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  1. I can't help but read "Hard Skool" in Eric Cartman's voice. "HARD SKEWWWL"
    11 points
  2. Some of the terrible hats and boots are so bad that they're funny. He wore cool looking shoes that were almost like tennis shoes in 2016 for most of the shows (well, part of the actual shows). They were black with a little white on the soles I. That look with the little bit longer hair was his best look since like early 91. This photo... Iconic.
    8 points
  3. Now people can actually hear Sorum say how great he is at sex in audiophile quality.
    8 points
  4. If you say so. Can't say it's a phenomenon I've ever encountered with any other singer I've seen live, nor have I ever heard this kind of rationale from anybody outside the GNR fanbase.
    7 points
  5. That's not what he says in Estranged!!
    7 points
  6. Axl is really excited for the show tonight…
    6 points
  7. Have you heard Appetite For Destruction?
    6 points
  8. So the "SKOOL" thing came from the band directly? I thought that was just a forum thing
    6 points
  9. Someone always has to bring politics into everything…
    6 points
  10. I appreciate the kind words! I wish I could share more of it with people, but not really sure if there's anything else to see from photos or videos. Without tooting my own horn too much, I really do feel like the only way to really get the most out of the book is to see it in real life and to actually flick through it in person. I deliberately designed it to be large, imposing, to have an unmistakeable presence as a coffee table book. The best coffee table books are the big ass ones - the ones that have big, colorful pages to slowly flick through, with double page spreads so big that you actually need that coffee table to prop it up on. It doesn't make it practical, I know... but it wasn't meant to be practical - so that's okay There's a car coffee table book I saw once that looked huge in photos (well, because it IS huge) and that was sorta what I was going for. Just uncompromising in nature. But I also wanted to make it more than a collection of pictures - I write about the lithos and the inspirations obviously, but they're also intertwined with brief snippets of stories about the tour that are relevant to the lithographs. I'll leave the more tour/music/band-focused writing to the official tour programs and VIP tour books, but if it's relevant to the artwork that helped raise this historic tour to such great heights, I've done my best to include it in the book. I know it's all just for my own satisfaction at the end of the day, but at least I live knowing that I was able to make it at all, and that I did it exactly my way, no time or expense spared
    6 points
  11. I don't care how Axl dresses or looks as long as he's happy and doesn't bring back the handlebar mustache lol
    6 points
  12. We're all very clear on your prediction: The next GN'R album will have a tracklist based on a well circulated, decade old screenshot. A tracklist that includes a re recorded version of KOHD. Your source? An insider All of that has been made clear, several times. We got it.
    6 points
  13. I don't inherently have a problem with Axl's clean voice - I love how he sounds on Catcher in the Rye, for example. The issue is more his technique with it and how quickly it can go from a decent timbre to sounding like a winded Mickey Mouse. I see no problems with him adjusting how he sings songs as he gets older. You're Crazy, for one, sounds great in its current arrangement. It just sucks when his tonality goes out the window and Mickey shows up, especially in songs that don't require it. November Rain is a song he could easily sing in his natural voice because pretty much all of it falls in his natural register. Technically speaking, it's not a difficult song to sing. For some reason he chooses to use the weak falsetto, and I just don't get it. Same with the opening lines of Live and Let Die. If he sang that naturally and then did the clean screams, similar to 2002, then we'd have a pretty solid rendition. Estranged too. That all said, he does seem to be playing with the melodies and approaches more than he has previously so maybe he's slowly accepting that. I've mentioned several times that I'd welcome a new arrangement of You Could Be Mine that he sings lower and in his natural voice. No different than Robert Plant or Sammy Hagar changing up the difficult stuff as they aged. Also, I really think a song or two could be dropped a semitone. I know, I know. Everybody always says "but his range isn't the problem" but if you listen to the current shows, it kind of is. He's starting to have trouble getting some of the highs. If he manages to the hit the pitch, there's little power behind it. This is where tuning down comes in. Even if he can still hit the pitch, it's no good if he's straining. Better to tune down even just a semitone and let him hit the notes more comfortably. Nightrain is a good example. It's a half step down, so play it a full step down. Not really a huge deal. Brian Johnson can still hit a lot of highs. In 2007 he was nailing Back In Black in standard tuning at the charity gigs he played with Cliff, but the next year AC/DC was tuning a half step down overall. Why? More consistency, less strain on an aging Brian. It was a good move. Same with more recently with the Foos. It was a shaky performance overall, but for a deaf 73 year old the notes were there and it was still definitively Brian Johnson's voice. I guess the cameras that filmed the 2016 shows or AXL/DC weren't yet equipped with the Rasp Reducer 5000.
    5 points
  14. Here's a bold prediction, they ain't playing Hard School tonight!
    5 points
  15. Fuck no, someone give his picture to security
    4 points
  16. Regardless of what exactly happened in Argentina with Steven (there have been different points of view about that), it seems they're on good terms with him now. The band account wished him happy birthday a few months ago.
    4 points
  17. I think people just overlap and confuse a couple of things - Axl's vocal quality versus the concert experience. The concert experience is one thing. Obviously everybody goes and has a great time. The band is loud, and you aren't there to nitpick every last note or whatever. Axl's vocal quality, however, is another, and in a thread on a Guns N' Roses forum where Axl's Voice in particular is literally the title then of course his voice is going to be discussed. Pro shot, bootlegs, YouTube - for better or for worse. It's not to take away from the people who go and enjoy themselves. The "can't judge on YouTube" argument is incredibly flawed because if someone says Axl sounds great nobody says "how can you tell he sounds great? It sounds different in person!" but yet that's the first retort when people comment on his voice on weaker shows. Conveniently the argument never seems to come up when discussing 2010 vocals, or 2016 vocals, or AXL/DC vocals. And following the same logic, we also shouldn't be allowed to discuss how he sounded in particular years. 1992 was always a favorite of mine but I guess I can't actually say he sounded good in Paris that year because I wasn't there and all I have is a recording.
    4 points
  18. "B-b-but Eric, I gave you a new song two weeks ago"
    4 points
  19. Okay I'm starting to believe they're looking very seriously at what they're doing in that regard considering Hardschool
    4 points
  20. Dropping Absurd went above and beyond for what we’ve been used to and has given me a lot of motivation to actually attend these shows next year, mostly because I’m hopeful for an album dropping before that time. Hardschool will drop eventually, I just hope Axl continues to find his groove once again and prove that he’s the best at what he does. For those attending, have a blast!
    4 points
  21. Yeah I gotta agree here. Over the last few years I’ve caught Maiden, The Who, Sabbath, the stones and a few other of the “oldies” I look back at the footage from these gigs and the singers all sounded great. While you’re at a gig it can be hard hear the singer sometimes when 50,000 people are howling along with him. The power of the band, etc. I’ve been surprised with some singers when I heard the gig back after. Bruce Dickinson being one of those who sounded as good and actually better in the vids I caught after than I thought on the night. I mean he sounded great there and then on the night, but he hits some high notes and holds them and stoned/drunken fans sound like a bag of cats in the arena singing along with him. I saw Neil Young in 96, and I left thinking that’s the best gig I’ve seen or will see. That feeling stayed with me for years. Last year a bootleg video of the gig appeared on YouTube, 25 years after it, and a lot of gigs and more Neil Young gigs later, the boot blew my mind. It was as good a show as I had experienced and remembered. Bootlegs never lie, to the point where some bands live boots were what made them famous. Grateful Dead, Nirvana and loads more. YouTube is just the new blank cassette show trading of the 70s/80s/90s.
    4 points
  22. Great. Debate over. Edit: I do genuinely mean great! Everything I've seen suggested mask wearing protected others more than yourself, but if there's evidence it does both, then good stuff.
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. Watch them perform "Oh My God with Slash" instead lol here's the second newest song 😂 But yeah, have fun to those going! 🎶😈🙏
    4 points
  25. This Brazilian page says they have "sources" and they are scooping "for months" to get the next steps for GNR, which they called "a new phase". Interesting enough, this vague "news" came after Absurd. You're right, they didn't. They even had this post on July 27th stating that Hard School would be "the only big news" for the tour. https://www.facebook.com/GunsNRosesNewsOficial/photos/a.734100049944540/4411949332159575/
    4 points
  26. They did all the 3D graphics for the tour. Not only the stage screen, but also the promos used on social media. They used Unreal Engine, the same one used for current videogames and even The Mandalorian show (it's super scalable). Besides GNR, they actually have several other artists, including Bumblefoot, The Dead Daises and Aerosmith. And several TV shows for ESPN, Netflix etc. This article mentions how they went to Las Vegas to the last NITL 2019 tour because they used a new technology to scale up for the giant screens on The Colosseum. https://www.disguise.one/en/insights/case-studies/guns-n-roses/
    4 points
  27. Pretty much. I would have preferred Matt over Frank.
    4 points
  28. Literally anyone not wearing a top hat and smoking a cigarette while playing on a Gibson...
    4 points
  29. He has no choice really, pu$$y full of maggots doesn’t sound inviting....
    4 points
  30. So I actually watched the AFDemocracy DVD the other day for the first time in years and was shocked by how much better he was even back in 2012. Anyhoo, I've spent some time watching Youtube vids of the recent shows. Yeah, I know he sounds magically better in person and Youtube videos lie blah blah blah, but putting all that aside for a moment, I was surprised to see how he sings almost everything exclusively clean nowadays. Any rasp is blink and you miss it. Of course, Hershey was a complete trainwreck, but no worse than some of the lows from 17-19. His voice has become more stable since then. These days, I actually think I prefer Axl embracing the clean sound totally, rather than wheezing and struggling to muster up some rasp which just wrecks his voice and doesn't sound good. No use trying to find something that simply isn't there. Some songs don't sound too bad with his clean voice, Madagascar, Live & Let Die and even SCOM is passable. Jungle suffers these days. It's a shame as that one always used to be one he could knock out of the park, even on a bad day. I really think a new arrangement of Nov Rain is needed at this stage. It's just sounded ropey for what seems like forever now. An acoustic version with some melody-line tweaks from Axl would make the world of difference imo.
    3 points
  31. Here’s the vantage point towards the stage at this venue:
    3 points
  32. My god would it be a huge missed opportunity if the original lineup never got back together for even one show on this tour. Pay Izzy and Steven whatever they want. I feel like they'd be surprised that the magic is still there. I know the current situation is pretty much monetary. Makes sense for Axl, Duff, and Slash to make the bulk of the money instead of stretching it even further 5 ways.
    3 points
  33. You do realize they literally ran Steven off in Argentina after Axl got annoyed with him right?
    3 points
  34. "MOOOOOOM, I WANT HARD SKEWWLLLL TONIGHT!"
    3 points
  35. I feel like im going to wake up next morning reading that famous line "Straight to PC, no surprises tonight"
    3 points
  36. Part of me wants to say it says everything, but I know deep down it means jack shit.
    3 points
  37. https://www.instagram.com/p/CS_uSNPHmwZ/
    3 points
  38. https://gnrtourtruck.com/collections/featured/products/2021-city-event-tee-las-vegas Times
    3 points
  39. Yeah I wish he’d grow his hair back to how it was in 2016-2018
    3 points
  40. Watch them release 7 albums at once then quit music business
    3 points
  41. I love Wichita Lineman. Didn't know this song before, and I think the melody is beautiful. I love when the drums kicks in with the solo too.
    3 points
  42. I actually listened to the village session version of silkworms last night and Slash and duff made all the difference in the world honestly. I was surprised how much I like their version more
    3 points
  43. I feel like Guns missed a good opportunity to release a vinyl compilation of Axl rants. I'd probably buy that over this.
    3 points
  44. This is the worst game of Who's On First ever 😂
    3 points
  45. There’s a multitude of factors that likely play into it, but I’d say the main driver is that they’ve oversaturated the general market the last 5 years without doing much of anything new to evolve. They released a bunch of shitty quality selects, they have a bunch of ugly ass and derivative marketing/promo materials and they don’t do any real interviews or press. Then they finally half assed released a quasi new song and they picked a tune that is not going to garner a lot of sustained positive attention. They played 10 min away from me in LA last week and I just couldn’t be bothered to go see this show again. I followed it on here but I’m just too bored with it to make a real effort. I guess I have that in common with the GNR organization 🤷‍♂️
    3 points
  46. He's not suing his parents or the photographer because he's chasing the money. It's a blatant and shameless cashgrab by a workshy mooch.
    3 points
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