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  1. From Merck Mercuriadis & Irving Azoff to this: Appetite for Self-Destruction.
    14 points
  2. The Tapes Archive podcast has just uploaded an uncirculated Izzy interview from 1993 to Indiana music journalist Marc Allan from the Indianapolis Star It's the same journalist that wrote a review for the Indiana star of a show in Indiana 1992 that enraged Axl. To the point that he wrote a fax to the paper etc. Curiously the very same journalist wrote a starred review for the "Ju Ju Hounds" album. Izzy's father read it and was so impressed that he sent the review to Izzy via fax while Izzy was on tour in Japan. The first thing Izzy says to the journalist is how much he "owes" him for
    7 points
  3. I thought the album kicked ass and was way better than it ever had any right to be.
    6 points
  4. It's finally here! - Lithorati Podcast - Episode 1 - 2016 Lithograph Review (Part 1) In this video, @troccoli and I take a look back at the lithograph designs for the Guns N' Roses "Not in This Lifetime" Tour from 2016. The review ended up being a LOT longer than we anticipated so this is only part one. We introduce ourselves and talk for a little while and then after, we review the lithos from April 1, 2016 (Troubadour) until July 24, 2016 (East Rutherford Night 2). I will post the second part maybe in a few days or so. Apologies for it being so long, but even 5 minutes per lit
    4 points
  5. Unlike GNR, ACDC are professional and have a plan when it comes to releasing and promoting music.
    4 points
  6. Fernando is a sadistic troll who hates GNR fans, it's no surprise he'd make shit up to torture the diehards.
    4 points
  7. The NA shows are still 5 month away. A lot of things can happen in between now and then and I still think the venues will be mostly full by showtime. I really wouldn't be shocked at all if they drop some new music before they US run of shows starts. I do think they have a plan. No idea why, but I do.
    4 points
  8. I don't really agree. I don't care, this is all ancient history and/or unknowable and/or guesswork, but I don't agree. Azoff got Chinese Democracy released and recouped a $14m sunk cost. Band and record company friendly. Not Axl's housekeeper or the pool boy. Irving Azoff. His clout alone got that done. I do think there's a clear conflict of interest re: Azoff and LiveNation and I have many questions about Robin/Slash situation and paying or not paying band members. Axl may have issue with managers "trying to get what they wanna get" or whatever but you gotta give the devil his
    3 points
  9. We all need locking up for keeping coming back to these threads!
    3 points
  10. It was an incredible time mate, just amazing. Sadly it’s all in the past but they were great days to be a fan!
    3 points
  11. 3 points
  12. It's certainly not bulletproof, but as there was a conversation between him and the Forum mods where he was asked 3 times and avoided answering 3 times, such thing does have certain weight, doesn't it.
    3 points
  13. Man, TIL during 2010 gave me chills. Attended a show in January of that year and was skeptical to how that song would go over live, assuming most people in attendance wouldn't be as familiar with CD material. When he got that huge ovation after the first chorus I was so fucking happy for the guy. He owned it live and you could just tell he knew it.
    3 points
  14. 3 points
  15. It's finally here! - Lithorati Podcast - Episode 1 - 2016 Lithograph Review (Part 1) In this video, @troccoli and I take a look back at the lithograph designs for the Guns N' Roses "Not in This Lifetime" Tour from 2016. The review ended up being a LOT longer than we anticipated so this is only part one. We introduce ourselves and talk for a little while and then after, we review the lithos from April 1, 2016 (Troubadour) until July 24, 2016 (East Rutherford Night 2). I will post the second part maybe in a few days or so. Apologies for it being
    2 points
  16. Never heard of this before According to different sources, Guns n' Roses -- or some parts of it, or some early incarnations of it, most likely Izzy, Slash and Steven -- had a connection with Bob Welch for sometime around 1982-1985 Bob Welch was a singer, songwriter and guitarist with Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. After leaving the group he pursued a solo career. The GN'R connection apparently included drugs, rehearsal sessions at Bob Welch's house in LA, and even recording demos for the band London I copied and pasted some stuff i found online below @Blackstar did y
    2 points
  17. Indeed. Guns N' Roses have progressed remarkably well into toy cars and beach towels under their stewardship.
    2 points
  18. I always thought the "Izzy isn't active enough onstage" was weak. You don't need everyone running around like madmen, you need that anchor onstage.
    2 points
  19. Azoff wanted to replicate The Eagles situation that he conjured and implemented back in the early/mid 90’s. The obstacle to this was two fold. One was releasing Chinese Democracy. The other was for Axl to get things out of his system and open lines of communication. The album was more complicated than just putting it out there. He needed to find a way for UMG to recoup its investment. There was never any long term play with that era of GNR moving forward. They found a patsy with Best Buy to move things forward and in the meantime messed with the inner workings of the band to try and set up the
    2 points
  20. All of the "ithos" are absolutely amateur. Look at bands like The Raconteurs, Primus, Tool, etc... They get a range of good to excellent and very well known artists to make posters, and they are screen printed. They aren't even lithographs anyhow. They are just inkjet printed, prints...more of a giclee than anything. Management just has no idea what they are talking about and calls them whatever term they think fits. To be fair, I work in art and work with many incredibly talented artists, so my view is skewed and I understand that people just like having a poster fo
    2 points
  21. You sure about that?
    2 points
  22. I can't even express how excited i am to listen to this. Looking forward to this pod, and any subsequent ones. Well done @amaninjapan and @troccoli.
    2 points
  23. The answer is twofold: Yes, Fernando definitely said it. But no, it's pretty obviously not true.
    2 points
  24. Yeah, it does make you curious why he pretty much retired from touring in 1993 if he loves it. Maybe just a change of heart?
    2 points
  25. exactly izzy refuses the accusation again here i have added the quote === it's pretty obvious that izzy doesn't hate touring what he hates is touring with a crazy fuck that makes touring life a living hell
    2 points
  26. Great find! I haven't listened to it yet, but this is probably the source tape Marc Allan used to write this interview that was published in The Indianapolis Star on February 21, 1993: https://www.a-4-d.com/t3914-1993-02-21-the-indianapolis-star-no-stradlin-from-izzy This also wasn't the first time Izzy refused the accusation that he quit because he didn't like the touring. He said the following in September 1992 to MTV: Izzy: "I ain’t got a problem, really, with touring. I think I got a bad rap on all that, but... You know what I mean, it’s like... […] Well, I had a bus and the
    2 points
  27. It wouldn't exactly be the first time a GN'R manager has indicated a release date that didn't come to fruition...
    2 points
  28. The album is definitely a grower. I'm at a point where the only song I feel a bit iffy about is Holy for Tonight. And I'm starting to enjoy it too. Even the last song with Post Malone, This Is a Raid, sounds good. I like that there are melancholic songs (Ordinary Man, Under the Graveyard), some heavy songs (Goodbye, Today Is the End) and some songs that are bonkers (Scary Little Green Men, Eat Me). It's nice to have variety. Especially when it works this well together. The production could be a little different, mainly the mix could be a little less clean and more chunky/dirty maybe. But
    2 points
  29. I asked someone on the internet multiple times if he is Fernando; he didn't answer therefore it must be him. If that's what's happening here the logic is flawed. Despite this band being a pack of cunts I'm still looking forward to new material I can separate from them and enjoy - but I'm not holding my breath due to rumour.
    2 points
  30. I'm sure all of these were canceled due to "unforeseen circumstances".
    2 points
  31. One new song might help tickets sales a bit. A full album, along with proper promotion would help out a lot better though.
    2 points
  32. I only didn't like 1 song (Today Is The End), and it'll grow on me I think. His best since No More Tears imo. He really needed to do something different instead of doing the same old thing with Zakk, it yielded so much better, inspired songs. But I do hope Zakk is on the next album somehow, maybe he too is gonna learn something from his album and help write better songs than he has the before. This album sounds really "fresh"
    2 points
  33. Axl should pull a Robert Plant and work with the band to rearrange songs to fit his current voice.
    2 points
  34. The users can't help that GNR remains creatively crippled and gives their fans absolutely nothing new to talk about.
    2 points
  35. I find it a bit crazy that people have created this image of him being lazy when it comes to his voice and doing absolutely nothing. The dude had dozens of different voices throughout his career, and whenever he had vocal issues (and he had them a lot) he kept finding different ways to sing and to bring something out of his voice. We are at a point where he had to remove a song he really enjoyed singing from the setlist, after butchering it live and being unable to belt it out. Cardio and weight loss are really, really not the answer here. Losing weight would do absolutely nothing for Axl
    2 points
  36. Zoonosis. The pathogens mutate and cross species via diet, bites, ticks (or bumming haha). The horseshoe bat is the culprit here, a reservoir of SARS-like viruses.
    1 point
  37. Oh yes there are hundreds of artists worldwide queuing up to get Team Brazil to manage them.
    1 point
  38. @RussTCB, I forgot: You totally nailed it regarding Pantera. I 100% agree with everything you said.
    1 point
  39. I know but I wouldn't want my memory of the London shows being a Beefeater and a Murderer. My t shirts never fade. I highly recommend Percil Colour Gel
    1 point
  40. Just doing my monthly pop in to tell people to do something else with their life and not give a shit about the status of this "band" until something is officially announced. Cheers!
    1 point
  41. I guess downzy/Russ would've discerned it to probably be 'Captain 3hour Meeting' on other factors like tone etc. I just don't want to get my hopes up for no reason.
    1 point
  42. Been listening to Billie eilishs album, lots of cool songs on it
    1 point
  43. I think a new song before the tour kicks off would drum up a lot of interest, especially if the song is able to break through to a younger fan base.
    1 point
  44. The value what GnR's management says has once again been confirmed. It's not surprising or anything since everybody knows they're just a bunch of moneygrabbing assholes. But man, the sad state of this band. Or is it our fault again? For downloading leaks and forcing them to "change plans"? What a shitshow. Can someone just leak whatever demo material was recorded up until 2004 so I can be done with this sad excuse for a band?
    1 point
  45. I'm super late to the party on this one, but I only just heard this track and I absolutely love it. It's very CD, in all the right ways. I feel like Scraped or Rhiad definitely could have been bumped for a kickass, polished version of Hard School. It's promising that it seems to have been listed as an alt on past setlists, though so were many tracks, including Going Down, that we never heard live. CDII will go down as the album that never was, but would have been amazing.
    1 point
  46. He's like a fat neutered puppy compared to what he was from 2002-2010, 06-10 being his most recent peak vocal years.
    1 point
  47. Bach comes back to Dallas in May. His other concert was cancelled due to bad weather and the electric went out. I would love to see him too. He still sounds amazing and he's still a big kid at heart! He's going back to the Gas Monkey which is a cool place with great sound. Tickets are $25 here. I love Midnight and Qucksand Jesus, although it's not on the Skid Row album. So many great songs on the Skid Row album. Some are super angry. lol
    1 point
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