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  1. I saw Frank playing live in 2010 and in 2016: if he played faster was because someone told him to do it. In 2010 played slower, and I doubt that he forget to play drums after that.
    5 points
  2. Hey, if you were in his shoes, you’d want it the same!
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  3. True, but if the drummer is told "play at this speed" and he's the employee and they are the boss? I mean, Frank plays some stuff that I don't like, but I think we all know that Slash and Duff are the captains of how the band sound, and they want the songs played up a few bpm. When Stinson ran the ship, the band played slower and tighter; Frank was still playing stuff people didn't like, but the tempo was pretty rock solid for the most part.
    3 points
  4. Wouldn’t the drummer have to slow down the tempo? Yeah...
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  5. Yeah... Richard and Frank are passing the buck to Slash and Duf... Of course... Richard and Frank are now the Musical Directors of Guns N' Roses ... They are telling Slash and Duff what to do... As much as Team Brazil is doing with Axl... Gotta laugh with some theories...
    2 points
  6. It's crazy that if nobody films it, this gets swept under the rug and Chauvin walks.
    2 points
  7. I read that yesterday and said "dammit Ted" out loud lol
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  8. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ted-nugent-who-once-dismissed-covid-19-tells-fans-he-n1264648
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  9. Slash has Axl's vocals mixed way down in his IEM.
    2 points
  10. vegas 92 was damn straight
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  11. And it's right back to theaters for the 5 of you, who want to see that.
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  12. He had a point about Axl’s appearance. Would be cool to see Axl go out in top shape with a new wig.
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  13. A little acoustic Stones for you. Cheers.
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  14. He's been adding his own fills since he joined the band, but the tempos didn't change until Slash and Duff came back.
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  15. At this point I can't even tell if this is a serious post If you think Richard or Frank are deciding how the songs should be played, and are overruling Slash and Duff, you're fuckin crazy
    1 point
  16. Better for him to tell a story than to actually sing. Yeah. I know, a GNR fan shouldn't talk, but I feel he's even worse nowaday.
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  17. Well too fast really only depends on the song, some songs sound great up a few bpm. In the general I'd agree things sound ok, but there are a few examples like NV, that kinda live or die (for me) on not playing it too fast.
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  18. NYC is going to host the Frieze art fair next month and tribeca film festival. I think the odds of the GnR show at MetLife stadium in early August are pretty good Most people I know now have gotten their first vaccine shot.
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  19. Just to be clear about the tempo, I believe the drummer plays some songs way too fast, and despite what AXL, Slash, and/or Duff think about it, the issue was never addressed.. just my thoughts. 04/08/16, I seen it with my own eyes and was like....SLOW DOWN!!
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  21. Yeah. Being from Austria, same feeling here. Is that all they see in us?
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  22. but we are all gluten intolerant
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  23. If we're going there, I want Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse "the body" Ventura doing the play by play.
    1 point
  24. Perez is piece of shit, yes, but that Laporta guy - he made a deal with him during election process in Barcelona (but didn't mention it)... Liverpool, Arsenal and MUTD owners are Amercians without any knowledge of football (said by themselves), Agnelli is Perez wannabe, and Milan/Inter owners are shady corporations(US/China) also not football connected. The rest followed in fear not to miss the (money) tran. Greed and trophy hunt by all (fans included) helped them to buy all these clubs... Maybe, current ownes will sell, but similar will buy. German model ("Regel 50+1" law that ensures that minimum of 50% + 1 share is in fans posession)is the only thing that can prevent it but not likely to spread accross Europe.
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  25. I don't buy that Duff and Slash told him to play so fast because in SMKC he's never played GnR songs that fast, it was always around the recorded tempo. Even on the last tour (after NITL had been going on for 2 years) the 2 GnR songs they played were RQ and Nightrain and they were always the regular tempo. If he wanted to do it so much faster don't you think he would've done it in SMKC also?
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  26. to my ear, the 3 promo snippets sound like again a more refined and "processed" versions of the Village leaks - if we look at the timeline, it kind of makes good sense. the Chinese Democracy intro riff sounds pretty much the same as the older leaks, just more "processed". I think Madagascar and The Blues have some additional guitar layers over it, but my memory doesn't serve too well on this. I think what they did was, just kept tinkering with the tracks in the Village studios since late summer 2000 to February 2004 - sometimes they actually worked on that, sometimes they didn't do anything. I think some work was reported to be undergoing after the VMA 2002 before the US tour kicked off so these snippets might be "samples" from that time in the studio, or also these could be "samples" from slightly earlier time before the Asian tour 2002 kicked off at Hong-Kong. we will probably never know.
    1 point
  27. yesterdays is one of my favorite tunes in general not just GNR wise the studio version is stupendous along with the Live Era version i was happy when i heard it in Mexico City as it was a relative surprise considering it was the first 'new' song from the NITL first warm up shows axl struggled somewhat as i would say its one of the most challenging and raspier songs of the catalogue, up there with perfect crime/dead horse i also think its one of the coolest videos they did out of all of them
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  29. The Matt's original ending heavy break was completely remodelled by Frank, and it lost everything. Generally, this is one of the songs that should be left in the past. It didn't sound too good even in 2016. Even Slash wasn't particularly breathtaking there, and I basically never criticize this guy...
    1 point
  30. I think they work with a click track which is synced with the animation video on the screens
    1 point
  31. Win win in my book! Metallica were terrible for playing everything way too fast for years, but in the last year during the live streams they've brought back tempos and everybody including lars is sounding better (not perfect, but but better). Gnr may as well do it. It would make the band tighter overall, not saying to go on a click, just ease up a bit
    1 point
  32. If they slow some of the songs down then it'll have more groove and not just be a rushed affair (which makes Slash's playing more sloppy). I think that's one reason that a lot of his solos end up just being noodling.
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  34. Happy 5th anniversary of the best rendition of Estranged from the tour.😄
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  35. He should know better than anyone
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  36. Off the top of my head, the bands I've seen the most are something like this: Cheap Trick - 41 or 42 Velvet Revolver - 14 KISS - 12 Alice Cooper - 11 Guns N' Roses (all incarnations) - 10 Ace Frehley - 10 The Kills - 9 Stone Temple Pilots - 8 Slash solo - 8 or 9 or something Aerosmith - 7 Motley Crue - 6 Paul McCartney - 5 Jane's Addiction - 5 (twice with Duff!) The Raconteurs - 5 after that, there are tons of bands in the 2/3/4 range.
    1 point
  37. At this point, if anything, I'd imagine they are putting the finishing touches on Oh My God and Silkworms before the new album will be ready. It will also take them some time to pull Bumble's parts from some of the mixes in favor of Bucket's older takes, and include Slash on some of those as well.
    1 point
  38. I showed that Yesterdays video to my non gnr fan musician group chat and the responses were that Axl sounds awful and Slash sounds sloppy
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  39. They nailed it back in the day but fucked it up for the complete NITL tour. I'm with you, I have both, Axl and Slash, heard worse on this song but even this good performance sounds weird. Besides the amount of covers, that's a song I would drop and play Don't Cry every gig instead.
    1 point
  40. Man that Yesterdays was painful to listen to, the band and Axl especially ... WHY doesn't he sing in his middle range voice on all of these songs ???????
    1 point
  41. Worst. Idea. Ever. What's wrong with the status quo?!
    1 point
  42. FUCK THEM! I‘m going back to watching amateur football in Germany. Reasonable ticket prices, real fans, players who still give all they got for their clubs, no horrendous transfer fees and most importantly, only 2€ for a pint! I really hope that this league flops and the clubs participating will be punished by UEFA/FIFA/national FA‘s.
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  43. I struggle with anxiety/depression and I have to go with Axl's peace of mind here. Those kind of problems don't vibe well with the music industry, especially when you're someone like Axl. I understand that as fans, we want that material. To justify my answer though, I relate to the stress that comes with writing/releasing music and I'm on an underground level. That shit is terrifying at times because as a songwriter, you know all of the intricacies of your music and you can fall into the trap of being a perfectionist. I can't imagine how much worse it is on Axl's level.
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  44. Another section added: 25. AUGUST 2004-MAY 2006: FINALIZING CHINESE DEMOCRACY; LAWSUITS; RETURN TO NYC (a-4-d.com) This deals with the period from August 2004 until May 2006. People got to hear more of the elusive Chinese Democracy through various leaks, band members indicated that only some vocals and mixing remained. Axl returned to the spotlight in 2006. A replacement for Buckethead was finally found in Bumblefoot. Velvet Revolver toured and started to splinter. Slash paid a nightime visit to Axl's house. But denied it happened. Media speculated that VR was about to break up and Slash to rejoin GN'R, Axl feuded with Scott Weiland. The air was aflush with lawsuits. Slash announced a release date for Chinese Democracy. Axl scathingly attacked Duff and Slash. And a 2006 summer tour was planned with the first warm-up show played in NYC. I am currently going through articles from December 2006, so not much time between the story and where I am with the research, hence some of the chapters are a bit thin. They will be fattened up as I continue reading and adding new quotes and text - so don't you worry. I have also added lots more info to previous chapters. Index to history section: GLOBAL INDEX (a-4-d.com) Index to interview database: INTERVIEW AND ARTICLE INDEX (a-4-d.com)
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  46. Kerrang! was there when the GN’R reunion (night)train left the station five years ago. Despite a bumpy start, no-one has looked back since… Words: Sam Coare When the news broke, it did so out of the blue, and via a car window. “Axl Rose has broken his foot!” Those of us stood in the Las Vegas sunshine, tailgating outside the city’s box-fresh T‑Mobile Arena, did a double-take. The car from which this mystery newscast had been broadcast had not hung around to take follow-up questions, instead winding up its window and disappearing towards the nearby multistorey car park. In little under six hours’ time, the arena’s doors were due to open on 20,000 fans and the new era for the finally reunited Guns N’ Roses. Given we were dealing with a band who were once hours late to the stage so its frontman could watch a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, no-one had a clue what his rumoured inability to walk would mean for the night’s entertainment. Of course, this was the kind of drama everyone said would happen. It had been three months since news of Axl, Slash and Duff McKagan’s reunion plans to headline California’s Coachella Festival (details of the sprawling tour would follow later) were announced – ample time for the content machine to be positively brimming with expert opinions on why this folly was doomed for failure. It was an inevitability that the wheels would come off, they crowed, and undoubtedly in spectacular fashion. Historic quotes in which one (Axl) labelled another a “cancer”, or declared that one (Axl again) would be six feet under before they would ever again share a stage with the others, were rehashed with a smirk. The announcement that “Axl Rose has broken his foot!” was bellowed not with nervous trepidation, but an odd glee. There were plenty who seemingly wanted it to fail; plenty more who considered the whole thing a joke. The band themselves were certainly having their fun with it, too, billing their return under the words ‘Not In This Lifetime’. The history books would show that their first official reunion shows did not take place as advertised on the evenings of April 8 and 9 in Las Vegas, or at Coachella across the following two weekends, but on April Fool’s Day. Word of an intimate ‘warm-up’ at West Hollywood’s Troubadour, where the band had made their name three decades prior, sprung up on internet message boards and social media sites on the evening of March 31. By the time official confirmation arrived the next morning, a queue a few hundred deep had formed outside the former site of Sunset Blvd’s long-defunct Tower Records (a store in which Axl and Slash had both worked in their hand-to-mouth days). In exchange for a $10 bill, those lucky enough to be in the queue’s earliest number were ordained with a wristband for a show that would begin “sometime after 11pm”. (It’s unknown whether the celebrity likes of Jim Carrey, David Arquette and Bradley Cooper, later spotted on the Troubadour balcony bearing witness to the 17-song set, had also camped out.) No-one in attendance, however – not even Ace Ventura – would notice Axl snapping the fifth metatarsal in his left foot after taking a mid-show tumble that night. Shortly after news hit Las Vegas seven days later, where Kerrang! had arrived to witness history, surreptitiously taken soundcheck snaps from inside the T‑Mobile Arena spread on social media, showing the frontman hobbling around on crutches and sat in a wheelchair. So when the arena doors finally opened, 45 mins behind the advertised time of 8pm, no-one knew how the show was going to take place. When the night’s lone support act, Alice In Chains, took their final bow, no-one knew how the show was going to take place. It’d be Dave Grohl and his throne to the rescue, as everyone knows by now. But even as the house lights dropped and the Looney Tunes theme song played out to mark the band’s onstage arrival, the surreal sense of the occasion wasn’t lost on the fans around us, many of whom had travelled across state and even country lines. Between opener It’s So Easy and the curtain-closing Paradise City, that feeling never dissipated. The three hours in between saw Appetite For Destruction classics played for a renewed swagger, Use Your Illusion epics restored to their full splendour, and Chinese Democracy cuts reborn as true Guns material. They might not have been able to turn back time, but for die-hard fans, so starved of their favourite band for so many years, there were plenty of moments it almost seemed to stand still. And there, sat at the heart of it all, was the sight of a seated Axl Rose – humbled, taking the whole thing for grace and humour, rather than rage and indignation. “It is certainly his greatest performance in 25 years,” read the lengthy K! review filed five hours later, with the next day’s sunrise (and the mother of all hangovers) emerging. The reviews that greeted the band’s Coachella set the following weekend were less favourable, penned by a mainstream media more focused on pre-written cheap shots at Axl’s waistline and the band’s age than on, say, taking in Angus Young’s guest appearance for a pair of AC/DC numbers (the show had been preceded by the news earlier that day that Axl would be fronting his heroes on their own upcoming stadium run). Speaking prior to the event to the Los Angeles Times, Paul Tollett – president of Goldenvoice, who run Coachella, and a former promoter of the fledgling GN’R in their early days – revealed that conversations had been running for some two years to reunite the band at the festival, with the seeds planted with guitarist Slash as far back as 2014. “I’ve been trying for a while,” he was quoted as saying. “Those types of things, it can’t be one person. It’s got to be a lot of people and different reasons it’s happening.” The rumoured $14 million pay-day would likely have been one. To date, the reunion of The Most Dangerous Band In The World has stepped out onto some 175 stages and pocketed in excess of $600 million. A further 30-plus rearranged stadium dates await at the end of the COVID pandemic, while whispers about a new studio album not only persist, but grow louder. “The best thing about [the reunion] is that we did reconnect, in a very deep way,” Duff McKagan told us during our K! In Conversation event in 2019. “We’re now grown-ass men and can be honest with each other. We’re able to communicate and figure shit out.” The Guns N’ Roses reunion was supposed to be a car crash. And yet five years on, nothing – and certainly not a broken foot – looks capable of derailing it. https://www.kerrang.com/features/reliving-guns-n-roses-reunion-five-years-on-the-inevitable-disaster-turned-unprecedented-success/
    1 point
  47. Slash has been back in the band for 5 years now. No new music in that time. DJ Ashba was in the band for 6 years. No new music in that time either. Richard Fortus has now been in the band for 20 years and appeared on a handful of tracks on the 1 album that was released. There has been no official release celebrating the reunion. There have been very few interviews with anything other than vague hints at something happening. The main protagonist in this story is nearly 60, and nearing the end of his time as a performing artist as we know it. The performances the past few years have not been great. The future doesn't really look all the great here. Like everybody else who holds a similar opinion I imagine, I sincerely hope I am wrong. But this has been going on more or less since 1996.
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