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  1. AFD Locked & Loaded Discounts: Now $399

    I got mine on Day One (6/29/18), and I don't think I've looked at it for at least six months. I keep it in the box, because I'm afraid if I display it, the faux leather will crack and peel from the humidity in my apartment. $999 is too much of an investment to risk having the elements cause damage to it. If it gets down to $199-299, I will almost certainly pick up another one or two, probably as Christmas gifts for my two oldest boys
  2. Doubt it was written with band involvement (the cover is a photo from the UYI era), but it's 300 pages, and the timing is interesting with the band heading back out on the road around the same time https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-straight-guide-to-guns-n-roses-mick-oshea/1130419985?ean=9781912733095

    The tractor trailer is way fuckin' cool. They should sell THIS on their website

    There's all kinds of merchandise at the official site under the category of "last chance", but none of it is marked down to move. That really makes no sense to me. Also, I saw that the $399 plaques that were for sale a couple of weeks ago have now disappeared from the site. I wonder if they actually sold them, or sold so few that they pulled it to save face?
  5. Guns N' Roses playing Lollapalooza 2020 in Brasil

    I continue to have optimism about new music this year. The band doesn't have to sit around waiting for Slash to finish his solo tour first. Besides, hasn't it been confirmed that Slash was recording some stuff at Axl's home studio at the end of April?
  6. Steven Adler *accidentally* stabs himself

    What year did Slash have the pacemaker put in? It's well documented that Slash quit drugs for good in 2006, so if something did happen in 2002, it was either drugs, or when he had the irregular heartbeat going on
  7. Steven Adler *accidentally* stabs himself

    I hope Steven makes a complete recovery, and I also hope that it was an accident, nothing more. His band was supposed to be playing near me on July 20th, and I had given some thought to going. There were "meet and greet" tickets available. I don't know if the show is still on at this point.
  8. Oh, that explains the Trump pinada in Mexico. Thanks for the clarification, Duff.
  9. NITLT 8 New dates Announced

    Maybe the ticket price comes with a copy of a new album. That's how Prince did it in 2004
  10. NITLT 8 New dates Announced

    I don't want anymore 'Not In This Lifetime'. The reunion phase is over. I want a new record, not more touring with the same set list we've been getting for three years. Unless the new record is called 'Not In This Lifetime', which would make sense to keep the tour name the same.
  11. If I'm posting in the wrong forum, I apologize in advance. Likewise if this already has a thread going. Trailer for 'Terminator: Dark Fate'. Movie's release matches up well with the GN'R festival dates.
  12. I consider any new music going forward to be Guns N' Roses. Having Slash and Duff back legitimizes the name.
  13. Guns N Roses sues brewery

    1991 Axl: "Get In The Ring, Motherfucker" 2019 Axl: "Fernando, call my lawyer"
  14. The goal shouldn't be to recreate the AFD sound. With the "big three" all in their 50's, I would expect new music that for starters, isn't as challenging for Axl to sing. I think the days of shrieking are over. For Axl to prolong his voice as he approaches 60 and beyond, he's going to have to make songs that he'll be able to sing live on future tours, while songs like "You Could Be Mine" are phased out. The same would apply for Slash and Duff, to create songs that are not as frenetic to play, because let's face it, their fingers are going to slow down as they continue to age. They're going to need a catalog of GN'R material that is easier for them to physically play. I can't picture Slash playing the close of "Paradise City" in 10-15 years. Aging sucks, but it's a reality. I can understand now why Metallica had to change up their sound, though they started too early.
  15. I've been saying this since the start of the year. New material is a lot closer to being done than being started. The band is trying to avoid online hacking by saying there's nothing done yet.

    I really like the men's leather jacket, but it's still too much at $375
  17. New Slash interview: New album hasn't started yet

    I just don't buy the notion that a new record is still in it's early stages. I just don't. I really think there's a lot done, but guys in the band don't want to say it publicly. Why? Because in 2019, if you have someone in Guns N' Roses saying they have songs done for a new record, the songs inevitably find their way online before an official release. It happened two years ahead of Chinese Democracy, and hell yeah, that hurt album sales. It wouldn't surprise me at all if the band got a new record out late this year under a fake name, like "Black Frog" or " The Fargin Bastids". Anything to combat online piracy.
  18. Slash talks about Nirvana in Kerrang's tribute feature

    The two biggest bands in the world in the fall of 1991 were Guns N' Roses and Metallica. MTV, in attempt to finish off the hair metal movement that had started in the mid 80's, introduced Nirvana first, then other alt/grunge bands like Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots. They kept GN'R and Metallica in their rotation at the time so as not to completely alienate the hard rock/metal audience that had provided them with big ratings in the latter part of the 80's. But let's face it: Metallica's "Black" album had already alienated a large core of it's original fanbase because the intensity that was the cornerstone of their music in the 80's was all but wiped away; and GN'R's 'Use Your Illusion' records, while glorious in parts, felt bloated in others. It was not 'Appetite For Destruction, Parts II and III'. What made matters worse, in what should have been the greatest double bill in rock history, the Guns N' Roses/Metallica tour was marred by Axl's inability to show up on time, Izzy quitting the band, the bombast of having backup singers and a horn section on stage, the lavish after-parties, and the worsening drug habits of Slash. It all culminated at the Montreal show after Hetfield burned his arm on stage, forcing Guns to start their show earlier. It's the aftermath of that show, in my opinion, is what propelled the alt/grunge movement to the forefront at that time. Later, it would be the inability to get a new album done and the departures of Slash and Duff that would kill rock and roll for the remainder of the 90's.
  19. Steve's looking kind of frail, to be honest. Not a lot of extra meat on them bones.
  20. 09/28/19 - Louisville KY - Louder Than Life Festival

    Here's my theory: If Guns N' Roses are a part of this festival, they will be introducing new music. It wouldn't make much sense to perform otherwise. Honestly, I think we're going to get a new album this year. November would be my personal guess, as the band has a history of November releases (GN'R Lies, The Spaghetti Incident?, Chinese Democracy). Get it out before Black Friday and Cyber Monday to capitalize on sales. Most bands introduce a new song six to eight weeks before an album drops, so September fits that timeline. I think a lot of work has already been done on new material, probably during the downtime between legs of the NITL tour. When Slash gets done on his tour, I think the band gets together to put finishing touches on the music. All of this is speculative, but I'm feeling really optimistic that the last four months of 2019 are going to be big for Guns fans.
  21. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    The next Guns N' Roses record will be out in calendar year 2019. It will win Grammys, something that has eluded them previously.
  22. GNR on Terminator 2 Figure

    I believe it's very, very possible.....if the movie doesn't blow like 'Salvation' and 'Genesys'
  23. Duff's solo album Tenderness: OUT NOW

    Musically, it's catchy enough, but let's be honest: Duff can't sing.
  24. Worcester, MA 11/8/06. Guns didn't start until shortly after 11PM, and then Axl ranted about the sound guy trying to fuck him over. The audience, which probably wasn't more than 8,000 people, booed when he said that, but the rest of the show went off without a hitch. Didn't end until after 2AM. Foxboro, MA 7/20/16. Lenny Kravitz's set went way longer than it was supposed to, and it took over 40 minutes to complete the stage changeover, so Guns didn't get on until after 9PM, and there was a curfew of 11PM. To their credit, they broke curfew and I think played until about 11:25. If memory serves me correctly, they did 24 songs. Fantastic show.