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  1. Let us stop being fanboys and think about a few facts on the NITL tour. Steven made a few appearances but these were not promoted or advertised beforehand. It sounds like he could have had more involvement but “hurt his back” and never properly rehearsed. Matt and Izzy were offered to appear but turned it down over money. The Coachella shows nor the rest of the tour were contingent on their involvement. The tour started out playing stadiums in the US in summer 2016, Axl’s lineup prior to this was having trouble filling arenas in the US. The band has been playing 3 hour shows without
    16 points
  2. OK, my 2 cents on everything, I will repeat mine beacuse people tend to always take sides of some member last 20 years as if it were their family member. Izzy and Axl grew up in Indiana. The way Iz left and the way everyone always left and spoke of Axl (once they were financialy independant of him), was always pretty much same - complicated motherfucker who obviously has issues. Once Iz was out, Ax really spared no time talking shit about him and dedicating DTJ to him. (speaking of Matt, Axl spoke very fondly of Matt in the interviews while Sorum was in the band). Gilby can't p
    11 points
  3. The major label hair band that was living in a fucking storage unit when they formed? I can’t wait until you guys read this book. I really don’t understand the Duff hate here. He was supposed to sacrifice a reunion with Axl and Slash to fall on the sword for Matt Sorum?
    8 points
  4. I would think after bringing 50,000 people together for a concert during the pandemic Axl would be ok with people showing up to church on Easter Sunday.
    7 points
  5. This book was written after NITL. You can be certain had he been involved this would have been an extremely different book, and maybe there wouldn’t have even been a book at all. Matt is just pissed he wasn’t a part of this. His way of capitalizing off the Guns name while it’s still relevant. Good drummer but his ego is bigger than Axl’s ever was or will ever be. He’s still bitter about how he was described in the Live Era liner notes.
    5 points
  6. I dunno what y'alls talking about I thought Axl sounded fucking phenomenal on happy birthday
    5 points
  7. Ticketmaster are pure evil. Perhaps the worst thing to ever happen to the music industry.
    4 points
  8. As always, I'm sure the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Are the current lineup of GNR a close knit group of buddies? No, of course not. Anyone who's seen any footage of the band can see that clearly. Are Slash & Duff sitting around wishing they had enough power to bring the almighty Matt Sorum back? Nah, probably not. Have the two of them said things to make Matt feel better while they cash their checks from the reunion? Probably.
    4 points
  9. How he was demanding to be the GNR drummer if they didn't like how the things were running by Axl?
    4 points
  10. Ok, I never figured out the spoiler thing (typing this on a phone) so proceed with caution. Here goes on NITL: - Matt and Duff are playing in South America sometime in 2015 with Hollywood Vampires. The crowd is chanting “GNR” at Matt and Duff. Matt overhears someone (doesn’t say who, not Duff) mention that GNR is reforming and coming back to play SA the next year. Matt, knowing nothing about this, gets a sick feeling that this means he won’t be involved. - Sometime later, Matt confronts Duff about the rumor. Duff says “there have been talks” but nothing is set. Matt asks Duff to keep
    4 points
  11. do not hate the playa. aren't super successful people usually manipulative/ruthless on that level? most bosses are douches when you get to know them? famous people in show business especially with so much money on the line and everyone must have smelled money with this reunion tour. Besides, they were always kinda shady, all of them in Gn'R. It's nothing new. and the demand is not always going to be there. it's a rock n' roll band, but where's the decency? it's kinda like anything goes sometimes. like Jagger or Richards are better or Jimmy Page or The Who. Not everyone can be like Bu
    3 points
  12. Not just a tad, his background vocals on Dust N Bones kinda ruin the song for me, especially in the second chorus. His improvised ''witty'' lines (''smoke 'em if you got 'em'', etc.) at the end of some songs don't contribute much either. And not to forget his climax sighs during So Fine.
    3 points
  13. Duff is probably the coolest and most real motherfucker you’d ever meet in your life next to Joe Perry.
    3 points
  14. the happy birthdays are the key to all of this
    3 points
  15. Sounds like Slash and Duff don’t want a clique of Slash, Duff and Matt either.
    3 points
  16. So they should probably promote it using Axl's blueprint from Chinese Democracy; Random appearance at major festival (Rio etc). Erratic tour in North America and woeful suprise slot at VMAs. Tour bookended by riots and band looks like extras from the Walking Dead. Silence for 4 years and occasional song leaks through baseball players. Random 15 month tour punctated by botched leaks of singles in TV ads and culminating in the leak of entire album. Final release of album through exclusive deal to spite a major drinks brand via financially distressed retailer during a major
    2 points
  17. My fave part is when Axl is out of breath after just 1 minute 40 on stage.
    2 points
  18. Duff is a bussines man. Nothing wrong with that. He studied the shit. Bc they were fucked in the past.... i believe they make more money now that in the end of the UYI Tour. In my pov i believe they know what is the best to GnR (in make the shit profitable). And that is makin a tour with with new stuff (new show, songs, musicians...etc) And Matt "Tank SS Destroyer" Sorum is a big one to make some sparkling vibe back. On stage amd musically.
    2 points
  19. Yup...here it is. I also posted this pic in another thread.
    2 points
  20. This: 100%. Take it for what you will, but MSL said that when Slash and Duff first came to the bargaining table, they brought up the possibility of Matt being the full time drummer for the NITL tour, and Axl laughed it off. I'm sure to them, that was the most they could do in terms of getting Matt back "in the band" instead of just guest spots. He also said Axl brought up the possibility of continuing with three guitarists, but Slash refused. Point being, there was give and take all around, and not a specific attempt to keep Matt out of the band. For what it's worth, I completely u
    2 points
  21. A very tiny part of the last song on the record
    2 points
  22. Does anyone think Axl over does it a tad bit on vocal overdubs at time? Like Dust N' Bones, Locomotive?
    2 points
  23. So what. good on him , he got the ball rolling for the reunion all fans wanted to see. Give him a break. Besides do you know any of them Personally? If not then your comment is pure speculation.
    2 points
  24. Oh, the drama! It truely is like an episode of Gossip Girl!
    2 points
  25. I just got round to listening to this song. It's really good. I'm looking forward to the EPs
    2 points
  26. They didn’t owe him anything, I mean they didn’t even have to use it for VR. I’m sorry, but Matt has always sounded very unlike able to me, big ego for little reason.
    2 points
  27. Mine favorite too i wish someone would re-release it on vinyl, it would be like b-day present I really loved Eric's voice from the first time I heard the album
    2 points
  28. Lets be honest though, Slash and Duff barely register on the cunt-o-meter next to Axl Rose.
    2 points
  29. I think there's lots of assumptions here. Suddenly Duff somehow is somehow orchestrating everything while manipulating everyone else including someone as volatile as Axl? Really?
    2 points
  30. Vocals do sound rough You are a fun person all you do is bitch about Axl dammed if he does dammed if he doesn't. He can release a surprise album tomorrow and you would find something to bitch Also, Chinese Democracy was certified platinum in multiple countries including the USA it was also a very successful album internationally . If you want to say outlandish statements back it up with evidence
    2 points
  31. Perhaps Duff is the secret mastermind behind everything going on with this reunion and the band in general to some extent. Starting with the "coincidental" meeting with Axl at that hotel. I wouldn't be surprised if he set the whole thing up and even back then was angling for reconciliation that would eventually lead down the road of reunion (and $$$). Duff used to have this reputation of being a good guy and a generally harmless fella, at worst people thought him kinda dumb (stemming from his drunken pre-pancreas explosion days). But as time passes and the more bits of information co
    2 points
  32. Isn't it amazing how so many of us are clamoring for new music from a guy who hasn't been able to sing his own songs without sounding like Herbert the Pervert for over a decade? Factor in that he hasn't made a successful album since 1991, and hasn't released any music at all for 12 years and it really reflects badly on us, more than him at this stage. Why the fuck do we still care?
    2 points
  33. "Yeah but he sounds so much better in person. It's just phone footage that makes him sound bad."
    2 points
  34. Exclusive photo of Axl working on Soul Monster, April 2020:
    2 points
  35. Yep, release it on every streaming service, put out cd's and press a limited number of vinyl like everyone else does and it'll do just fine. The platinum albums for rock bands are gone. Pearl Jam's first album in almost 7 years sold 63k equivalent units its first week. Guns would easily match or top that, especially with a strong single. That's the world we living these days. Stop the silly excuses and put something out or just come out and say that there's nothing coming out.
    1 point
  36. I'm just messing, but still cool to have contributed even in a small way. Just for everyone elses benefit, I wanna clarify Russ told me this in confidence and I just blabbed about it on here lol, sorry Russ! Now when are you guys back on the road? 😛
    1 point
  37. So you're practically the sixth member of SOA?
    1 point
  38. Seems a tad premature to my eyes considering their daily death ratio is hovering around 500-600!
    1 point
  39. The last gig in Mexico Axl showed a very nice improvement. Maybe hes got one.
    1 point
  40. Slash did...didnt see a birthday wish from Duff on IG but maybe he did on Twitter?
    1 point
  41. I think that trend seems to be consistent across the rest of the UK for infections at least. Deaths seem to be cycling up and down over the past couple of weeks likely due to reduced rates of reporting over weekends. Seems to peak midweek and drop off to a low point on a Monday. If this holds out we might see numbers drop further tomorrow before surging above 1000 a day on Tuesday. Hope I'm wrong but I doubt it. If you assume the time from hospitalisation (and hence testing) to death is a couple of weeks then we're currently seeing a death rate commensurate with about 2,500 confirmed
    1 point
  42. Simon & Garfunkel - For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
    1 point
  43. A lot of people's opinion of Duff changed through Duffs own actions and words, not from something someone else said.
    1 point
  44. This is more in line with the contemporary reports in the press than the description in Slash's book. Slash wrote that GnR were late that night even "for them", that they took the stage four hours after Metallica had left so even later than they were originally supposed to. According to the local press of the time, though, GnR took the stage two hours after Metallica left, so earlier than they were originally scheduled. The riot was caused mainly because Axl ended the show early and of the way he did so, without communicating the problem to the audience. Btw, Duff had called Metallica liars at
    1 point
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