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1 hour ago, Ant said:

Drums are one of the VR highlights -- lotta cool stuff going on. 

Man they need to remaster Contraband, speaking of. It's been almost two decades... (WAIT WHAT?).... that brick-walled sound is just brutal. Everything is getting remastered nowadays... TOSS IT ON THE PILE.

I dunno why, but to my ears Sorum had a crap drum sound live with Guns.... He sounded way less leaden or heavy handed on the VR stuff, his drum sound live was great on those VR tours..... Anyone else get that?

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It's pretty obvious the answer is no or it would've come up by now but is there any mention of the thing about how he was supposed to be guest drumming for a week on Kimmel or Fallon coinciding with the reunion announcement and he abruptly cancelled with no explanation?

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5 hours ago, Malcolm Malcolm said:

I'm surprised how uninterested everyone seems in the session for Hard School with Rick Rubin. This was something that would've represented a really cool next step for Guns N Roses. Rubin could potentially have been really good at managing Axl emotionally, he's interested in classic and hard rock without being keen on reproducing cheesy cliches, he would've encouraged them to play stripped back as a band in a room, but he isn't against tasteful additions of piano, percussion, or orchestras. This feels like a lost opportunity.

Also, until quite far into the first decade of this century Axl had a really good record for choosing collaborators. It went south pretty fast with the likes of DJ Ashba and Frank, and even Bumblefoot was a pretty bad fit in some ways. Frank seems like a lovely guy but this is shambolic:

 

You obviously dont have rythym :P 

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3 hours ago, Tom2112 said:

He wasn't his tech.

He knew Brain and Richard and maybe some others, and that's how he got the call when Brain needed to leave 'we need someone dependable that can get the job done in short notice'. He stayed on because Axl liked him and Brain was kinda himming and hawing about coming back and eventually just said he wanted to stay at home. 

He played with Richard since the 90s. He has a really good groove in Love Spit Love

 

 

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1 hour ago, Powderfinger said:

I dunno why, but to my ears Sorum had a crap drum sound live with Guns.... He sounded way less leaden or heavy handed on the VR stuff, his drum sound live was great on those VR tours..... Anyone else get that?

I agree. His sound in GnR (both live and on the albums) was just way too “stiff” or something. Can’t quite explain it.

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1 hour ago, Powderfinger said:

I dunno why, but to my ears Sorum had a crap drum sound live with Guns.... He sounded way less leaden or heavy handed on the VR stuff, his drum sound live was great on those VR tours..... Anyone else get that?

Yeah, I think when Matt came to Guns he wanted to be more about timing and power. Have his own signature compared to Steven. I have to admit, I'm not really familiar with his stuff prior to Guns. 

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1 minute ago, rocknroll41 said:

Who woulda thought back then that Fortus and Frank would both go on to become the longest-serving rhythm guitarist and drummer in GnR.

Nobody:lol:

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6 minutes ago, Gibsonfender2323 said:

In a way Matt did something really great for GNR other then leaving. He got us Robin!

Yeah, and thank fuck! I’m seriously thankful for stuff like Better, the SoD solo, the TIL solo, etc.

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1 minute ago, rocknroll41 said:

Yeah, and thank fuck! I’m seriously thankful for stuff like Better, the SoD solo, the TIL solo, etc.

Thank Matt!

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6 hours ago, estranged_85 said:

Even Matt's drum lesson to this teenager is better than that "thunderchickin" 

 

 

That video is hilarious. The kid just keeps nodding ‘yep!’

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7 hours ago, The Holographic Universe said:

His book is crass. The theme of never being an equal in any of the bands. Matt is not a legend. The Stephanie grabbed my balls story combined with Axl doing heroin on the UYI tour is tacky. The pointless jabs at Frank. And speaking on behalf of Izzy in print is more of his garbage. 

I'm so glad we didn't have to pay the $30 price tag this book has.

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19 minutes ago, MurielWeathers said:

I'm so glad we didn't have to pay the $30 price tag this book has.

Just finished

I  skipped to him joining GNR and the rest.  didnt even bother to red the cult never liked them anyway. As far as I can confirm  Matt is a petty, selfish arrgont bitch. These guys gave him the biigest break and he just is way over his fucking head. He said Susan didnt know how to handle Duffs panic attacks? Bullshit! no way Duff would shit talk Frank like that and Matt is like ohh I am gonna defend Slash even though it's a one way relationship.

Guy is worse then Adler.

 

As far as a autobiographies go I really need to read one by Axl or Izzy would be super curious and especially with Axl and his hiring process.

Current order.

Duffs book.

Slash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adler

 

 

Sorum

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8 minutes ago, Gibsonfender2323 said:

Just finished

I  skipped to him joining GNR and the rest.  didnt even bother to red the cult never liked them anyway. As far as I can confirm  Matt is a petty, selfish arrgont bitch. These guys gave him the biigest break and he just is way over his fucking head. He said Susan didnt know how to handle Duffs panic attacks? Bullshit! no way Duff would shit talk Frank like that and Matt is like ohh I am gonna defend Slash even though it's a one way relationship.

Guy is worse then Adler.

 

As far as a autobiographies go I really need to read one by Axl or Izzy would be super curious and especially with Axl and his hiring process.

Current order.

Duffs book.

Slash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adler

 

 

Sorum

I think most people skipped straight to the GNR section. I read a little bit of the pre cult days to GNR to get a sense of him. His stories are typical Rock n Roll stuff. I didn’t get a single insight from the book. I Did like his story of initials on the back stages passes because he didn’t want to fuck a girl who suck the bus drivers dicks. That’s was pretty funny.

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1 hour ago, Gibsonfender2323 said:

He played with Richard since the 90s. He has a really good groove in Love Spit Love

 

 

Was just checking out love spit love videos on youtube the other day and boy I enjoyed Frank's drumming there. I don't know if it's the genre they're playing or if he play his original stuff he can actually pull off a great groove. 

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Like his book or not. Buy his book or not. Like him or not. Believe him or not.                                                                             Can we all agree, relationships are irretrievably  broken.  All these guys are  over 50 in their mid 50s too. Sad. Time is short. Matt vs. Axl, Slash, and Duff. Izzy vs. Axl, Slash, and Duff. How close friendly are Matt and Izzy these days? Hmmmm. FPM song. Being at an art or movie showing a while back. After this book, maybe not so. Izzy , who distanced himself in 1990, seems to care less if sees , knows , or communicates with any of them a little or  not at all.  Steve vs. Axl,  Duff, Slash.  Gilby vs. Axl, Duff, Slash. Do we see a pattern here?

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Has anybody heard anything else about Matts' book, for instance has it been cancelled for good?  He must be gutted if it has as he has been marketing it for months now.

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2 hours ago, axlvai said:

I believe when you say a lot about others, you say a lot about yourself. 

so much truth in just one sentenc

1 hour ago, DurhamGirl said:

Has anybody heard anything else about Matts' book, for instance has it been cancelled for good?  He must be gutted if it has as he has been marketing it for months now.

Not a single word, i really thought he would give a statement about it, but nothing so far, therefor i think it's not only a next delay, must be something different going on.

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7 hours ago, lame ass security said:

Yeah, I think when Matt came to Guns he wanted to be more about timing and power. Have his own signature compared to Steven. I have to admit, I'm not really familiar with his stuff prior to Guns. 

Theres a interview somewhere that said when Matt arrived for recording Axl already had the sound and drums he envisioned for UYI and sorum had little input for a majority of the songs. He played them the way axl envisioned them.

Even a song like NR was all axls drum suggestion because he liked a drum loop from a Elton John song and wanted it replicated.

To me recording wise Matt came into his own on contraband where he obviously had more freedom to do what he wanted.

 

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10 hours ago, The Matinator said:

Richard & Frank collaborated many times before GNR, they were even both in the Psychedelic Furs together for a bit. I’m pretty sure that’s how he got the gig.

I like Frank just fine, would I prefer Sorum, Adler or Brain? Of course but I kind of accepted Frank as part of the reunion deal from the get-go And moved on. Probably a controversial opinion cuz everybody seems to love him but I’d rather have Frank than Freese.

My preference would be Brain out of the three, even though I like things Adler and Sorum do, but in an encompassing all I think Brain is the man for the job if Frank ever gets the boot! great player, zero rockstar BS.

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