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  1. Axl usually starts rehearsing during the first show.
    20 points
  2. I have a good friend who's in the industry...he plays and works with a few small/midsized bands and works for a live equipment company out in LA. He was here in Chicago late last week and told me that he was working at the building Gn'R was rehearsing at for a day last week and said they were working on different songs from last tour and heard parts of a few songs he didn't know, and Axl was there. He's not a massive Guns fan, but has seen them numerous times since 87 and does know all of their recorded songs, so I guess take that for what it is. I figured he was just BSing me cause he knows I am a huge fan, but he sent me a few short recordings he took on his phone of Foo Fighters rehearsing at a different building a month ago, so I know he's around these bands. He was in an out all day and I suppose he didn't pull his phone out for this one because of that and probably Guns management walking around.. I guess we'll just have to wait and see, but we've been friends for a long time and I trust him emphatically.
    11 points
  3. Would it be a crime to take a picture of an actual live person participating in the rehearsal, like playing an instrument? Maybe even two or more people, or god forbid, the band playing? Jeez. Keep everything veiled and don't give the fans anything as usual. As if Elvis is making a surprise appearance.
    9 points
  4. It's Slash's way of releasing music. Nothing else.
    6 points
  5. Slash deserves so much credit. This is what musicians live for! To release new music. I believe this will be his 9th album since Guns. And that excludes all the live albums etc. I'll never understand why Axl can't just do the same. Not everything needs to be epic.
    5 points
  6. I don't think Axl's mindset was other than that he wanted to release a great GN'R record. But he realized that with the changes occurring in music at the time that, that they couldn't just release a simply rock record and expect it to be a success or stand the test of time as innovative and an example of GN'R as a band that could adapt to different styles and remain cool. It needed something more. He was acutely aware of the trends and that GN'R was about to become passé - probably much more aware of this than Slash was. Axl had always wanted for GN'R to be a band that could release different kinds of music, to master different styles, like Queen. That doesn't mean he wanted GN'R to go industrial or anything like that back in 1994-1996, but just to make smaller changes to innovate the sound of the band so it still remained recognizable "Guns N' Roses" songs with Slash's guitar leads prominently all over the songs, but still cool in the late 90s. Like me, I don't think Axl expressed this really well (because a common theme would be that no one understood Axl's vision; and this was likely not helped by the generally poor, or absent, communication between Axl and Slash at the time) nor knew exactly what it was that was needed. But he knew that the songs Slash, Gilby and Matt brought in wasn't what they should release at the time, especially if he wasn't allowed to mold the songs somewhat similar to what they had done when they made Appetite and everybody helped change songs by adding codas, adding riff and new melodies etc. But according to a few sources, Slash was adamant that the sogs shouldn't be changed. Axl then had Zakk come in to see if that dynamic between Zakk and Slash could create something cool, or appease Slash. He also eventually invited people from NIN to come in with ideas and methods to find what was probably a bit elusive to Axl, too. One of the big disagreements between Slash and Axl later was that Slash would claim Axl wanted to change the band substantially, that Axl was chasing fads, while Axl would claim that wasn't true and that he was willing to work with Slash-type songs and make a more classic-sounding album, at least at some point in this period, but likely still tried to find that elusive ingredient that would take the band forward. Slash was angry with Axl for a number of reasons at the time, barely came to rehearsals, and probably exaggerated Axl's desire to change the sound of the band because that was a simply explanation that exonerated Slash for what happened when he left the band while painting Axl as a completely unreasonable guy to work with (not a difficult picture to paint!). I think the reasons are much more complex and that Axl's desire to evolve the band a bit wasn't such a big deal to Slash, really, it was more the rejection of his songs that hurt him and all the other things at the time (like Paul being included, Gilby's dismissal, the disagreement about touring TSI, etc). Eventually, after Slash left Axl ended up changing the sound substantially, but would claim that was because he couldn't find a similar guitarist like Slash (from that blues hard rock tradition) to replace Slash, and hence the songs naturally changed with new leads. Of course he could have found some guitarist with a fondness for the pentatonic, but the most innovative and great guitarists at the time (and still today) weren't from the school of rock, they were doing very different things. Robin fit the bill perfectly, he could play lots of different things, were really emotive, and brought in new impulses from his time in NIN.
    5 points
  7. He's talking about Sailing from Wembley 2006 here... as much shit as I give Fernando, I'd be ecstatic if they actually shared that footage.
    4 points
  8. IMO Reckless Life is their most under rated song.. Love that Axl was wearing a Suicidal shirt by the way \m/ Hope this video is the beginning of many more to come. Would be sweet if the remastered some of the shit too.
    4 points
  9. Less bloated and in a good mood/cracking jokes I am sure.
    3 points
  10. I remain in a state of hoping I'll be the most wrong about anything I've ever been wrong about. I always have friends over to spin records on Fridays so I most likely won't be keeping up on the show in real time. However, I'd LOVE to log in here afterwards and see a flurry of activity confirming how wrong I was. I sincerely doubt it'll happen but man, it would be awesome if it did.
    3 points
  11. I think this is key, I think Slash has videos and he knew Lori was in this one and posted it as a tribute. Then GNR camp was like "ohh shit, I want all those views for our YT channel". But I'm sureeee TB had NOTHING to do with this video being posted. And yes, Slash has got to have some PRO-Shot stuff, its his career after all
    3 points
  12. Yes, like I said in another thread/discussion, it seems that Axl saw malicious intent and a takeover attempt in Slash doing Snakepit (combined with what he said in the press, etc.), so he moved aggressively to take legal control of the band. In all that we have to factor in the role of third parties: management, "advisors" (we know that Axl in particular had some really shady "advisors"). Then it seems that there was intervention and pressure from the label and lawyers - to Slash to not expand his solo tour and then to Axl to take his legal takeover move back. Axl refused to completely take it back, so there were negotiations which led to the compromise of the "trial period" contract, which meant that if Axl and Slash had managed to make it work (e.g. successfully complete an album), Axl's legal takeover would've been effective, otherwise the contract would've been "null and void". So then Slash returned in 1996 having in mind that if he'd work with Axl, there would be the drawback of him not being legally equal anymore. He wrote in his book that Axl tried to convince him that it wasn't like that and that they were still partners etc, but to no avail. I think Axl didn't believe or expect that Slash would seriously quit the band. I also think that Slash's quitting was a power play - maybe it was spontaneous on that particular day, but then he expected that Axl wouldn't seriously continue without him, so after sometime he could be back under better terms, ie. the status before Axl's takeover (and this is also what Duff and Matt expected, and probably everyone else except Paul Tobias, maybe).
    3 points
  13. They both had (have?) massive ego's. Axl just had a bit of an advantage in being the frontman and having a more erm...robust...personality. I've noticed over the years from all kinds of interviews with Slash that he used to 'hate' a lot of things without any kind of nuance. It was was a very fixed mindset, very black and white thinking and likely a knee jerk emotional reaction which ironically is something that more often gets associated with Axl. For good reason because Axl can be like that with many things but it isn't at all the case with his musical tastes and experimentation, on that score he's always been very open minded. I sometimes think they were more alike than was ever credited at the time and it was maybe the similarities not the differences that broke the relationship down.
    3 points
  14. I wonder if they have recorded the rehearsals for potential streams on Social Media. (Just kidding, I pretended this is Metallica for a second)
    3 points
  15. I always thought a proper Reckless Life in place of Anything Goes would have made AFD even better. Anything Goes is the only thing close to not great on there and even that’s a stretch to say haha
    3 points
  16. Hoping we've all been wrong and they come out sounding epic with a refreshed set-list. I guess we find out very soon🤣 At this point I'd take the standard old set if Axl would just sound great on it. God if (when) they start with ISE, the crowd should turn on their heels and leave.
    3 points
  17. Little marathon for me last few days: Iron Maiden Killers The number of the Beast Piece of Mind Powerslave Somewhere in time 7th son of 7th son No prayer for the dying Fear of the dark The X factor Virtual XI Brave new world Dance of death A matter of life and death - in progress...
    3 points
  18. This will, no doubt, be the GNR news highlight of 2021.
    3 points
  19. I’m happy Slash is gonna release new music soon. It’s not like Conspirators are getting in the way of a Guns N’ Roses record. This just makes it plainly obvious GNR had no intention of releasing an album. There is no album.
    3 points
  20. https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/record-labels/9605940/gibson-record-label-slash-album-2022 Gibson Guitar has just announced via Billboard the launch of their brand new record label, Gibson Records. The label’s first release in early 2022 will be the next album by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. THIS IS NOT the end of the news, stay tuned, later this evening (CET)...
    2 points
  21. Aside from new songs, I'd love to hear Breakdown more than anything. Call me crazy but that's my #1 fav GNR song ever, I think they only did it once or twice in concert. If they do new covers, my top request would be "Take the long way home" by Supertramp. That tune with Axl's clean voice, Dizzy rockin out on the piano and the harmonica/sax replaced by the two guitars going back and forth, now that would be one hell of a trip and quite suitable classy material at this point in their career. Pipedream choice, I know. I guess they rather keep playing KOHD for half an hour or so. Your choices?
    2 points
  22. People will just assume Slash has vastly improved his guitar playing abilities. Damn! Now I feel old. I was one year from graduating high school when CD came out.
    2 points
  23. Added to my Porcupine Tree collection this week: - 2021 reissue of The Incident - 2021 reissue of Fear of a Blank Planet - Lightbulb Sun - On the Sunday of Life I'm a huge fan of Gavin Harrison so prefer the later stuff but love anything Steven Wilson. On the reissues I had been tempted to fork out for some of the earlier editions but settled for these new 2021 versions which I'm sure will be fine.
    2 points
  24. That's a good sign. Fernando would hunt him down if he recorded anything though Don't forget mac daddy.
    2 points
  25. They should just write "at your local Taco Bell" and he would be punctual for every rehearsal.
    2 points
  26. So, this just got dropped by the official channel Any thoughts guys? To me this sounds like a very solid performance.
    2 points
  27. Any chance he heard Axl screaming anything about ’all cautions made’ or having his ‘eye on you’….. 🤣. In all seriousness, good that Axl was there and sounds positive that there was ‘unknown’ stuff being played (be it new/rare).
    2 points
  28. This unhealthy rasp that he had in mid 91, late 92/93 is the main reason why he sounds like Mickey these days imo
    2 points
  29. Same here. I would really love to see that. I really do believe that they deserve every bit of negativity on this board and elsewhere because EVERYTHING GnR related just sucks since years. But I bet 99% of us would love a real change for the better. Chances are very, very slim though, imo.
    2 points
  30. My wife and I will be there comming in from Pittsburgh we also saw them in 2017 on august the 13th which was my birthday a great way to celebrate my birthday with my fave band and was a great show. Hopefully we will get a great one this time too
    2 points
  31. Don't Ban Me | Ep. 281 - YouTube Spoke to Rick "The Banned Man" Dunsford and elaborated on the situation. But a few things I want to be clear about if you don't listen: 1) Please do not verbally attack TB. I only want to inform fans of GNR interview challenges I've faced over the years. 2) The thread is called "going after Brando" ...they're not going after me. Just putting up roadblocks. 3) I truly hope whatever "miscommunication" can be resolved. 4) And to be clear, all challenges happened before I became friendly with Doug and working on his book. Enjoy!
    2 points
  32. Saw this yesterday and it got me all excited in a heartbeat. This band in peak form has such a profound effect on me. Great stuff.
    2 points
  33. Wichita Line Man Beautiful But yeah, Spaghetti 2. Then 2 years later UYI 3 and 4 years later AFD 2 and call it a day. Perfect bookend.
    2 points
  34. Perfect time for spaghetti incident II
    2 points
  35. Prince has been dead for 5 years and he has a new album coming out….
    2 points
  36. Seriously, it is depressing talking/reading about this shit. What could have been if cooler/less stubborn heads prevailed.
    2 points
  37. 2 points
  38. GN'R didn't start doing anything about new music until 2019. It's clear after a close look to the tour dates from 2016 to 2019 (both GnR and SMKC) in combination with interviews and comments.
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. I do! But the fact that it's a raw recording (i mean the instruments were recorded all together), doesn't do it justice. They should've done it track by track with Clink on the AFD sessions and released as a single b-side maybe.
    2 points
  41. At least 10 times better than SOYL. It's a pitty they never recorded the song properly on studio.
    2 points
  42. They started playing quite a few songs they hadn't played here post "reunion" yet.. Dead Horse, Slither, Locomotive, You're Crazy, Shadow Of Your Love, So Fine.. I would be stoked to see any and all of those.. Except maybe So Fine lol.. Plus it looks like they were going to try Pretty Tied Up and Think About You.. That is quite a few deep cuts and changes since last time they came to Boston... Maybe mix up the order a bit.. Although, I think they started to make a couple minor tweaks there too. Would love to see a throwback to the way they used to play KOHD and Rocket Queen. I do love the extended jams but they are missing the mark on those songs.. Too much Fortus
    2 points
  43. I agree it's a weird thing to say and it's not in keeping with how Slash operates at all. I put it down to them being in that entrenched stage of a major relationship breakdown where anything the other person says, does or wants is automatically bad or wrong. I think there's evidence of them both being somewhat in that mindset during that period. Sucks for everyone else though because I bet an Unplugged would have been great.
    2 points
  44. It would probably be wiser of them if they didn’t respond at all, but I don’t read these responses to be anything more than deflections. They know if they say “no”, they’d kill all the buzz. We’ve gotten Locomotive, Dead Horse, and a few others. I would expect them to sprinkle 1-2 older songs this summer, but nothing is guaranteed.
    2 points
  45. is right there in the front
    2 points
  46. GN'R and Team Brazil figured out how to digitize tapes. Maybe they will soon find out how to record new songs and bring them to market.
    2 points
  47. 2 points
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