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  1. Vocal Coach Reacts to GN'R

    I just started watching his (as well as some others) reaction video's just recently.... Yeah, they are all basically pointless but harmless. I tend to enjoy the "First Reaction" guys (there's quite a few) more than the vocal couch criticisms (Beth is way more watchable. She's got an appreciation for Jeff Buckley, too so she's cool in my book) As for Tamplin.... He was amusing for about a second. I wouldn't say he dislikes Axl/GNR at all. He probably resents the massive achievements of Guns/Simultaneously picking apart more less terrible performances to make himself look better? I dunno . He's just unfortunately reacting to those horrendous Tokyo performances. How's he to know there's much, MUCH better (and worse) shows he could be reacting to? I see in the comments someone suggested Rock AM Ring KOHD. Now that would be difficult for him to critique but he would, anyways, I'm sure. Probably would comment more on Axls cornrows than the quality of the performance. Keep him far, far away from VMAS 2002, BridgeSchool and anything from 2019. Tamplin himself, while clearly talented (and I'll take his own word of what a successful vocal coach he is)... The guys got just another generic, uninteresting rock type voice. He's way high strung, especially in the "Sweet Child/I'll show you my belly-video". How many times did he mention he doesn't drink coffee?? Plus, he's constantly interrupting his own videos, which is funny in itself. His tendency to sing over an impressive line or note is equally annoying and kinda funny/stupid. But whatever. I will continue watching his videos as long as he continues to make somewhat of an ass out of himself. Having said that, again, he does seem like a nice dude, with a pretty extensive knowledge of vocal techniques, etc. I take it back. His reaction video for VMA 2002 would be uncomfortably, highly entertaining. He'd probably laugh/mock his way through it. Sidenote: In his recent Belly/Here's My ManBoobs/Sweet Child vid, he did make me chuckle when he imitated Axls dancing/ spin move by swinging his own chair around. Haha. Dope.
  2. Oh, ok. Cool observations. His rendition of Prostitute give it more of like, an Alice In Chains-Vibe with the heavy drums. Which sound different, but pretty great.
  3. Also, did you ever let him hear the originals after he layed down his own drums? It'd be cool to hear his opinion on the difference in approach, especially Prostitute.
  4. Wow. Hearing Prostitute like that, it just never occurred to me without the drum loops/beats, how different it could or would have sounded! It's interesting. At first it felt like the song lost some energy without the tempo of the the original drums, but it brings out more of the guitar with how he played it, very well.... Makes it more of a slow burner, a good thing and sounds pretty great when it goes heavy. See if he will do The Blues or something. Maybe Shacklers Revenge?
  5. Any way to hear his TWAT and Prostitute? I quite enjoyed hearing that instrumental of Better. Guitar sounds good, too. Nice tone.
  6. That's what I was wondering! Right before the cellphone clip cuts out, I swear I heard a lil guitar riff that sounded quite nice in that part of the song behind Axls vocals. Good catch with the synth, too. I didn't notice it. Headphones make it much more enjoyable and easier to spot the difference's. This drums up version is quite good! I didn't even really care for the song at first, either. It really does grow on ya. Particularly When Axl jumps into second part of the song at the 1:41 mark there is a pretty kick ass/kinda pretty synth thing going on that I really dig, and sounds wonderful as Axls singing the line "To be half as strong, to still belong". Man. What a difference this version and a few additional listens can make. So it doesn't really sound as we, or at least I expected it to. But I say that's a good thing. We can't expect art to work around our expectations. Atlas drums up = 9 outta 10 for me.
  7. Russ, are you the last living, decent GNR fan member on here?? P.S. Can we unban Kaneda now?
  8. Bastards!! Well, I guarantee all those Discord members will be permanently banned. Kaneda was right. It's a toxic environment, those Discords.
  9. Better, had it not been pro-tooled to death. Misread that. Ok. The Blues, I'd say.
  10. Unfortunately, I feel the same way. Hardschool, minus maybe the mid section, unnecessary guitar noodling, did set the bar a bit high. The best part of Atlas was/is the first minute, which is exactly the section that was leaked earlier in the cellphone clip. Akin to how occasionally a movie trailer gives away the best moments of the movie, but you don't realize it until you see the movie? Yeah, it's kinda like that. The snippet was a tease but a good one. However, the rest of this song is just SO embarrassingly.... Average. The guitar solo is even not that impressive. Its way too short, not memorable in the least. I stick by my previous statement: Catcher has it beat, easily. But don't misunderstand. I do like it! I just expected more, I suppose. I'm 99.9 percent sure Axls got stronger material than Atlas, despite its mythical reputation of being an A-List "Big Gun"
  11. Perhaps the guitar tone and such sound like something off Buckleys "Grace", but... I love both GNR and Jeff Buckley but this song is by no means as good as anything off "Grace" . At least not this version of Atlas. A more properly mixed Atlas, reworked a bit, however, yes.. Could be wonderful. But to me, Catcher in the Rye is much, much better of a song overall.
  12. I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but is it just me or does the song (sounding as though it's just repeating the first part over and over)... Well, it almost sounds like it gets worse as it goes along, like the instrumentation goes from good, starts out strong with the guitars/vocals and then almost devolves, sounds more "poppy" (in a bad, Third Eye Blind, kinda way) and more empty as it goes along... I don't know. Just something about it is a little off for me. I'd love to love it. Unfortunately, I just kind of like it. Almost. :/ First impressions: Naturally, not much of anything can live up to so much hype but it does, sadly sound very average and underwhelming. And I really hate saying that. The solo isn't nearly as good as Catcher. Nor is the song itself. Just another stupid opinion, I know.
  13. Bucharest 2010

    Is this the performance where Axl completely changed up the outro? Like, he missed a mark but started off with scream of sorts that soared, which sounded incredible.
  14. Bucharest 2010

    "Madagascar". Sorry, I thought I said that. Haha. What an idiot I am.
  15. Ok. You make ALOT of good points here. I almost agree with everything you said. But seriously.... MSL isn't actually on payroll, is he??? That's absurd. And the "other one", Walker, Walter, whatever the fuck his name is..... That douchbag, harassing multiple people is ANOTHER associated now with Team Brazil? Ok. I stand corrected. They literally hire these unstable, self-serving leeches and now, leaks are the "Enemy"??? No, it's untrustworthy, unimportant, insignificant bastards who are compensated for making threats, monitoring copyrighted material (let's be honest, a fucking MONKEY can do that) and treated as kings when they are merely peasants? Okkkk.... SERIOUSLY.... Fuck them. As the great poet once sang, "We live and learn and then sometimes it's best to walk away". Well.... Not in this case.... If they want a job they clearly don't deserve, let's give them one. As in, try containing The Holy Grail now, you imbeciles. Whomever can keep 2 morons employed for the next 10 years, let's make them really earn it. Open the floodgates....safely, securely and discreetly. Material we aren't entitled to is NOTHING compared to the harassment and threats I've heard about. That's a serious, terrorist-type of threat there. Say goodnight, TB. And say hello to Team_C_2_Democeacy-Starts_Now!! And no, I have absolutely nothing in my possession. Just the knowledge that when you threaten a person's family, and as a result, you GET A FUCKING JOB because of it, all bets are off.
  16. Someone over at Reddit had an interesting point. Because these songs exist, no longer gathering dust in a storage locker.. (Which brings up another interesting debate - Would Axl rather have had these destroyed in storage due to bad conditions or a 🔥, OR found as they were and possibly/likely leaked in their entirety?) Anyhow, simply because we are aware of them now, thanks to we-all-know-who, why is it that ANYONE feels entitled to hear them? Because someone risked his ass to obtain them? Because he's not in it for the money, we automatically feel it's our duty as fans to demand it all? Sorry, but that's fucking ridiculous. Believe me, I'd LOVE to hear anything and everything Axl has to offer, but under these circumstances, it is completely understandable and best for all concerned that these do not leak. Period. Too much is at stake for them to spread like wildfire. You can sit there and enjoy these songs. Meanwhile, other individuals have their family's threatened, face seriously major legal ramifications, etc... So unless you contributed to these recordings in any way, which I doubt, please just remain frustrated (as GNR fans, we should be accustomed to by now) that we aren't hearing these now, and didn't hear them nearly 20 years ago. But for a damn good reason. Yes, they exist. I for one am THRILLED we actually know more specifics now, how great alot of this material is, which id like to think will shut up all the naysayers ,who always insisted Axl had nothing else to offer. Most importantly, though.... I'm sure an individual's well being, freedom from prosecution/jail time, a nightmare of legal hassles that could be never-ending. That's more important than you or I hearing something we just aren't entitled to hear.
  17. I get that these are being obtained, but without risking his own ass, how are we even sure we will be hearing anything from this?? I mean, all this talk of "donating/contributing funds" is sweet and all, but it's more likely he'll need some major, MAJOR legal aid if he gets into any trouble. I'd love to hear any of these as much as anybody, but isn't is just a wee bit selfish on our part? I mean, I have a family. I'm sure Axlfan4life does, too. Would any of you risk literally, doing jail time, not to mention all the fines and lawsuits this guy could potentially be facing??? So realistically, $200 here, another $400 there from various fans isn't going to do much. Raise $20,000. You think that's going to retain a lawyer for longer than a few days?? Just be a little considerate and concerned for him. Not just appreciative he's doing what none of us, including myself could afford (not just financially) do here. He's risking his life and we'll being here, too. Just remember that.
  18. Anybody know what some of these untitled (unknown to us, I mean) songs might be? Aside from the obvious ones....
  19. Silkworms..... Meh. However, that teeny-tiny little breakdown, when the gentle guitars come in and Axl sings/croons/whispers a few lyrics, before the song explodes back into absurdity.... It's quite a beautiful few melodic moments in any otherwise mess of a song. You know what part I'm referring to? I can't make out the lyrics, really. Having said that,. ANYTHING with Axl on vocals, in any form, I'm happy to hear. As for Hard School, minus it's ridiculous title... It's pretty god damn awesome. That additional minute long clip exceeded my expectations. The original leak, i was optimistic. Now, I'm convinced it's a gem.
  20. @axlrosefan4life, can you please answer this..... Let's say you take away 3-4 of your favourite tracks that made it onto Chinese Democracy, and let's assume it were a double album.... Assuming they put 2 of the best CD songs on each.... Two on Chinese, and Two on this new set of songs/sessions. How would it compare, despite their rough, demo form?? In other words, can you PLEASE elaborate on each song with Vocals? Nothing too specific. Just 1 out of10 rating for each? Orrrrr..... If these are to become available, can you simply "not answer", indicating that we can judge for ourselves by today or tomorrow?
  21. Hmm. So Catcher, obviously, Atlas and "Perhaps", that's the third and final song Brian May played on??
  22. This is all VERY intriguing!! I understand most people's disinterest in this era of the band. For me, I'm honestly WAY more interested in what's being leaked, and the potential of what's listed on the back of these CD mixes, regardless of it dating back to 2000. I like a good mystery and these songs are filling in pieces and pieces of a time when absolutely nobody (outside of the bands circle of coming and going members, producers) knew what was really happening. Just the occasional "We're in the studio" -very vague type of responses. But not until say, David Wild from Rolling Stone was invited into Axls home and studio in 2000 and gave us our first glimpse into what to really expect. I'm still fascinated with his impression of what he heard.. "Oh My God" is only a hint of what's to come. Imagine Zeppelin's Physical Graphite remixed by Beck and Trent Reznor, then you'll have a sense of Axls new sound. Song after song combines the hard/edgy rock force of vintage Guns N Roses, with surprisingly modern and ambitious musical textures". Or as Spin Magazine put it in 2002, in their review of the Madison Square Garden show right before the tour cancellation... Upon hearing CD, The Blues and Madagascar, it was praised .... "If this ridiculous album ever comes out, I'm buying it 3 times!" As to how these new sessions were acquired, that's another issue entirely. I thank whomever is responsible. I hope you aren't facing any type if legal ramifications. But please.... If you can keep yourself safe, proceed ... We're all so starved for new GNR material, these sessions dating back to '2000-2002, etc, if not earlier, well.... Let's just say some of you weren't even born yet. Personally, I'd be more interested in hearing more of these types of songs than say, something Axl, Slash and Duff threw together in between these past few years. Much like Axl's life at the time, everything from the bogus-as-all-hell song titles, to all the various versions, producers coming and going, sounds of bits and pieces pasted together.... It's a bit chaotic. But because Axl had SO MUCH to prove back then, mostly to himself, I'm sure, being told (I'm really just paraphrasing/speculating) that, yeah "It's good, but not great. But certainly doesn't sound like the GNR people want or are expecting to hear"- type of shit Axl had to deal with. We are just lucky we are hearing any if this at all. But keep in mind, I'm fairly certain it's a clear reflection of Axls state of mind at the time. Certainly no less talented or amazingly impressive of a singer/songwriter during that time ; The continuous years of silence (that word can be taken off the table now, since it's now not just hearsay that Axl WAS laying down vocals during this time) plus taking into account the mainstream backlash of Slash, Duff, etc being out ... We are very fortunate. Even more so if we can hear a bit more.... @RussTCB..... What is going on??? I'm SO confused. Haha
  23. Damn..... I seriously thought this was all bullshit. So similar to what literally JUST happened with Radiohead and that idiot trying to hold the OK Computer Sessions for $15,000. Classy move on their part, releasing 15 hours of its entirety. difference being, much of those Radiohead sessions were jams/demos, songs that made the record, with the exception of 6-7 unheard gems in early form. I never imagined anything, aside from what we've already heard in since the original Chinese Democracy leaks, and the occasional leak ("Silkworms", This I Love Remix, Roy Thomas Baker demos, etc) that we'd ever, EVER get something like this. He'll, those GNR sessions are only 2-4 years away from Radiohead's 95-97 recordings. Yes, it's impossible to judge (or really even hear much of anything) based on a minute -long clip of Atlas and less than a minute of Checkmate/ Jackie but I do like what I'm hearing. For whomever is responsible, who has these CDs in their possession, can you please give us a bit of description of what all of this is. Not just song titles, dates but since everything was in infancy form in 2000, are any of these songs stuff we actually have heard, but has just been renamed? Whatever the case is ... Yes, this is all VERY exciting. Akin to those 2006/2007 years I remember so fondly. But no, as for legal ramifications and the fact that these were obtained and shared illegally, no. That parts not cool. Yes, I do realize I'm a complete hypocrite for even listening.