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  1. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    @LunsJail, I know you can't elaborate on everything but a couple things I'm curious to know. Did Matt go in detail any more so than he has before on his departure from Guns/His argument with Paul Huge? And was there any mention of him meeting up with Axl in NYC in 2006/And or his thoughts on Chinese Democracy? Any response would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    Anything good worth mentioning? I'm particularly curious about any insight (unless it's a rehash of what he's previously commented on) as to the 1994 - 1997 era, leading up to his departure. Funny how he and Axl met up in 2006 but Matt never really elaborated on exactly what was discussed.
  3. I liked it quite a bit. @RussTCB, I'm assuming that was you talking about seeing GNR in 2002, for the sole purpose of verifying how they'd totally suck so you could tell people, and how wrong you were? Haha. I'd like to hear a podcast devoted entirely to your experience with GNR.... Your opinion is interesting, because as you mentioned, you saw them in 91,92, and 1993? Then to say the 2002 lineup sounded great. I love hearing about it from that perspective.
  4. Meltdown (WRIF) Top 3 GNR Songs

    Awesome. Thanks!! Yeah, I remember this interview. The part about Axl being denied entrance into the VMA'S"s area in 2002, running down the street as someone shouts out "Hey, it's Kid Rock!". Haha. Priceless. Axl sounded like he had a good sense of humour about it, considering something like that 10 years earlier would have pissed him off probably to the point of calling off the performance all together. This was/is a great interview. @RussTCB, your friend got in some really good questions, he's very likeable. I can see why Axl was so open with him. Funny that he mentions the 5 topics not to bring up during the interview, but Axl himself brings them up on his own, pissing off the record label, apparently. I don't know why, perhaps because everything was so shrouded in mystery and bogus rumors, but with excitement of new material being played, etc, but I absolutely love the 2001-2007 era of this band. 2010 was peak Axl/vocal wise, as well.
  5. Meltdown (WRIF) Top 3 GNR Songs

    @RussTCB, I don't think anybody asked about your friend. When/where/how did he score an interview with Axl in 2002?? Is it available anywhere?
  6. I'm not so sure. You definitely are right about the VMA'S being watched by WAY more people, plus the fact that crowd was minimal compared to all the musicians/celebrities in attendance so there's that, too. It's all objective, so to say it was worse or was better, it depends. Axl definitely looked better, but he looked "different" due to it being 18 years ago, of course, his attire, the cornrows, the Botox. Vocally, the VMA "Jungle" intro alone outdoes that horrendous Sweet Child performance. Axl had a pretty awesome extended scream before it all went downhill, unfortunately but it had other glimpses of greatness. Madagascar, to me, sounded wonderful. Not because it technically sounded good (he'd sing it MUCH better during the 2002 tour) but it was something new, therefore exciting. Paradise City was awful, but his "Round 1" shout-out, it showed he had something to prove. He just didn't prove it that night. If they'd have broadcast MSG 2002's "The Blues" or something, it'd have been spectacular. Just another opinion. I know not many would agree. But really.... At least at the VMA'S, Axl still kinda moved/danced liked Axl, was energetic, got winded but had an excuse. He was running all over the place. The other night, he just sounded flat, no power in a single note. It's depressing to even think about. I feel bad for him. But can he still deliver a great live vocal when/if he wants? Hell yes.
  7. Of all the songs performed, yes, they picked the most "popular" among casual fans, I suppose but they don't know what we do. Like the poster said a few pages back, Sweet Child hasn't sounded good at all since 2010. If Axl had any type of choice what was broadcast, it probably should've been anything sung in his lower register.... Chinese Democracy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone. Sadly, they show this, which wasn't nearly as bad as I thought or as bad as it could've been but still.... Missed opportunity to have picked a single song ahead of time, sing it well and impress the masses instead of giving them reason to bash Axl on social media. I dunno. Axl does look slimmer but that doesn't seem to have improved his voice. :/
  8. Aghh. I really want to see this! Is that all they are going to broadcast, Sweet Child?
  9. Yeesh. Those posts! That's just about as bad as it gets. I legitimately feel sorry for Axl. Why they chose to play, broadcast it, it's exposure all right but unfortunately, the worst possible kind. I still want to see for myself, though. Anyone record it?
  10. Wow. Hahaha. You made your first post a goddamn classic. Good for you for speaking up.
  11. "Is Axl's hair any longer?". - A more interesting (unnecessary) question than will this show differ from anything??
  12. Did it seriously drop from 211 members to 95 within 5 minutes??
  13. Open with Hardschool. Seriously. If performed well, vocally speaking, it'd kick serious ass.
  14. I can't wait to see how Axls hairs grown out. Has he finally grown a proper beard? We will soon see....
  15. Ok.... Predictions? Same ol bullshit, predictable set list, or something "new"? And by new, I don't mean an additional cover song or Illusion deep cut. "The Garden" or "Don't Damn Me" would be awesome, though.
  16. Seriously. Haven't seen this many since the leaks. Or is this less than the amount of active users during that time?
  17. Any truth to Hardschool being played at soundcheck? Unless there was a soundcheck earlier, given that Meegan post, well, someone just predicted the future or was simply lying. Either way, I hope that just play the goddamn song. I couldn't care less the band, as it is today, had no part whatsoever in writing it. Hardschool is great and even with a decent/good performance of it, I guarantee itd go over MUCH better than the predictable half assed and disastrous Jungle/Sweet Child/Paradise City medley. If Guns gives a shit about it's future, musically speaking, they will play something new, or new-ish, Axl will give it his "AC/DC "-best and it could benefit them greatly. They already are selling out shows, touring nonstop. Why not just play Hardschool, surprise people with something new and do it well? Most likely Answer: This is Guns N Roses we are talking about. I'm not trying to be negative. I want them to succeed and blow people away with something other than sold out shows, and making ridiculous amounts of money. The quality of the music is there. And all the potential in the world. Take this opportunity, for Christ's sake.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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?