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  1. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    I'd like to know if Axl was ever able to grow longer hair than he had in his prime, but it looks to me more like he really wanted to, but ends didn't cooperate.
  2. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    Like this? I drew this, but I think too long hair would be eventually too frizzle and damaged, far from its former glory.
  3. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    Yes, I haven't seen them live before NITL. It was fun to watch them, okay, Slash is most of the time mentally somewhere else on guitar anyway, but in the time he is actually aware of what's going on around, he likes some big boobs on rail, like they can summon him back to the ground. Or Duff and Slash discussing bras flying towards them - weighing cups with their hands. On the other side, Duff with Shooter was very decent guy in shirt and satin vest and didn't do so, he was busy frontmaning. He hanged the sole bra on Shooter's synths that it's surely for him.
  4. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    The thing is, different from like Duff and Slash, who are straightforward men, Axl is androgynous. Basically androgynes are complete, they don't go for the other half, because the other half is already included, since ever. They can be their own kind of hot, and create vibe which wets your knickers, of course. It just doesn't go further. Add that Axl performing is really, really childlike, one of the best preserved soul-of-a-child people I've ever seen. So the mix does the feeling he just wants to have fun with you like a child would, not like a straightforward man. Lucky you! The way Axl notices what's going on in the crowd never cease to amaze me, he has this "corner of an eye" sight and gut sense for crowd abnormally developed. He reacts on banners even they have like three second lifespan, usually. He seeks for contact with an audience actively and just has fun with people, more in moments out of spotlight, like, mimicking. I've learned and adapted the game from him and it's the most rocking thing I can do on shows, from local pub to major stadium band (apart from all the other stuff it enables). Axl's smile. The stuff which makes my heart skip of joy.
  5. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    It was in Prague. Some tech handled the beer to Axl, he was happy about it. It's best f*king beer, you know? I had american beer once, tape water is cheaper, and tastes the same. You can also have a normal beer with Robert Plant, but not with Pagey. Also, Jagger ain't no junkie and never became an addict, too. Singers are less prone to addiction and perfoance is the last thing they eventually stay clean for. Axl would eventually abuse substances, but he never became an addict, that's the trick. Difference is, that you could ocassionally binge consume like alcohol or pills, or have a veekend on heroin, but get sober after that. No craving, no searching, no excitement about getting drugged up. In some interview from 90s. There was heartbreaking story of Axl searching for dope in suicidal attempt, he was allready famous, but have nobody to spend Christmas with, left orphaned and abandoned in LA. Then he met some friends. with same struggles and they spent Christmas together (without dope). Just little celebration.
  6. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    Axl did it all, pills (ODed by them in suicidal attempt at least once) , coke (Matt shared some with him while making Illusions, Axl talked eight hours straight, no one shared coke with him after that), even intravenous heroin (recommends clean needles), he just somehow managed not to become a junkie and rather solve his issues than drug up. He continued weed long after he dumped hard drugs, too. Ocassional shrooms reported. Stopped smoking in 90s or so. Overall, interesting. Hell yeah, he can still have a beer without major health risk.
  7. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    Did you ever notice how much Duff and Slash react on women in crowd...like...boys by a candy shop window... and Axl doesn't?
  8. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    I think it depends on what they plan to fill their pandemic lockdown days with.
  9. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    Children tend to form their own opinion. Some are smart enough not to repeat what they had seen. Keith Richard's kids turned out just fine - And Martlon was five and Keith full blown heroine junkie when the kid toured with the band and took care about his drugged-up daddy... in times when rock'nroll wasn't just faded stories... Paul McCartney has children's storybook, so has Keith... why not? I don't think I will buy it, but... most dangerous band in the world is now a family thing...
  10. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    My gut instinct says that album is in the air. Maybe I'll make adult evening with friends, having wine and listening to late GNR. My friend who gave me his badass speakers for foster care while he travels told me I can adopt them forever. Still, some official information about postponing would help. I am supposed to have important exam in the time shows are scheduled now. I joined Aerosmith fanclub for tickets and it's same mess on the wheels like GNR management, so...
  11. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    It happened to me with another book, it was available for pre-sale, then at the time it should be regularly sold it was marked as sold out... I didn't know they can be out of e-books... it reappeared with a reasonable price after some time...
  12. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    In some early interviews (late 80s? Early 90s?), Axl mentioned he has weak ankles. He may have this like... since... ever. It's then also about observing some body part/function more. Kind of frequent, to say. Axl tore his leg muscle after a jump during rehearsal shows for UYI, so he began the tour in cast/leg brace. With walking cane, I can't still decide if it was for image or he really needed some support for a while. I can imagine how tense must have Axl been to get back onstage reunited after all those years. Body is then more prone to injury and unregulated falls. So, here we go. Weak spot. Happens. (This was shot before the performance) Last time Axl tripped over some wet spot while retreating (he dried it afterwards in person). The funniest was that Slash was so much into solo that he noticed nothing, even it happened like a meter and a half behind him. The interesting info (from cartoonist of Loony Tunes) is that those straps are of Axl's pets. So I think it's kind of more of an emotional support than mechanical one. (They just always looked like they are important for Axl. They are not exactly tightly placed, neither designed to support joints anyway...).
  13. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    So, happy birthday to the other band member who masters social distraction.
  14. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    It will be necessary to practice social distraction from fridge upcoming days. Stay strong. Side note: Imagine new column in LA times: Advises on how to be 20 years in lockdown and make it by Dexter
  15. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    I'd like to know if Axl had changed any of his habits with lockdown...
  16. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    There is calm before the storm, restriction and stuff, but not too many people requiring hospital care. I have no kids, so no excuses. I continue working. I just don't meet people in opposite way when I go to work like I'm used to in the morning. Government is hoarding and counting material, yet there's not many people who can operate ventilators and take care of full-blown ICU patients, they just don't think about it. I hope that at least they will take care of us like Medicins sans frontiers, when it starts. Sometimes I understand Axl's Kill your Idols statement in a way, you know, they praise kinda imaginary, superhuman healthcare worker, yet we are humans. We go exhausted, nervous, we are tired of glitches and unprepared system, unsystematic management, people stealing protection, disinfection... and government requiring work without supplying us... There are lot of people who do stuff for free or for costs for others, but hella lot scavengers. Recently I bird watch. Since people walk their dogs less, birds returned to the town and hop around and sing. It's so quiet now. My mint survived winter.
  17. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    No, chocolate and wine was just perfect.
  18. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    Happy International Women's day!
  19. GNR WOMEN'S CHAT 2020 *NEW*

    But show this to guys and they start to refrain and be kinda distressed: ...yet once upon a time, when giants walked the Earth, this booty graced the stage.
  20. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Most probably it was just squeezed under the hat...
  21. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Some Slash interview this summer, as far as I remember it contained this sentence: Cause there's a bond that you have that's never [broken]. And then what happens is the bond makes the negative side of it that much worse, because you're forced out of it."
  22. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I think between the lines, they always felt the bond being there and being violated. if there's nothing to continue between two people, the animosity won't happen. I love the part where Slash after feeling it all back onstage in Troubadour searched for Keith Richards, gave him big hug and told him that back in the '92 or so, Keith was true about that feeling onstage he can only have with Axl (originally, in 90s, Keith told Slash to persist. Keith was experienced with diva lead singers and band breakups. I think every cell of Keith's body is built to persist, it explains his existence).
  23. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I am aware that big touring band is a big circus and sh*tload of managers, lawyers an many other people on many levels are needed to run it. Apart from shipping merch from fanpage, it impresses like some kids are doing it in backyard house when all other chores are done. One level is people in direct contact with band members, personal management. Seems like Axl additionally created interface with the world this way; having professional personal manager is not nurturing experience and Axl doesn't have regular family to nurture this needs... Axl, different from many others in similar position, doesn't hire people in direct contact - he adopts. You are on the board, you are adopted, protected and treated like a family member (all these people refer themselves as GNR family - and have been at least since 90s, which is not present in other bands as far as I'm concerned). May not be always a win situation. Tasks to manage for some of GnR family may be quiet simple and not completely clear, but still, you are not a free man, you are minion. Also, there was a time when Nado was sent to business school to become a band manager. Did anyone ever give that kid chance to be what he wants to be? I don't think so. I am quiet aware that band functioning and touring doesn't stand on any kind of his managing, just thinking he might be not as rich, but maybe happier and actually self-confident outside the circus. I've seen situations like that, small town knows everything, it tends to end up in a very love-hate relationship with person who provides money, prestige, everything which comes with it (like out-of-your-league wife, "friends") and knowing that basically everything you have comes not because of you, but intense push from someone else, you are a step, the bottom feeder. So you enjoy the ride as much as you can, try not to piss off people who do real stuff why still trying to fake your importance and impress anyone available...
  24. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Someone should finally let that man be what he is built to be, not a band manager, that would solve a lot of problems. That's all.
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