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50 minutes ago, Chester 524 said:

I definitely agree with Brain being first choice.  but i cant help but wonder what my reaction would be if Frank got canned and London Hudson got the gig.....   cant say its impossible

Oh jesus... I just hope Slash has more sense than to ever consider that🤣 Like there are some examples of rockstar kids that can actually play Wolfgang VH and Rufus Taylor are top of the list, and Phil Collins' son seems solid. Look If it ever did happen, as long as he can play the parts then I'd be ok seeing it, but I think it's best if family is kept out of bands.

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As a Brit on the many occasions I exclaim 'Oh no darling' I dont really mean 'Fuck you', especially in my 'posh' voice;).   Seriously I do get that being thrown into the mayem, fame and ccnstant girl adoration etc must stroke the ego of the most together bloke never mind the insecure which I think Matt is.   Then to be thrown out....not ever been part of this crazy world I cannot judge him although I see his neediness in the above section of his book.  

 

He seems to talk about quite a few folk in the book which makes me think it may not be anybody from GnR that has stopped it, who knows...

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Finally figured out how to find this thing. Kind of dull mostly just skimmed it.  I can't really blame him for feeling burned by those guys though. They did kind of screw him.

 

Funniest thing to me was when he described the Scrap Bar as being in a rough neighborhood. MacDougal Street rough?  Even in the very different NYC of 1988 that hardly the case.

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On 9.06.2020 at 7:39 PM, loke212 said:

I feel sorry for him too. Having a decent family or decent friends (non-druggie and non-sycophantic friends, who have a vested interest in always staying on your good side) watching out for you is invaluable in keeping one on the straight and narrow and in preventing you from making grave mistakes. If you don't really have any or not a lot of that to fall back on... well, things can go south easily.

I've often thought the entire history of the band could have been very different if Slash and Duff had been a little older and a little more mature- and not as wasted or high all the time of course. They would have been able to handle Axl and his issues in a better way (maybe. hopefully.).

What puzzles me is where were his siblings? They've spent most of the time during the Illusion tour by his side. Maybe he was really unreachable back then.

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18 minutes ago, Axl's beard said:

Is his book available on any kind of amazon?

No, book release has been pulled altogether. People on the forum have read leaks from where Amazon mistakenly had it on sale for about a day on the original release date.

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Matt has always seemed to have a very inflated view of himself. He’s had a successful career but the only band he can really call his own is Velvet Revolver. Other than that he’s pretty much just been a hired gun. Him and Marky Ramone are a lot alike in the sense that they think they are more important than they actually are. 

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1 hour ago, LikeADog93 said:

Matt has always seemed to have a very inflated view of himself. He’s had a successful career but the only band he can really call his own is Velvet Revolver. Other than that he’s pretty much just been a hired gun. Him and Marky Ramone are a lot alike in the sense that they think they are more important than they actually are. 

“You’re not even an original Ramone” :lol:

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On 6/10/2020 at 8:53 AM, GoForJMark said:

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. 

I recently really got into Love Spit Love. Great band, Richard Fortus on guitar with the brilliant Richard Butler on vocals

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ok, so here's Matt's answer on insta according his book

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not very informative :lol:

 

 

but kudos to him to give an answer anyway

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1 hour ago, LikeADog93 said:

Matt has always seemed to have a very inflated view of himself. He’s had a successful career but the only band he can really call his own is Velvet Revolver. Other than that he’s pretty much just been a hired gun. Him and Marky Ramone are a lot alike in the sense that they think they are more important than they actually are. 

I agree, to an extent.

But no matter which way you slice and dice it - he played on 2 of the 3 most important albums the band has ever done (and ever will do). That in itself demands respect 

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2 hours ago, LA_0013 said:

I agree, to an extent.

But no matter which way you slice and dice it - he played on 2 of the 3 most important albums the band has ever done (and ever will do). That in itself demands respect 

I agree with that. He's not just any drummer.

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2 hours ago, EricA said:

ok, so here's Matt's answer on insta according his book

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not very informative :lol:

 

 

but kudos to him to give an answer anyway

I guess that means he’s shopping around for a new publisher, in the hopes of getting it out sometime next year?

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9 hours ago, Drexl said:

What puzzles me is where were his siblings? They've spent most of the time during the Illusion tour by his side. Maybe he was really unreachable back then.

Yeah, good question. Maybe they were into or believed in the same weird stuff, too (they did grow up in the same family after all). Or maybe they were just glad to have a chance to work for their big brother and travel the world and didn't want to bring in any tensions to disturb that, no idea. Axl's definitely still close with sister nowadays though (he talked about her not too long ago iirc).

 

54 minutes ago, JimiRose said:

In this book matt comes across as a simple enough guy with a very low tolerance for diva bullshit. Imagine any walk of life having to deal with people like Axl, scott weiland or even the cult. He just liked fucking as many women as he could, playing drums loud and drinking and sniffing coke. Band politics, trading on eggshells in case axl throws a strop, or letting slash get away with whatever he wanted because he's outwardly laid back doesn't sound like anything any normal person could deal with. And some of his stories are so ridiculous, they must be true You dont make up teaching sebastian bach cunnilingus in a room full of people. 

After reading the book, I think most of the stuff in there is probably true as well (to some extent at least). Some of Matt's observations and some more obscure little bits and pieces of information mentioned in the book have been described by other people as well, so it does have a ring of truth to it.

And while Matt comes across as very unlikeable himself, I can also understand his frustration with Slash and Duff if they were even half as passive and useless as described during the GNR days. And the general frustration with their behavior towards him, especially with Slash.

Earlier in the thread someone said Axl comes off in a way better light in the book than Slash does and it's true. Sorum paints Axl as difficult and troubled, but he doesn't come across as entirely unsympathetic towards him (e.g. in the story where he tries to talk Axl into going on stage or when he mentions how brutal the breakup with Steph Seymour was). And there are many instances in the book where he describes Axl as being kind and generous or mentions how great and talented Axl was.

By contrast, I don't remember him saying a single nice thing about Slash in the book. It's just dig after dig at Slash's character and a new example of Slash throwing him under the bus in every chapter. And if it's not that, then he draws unfavorable comparisons between Slash and Axl ("Axl is generous and a 'giver', unlike Slash, who is not") or describes Slash as being a wimp who is too afraid to get into even the smallest conflict or disagreement and lets others do his dirty work for him.

Even Duff gets off better than Slash. There's a lot of disappointment towards Duff at the end of the book, yes, but none of constant critisism and highlighting of his character flaws that Slash gets (apart from the stuff where he referred to both Duff and Slash as being dumb, too passive, always pretending problems didn't exist etc.).

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One of these days, when I was out shopping ahead of the party, I got a call from a girl who worked for Heidi Fleiss.
“Matt,” she said, “we’re going to break in some new girls, and, uh, Heidi wants to try them out.”
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“Could I send them over to your place so you can rate them for us?”
I didn’t know quite what to think, but the very next day, the girl I had
spoken to came over with a couple young girls. I fucked each of them— together and individually—and afterward, I had to give them a rating and feedback. The same happened the next week, with a bunch of new girls. I remember one of them in particular, because she was super hot and brought a suitcase with a gigantic dildo inside.
We all took GHB, and the girl and I went into the theater room, where she started working herself with the dildo. The thing with GHB is that if you take too much, it can make you fall asleep, and that’s exactly what happened to her—with this gigantic dildo still buzzing away inside her. I went over and yelled for her to wake up, but it was pointless. She was out of it for the rest of the evening.
   
 

:facepalm:  :facepalm:  What a knob...... 

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That's just one of those stories that you just can't make up. I wonder what made them ask Matt to do it, instead of any other guy they know.

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32 minutes ago, MaskingApathy said:

That's just one of those stories that you just can't make up. I wonder what made them ask Matt to do it, instead of any other guy they know.

I guess Ron Jeremy was busy.

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4 hours ago, MaskingApathy said:

That's just one of those stories that you just can't make up. I wonder what made them ask Matt to do it, instead of any other guy they know.

Dunno but I can guess

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4 hours ago, Lio said:

I haven't finished the book yet, but I wonder if it's shelved because of all these things. I am far more apalled/grossed out by all of that than I am shocked by his sneers towards Slash, Duff or anyone else. Seriously, I am not a loud feminist who yells ME TOO! at every corner, but all of this I find genuinely awful, and reading on here: 'He's just a guy fucking as many women as he could' as if it's some kind of feat? Ugh. He's talking about breaking in and rating exploited girls FFS. And as far as I can see, he feels quite good about it. Drawing the parallel with what's going on today, could you imagine a slave handler breaking in some n***s and a publisher publishing that book?

I have never liked Matt, but reading his book makes me find him an absolutely atrocious, despicable person. I read Duff's and Slash's books too, and I'm not saying they were/are noble men, but this is taking it a whole lot further imo.

Well, in the end he didn't rape anyone, did he? And he was in no position like let's say Weinstein the Pig. So what's the problem? Are those parts of the book disgusting sometimes? Hell yes. But no need to make any virtue signalling here because of that. At least he was more open and honest than Slash and Duff. In a good and bad way. Trust me, not all women that act like whores are necessarily victims or being exploited.

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5 hours ago, Lio said:

I haven't finished the book yet, but I wonder if it's shelved because of all these things. I am far more apalled/grossed out by all of that than I am shocked by his sneers towards Slash, Duff or anyone else. Seriously, I am not a loud feminist who yells ME TOO! at every corner, but all of this I find genuinely awful, and reading on here: 'He's just a guy fucking as many women as he could' as if it's some kind of feat? Ugh. He's talking about breaking in and rating exploited girls FFS. And as far as I can see, he feels quite good about it. Drawing the parallel with what's going on today, could you imagine a slave handler breaking in some n***s and a publisher publishing that book?

I have never liked Matt, but reading his book makes me find him an absolutely atrocious, despicable person. I read Duff's and Slash's books too, and I'm not saying they were/are noble men, but this is taking it a whole lot further imo.

Agreed, i think it is the reason that his book was cancelled. His book isn't to suitable to this moment of the society.

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11 hours ago, Powderfinger said:

One of these days, when I was out shopping ahead of the party, I got a call from a girl who worked for Heidi Fleiss.
“Matt,” she said, “we’re going to break in some new girls, and, uh, Heidi wants to try them out.”
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“Could I send them over to your place so you can rate them for us?”
I didn’t know quite what to think, but the very next day, the girl I had
spoken to came over with a couple young girls. I fucked each of them— together and individually—and afterward, I had to give them a rating and feedback. The same happened the next week, with a bunch of new girls. I remember one of them in particular, because she was super hot and brought a suitcase with a gigantic dildo inside.
We all took GHB, and the girl and I went into the theater room, where she started working herself with the dildo. The thing with GHB is that if you take too much, it can make you fall asleep, and that’s exactly what happened to her—with this gigantic dildo still buzzing away inside her. I went over and yelled for her to wake up, but it was pointless. She was out of it for the rest of the evening.
   
 

:facepalm:  :facepalm:  What a knob...... 

That seals it for me, what a douchebag!

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Ha! Maybe this kind of material is for a doc/movie.... not a book. 😂😂😂😂

 

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