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  1. - Considered for replacing Izzy in 1991, but didn't audition: Dave Navarro, Marc Ford, Mick Cocks (Rose Tattoo), Mike Staggs (Axl's friend and bandmate in Indiana who played additional guitar on Ain't It Fun) - Gilby, 1991-1994, toured and played on the Spaghetti Incident. - Paul Huge/Tobias: 1994-1997 undefined official status - played on Sympathy for the Devil. 1997-2002: member, played on CD and at four shows. - Zakk Wylde: Did tryout sessions with the whole band in January 1995. Probably stayed on hold for a few months until he got a fax (from Slash) that he wasn't needed.
    4 points
  2. I know Slash did a ton of work for other artists and some brilliant shit with Gn'R and even his own solo output. But I consider his work on Give In To Me as some of his best. It's subjective, of course, but it was of such a high quality and inspired plus I think it clicked with MJ's performance as well. both solos were incredible imho. Tone, note choices, and just how dynamic the second solo is. I watched a Slash interview that was done by Ronnie Wood and Slash said Give In To Me was the best of the bunch from his sessions with MJ. It was obvious from his tone of voice that he was proud o
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  3. I think it depends on contractual situations. I don't think they are deliberately letting people know late. There's a whole chain of contracts in place in these situations (Guns book venue, venue books contractors, contractors sub-contract... and so on) and people are just avoiding liability. If Guns preemtively cancel, before their supplier cancels, Guns could be in breach of contract and be liable, so they need to wait until the chain falls into place.
    2 points
  4. Please do me a favor and try to define what "b grade musician" means. Thank you.
    2 points
  5. Robin did some work on the Ghost Of Mars soundtrack (played on Love Siege, Fight Train, Power Station, and Ghost Poppin') he also played on Cee Lo Green's record "The Lady Killer" on "The Lady Killer Theme outro". Did some work on Gary Numan's record "Splinter" and worked on videogame soundtracks. Played on NIN'S "The Slip" as well. but you know, I don't consider him to be a great player technically speaking. He is sloppy, especially his lead playing. But where he shines is the emotion he puts in every note and his imagination imo. He said he was working on a solo album. That was alm
    2 points
  6. Well, we are just going in circles now cause once again you’re saying something and failing to provide a source for it other than unreliable people like Mike Zeroh. But whatever, I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this subject.
    2 points
  7. Well an opinion could be that you don't like them. But to call them 'b grade musicians' simply isn't true. Whether people have heard of them or not has no bearing on how well they can play. Popularity has never been a barometer of talent or ability. I'm pretty sure many people would take exception to you dismissing The Replacements career as not 'noteworthy' too! Massively influential band.
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  8. I suppose it’s more the fact none were ‘major stars’ in their own right - but that’s different to their actual abilities as musicians. Fortus is probably the best example - mainly a session player with modest songwriting credits but technically a super-proficient musician.
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  9. So no, you have no source to back up what is nothing more than your own assumption.
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  10. Goal is to interview everyone on this list! So far Gilby, Ryan Roxie, Gary Sunshine, and Richard Fortus. I did interview Bumble for my first radio job before Chinese came out, but he still doesn't want to come on a GNR-themed podcast. Either way, I have a long way to go to complete this list
    2 points
  11. @Euchre you made some solid points there. I think back in 2005 Axl sold the publishing rights, or at least tried to sell them for $19 million to Sanctuary Music Group. I don't know if the deal went thru, I believe there was a lawsuit from Slash and Duff as they were cut out of their publishing, I think in the end Axl ended up giving them their royalty checks. This article states the 1st quarter 2005 total GNR royalty check was 92k...which annualized is roughly 400k. Split that however many times and if you aren't doing anything else, that 100-200k isn't gonna give you that rockstar life.
    2 points
  12. To double down on what I wrote above. Doug Goldsteins alleged letter to Axl in 2009 outlines several money making opportunities for Axl and even mentions "setting him up for life". Now I doubt Doug has Axl's bank statements, but I would venture to guess he knew how much Axl was taking home in the 1987 - 1993 era, and he probably has a good idea of what was being spent as well. Just a guess, but maybe he knew people that knew Axl and therefore knew the situation was tight financially? All roads lead to Axl needing money in 2009, in my opinion, which is why he embarked on endless tours. Rem
    2 points
  13. People that think rockstars are automatically rich and set for life don't realize the vast majority of rockstars go broke, and when you are making money in the late 80's/early 90's expenses rise to income. After that, when you aren't touring, and spending money recording for decades, the well gets drained. Axl might mentally not want to do things for money, but at some point, bills need to be paid and banks and vendors don't give extensions on due dates to save a persons feelings on musical integrity. Axl bought his Malibu house around 1990, it is public record on mortgages taken out agains
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  14. Norberto Flesch, who usually gets big scoops in the music/festivals/gigs field in Brazil, says GNR gave up presenting at Lollapalooza Brazil this year. He claims the band has now "other plans", despite not specifying what plans would them be.
    1 point
  15. Imagine people..... this year Carnival isn't will happen also in Brazil. Is as the Apocalypse to Brazil. Think that Lollapalloza is an smaller thing compared with Carnival. This.
    1 point
  16. Marina Abramović mention in Podesta emails sparks accusations of satanism | Marina Abramović | The Guardian
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  17. wow go figure!? in a year no band will tour anywhere on this planet, what a bummer
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  18. At the rate we churn out nonsense? Could get very very high indeed! I still think it might, tragically, take the death of band members for anything to come out. Sounds awful to say that though.
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  19. This thread will get so large in size we will see a new one made. Not new music.
    1 point
  20. If Bucket is a b-grade musician can someone please recommend to me some a-grade guitarists, as they must be incredible. How many pages of nonsense do we think this thread will hit before new music is actually released?! 😂
    1 point
  21. Guns doesn't book anything. The promoter books Guns and the promoter won't cancel until the government gives a definite ban on large gatherings or it is clear that those bans and travel restrictions won't be lifted. Since now it is piecemeal from week to week, the promoter will wait until it is clear that the ban on large gatherings definitely is not lifted. Even though it is clear to pretty much everyone that nothing will change in the near future. So in effect it is the government that cancels/prohibits the event and not the promoter. If the promoter cancels on his own, it could open him up
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  22. The expense continues. Just picked up the below: - Steven Wilson - The Future Bites - got the limited edition independent record shop white vinyl version, and the shop I use chucked in some limited edition postcards and a signed 12" poster free of charge! - Steven Wilson - 12 Things I Forgot 12" single. - Flying Colors - Third Stage Live in London - 3 disc orange vinyl boxset. Was at this gig so been meaning to get this for a while. - Nick Johnston - Wide Eyes In The Dark limited red swirl vinyl.
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  23. And the last one will be Mr. Izzy Stradlin. Haha!
    1 point
  24. She says to Slash "you love that song" when TIL starts
    1 point
  25. Tracii talked about this WH1 documentary: Look, I reference mygnrforum in the excerpt above!
    1 point
  26. Robin was great and its another shame of the lost potential he had.
    1 point
  27. It was the drummers missus. He later said "being in Poison helped me forget I was a musician". 😂 It was not a good fit (although I actually don't mind the one album he did with them).
    1 point
  28. Robin made the nin shows exciting and he is a big part of the experience that Trent tries to present. You can still be an important part of the puzzle even if your contribution is only for live shows mostly. it's a shame he doesn't release his own music cause he is clearly a talented composer with a very unique style.
    1 point
  29. Bumblefoot said he recommended Marcelo Barbosa (currently on Angra) to the band, when he was leaving in 2014. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2052411081465754
    1 point
  30. Wouldn’t be surprised if the whole tour gets canned at this point.
    1 point
  31. I would say that most Guns N' Roses fans have still never heard of them.. Aside from maybe Buckethead...
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  32. Steve Riley: "Me, Mick, Kelly & Phil always wondered why the guys in GUNS N ROSES wouldn’t give Tracii the fucking time of day. They wouldn’t even say hi to him! I’d been in rooms where GNR was there with Slash and the guys - they wouldn’t even look at Tracii! I always wondered, “What the fuck? How could it be that bad?” Now I know. He’s burnt bridges so bad that people in a band that supposedly has his name in it- If you go back to this fucking behind the scenes thing or whatever they had on VH1 for GUNS N ROSES - Me & Phil were on tour, we were waiting ‘cause we had
    1 point
  33. I personally don't see what changing the park's ambiance would do. To 99% of people there they see the Millennium Falcon, X Wings, A Wings, etc with the characters roaming around. They aren't going to think, "it's a T-70 X Wing instead of a T-65, rubbish"
    1 point
  34. It's fun to watch those speculation videos, but I don't expect them to be right. I look at them like "GN'R insiders".....every so often, they guess something right and they get to milk it for a really long time. Then when they're wrong (most of the time) they just ignore it or say "plans changed". I put zero stock into the Disney park characters changing over The Mandalorian. They'd be stupid not to do that seeing as that part of the SW universe is so hot right now. Not only does that not mean Kennedy is out, she's probably the one that gave the direction lol
    1 point
  35. You stated that Kennedy was stripped of creative control as if it was a fact. But that’s not true. It’s just your opinion based on your own observations that are debatable at best and flat out wrong at worst.
    1 point
  36. Ok guys, This topic has gone way OFF the rails. This is one of the reasons why I stopped watching Star Wars to begin with, everything has gotten to divisive. I have Wandavision to watch. That franchise (while not perfect), at least has a more united fan base. So the rumors, when being discussed, doesnt cause such... Anger. Good day, and I'm happy Star Wars is at least on the upswing. I just hope they can keep it up.
    1 point
  37. JK Simmons was cast to play a new version of J Jonah Jamenson, so for all we know, Alfred Molina and Jamie Fox are just playing new versions of their characters too. That being said, I agree that there’s too much evidence out there at this point that the multiverse thing is probably happening, cause Feige himself confirmed that WandaVision, Spidey 3, and Doctor Strange 2 are all connected, and Doctor Strange 2 just so happens to be called “Multiverse of Madness.” But that’s still not the same thing as Mike Zeroh spewing his bullshit.
    1 point
  38. He is both a guitarist and a singer. He had played with Curve and some other bands. Then he formed a band/duo called Sulpher. In this interview (Metal Hammer, 2001) found in a German (official?) Sulpher website, he talked about GN'R: Before Sulpher, both Rob and his skins-pounding partner-in-crime Monti were involved with some fairly high profile acts, and between them have played with Curve (an influence you can detect in Sulpher), The Creatures, The Jesus And Mary Chain, and they produced Gary Numan's stunning comeback album. Rob was even one of the selected few dozen to have worked on
    1 point
  39. Yikes, that sounds like an impossible situation with no quick solution. He obviously has a drinking problem that’s likely not going to get any better unless he hits rock bottom. I feel for your predicament.
    1 point
  40. Yeah a lot of them just make educated guesses and then keep adjusting their stories as they go along. They just tell people what they want to hear so that people keep clicking on their stuff and giving them ad revenue. TLJ has grown to be my second-fav starwars movie of all time (behind only the original), whereas TRoS has grown to be my least-favorite of them all. They all have pros and cons tho!
    1 point
  41. B grade musicians? the 2002 lineup was comprised of some of the best musicians in the world. I have no idea what you're talking about. but sure, it's also a job and the money was good but I believe Tommy genuinely liked the idea of attempting to pull off something that was such a challenge. I think it appealed to his punk attitude.
    1 point
  42. That’s what you get from someone who, instead of building everything up from the scratch, gradually learning and going through all the essential mistakes and rough patches to eventually get to the top, is in reality a spoon-fed spoiled brat who was handed everything, probably didn’t have to toil away to get all the necessary business contacts and learn valuable lessons, and never starved or had to labour his way through, just feeding off of other people’s skills… Of course, I’m just riffin’ here, making stuff up.
    1 point
  43. Are you some sort of Kennedy defender? The woman single handedly nearly destroyed Star Wars, and you only mentioned box office numbers. Well... A LOT more goes into Star Wars than just box office numbers, how about merchandise sales? Which under Kennedy, Star Wars merch hit the clearance rack for the first time EVER!!! You say "the young kids like the sequels like kids my age liked the prequels." Than why aren't the toys selling then? The Force Awakins made tons of money at the BO, yes. But it was based around the assumption that the big 3 (hamill, fisher, ford) would be reunited in the
    1 point
  44. maybe Axl chose to surround himself with people he trusts. He tried the other way of hiring pros and that didn't go very well and like you say, what good can come out of people that can potentially give him great advice if he prefers to decide what to do himself? I think he likes to make the big decisions based on what he feels is right for Gn'R and also let people inside the Gn'R circle make the smaller decisions so he can be free from hearing about every single little detail.
    1 point
  45. great idea. bc he seems like a level headed rational guy who would love to explain why he sucks. I hope you can fight and don't bring a camera. lol
    1 point
  46. I saw them in 2002 at Leeds & London. Was a thrill to see Axl again. Bucket & band sounded amazing. Wasn’t a big fan of Robins solo spots..but I liked him on stage. 2006 was a great tour but Bumble found his place and vibe much better by 2009. I saw Brain & Frank during 2006 and for me I much preferred Frank which I know will be controversial. I must be easily pleased as I’ve enjoyed all line ups.
    1 point
  47. Of course it’s not going to go away, but we’ll have to learn to live with it the same way we learned to live with other viruses. This is for sure not the last pandemic, quite the opposite actually, there will be an increasing number of pandemics in the next decades because of globalization, overpopulation, too much too cheap meat eating and all that kind of crap But I think this the wrong thread for this stuff, sorry for derailing
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