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  1. Tyler may have had a little more influence than most only because he could relate to having issues with his lead guitarist. Not for nearly as long as Slash but Joe Perry quit Aerosmith mostly because of conflict with Tyler.
  2. NITLT 8 New dates Announced

    Also, after looking at a few of their setlists, it seems that they are playing the same 17 song set (including 3 covers when they have a MUCH larger catalog than GNR) every night. Also, Joey Kramer was in some kind of accident and hurt his shoulder so his drum tech has done a bunch of the shows. I guess Frank is preferable to a drum tech! :-)
  3. NITLT 8 New dates Announced

    The worst seats were around $150 face value (you can't see them anymore, they are all resale). The lower level was something like $250 and up. I definitely see why these acts do it. The promoter saves all kinds of money vs. a tour because they don't have to keep building and tearing down stages. The artists get paid similar to an arena because the revenue is almost as much even with half the capacity. Plus, the artists don't have to travel every other day.
  4. NITLT 8 New dates Announced

    Kind of like Aerosmith's current residency in Vegas. Have you seen the ticket prices for those shows?
  5. MAYBE 1 brand new song if we are lucky. Mostly, I'd expect Chinese leftovers with reworked guitars and bass by Slash and Duff. There's no chance we're getting an entire Album (or even half an album) of brand new, from scratch creations.
  6. I'm sure there are some women that would let GNR members use them as sex objects because of the "conquest" of hooking up with a rich and famous rock star. I'm sure all equivalently popular young artists these days have plenty of "woke," "me too era" girls that are just like the groupies in the 80's were for GNR. I never have looked at a girl/woman as a sex toy but I also never had and never will have a bunch of attractive females falling over themselves to have sex with me. If I was in that position and in my 20s, I could easily see myself taking advantage. It's not about how some men (specifically GNR members) feel or felt about women. It's just a matter of what kind of environment they were in and, when you are in your 20's and "it's so easy" to live out all kinds of sexual fantasies, not many men will resist it.
  7. Even if he wasn't there when the vocals were recorded, he sure as hell was at the CBGB show when they performed it live.
  8. Yes he did and he said it was being said by the character in the song's perspective. Also that it was basically quotes he overheard a worker saying in a department store. I guess in a lot of live performances (including Live Aid) he changed the lyric to "Queenie" but I hear the original on the radio even now.
  9. With respect to lyrics, it's kind of the same with OIAM and "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits. Using a word from the perspective of the "protagonist" in the song does not mean the song writer or band is racist/homophobic whatever. If you were a "small town white boy" in the rural Midwest, growing up in the 1970's, there's a pretty good chance you never even saw a black person or an openly gay person. Then you get off a bus in LA and it's going to be complete culture shock. I'm sure that's exactly what was going through Axl's mind. It doesn't mean that after a few weeks or months in LA that he didn't realize that black people are fine people. As for the homophobic part, if the attempted rape story is true, I can cut Axl some slack. There's probably a lot of women who were raped that develop some level of hatred for men.
  10. Exactly. The vast majority of people mature and change when the get older. You're allowed to write "insensitive" songs in your early 20's and then not want to do that in your mid 50's. If a new GNR album (if it ever comes) has lyrics like AFD, it would be very non-genuine.
  11. Uber and Lyft send 1099 forms to their contractors. The drivers must then pay self employment tax on the income. Assuming GNR is organized as an S-corp, LLC, LP or some other "pass through" entity, I don't think the owners can also be contractors, although I'm not 100% positive.
  12. They can and 100% must be shareholders and employees at the same time. It is part of the tax code. Since they are performing in concert, they must be paid "wages" for that out of the business at some reasonable rate. If they just paid everybody else and split the profit, they'd be evading social security and medicare taxes. In order to avoid trouble with the IRS, the three of them must take a salary for performances that is at least somewhat more than the other musicians. If they ever record an album, the same would apply for the time spent in the studio.
  13. Actual music from a movie soundtrack is rarely in the trailer. Obviously things like avengers and star wars where the score is recognizable are an exception. For Terminator the trailer might have the score if it is reused but probably not an original song. Unless...it is a re-recording of YCBM with "clean" vocals.
  14. Rumors of Izzy & Steven returning?

    AFD is 12 tracks and 54 minutes. Your vision is cool but I don't think Axl's voice can handle AFD straight through, even if they do the 20 minute version of RQ and put it in the middle.
  15. This has been mentioned before but 99% of casual fans couldn't name Steven as the original drummer for $1 million. Maybe 25% might be able to name Izzy as the original rhythm guitarist, although that is probably high. If they looked at an AFD era photo before going to a show, when GNR hit the stage, they'd think Richard was Izzy and the only reason that they'd know Steven wasn't drumming is because Frank has dark hair and skin. For a new Album to drive tour ticket sales, it would need to be good and have people want to go see them perform the songs. For it to drive a NITL level stadium tour, they'd have to have one or two late career hits like Aerosmith did. It will be difficult because Aerosmith was younger than GNR the last time they had a mainstream hit and rock as a genre was more popular.