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  1. I love what Slash and Duff did to Hard School: Guitars Up 6dB Blues Up 4dB Hard Rock up 7dB Classic Illusions style breakdown sound +10dB Version Duff likes
    5 points
  2. The ad that finally got most Slash haters to stop calling Slash a sell-out.
    4 points
  3. I'm not on that "hyperbole" team, but Paradise City and Nightrain from last show kicked some serious amount of ass.
    4 points
  4. To me, none of these albums are really comparable with any of the others, since each of them depict the band in a specific development stage, lineup, sound, and era. AfD is the way it was supposed to be in the 80s, UYI is the way it was supposed to be in the 90s etc. So, Appetite is not better or worse than UYI. And to compare these things with a cover album or with Axl's solo from 2000s is downright nonsensical. Each of them is unique, as was each year, and even tour leg.
    3 points
  5. I tend to compare Axl's singing to other singers out there. There is almost nobody who can sing like Axl did in his prime. So I'm not gonna call Axl a bad singer just cause his voice isn't the same as it was in his prime. Otherwise I would have to call 99% of all singers terrible. I don't personally think that Axl sounds too great on Hard Skool live, but then again almost nobody could sing that song properly live. His performance is fine considering his age. But Axl does still sound great on many songs. Especially on songs that require normal singing voice, like Witchita Lineman and The Seeker. 95% of all singers only use their normal singing voice ever. But I do think that Axl sounds amazing on many trickier songs as well, like Nightrain, Chinese Democracy and even Shadow of Your Love for example. What Axl did in his prime was inhuman. What he's doing now is either ok, good or amazing depending on the song he's singing.
    3 points
  6. I know people who clearly prefer the Illusions over Appetite because they're sounding more mature. UYI were way too big to be ignored. I think there are more Illusion songs getting airplay in our local radio stations than AFD songs. Guns made themselves vulnerable in different occasions but you can't take away their contribution to music history, which was low in quantity but huge in quality.
    3 points
  7. On any new album I’d hope that the majority of It would be of a more ‘epic’ style with a couple of straightforward rockers thrown in.
    3 points
  8. i always wonder if the band would still going after the 93 skin n bones tour, what song they would played from spaghetti ain t fun would have legendary
    3 points
  9. A fantastic example of Axl's versatility as a vocalist (lost on most people with only a superficial knowledge of GN'R) and a fantastic song to boot.
    3 points
  10. Yeah that KOHD live version is pretty long.
    3 points
  11. Hard skool just got played on planet rock in the UK this morning 🤟😁🤟, first time I've heard it on the radio
    3 points
  12. To be fair Axl has yet to perform with the black eyed peas...
    2 points
  13. The video from that clip looked very good, may very well be for a proper video. GNR really need to start releasing official videos for their singles to not do so is resulting in them being punished by the algorithm. Same reason why they should be uploading more frequently (lyric videos etc)
    2 points
  14. ZZ top actually have a quite a varied sound, but if you only know Sharp dressed man and gimme all your lovin', you could be forgiven for thinking they were a one trick pony. They experimented a lot during the 80s with electronics while still keeping the blues influence
    2 points
  15. Aaaaah my word! That's interesting, wish I had asked this earlier! This makes a lot more sense now. So I am actually the opposite (though I like all songs you listed there!) I prefer the more heavier side of GNR. It's So Easy (lyrics aside), Out Ta Get Me, You Could Be Mine, Coma, Locomotive, Oh My God etc. I enjoy laid back tracks like Patience too but I really struggled with some of the more grandiose shit like November Rain, Catcher In The Rye and (specifically) This I Love. Though I will admit I really enjoyed the piano only version of NR on the AFD boxset (and surprised myself to boot!) On paper I should like Absurd and I have genuinely given it a chance. But alas... the repetition of that one verse and the whole weird off beat phrasing on some lines just baffles me! Hey, music... it's subjective and that's why we love talking about it!
    2 points
  16. My guess is Oct 15 but there’s a chance it could be tonight/tomorrow.
    2 points
  17. I know there's a few here who have a similar view on it. Before GN'R, I liked (and still do, for the most part) Cheap Trick, Rush, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Journey, etc. so in the rock realm, though a but lighter than GN'R. Axl's "raspy" voice was actually an acquired taste for me. I preferred his natural, cleaner singing like in parts of Patience, Civil War, Mr. Brownstone, and a lot of Chinese Democracy, both high and low. I like how in songs like Scraped and Sorry he goes all over the place with his many vocal styles.
    2 points
  18. if Gn'R is capable of matching Chinese in quality, I'll be happy. UYI wasn't as good as AFD imo. Still great. Same thing with Chinese. (for me)
    2 points
  19. If GNR is much more than a side project, how comes it's been treated like one for the last quarter of a century?
    2 points
  20. Oh please! CD was not an evolution, it was a metamorphosis from a edgy, sleazy, bluesy rock 'n' roll band into... eh, I'm actually not sure how I would describe it. To me it's not the same band. Regardless of what it says on the cover. Had it been a solo album, I might take it more seriously. I don't believe I'm alone in this!
    2 points
  21. I enjoy AC/DC and GN'R. They are vastly different. If GN'R released an AFD every few years, they would be closer to AC/DC, but they are different. ZZ Top stuff sounds the same too. I like all of the above. GN'R is a band that evolves, especially with CD. CD2 will carry on that trend.
    2 points
  22. Nah. No 1 the problems you mention are not problems, that's their style. They have been very, very vocal and adamant about not changing that style and playing music they don't want to play. It's similar, any given song released could be on any of their albums... but at the same time you listen to Powerage and then listen to Back in black and there's a lot of growth there. They haven't just made the same record over and over like some people would have you believe. Those people really don't know fuck all about AC/DC TBH. Next the Rolling Stones comparison. Back in black and Highway to hell stand up to ANY Rolling Stones album, just as important, as good and to some much better records than anything the stones put out... we're talking subjectivity here! Next Brian VS Mick. Well, Mick does sound and look good! but he always sounded good throughout the years because he didn't really push it, he found a comfortable place to sing and did it over and over. There's no Rolling Stones song that compares to the vocal challenge of singing AC/DC! so yeah, at 70 Brian was feeling the heat when it came to singing Hells bells and some of those super high and difficult songs. Mick Jagger at 20 couldn't sing AC/DC But Brian Johnson at 74 could jump on stage tomorrow with rehearsal and sing a rolling stones set. That's not me being an AC/DC fan shitting on the Rolling Stones OR Mick, it's just a fact that the vocal is less demanding!
    2 points
  23. Anyway I kinda do dig this version more, mainly because it still uses the original parts from the leak that got removed, like that Oasis sounding part from 2:13-2:25, fuck I miss that so much. The leak will always be the version for me, I guess.
    2 points
  24. Oh ok. Not sure how that worked if Aien's version was released back in November. Still would be careful, but anyways..
    2 points
  25. New video with a focus on Zakk
    2 points
  26. As a final album it's an absolute masterpiece! Taking it away from the context of their last studio work it was a great release, It's one of my favourites besides Hemispheres, 2112 and Moving pictures. Really liked Snakes and Arrows too! just wish I could have seen the Clockwork tour! But I'm glad I got to the see the Moving pictures anniversary show! Rush are also the bench mark for how to gracefully bow out! absolute gentlemen to the end! didn't overplay the moment, no big announcement before hand with really expensive tickets! just went out there and played like they did for the 40yrs previous and then disappeared!
    2 points
  27. Haha! This was the ultimate GN'R facepalm for me. My friends still send me this GIF if I ever talk to them about GN'R...
    2 points
  28. People keep mentioning that Mick still sounds so great, but he's barely singing compared to many other singers. He mostly uses that bluesy singing/talking style, and he does that well, but it's really not surprising he's still able to sing like that at his age, it doesn't exactly require that much technique.
    2 points
  29. Acdc has two problems which is why every song sounds similar. 1. Brian sounds the exact same on every single song. 2. Angus Young always uses the same 1970 gibson sg tuned the same way every single song. I love ACDC esp Bon Era but they cannot compete with The Rolling Stones classic legendary albums they released during that period between late 60s and early 70s. Even comparing their tours Mick still sounds great while Brian struggles and sounds terrible. No way they are on the same level in my opinion
    2 points
  30. Oh Jesus yes! Clockwork Angels is a superb album. There are days when I'd say it is possibly my favourite Rush album. It is really heavy and melodic without being (too) cheesy! I quite liked Snakes & Arrows too.
    2 points
  31. The beauty of differing opinions! I've heard enough of Axl's piano epics to last me a lifetime!!! Give me some heavy brutal sleazy riffage any day over mid tempo, piano led, orchestral soaked, self reflective songs with whinny lyrics about ex-girlfriends from the early 90s!
    2 points
  32. For me... it really is the epitome of the problem with ChiDem: unnecessary intro, ridiculously over layered vocals, some god awful terrible lyrics against some generally decent melody lines, needless mountains of guitar tracks, the odd moment of genuine decent musicality, washed down with a strange mix and production. It actually astounds me it took 13 years to make! And that's what we got. I'd likely have accepted those collection of songs 7 years earlier.
    2 points
  33. It's been a while since I kept up with recent GNR shows, but are they done with playing songs at a bazillion BPM? This is a breath of fresh air compared to how fast they were playing before. Also, I second that Fortus should stick to Chinese material. What was that first solo, woof...Leave the bluesy Appetite stuff to Slash and give him the shreddy Chinese stuff. And, yes, Axl sounded great here.
    2 points
  34. I know the first time i listened to AFD i didn't know Axl was lead on ISE.
    2 points
  35. I like to play this song to people who think they have Axl and GNR pegged. Don't tell 'em it's GNR/Axl until I have them guess who is performing. They never get it.
    2 points
  36. Oh, okay. So you have an "insider" in Slash's head, too. That was in another interview, a year later. And after he said that about SMKC, he also said that he expected some new stuff from both camps (GnR and SMKC) to come out in 2021. And that's what happened.
    2 points
  37. That would be ideal. I liked that album, too. My dad and I saw Rush on that tour. It was very theatrical.
    2 points
  38. (Also....am I the only person that's never fucking heard of Brandi Carlile? Now Belinda, I know.)
    2 points
  39. Baz mentioned about a killer song he heard that Axl and DJ wrote. He wanted to cover it if they weren’t going to do anything with it.
    2 points
  40. I understand what you're saying. Of course he has to be super positive to promote. But he's not saying "this album has our best chemistry since whenever" or "the songwriting is much tighter" or even Saying things like it's the most technical or best produced etc etc. He's gone all out and said it's the best record that he's made with SMKC.
    1 point
  41. Yes, I assume the same. He has a lot more stuff than the footage that has been around and was included in the trailer, but, if there's truth to the rumoured price he was asking, I doubt there would be any buyers.
    1 point
  42. The mix is sounding a little better the more I listen to it, but I still prefer the Village "rough mix" on it and Absurd/Silkworms. If either or both appear on the next album, I hope they are properly mixed and mastered. Hard Skool and Absurd both sound like advanced demo mixes, to me.
    1 point
  43. Awesome as always. I'm sorry, but I'll never not be amazed by the amount of useful information you provide daily. Yeah, that's what I thought. Just thought that Black Frog would be associated to Guns N' Roses Music now. I mean, if the trio would have formed the entity again also for publishing rights.
    1 point
  44. Da fuq is a voice lift? 😂😂
    1 point
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