more comfortable and at ease while touring. What these guys are doing should be embraced as they have been using the tour to work on their personal relationships first and foremost. New music will come when they and only they feel its the right time and when they believe the time is right to spend hours, days or years in a studio together. As an outsider looking in, it seems from Melissa to Kat and crew they have all been supported and treated as being part of a very large family. Without that the NITLT tour would have lasted for 2 shows.
  14. You do realise the guy in the video works for universal music group not the band?.
  15. We the fans on this forum are the minority not the majority. To nit pick every thing about the band and individuals is not going to improve the band performance on stage. At a time when we are losing great artists, having the ability to enjoy watching the band and curtain individuals, we should be great full for that opportunity. I still dont get the amount of fans who seem to want to dectate or decided what the band does, what each person should wear or they dont fit into a curtain box. Guns N Roses have never fitted into any box as a band or as individuals. They have had a lead singer who wore cowboy boots, and then wore bicycle shorts, a kilt or skirt with a baseball chest protector, a guitarist with long curly hair wearing a top hat. Rock and roll has never been about looks or a curtain fit. Look at Elvis, Bowie or Mercury as each had thier own style of rock and roll.