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  1. I always thought that despite the dysfunction, they still respected each other on a creative basis and it wasn't the ''Axl show'' that a lot of people like to think it was. Even on a personal level I think there was still a connection. Duff talks in his book about Axl calling him on the phone and telling him not to go on tour to promote his solo record because it wasn't healthy (especially not in his state) to immediately go back on the road after the UYI tour. He wouldn't do that if he didn't care. And Axl was also one of the few people from GnR world who reached out after his pancreas e
    4 points
  2. But I do. And I have explained to them what swearing is and what the different swear words mean when they have asked. I would never shy away from helping my kids understand the world. And despite this, they don't swear themselves. I mean, kids aren't damaged from hearing or learning about swearing. There is no more power in swear words than what we attribute to them.
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  3. Please do not post unsubstantiated information from sources that have no credibility. There is a lot of bullshit out there that we really don’t want polluting this forum. Thanks for your cooperation.
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  4. That's an interesting thought. With the village, and other leaks, we have heard a third or more of CD2, and others whom are more privileged than most who have or had access to all/most material of that era say if they think of CD era material as being a double album, the 2008 CD was a sampler between the two, in other words, CD2 is of the similar level of quality and type of material that CD had. Thinking positive here, if the next album is mostly or all CD2 with Slash and Duff (most likely case IMO) maybe their involvement will help dial them back a bit, to a level similar to the village
    2 points
  5. Are you guys getting excited? We need a better Duff emoji
    2 points
  6. There were some important differences between making UYI and CD. It is true that in the UYI era they were not a "collective" anymore (like they were in the AFD days). There was a hierarchy between partners and contracted members (Matt and later Gilby - edit: and Dizzy). Axl had control in the sense that nothing (like completing the albums) could be done if he didn't want to do it, but the band and the band business were still not run solely by him - they were run at least by both Axl and Slash - and there had to be agreements and compromises on things like the track listing or the mixes,
    2 points
  7. In a lot of countries Metallica scored top ten hits with Nothing Else Matters and Enter Sandman and the Black album sold millions of copies. If that's not mainstream, I don't know what is. And both of those songs are still being played on commercial radio, at least where I live. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica_discography#Singles They're a rock-pop band. They use distorted guitars with often catchy melodies. How is this not a rock song?
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  8. I thought the sign looks just like a little kid thought it up. Obviously Fernando’s work
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  9. Starting with the Black album, Metallica has had 6 straight number 1 albums of original studio material in the US. All those albums were Number 1 in the majority of countries wikipedia shows. If you take the comparable releases in that time frame : 1991 - Black album outsells UYI more than 2:1 ; 2008 - Death Magnetic outsells ChiDem 2:1. I think it is hard to mount the argument that GNR achieved more cross over than Metallica - I can't see how you can sell that many albums and achieve so much ongoing success without that cross over - the only thing that puts GNR close to Metallica is
    2 points
  10. Why not just tell the kids it means "fucking" and that it is a swear word? It won't damage the kids.
    2 points
  11. Well, we’ll have to disagree. My standard by which a music act is a cross-over mainstream sensation is solely based on how well they chart and the notoriety of those involved outside of their target audience. A mainstream rock act doesn’t guarantee you widespread radio play on top 40 formatted stations. There are far more top 40 stations in the country than rock stations (at the time and I believe still today). A rock artist’s ability to break into the top 10 of the Billboard 100 required airplay outside of traditional rock formatted stations. Outside of Enter Sandman, Metallica didn’t ha
    2 points
  12. But those stations were playing Guns. Based on the chart positions of Don’t Cry and November Rain, Guns were a far bigger cross over act than Metallica. It’s incredibly difficult for rock bands to break into and hold a top ten radio hit on the Hot 100. Very few do it. But when it happens, it signifies how some acts can reach an audience larger than the rock crowd. Everyone and their Moms had heard of Axl and Slash’s name in the early 90s. Terminator II had selected the band to be on their soundtrack and have its marquee star included in the video. Metallica were big and the Black album
    2 points
  13. I've always viewed Metallica as VERY mainstream from the Black Album on. I don't watch them super close, but I've just always thought of them as mainstream from that point on.
    2 points
  14. They are announcing new dates this week lol if the promotors wanted the tour cancelled it would be cancelled. They wouldn't be adding dates lol
    2 points
  15. New pickups, well online orders. Violent Femmes - Add it Up Rag n Bone Man - Bluestown EP Little Simz - Grey Area Black Keys - Delta Kreme Robert Pete Williams - S/T 1971 Should all be arriving soon
    2 points
  16. The only guarantees in life are death and GNR not releasing any more new music.
    2 points
  17. It is not comparable at all. Back then, we had to rely on magazines; there was no internet, no Twitter, social media. There wasn’t much music on TV (of this sort), people’s imagination ran at full speed. We only had a few videos, if any. The musicians were… more rare to us. Imagine if The Beatles formed today – there’s no way they’d be surrounded by such hysteria like back then. If you wanted to see the show in the 90s, you had to physically go. No YouTube, no Periscopes, or Facebook. When a musician made an interview to address some media bullshit, it was a big deal. There weren’t shitloads o
    2 points
  18. GNR are really, really dead. If they seriously do a residency of the same shit and seriously don't do new material...wow...it will truly kill my feelings and I'll just be a casual 'fan'.
    1 point
  19. I loved Hardwired. But, I would love to see Metallica write music like the 90’s too. It’s my favorite music by Metallica.
    1 point
  20. Agree with you there. Already a very sad moment when he had to kill his brother and then to end up burning all the money in the very end.
    1 point
  21. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica_discography#Singles No, not all in the top 40, but 18 out of the 24 reached the top 40, and 4 top ten hits, which is not too shabby for a metal band.
    1 point
  22. According to that link I posted earlier, they have 24 songs that charted in the UK from 1988 till 2016.
    1 point
  23. I made that joke on another page and now I’m worried people don’t know about that movie.
    1 point
  24. I was sent that link this morning and the summary I got about the movie was "Based on fact when 16 year old Cameron Crowe blagged a job on Rolling Stone in the 70's and ended up on the road with bands." It actually sounds alright, I'll see if I can find the motivation to watch it tonight, but still incredibly hungover so I don't think I'll be doing much of anything today
    1 point
  25. Myles has the charisma of a paperclip and the talent of a run of the mill by the numbers session musician. Seems like a nice guy but personally I can't stand him. My heart will sink if they do a residency. What the fuck is wrong with them? Yeah, they love violence but they're weird about sex. I dunno if this was an American's doing but I was listening to Common People by Pulp and realised 'screw' meaning to fuck - is censored. Unbelievable.
    1 point
  26. Friggin / effin Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. Wait, did it ever mean anything else?
    1 point
  27. Not being 'as mainstream' as GNR in 1991-92 doesn't mean they weren't mainstream, though. We agree that they weren't as big as GNR, but their album sales, along with playing award shows and big venues, proves they were a popular, relatively mainstream band.
    1 point
  28. He should do Kimmel again. That would be a softball interview. Stern would ask him about Stephanie, "One In A Million," the riots, all that stuff Axl wouldn't want to talk about, and he wouldn't accept preconditions.
    1 point
  29. They were a mainstream rock band, but based on chart performances not a mainstream music act. They weren’t being played on top 40 to the same level as Guns. When I say mainstream I’m talking about someone who can cross over to top 40 radio. I think there was some success there with the Black album (Enter Sandman reached 16 on the hot 100), but it was limited. I’m not arguing that Metallica wasn’t huge. But as a cross over to mainstream top 40, Metallica’s success was far more limited than what GNR or U2 achieved.
    1 point
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  31. They've played the AMA's and Grammy's a couple times (once with Lady Gaga) they still sell out stadiums, their new and old stuff still gets radio play - I've heard a few stations that will play something like Unforgiven or Nothing Else Matters and then play Coldplay or Imagine Dragons... they're a mainstream band that makes metal/hard rock music.
    1 point
  32. If there is no single release/album announcement in June this band is fucking worthless.
    1 point
  33. Nothing else matters, Wherever I may Roam, maybe throw in the Unforgiven in there too.
    1 point
  34. I think it's a weird thing when you're talking about older artists. It's impossible even for all time popular acts to keep on scoring number 1s. I'd consider Metallica, GnR, Billy Joel etc. legacy bands. They'll always have a solid fanbase and do well with album sales but they're not at the forefront of pop culture like they were in their heyday. I think it's inevitable when you're around long enough. And I'd certainly consider Metallica mainstream. Next to a band like AC/DC they're the band when people think of heavier music. The Black Album is one of the best selling albums all time in
    1 point
  35. I think one possibility might be that Axl is simply not a very prolific songwriter, or that that he is prolific for the most part in spurts, like late 1999 when he wrote most of CD. In December 2008 Axl said there were enough CD era tracks to make a double album. Let's say he really did release CD II "next bat time, next bat channel" in November 2009. He could have been left with nothing left in the tank after that, and since he wouldn't know when his writing muse would hit again, that could be a daunting feeling for a man who planned on not retiring for decades to come. I know we've hear
    1 point
  36. The only thing that will be delivered is a bucket of KFC to Axl's room after the show.
    1 point
  37. Another quote from Chris Pitman, from November 2008, that I thought was a bit sad: "Yeah, there's a whole wealth of material. I mean 10 years, just hundreds and hundreds of songs, ideas and stuff, and it was really hard to conceptualize down to what would work together and that was Axl's thing, he made that part happen and, you know, to this day we're still working on what's coming up next, and, you know, pushing forward with things. You know, the Chinese thing, okay cool, it's done, let's move on to the next thing. And it's just moving upwards and his spirit is to just always, you know,
    1 point
  38. I can give you a lot more than one: how about the fact that the whole tour was already downgraded to arenas for the second US run and the arena shows weren't even selling out. If GN'R wasn't a cash grab / nostalgia act, that wouldn't have happened. People would have been interested to go again, as opposed to going once just to see Axl & Slash back together playing the old hits.
    1 point
  39. Casual punters watching and commenting about how Slash had discovered hair straighteners and eyeshadow.
    1 point
  40. I know you already know this, but that's a ridiculous comparison. Led Zeppelin hasn't beaten nearly the same set list to death for the past 10 years.
    1 point
  41. As much as I hate to admit it, I will probably welcome it. Having bought a new, half decent 4K TV earlier this year to replace my previous budget buy I'm becoming more aware of shortcomings in hardware with the Switch topping my list. The Switch does not upscale well in docked mode at all so its hodgepodge version of 1080p doesn't look great in my opinion. Seems to perform better on a game by game basis with some looking okay and some looking bad unless I scale down the screen. Clearly meant to be handheld first, which I suppose probably suits many players just fine. Still, it floors
    1 point
  42. Looks like a Switch Pro is on its way: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-pro-may-be-announced-before-e3-report/1100-6492064/ I guess my dream of Nintendo leaving the hardware space and developing games for other systems ain't going to happen. With 4K support I might be tempted to jump back on the Nintendo bandwagon. I've owned every Nintendo home console system save for the Wii U and, so far, the Switch.
    1 point
  43. Totally understandable and such a bummer that he worked so hard only to be treated like shit by his (formerly) favorite band. Yet we see some people on the forums still trying to find some way to defend GN'Rs treatment of its fans.
    1 point
  44. Gibbo is one of my best mates here in Oz, and he’s just lost his interest in it after all the take downs and copyright claims. For all the hard work and time he put in to it, only for it to be taken down, it’s just not worth it.
    1 point
  45. There is a difference between only caring about money, and gnr just being a really poorly run business that overlooks easy money opportunities. If they competent management they wouldn't be blocking everything.
    1 point
  46. Mastermind by Monster Magnet.
    1 point
  47. 4-Way Diablo by Monster Magnet.
    1 point
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