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  1. I will eat an entire bowl of nice, healthy salad if GNR release a new album or EP this year.
    7 points
  2. at this point if there is a new album, im going to be very disappointed if they dont call it "susan" lol
    3 points
  3. Love that movie so much. Just put it on Netflix after reading your posts.
    2 points
  4. ... i.e. the chatter at MyGnr forum... Edit: I'm really looking forward to Ghost's new record though.
    2 points
  5. Only thing is tupac was a motivated worker in the studio and would do vocals for 4 songs a day at his peak. The producers couldnt catch up. Axl on the other hand has how many vocals done over the past 30 years? Those general leaks even showed he only had a handful of unreleased vocals done in 2000
    2 points
  6. The "I want to bury Appetite" statement was in 1989. The exact quote: Axl: We found ourselves trying to write the next 'Jungle', write the next 'Paradise City', you know, and it's... we didn't want to but it was happening... Lyrics were coming out with lines about our other songs. That took a few months to get past that, to where we'd put those to rest. It's like, I hope this album's more successful because I just want to bury 'Appetite.' It's like, I like the album but I'm sick of it. I don't wanna live my life through that one album. I have to bury it. So rather than just throwing a bunch of songs together, we think of far more going over it, you know, with a fine-tooth comb and just working on everything to try... That's the goal, bury 'Appetite.' https://www.a-4-d.com/t503-1989-mm-dd-mtv-interview-with-axl And in December 1992, talking about UYI: Q: As you look back on the UYI albums with a little perspective, are you still glad that you released so much material at one time? Axl: Slash and I were just discussing that this morning, and there's no way we regret it. We're very proud of what we've done. We had planned on doing that even before we had done our first album. We didn't know that it would include quite as many songs, but we knew we had to bury Appetite in some way. There was no way to out-do that album, and if we didn't out-do Appetite in one way or another it was going to take away from our success and the amount of power we had gained to do what we wanted. We got all the material we needed to out of our system, and commercially it's been a major success. https://www.a-4-d.com/t1660-1993-06-dd-hit-parader-interview-with-axl
    2 points
  7. That's exactly what he meant. He didn't hate Appetite, he just wanted to out-do it. Most artists, regardless of what type of profession they're in (writer, painter etc.), strive to make their next work better than their last. Anything less is seen (by the artist) as a regression and a signal that the well is drying up.
    2 points
  8. Another evidence to me that Matt is full of shit about his bashing stories in his book is the Snakepit part. Didn't he say he asked Slash to erase all his parts after Slash choosed Eric Dover as lead singer for "It's Five O'clock Somewhere" without asking Matt or something like that? Why is he part of the music video to Beggars and Hangers-on then? Because he's full of shit, that's why!
    2 points
  9. You forgot the weirdest thing of them all... we got Axl singing on a new song for the Looney Tunes! But not Axl singing on a new song for his own band
    2 points
  10. Or just change his delivery on some songs and use that voice.. It would be different but still sound good.. I would take that over him sounding like Mickey Mouse..
    1 point
  11. Nah I don't want to hear his voice on VR stuff. Doesn't really fit and he doesn't really fit their vibe anyway.
    1 point
  12. Spurred Brian Wilson to become a creative genius and revolutionary. Spector had his name next to some phenomenal songs too and set the standard for music recording. Unfortunately, all of that will never be the focal point when discussing his life due to him being a murderer. Fuck him. Let It Be...Naked was superior.
    1 point
  13. But that's a different kind of question since once is kind of true (Russia did help Trump win; there were elements of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian assets, just nothing that was deemed criminal by the powers at be) and the other is completely false (Democrats and Republicans did not rig various state elections). Moreover, Democrats have been largely accepting of the results of the 2016 relating to the technical vote. Where their opposition resides is how and why some voters sat at home. I've always been adamant that you can accept both thoughts in one's head: Russia did swing the election towards Trump, but Trump's presidency was still legitimate since Russia's involvement resided outside of vote counting. Nope. Not true. There was a lot of evidence of collusion, just none that reached the threshold of being a criminal conspiracy. Sorry, but this is fucking nonsense. I don't recall Democrats storming state and federal buildings to swing the outcome. I don't recall Clinton spreading lies for two months about how the election was stolen from her. Not the same "reactionary" results at all. So then why make those points? Yes, but they didn't view Trump's claim to power as illegitimate. Few were claiming that Clinton should have been given the Presidency as a result. If a criminal conspiracy could be proven in a court of law, Democrats weren't demanding that Clinton be installed as President. Pence would simply become President. Again, there's the difference between collusion as a concept and a criminal conspiracy as a legal concept. Once the Mueller Report came out and claimed that the instances of collusion did not amount to a criminal conspiracy, Democrats moved on to taking issue with the Trump administration's numerous instances of obstruction of justice, which the Mueller Report did find grounds for a crime. Sorry, but you're conflating these two responses as if they're two sides of the same coin. They are not in anyway. Democrats weren't out in the streets demanding the results be overturned. Clinton conceded the morning after the election. No call to arms was made by Clinton supporters to overturn the results. Moreover, the Russia collusion allegations didn't really get going until January 10th after the Steel dossier was reported on by Buzzfeed. There was nothing comparable to what we're seeing with Trump's supporters refusal to admit defeat.
    1 point
  14. What do you mean? Wouldn't it be fun for everybody to have a 6' circle to stand in the middle of. The energy of the crowd would be mindblowing! To your point, even if they can do shows with distanced seating like football games in some states, that would be a terrible experience for a concert. Either there are enough vaccinations to do a somewhat normal concert or they should cancel/postpone.
    1 point
  15. Amazing producer and writer. Shit human though.
    1 point
  16. given up on the band? no. given up on new music ? yes. if new music happens then great, but im not expecting it... and if it does happen im not expecting anything spectacular... at this point i see the band more or less like led zep or pink floyd, except theres a small chance i may get to see them live a few more times
    1 point
  17. Oh yeah- it was awesome. Weirdest show I’ve ever seen though. The first set, he and his band played his “old time” country stuff. There were a lot of old folks there- little old blue haired ladies- in this basically punk rock bar called the Bottleneck. When that set ended, he said “if you were just here for the country stuff, you probably want to leave now” and the old people all left. Him and the band changed clothes, then came back out and played as Hellbilly- his metal band. It was just a wild wild night. I was really stoned that night and I also remember it was during a snowstorm... good times.
    1 point
  18. Less than they would have. If he's spending the majority of his time doing the nostalgia tour, he's got way less time to do other things. Slash has definitely slowed down since rejoining the band. One album in 6 years, 7 if he doesn't release one this year. Obviously, he's welcome to do whatever. I'll go see Slash, whether its Guns or SMKC, but would rather he just move on and focus on new music full time.
    1 point
  19. So typical of Fucknando to ask Gilby on the same day and not maybe a couple weeks ahead. Lame management
    1 point
  20. Well, the chance is small, and in any case, I forgot this thread is about North America only, whereas I meant more the EU dates, which definitely are not happening. I of course wish you Yanks the gigs to happen...
    1 point
  21. Supposedly a whole album with corey taylor was recorded. I love scott but I for one would be interested in hearing what corey did.
    1 point
  22. As Good as it Gets...forgot how good this movie is. And I like Passenger 57. Just a pure fluffy entertaining movie.
    1 point
  23. I'm not sure I can give up on a band that I have invested so little in. I've been a fan since 92. I bought all 8 of their CDs, and the box set which comes to 9 cds in a out 30 years. I own 2 GNR tshirts. I dont buy any of the toy trucks or any of that crap bc I'm a middle aged dad, and that stuff is kinda silly for me at this point in my life. I learned my lesson when I waited for Axl to show up in Philly on 2002. I learned a bigger lesson when waiting on Chinese Democracy for a decade. they dont care about the fans, so I'm not putting any emotion into anything they do. if there is a new album, great. if not, I'll be just fine. based on my 30 yrs as a fan, I'm not counting on them to try to make me happy. They never gave a fuck about me anyway- except for the fact I could pay 500 dollars for 2 NITL tickets. so in all honesty, who cares. I still come on this forum bc they are my favorite band, there can be some really funny comments.....and I need something to do while I take a dump.
    1 point
  24. I have a long time ago now. I don't care what Axl does anymore. He's created one album in 27 years, but I hate the fact Duff and Slash are wasting the rest of their good years left with him. I mean, I guess it makes perfect financial sense, I would just much rather they went and started their own band together, revived VR, or just went back to their solo projects.
    1 point
  25. Agreed, but I think it’ll be bust
    1 point
  26. I think it was 25 years for the amps, 50 years in music. Double anniversary for Jim Marshall. I agree though, super confusing naming especially when you consider the original run was later rebranded the JCM 800 Custom Series but contained identical circuitry, and of course the JCM Slash 2555 for the first reissue.
    1 point
  27. If the NITL lineup collapses then that is it for GNR. Some people need to realize this.
    1 point
  28. Could they really keep touring the AFD/UYI stuff for years though? They were already reduced to nuGNR levels in the US by 2019 (playing festivals and smaller venues) and, as the Selects made perfectly clear, Axl can't sing the majority of those songs anymore. There was no interest in their 2020 US stadium run, even before covid.
    1 point
  29. For me, it's new music or bust as a band. My interest wanes by the day. I barely even listen to Guns much these days. The non Guns pages of this forum are frequently more interesting. And I honestly am not sure that they can tour AFD indefinitely. And I'm not sure there is much "excitement". There's a lot of legacy acts but I can't think of one other with such a tiny discography. I've said this before on here but for me it is about legacy - they may have billions in the bank but if they never release new music they are murdering their legacy and respect as "artists". If they'd prefer to swap unnecessary millions upon millions in return for their legacy then fair enough, but if I was in their position I would not.
    1 point
  30. I've always argued that 1997 may have been the best year for the WWF ever. It has Bret's best work as a character. Austin's best and most original work as Stone Cold. Michaels was great. It was the birth of the Attitude Era - but still relied on traditional wrestling programming and feuding. I hold it in high regard next to WWF '88-'89 years.
    1 point
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  32. Pretty Tied Up in particular sounded great. Further proof that they should stick to songs that allow him to sing in that range!
    1 point
  33. Dude! We have Shadow of your Love. Don't be so ungrateful. It's hard to release music these days in the absence of suitable platforms. (yes I'm being sarcastic) This isn't a band that needs an album to promote a tour, nor a tour to promote an album - so I completely agree - the whole 'wait until after Covid' thing is total horse shit.
    1 point
  34. Its basically either new music or bust at this point.
    1 point
  35. If they release new music, great. I'll be one of the first people on earth giving it a listen. If they don't, oh well. The days of sitting on the edge of my figurative seat, just waiting for news of a new record to drop are long... long gone.
    1 point
  36. I hate the thought of leaks forcing Axl's hand, but it was too much of a coincidence for me not to lean that way. Thank you Rick by take care of us. What a glorious period that was. I will never forget hearing Atlas for the first time and how it instantly changed my life...along with everyone else's.
    1 point
  37. Striking while the iron's hot, if I had to take a guess. The leak might have inspired the band to revisit the track. If the song wasn't soundchecked, I'd immediately say it was just the band trolling the community by adding it to the alt setlist. Regarding the name going back to Hard School Skool over Jackie Chan, you'll need to ask Axl that.
    1 point
  38. Agreed, they’re a bunch of tits but don’t care because the dollars keep on rollin in
    1 point
  39. That is the libertarian argument. But I'm not a libertarian. My belief is that when a business gets as big as some of these tech companies, they no longer get to do whatever they please and they have some accountability to the public trust. After all, they never would have gotten as big as they did if the government hadn't made certain investments and inventions along the way. They are essentially the public square, so I'm totally for them being regulated as such. Think about this, where does the libertarian argument end. If you have politics that businesses don't like, can you be banned from air bnb, how about uber, how about being banned from the banking system, hell let's go all the way to a local grocery store refusing to sell to a guy. After all, they're private businesses!
    1 point
  40. Classic lineup reunion was a pleasant surprise, and an even greater one when they sounded pretty great coming out of the gate. Then they were welcomed back with open arms in the rock community with the Dave Grohl throne thing and Axl kicking ass with AC/DC, there was reason to be excited, even feel slightly vindicated for staying invested. But then we had the steady decline in performance, the weird boxset schilling, the only "new" piece of music being a polished i.e. partially re-recorded b-side from 1986, then during a period where no touring is understandable but every other artist has found ways to give their fans content and release music, we have gotten some live videos and zero indication any new music is coming. It's hard for this not to feel bleak. I've said it before, in the coming up on 5 years since the reunion, we likely will have gotten two SMKC albums, a Duff solo album, a richard produced Psychedlic Furs album, a band formed and broken up by the sons of Slash and Scott Weiland, a leak of what functionally is the 2001 version of Chinese Democracy I/II, a boxset with a repolished b-side, before a sniff of new music.
    1 point
  41. In the case of Frank - I think most people just parrot everything back to each other. There was someone who started it, and armies of idiots followed to say exactly the same stuff about him. Cheap talk, patter and jive. How many have actually studied his playing or his contributions to CD? I don't like his style personally, but the hate is absolutely ridiculous and over the top. I really hate this mindset that there is some kind of an "objective" reality or opinion in music. It all comes down to taste. You can scream "Adler" or "Sorum" a thousand times, if someone prefers Frank or Brain, it's simply the way it is.
    1 point
  42. I gave up on a new proper album a long time ago as far as the band, I wouldn’t say I’ve given up I just don’t give a shit, now I just check the different forums randomly to see if anything has leaked.
    1 point
  43. Yeah he sucks horrifically now. Unfortunately. And maybe they let him go because they knew he was speaking the truth.
    1 point
  44. I'm sure I'll catch some heat for this but here we go: I still don't get the Frank hate. I mean for nostalgic purposes I totally get, my self included, why someone would prefer Adler or Matt but stating that Frank is a bad drummer is just ignorant and stupid in my opinion. There's no question that he plays the songs a bit different than previous drummers but so did Matt when he joined. I also get that some people may not like his style but I sometimes wonder how much of that is down to his actual drumming or the fact that he isn't named Steven Adler or Matt Sorum. Do I regard him as my favorite GN'R drummer, definitely not. I prefare most of the other GN'R drummers and even Brent Fitz to him but that does not mean that he is a bad drummer that physically can't play the songs like they were written, and it definitely does not mean that I wan't him out of the band. As far as I'm concerned, and I really wish this wasn't the case, both Axl and Slash are ruining the songs more than Frank currently does... Edit: I'd also like to add that since the current setlist consisting of songs spread over 3 other drummers, I think Frank is a great mixture of them all and thus gives every song in the setlist justice.
    1 point
  45. This is an excelent point. When you've been around gnr online fandom long enough, there's nothing more satisfying than murdering fellow fans in cold blood. On top of that it's a fun crowd! Wish I could play more often than I do.
    1 point
  46. Godammit I just can't stop......I went ahead and bought the marbled red and white edition of the AKIRA soundtrack anyway....even though I already have the regular black vinyl version....... I blame ALL of you...YOU did this! You've turned me into a monster!! BUT....if you're like me and have any love at all for the film AKIRA, buy the Milan reissue of the OST.....no matter the color of the vinyl the packaging is absolutely GORGEOUS. Amazing illustrations on front and back cover, beautiful double spread gatefold inner illustration, and both disc sleeves have lovely full color art. Wonderful package....and I haven't even listened to it yet!
    1 point
  47. Success doesn't necessarily equal quality. Since 2017, after the initial reunion buzz had worn off, it's been hard for me to enjoy this soulless version of the band. Axl sounds worse by the day, the rest of the band look bored as fuck, management (and I use that term loosely) is a complete joke, and we are seemingly no closer to a new album. There's always an excuse for how little this band can function. "It's not the right time. We're looking at different ways. Music is consumed differently these days. There's a pandemic." It's as bad as it was from 2011-2014 except now Slash and Duff are there to be dragged down as well. I'd be embarrassed to show anybody those selects (except maybe the Houston/Mexico one). Those definitely sound like a trainwreck to me - how the mighty have fallen. The singer just doesn't care and his behaviour is enabled by the overgrown toddler that's been put in charge. Slash and Duff probably feel an obligation because it's their band too. Otherwise, I doubt they'd be sticking around again. The payday is probably nice for what little effort is required. That's just my opinion, but that's certainly how I feel.
    1 point
  48. Charted higher too. But no, Brian says it's a stinker to sing! We need a change.org petition to bring Moneytalks back to its rightful place in the set! I don't care if Angus tunes down to A for it. Whew. Needed to get that out.
    1 point
  49. IT'S DIFFERENT!!! I KNEW IT! This version has a different ending: a double-voice scream , no guitar outro and a very tiny piano coda before the drums finale. There must be other differences, but the ending is undeniably another version. I think this is HUGE: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN: WE FOUND A LOST TRACK. A FOURTH STUDIO OFFICIALLY RELEASED (YET PROMOTIONAL) VERSION OF KNOCKIN ON HEAVENS DOOR FROM 1990.
    1 point
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