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  1. I was at the show on the 29th. His hair did have a couple of braids but it was nothing like the 02 predator look. Axl actually looked amazing. He looked almost exactly like he looked in 1991/1992. I was actually shocked when took the stage. I did not expect classic Axl Rose to walk on stage but that’s what we got. As far as his voice it was very good. It was not as good as it was in 2006 or 2010 but it was damn close. That lineup was absolutely bonkers. Brain had a fucking Mohawk at the time, Tommy looked like a Sid Vicious impersonator, Robin looked like an Alien, Paul Tobias looked like a detached alcoholic with a beard, Dizzy had dreads, Bucket looked like a Halloween character freak, and then you had vintage Axl Rose with a couple of braids. They played Oh My God, Silkworms, Madagascar, Chinese, and the Blues plus almost all of appetite and the hits from the illusions. I have to this day never been more excited at a show and I have been to a shit ton of shows.
    9 points
  2. I find it hilarious that for years everyone kept crapping on this band because Slash was not playing and now that Slash is back, people are crapping on his playing and asking for the replacement players to come back. What kind of alternate reality are we living in?
    6 points
  3. I would kill too, most probably myself.
    4 points
  4. A version of Riad on the locker room leaks elevates the song, IMO. The laser-sounding noises are turned up in the mix. That and added bass makes the song slap so fuckin’ hard. I like Riad. Lyrically weak, but good tune.
    3 points
  5. Guns without Slash is just wrong. But who would have guessed that him coming back would be such a letdown. Not gonna lie, the way things are these days, having Finck on lead guitar would be a lot more interesting than what we have now. I really don't wanna hear another 10 minute "blues jam" with Slash playing as many random notes as he can.
    2 points
  6. True story! At least you’ve been consistent!!!!
    2 points
  7. I took years and years and YEARS of shit for being happy as hell with Robin in the band and not wanting Slash back. I got my head caved in on every forum from 2002 through 2007 for regularly saying that I preferred Robin to Slash.
    2 points
  8. I *hated* Riad the first time I heard it, which happened to be in concert. They did it in Detroit in 2002 and I'd never heard the song before. I kept saying "What the fuck is this?" to my friend during the song, then at the end I said "SWING AND A MISS, AXL". I'm pretty sure everyone in the venue heard me seeing as there was dead silience/indifference to the song when they finished. It did grow on me in it's studio form though. I dug the studio leak a lot more and then I ended up liking the album version a great deal. It's in the middle for me, I don't love it and I don't hate it.
    2 points
  9. I enjoy it quite a bit. After 10+ years of the album being out, I think it’s one of the more interesting songs on the album. I always feel like Shackler’s doesn't get the love it deserves, either. Killer choruses.
    2 points
  10. 2 points
  11. As a generic CD-fanboy, I of course think the song is fucking brilliant from start to finish. Stellar guitar and drum-work throughout the whole thing. Love how Axl sang the verses. To my ears, the guitar solos/fills are otherworldly and have a dytopian/cyberpunk-type of vibe to them. A masterpiece! ...
    2 points
  12. Music producer BigChris Flores worked with Slash on collaborations with Fergie, Rihanna, and Chester Bennington. BigChris discusses these pairings, including why the Chester/Slash song "Crazy" hadn't been heard, until now. 1 minute clip of "Crazy" shared with BigChris's permission at the end of the broadcast. BigChris Flores unearths lost Slash/Chester Bennington track | Ep. 267 - YouTube BigChris Flores unearths lost Slash/Chester Bennington track | Ep. 267 by Appetite for Distortion | Free Listening on SoundCloud
    1 point
  13. This is cool, especially 'cause it's totally different lyrically. But I still like the studio version with my guy Lemmy.
    1 point
  14. Yeah, but my point is, there would be no NR or Patience solo from Finck without Slash setting the basic structure first in his original solos, no?!
    1 point
  15. Wasn't that the show where Tommy sang most of Oh My God, because they were having lots of technical/sound issues? Those 2001 shows at the Joint are definitely some of the most intriguing in the bands history... I'd take bootlegs of those shows over anything from any other era tbh.
    1 point
  16. I can't do anything hot, so no Wasabi for me.
    1 point
  17. Off the top of my head, I favor Robin's takes on the ISE, NR and Patience solos over Slashs.
    1 point
  18. I'd say I loved them both, as I've loved all incarnations of the band. Having said that- Slash looks incredibly bored now. It's really noticeable when you see SMKC- he just seems so much more into it and dynamic. Calling Slash's playing bad though is madness. He's probably just thoroughly bored of playing the same things night after night, and it shows!
    1 point
  19. There were a lot of cool live intros back then too. The live intro to Scraped (in 2009?) was 100 times better than the intro on the album.
    1 point
  20. Ah Richard's going nowhere and Myles wouldn't want the gig, so it's safe😄
    1 point
  21. They played Shackler at the Arnhem show in 2010 too. Kinda changed my mind about the song, because the album version never did anything for me. But that was the thing about most CD songs on the 2010 tour, songs like IRS and Madagascar were damn powerfull compared to their flat studioversions.
    1 point
  22. Haha no I like 4tus! GN'R needs him to play the Bucket stuff.
    1 point
  23. The chorus is a top tier melody. Very catchy IMO. The rest of the song is not. 1st is cool i guess, but way to short, good vocal delivery though. 2nd verse is ass-juice: Dumbed down variation of the riff and weak Axl vocals. The ahhs are a little annoying. I can see how they can be accused of ripping of the equally annoying (to me) Immigrant song screech, but the only similarity I see is that it starts on the same note, the vocal runs are different though
    1 point
  24. Honestly I like the version of Riad that ended up on the album, even more than the leaked versions tho I definitely prefer the short intro. The song itself is far from my favorite on CD, but I enjoy it enough that I won’t skip when it comes on. The verses are ok and I really dislike the immigrant song screams but the chorus is great and that’s what saves the song imo
    1 point
  25. Love the locker version. I love the lasers, loud drums, vocal melody and bass. One of my go-to songs from the locker leaks, especially Josh drumming. IMHO, the locker version is my no. 1 song to open my fantasy chinese democracy album lol
    1 point
  26. I liked it when I first heard the bootleg from the HOB show back in 01. It was weird which is what I was expecting from the CD songs based on the descriptions I read in 1999-2000. I thought Madagascar was super weird the first time I heard that song as well but it grew on me immediately. I’ve never liked any of the studio versions of Riad. Mainly because the lyrics are bad. I was super disappointed it actually made the cut for CD because I thought it was by far the worst of all the leaks. But at least it wasn’t the worst song on CD that title belongs to Scraped which has the worst lyrics of any GNR song.
    1 point
  27. I've read accounts of people who were there that said he sounded good. Those 2 shows in some form are holy grails at this point. Do bootlegs even exist? It would be interesting to hear since according to Axl those shows were ones he truly wanted to do. That's in comparison to the 2 shows at the beginning of 01.
    1 point
  28. Some of Axls vocals sound awesome but the song itself is trash IMO. I used to like it but as the years have passed I dislike most of CD and realised what a cut and paste mess that album truly is.
    1 point
  29. Jan '09 is when I think he ditched the braids for good. Do keep up ;) Ax does not respond well to people criticizing his looks. I remember a forum post about him sweating a lot on stage, judging by pics. Ax read it too, and actually responded, saying how he works hard, etc. It was one thing among many that he felt needed rectifying, his perspiration. Same as the more recent Streisand moment, when he wanted those FatAxl pics to be taken down by Google image search, I believe. When was the last time he performed without a shirt? RIR3. People called him fat even then, so he started burying himself in those stupid jerseys on stage.
    1 point
  30. Lies basically got recorded twice, although originally it was intended for b-sides. I’m pretty sure that session he is referring to is the first one with Patience, the You’re Crazy version that ended up on the Jungle single, Cornchucker and the different versions of Used To Love Her and One In a Million that are floating around. All of which got out there when Alan Niven sold off some stuff. From this first session only the version of Patience ended up on Lies. This topic came up once before and subsequent to that from what I understand the Locked & Loaded had the dates where some of the Lies sessions were held, showing Patience being recorded before the others.
    1 point
  31. Just a reminder: Trump pardoned this asshole... Someone should really tell the family of the more than a half a million Americans who died and the likely millions dying in India right now that it’s all just a hoax. What an absolutely terrible human being.
    1 point
  32. Yeah the village demo with the bass intro and the louder backing vocals in the chorus sounded more like an actual song, at the very least.
    1 point
  33. Sounds like Nicholas Cage in The Lord of War.
    1 point
  34. Me encanta ese tema, me gustaria ver a slash tocando el tema
    1 point
  35. Not particularly. Lyrics sound like axl watched a cheesy made for TV movie on Middle East politics and wrote the first thing of his head no edits
    1 point
  36. The lyrics are utterly dreadful, in my opinion. Appear to have been written by an angry teenager who has been pushy jilted!
    1 point
  37. Me, though I think the cut n paste job of the chorus with the “no one had wove as well” line, sounding shitty protooled together, really brings the song down, from being great. But I think it’s definitely one of the better songs on CD.
    1 point
  38. Uhm, they have cameras installed on all the equipment that is sent into space.
    1 point
  39. That's an awesome interview, hadn't heard that one before. Thanks for the heads up.
    1 point
  40. Very Velvet Revolver sounding. Chester would have been a good replacement for Scott.
    1 point
  41. Sorry but I dont agree. Lemmy suited the track better in my opinion. I am happy we got Lemmys version on the official release.
    1 point
  42. That is 100% true, no vaccines are 100% effective in real life, and I am truly sorry to hear about your family. But the point is the same. How many deaths are acceptable in a society? Is it reasonable to expect nobody to die of covid? Should the US and the UK stop opening up because there are still people dying of covid, even with high levels of vaccination? When do we resume our lives? At zero covid? Even in Israel there are still covid patients in the hospitals and deaths everyday. It is a sad truth of life that people die. Not only of covid, but in car accidents, the flu season, cancer. Hospitals operating at 400% capacity and 4,000 people dying everyday is unacceptable, definitely. But after vaccines, COVID should not be any more of a concern in our daily lives than the flu, cancer, alcoholism, smoking or driving fast. Just my 0.2c and I know most people here think differently.
    1 point
  43. Excerpts from UG: -------------------------- Asked if he has any wild stories from those days, Micajah replied (transcribed by UG): "Oh yeah, I'll tell you one. It was a Thursday morning, [producer Mike Clink] came in, he had a call - we were waiting for the band to show up, and he got a call. "The call was from the manager of the apartment that the band lived in. So he looked at me, he kind of chuckled, and he goes, 'Wanna go for a ride?'... "So we hopped in his car, we drove up to the apartment, and we got there, the manager was there, and she was just flustered. "She opened up the door to the apartment and let us proceed, go ahead of her into the apartment, and we walked in there... "Every single thing made of glass in the apartment was broken. Windows, mirrors, cups, saucers, everything made of glass was broken - the mirror in the bathroom was broken. "And she was absolutely flipped out, she just didn't know how to handle it all. "Mike just handled it with great grace, he said, 'Don't worry, the record company will pay for all this stuff to be fixed, we'll take care of all of it. You don't need to worry about it, I'll talk to the guys, find out what's going on.' "So we drove back to the studio, he just chuckled all the way. He was shaking his head, 'I can't believe that... That's unbelievable.'" Was anyone of the band in the apartment? "Well, Slash, Duff [McKagan, bass], Steven [Adler, drums], Axl didn't... They all crashed at that apartment, so I'm not sure who was breaking the stuff. "It was deserted when we got there. They only used it I think as a kind of a place where they could crash when they were going between the Hollywood and the studio." It was a long kind of development period with Guns N' Roses, I know they went through a few producers for a year or so. By the time they're working with you, is Axl cutting vocals, or is it just straight-up guitar solos and things like that? "Well, we started out with rhythm guitars, we did rhythm, then Slash started doing some solos. But the reason why we were doing rhythm is to cut the vocals. "So we would work during the day cutting the rhythm tracks, and then we would start on solos, and then in the evening Axl would come." Did they come in separately, like Slash by himself or would he and Izzy [Stradlin, guitar] come in at the same time? "That was one at a time. I hung out with Slash, it took us at least two and a half, maybe three months for all those guitar parts. "And then Izzy came in, we did all his parts in probably about three weeks. He seemed to have more focus, and Slash seemed to be experimenting a little bit. And then Axl would just go in and sing." What kind of mics, were they 57s? And the amp - there was some crazy story of going through a gazillion amps, right? "Well, I wasn't part of that. They did all that before they came to the studio. When they came to the studio, they showed up with the amp." It wasn't a JCM 800? "I think it was the JCM 800 on the outside, but I think it had been modded, so nobody was sure. What the big source of controversy is, nobody is sure what that mod was, nobody can find that amp anymore. "It was a great-sounding amp, no question about it, just blistering loud and really warm, so it was just a great amp, but it was definitely was something that nobody was sure where that went or what happened to that." https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/appetite_engineer_recalls_gnr_destroying_apartment_they_lived_in__how_producer_reacted_touches_on_big_controversy_regarding_recording_process.html -------------- There are also some interesting bits about Axl recording vocals, how many takes he did on each song etc.
    1 point
  44. Lost another year And we're to blame We give Guns a bad name (bad name)
    1 point
  45. My son got his first Moderna shot today. I'm glad he's on his way to being vaccinated now!
    1 point
  46. It's a thing, really. Axl sounds like shit and Slash completly lost his taste, which used to be the strongest aspect of his playing. Note choice, feeling, that what Slash was all about. 10 minute solos with just senseless noodling, who wants to hear that? It's Spinal Tap without being funny.
    1 point
  47. ^^ Myles always thanks to the guys in Slash and the Conspirators and the guys in Alter Bridge in the solo albums. This is a full on Myles solo album, meaning all the guitars on it is played by him.
    1 point
  48. Would that be the street of dreams? ....I'll get my coat.
    1 point
  49. got this response in February "Thanks for your request for an interview with Merck Mercuriadis. Unfortunately Merck is not available for this request, but we appreciate you reaching out!"
    0 points
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