Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 10/13/2021 in all areas

  1. Bumblefoot was kind enough to give me a clip celebrating the 100th episode of my podcast. He gave a GREAT quote about hearing Van Halen for the first time and the loss of Edward Van Halen. Blabbermouth picked up the story and featured my show (again) along with a spotlight on Ron's quote. No, this isn't directly GN'R related but hey, at least it's not a 10th thread about HS https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ron-bumblefoot-thal-hearing-eddie-van-halen-for-first-time-blew-my-mind/
    14 points
  2. We are nearly at the 500 page mark without a single tangible update from the band themselves. People have resorted to checking the orbital paths of Mars and Jupiter, sacrificing loved animals to long forgotten pagan Gods, and indulging in the dark arts of record industry cryptography... all for clues of a pending new release from GNR, with a bunch of reworked songs most of the fanbase here already know! Ever get the feeling you've been lied to!!??
    9 points
  3. I never talk about GN'R with him. He's got so much else going on that we haven't talked about GN'R in a very long time. Yes, absolutely. All my podcast vocals are from 1999. I've even been told the vocals on my vinyl YouTube channel have zero rasp.
    6 points
  4. People will buy the shit of it only if the band and the label decide to do a proper marketing campaign. There's a reason why Hard Skool hasn't even surpassed Absurd in views and is being already forgotten with a pathetic amount of 1.6M views, when bands like AC/DC or Iron Maiden are pulling off 5, 6, 7 or even 10 million views per single. And those bands have been around forever, they don't have the Axl+Slash sales boost. Back in 2016, even a compilation of Slash and Axl farts would've gotten 10M views without advertisement. Now it's too late IMO.
    5 points
  5. Don't lie. You actually recorded your podcast in 1999 and are only just releasing it now after splicing Bumblefoot's parts into it.
    5 points
  6. The ISRC codes for the songs on the AC/DC album are assigned sequentially from 14741 to 14753, and there are 14 blank codes before 14741. Based on this and on the example of CD, It seems it's a standard practice to reserve around 25 spots for a single album.
    5 points
  7. Ok. This probably means that full album or several small releases coming, but I think the release will coincide with the Euro dates next summer, it really makes no sense to release an album now right before Slash solo album
    5 points
  8. Honestly and I am saying this from personal experience being a longtime GNR fan, nobody should give a single thought or a single care in the world to that database stuff or anything. Don't even consciously give it any thought, only if an official from-the-camp full album announcement happens lol. Anything else is a waste of time, and a ticket straight to disappointment If we care too much about that database shit, we will all be disappointed if a full album doesn't happen. If we don't even give it a thought, what is the worst that happens? A new album doesn't happen and we are less disappointed, or a new album does happen and we are pleasantly suprised Idk maybe it is just because I have been burned too many times, but I am just over the speculation aspect of GNR. I don't even care at this point, unless an official announcement happens
    5 points
  9. I work with bands and I upload their tracks to the digital platforms. The reason the ISRC number from Absurd to Hard Skool has a gap is because they where uploaded at diferent dates to the digital distributor. From experiencia when I uploaded a complete album all the tracks correlate one after the other, if for example that album had a single that was uploaded months prior it will use that original ISRC. Im hopefull a new album will come out next year but this ISRC conspiracy is BS, sorry
    4 points
  10. Well another leg of the never ending tour has come and gone. Frankly I'm surprised they got through it with the way lockdowns are coming back, but enough of that shit...we got a brand new crop of lithos to discuss! And I for think this is the best batch in a long time! Certainly better than the 2019 series which was clearly running out of gas. Lots of them took inspiration from movies, and I'm OK with that cause I love movies and I love GNR...what could go together better? I'm gonna list just a few that I thought were awesome...I'm taking pics from amaninjapan's amazing blog "lithorati" of course....your number one stop for everything you ever wanted to know about GNR lithos but were afraid to ask..... First up is Detroit. I'm a child of the 80s and RoboCop is one of my favorite movies of all time and favorite characters. What a match made in 1980s heaven....GNR and RoboCop!! An added bonus is the "homemade" airbrushed look like you'd see on the back of a jean jacket at a county fair. There's no nice way to say this....it just screams WHITE TRASH and I love it! Love the subtle GNR references too, like GNR replacing the OCP logo from the movie. It's so bright and garish and 1980s. Love it...my favorite! Next is Missoula, from the undisputed king of GNR lithos, Mr. Arian Buhler himself. He stands head and shoulders above all other litho artists for good reason...dude is just a beast! It's a gorgeous rendition of the rotting remains of Evel Knievel in his trademark stars n' stripes helmet. Now I don't think I'd wanna hang it on my wall and have it be the first thing I see every morning when waking up, but the draftsmanship is impeccable. Next one just kind of speaks for itself....Hollywood!! Take one of the single most iconic movie posters of all time, and make it a GNR poster. What do you get? Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown. Absolutely lovely and the colors are gorgeous. Hats off once again to the one and only Arian Buhler. This one should appeal to both music and movie collectors cause it's a given that the Chinatown movie poster is probably in the top ten of all time. And now, one of the most flat out fun, whimsical, and just plain CUTE lithos on this leg or ANY leg going all the way back to 2016.....the St. Paul "Peanuts" tribute. If you don't think this is adorable, you need a hug. Slash's goofy signature Charles Schultz grin, Duff not giving a fuck on bass, and Axl as Shroeder in deep concentration on the keys, with his motorcycle/piano hybrid. I love it. I just love it. It's 100% FUN, the way rock concerts and posters should be! And it really stands out in a sea of skull imagery!! What a winner! (And again...Buhler is the man!) Next up is a delightful mish-mash of some cool styles....Baltimore. Obviously inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and the Raven, you get a three headed raven in the forefront representing GNR's "big three" but I also love the Ralph Steadman inspired font for the logo, and I'm a sucker for anything to do with Estranged, my all time favorite GNR song, supposedly being written out in fancy script by hand by the corpse of our pal Poe. It's a little bit busy, but I still like it and it's unique enough to stand out from the rest. And last but not least, I like the double spread from Hollywood.....FLORIDA? The fuck, there's a Hollywood in Florida now?? Anyway, these two lithos don't really break any new ground....but they do the job. Fun, big, bold, exciting, gets the point across. What I'd consider a solid "B +" rock poster. Something you'd like having hanging on your wall after the show. Giant GNR robots are fun....almost a 70s throwback thing. That's all really, I just think they were well executed and I like 'em! So how'sabout you, fellow litho fanatics? Agree, disagree, have your own radically different opinions?
    4 points
  11. Sitting here and waiting for guns to do things like a “normal band“ was like waiting for Donald Trump to pivot and act more “presidential“ Never. Going. To. Happen.
    4 points
  12. For all practical purposes, Covid-19 seems to be over here in Norway now.
    4 points
  13. Silkworms as an opener would mean Silkworms opens a new album. Opens a new album. A new album. NEW. ALBUM! What a let down this will be if it's dead end
    4 points
  14. I'm not questioning what you say, but just for clarification: 1. Are you referring to the ISRC code or the UPC product release code? Because the ISRC codes seem to be assigned before a song/album is handed for distribution and they are not related to the release date. 2. When you say, "when I uploaded a complete album all the tracks correlate one after the other, if for example that album had a single that was uploaded months prior it will use that original ISRC," what do you mean exactly? That the single had, for example, an ISRC code ending in ...12 and the album tracks ended in ...13, ...14, and so on? Because if so, that's exactly what we've been talking about. Or do you mean that the songs you uploaded as an album had all the same code, which was the code of the single? In this case, it's the UPC code. 3. How do you explain the blank spots between Absurd and Hard Skool?
    3 points
  15. Honestly I would be so grateful if you can ask Josh if he remembers if Hard Skool was a Slash-era GNR tune or a Chinese era tune! Because of all the rumors of it being an old school GNR track made for the Jackie Chan movie back in the right-before-the-breakup era of GNR and he may be one of the few who can answer that for us. He definitely seems, based on previous interviews to be open to GNR questions and this would be thematically appropriate since HS just came out!
    3 points
  16. It would also immediately take off 2 stars in any music critic review Complete with "..remember My World from UYI II?" intro on every article.
    3 points
  17. He probably barely even speaks to the current members
    3 points
  18. 2 points
  19. So if that’s the case, we should be able to tell which specific songs are in between the Absurd and HS #s, right? Presumably they would have been released already?
    2 points
  20. Oh no doubt, it’s always cool to see something you especially dig get the recognition it deserves. I guess in my mind a new record with Axl, Slash & Duff is, in a weird way, even more of a miracle than Chinese Democracy’s eventual release was. Even more so than a reunion tour, which was at one point a long shot in its own right, if only because it requires them to be on the same page creatively to bring the two elements that made GNR special together, which is Slash’s guitar over Axl’s vocals. So sure, you’ll have folks splitting hairs about what works vs what doesn’t on the album, people upset because Axl’s vocals are from whenever, blah blah blah. It’s still a fucking miracle of rock n roll. Let’s not lose sight of that.
    2 points
  21. Just my opinion, but I think releasing the album digitally just before the holidays this year would make perfect business sense. People will buy the shit out of the album and will be buying the physical copies too next year; which will likely drop around the same time as when the tour ramps back up. The band gets its ‘double dip’ and the fans get the music
    2 points
  22. Not him specifically, but others in my experience. If I had a reputation of asking 98% GNR questions and only asking a few about their current work, maybe I wouldn't have this opportunity in the first place.
    2 points
  23. What, really, @janrichmond? This got into the title of the thread but not the fact that Beta herself indicated an album was coming? I am sure you can cram that into the title, too
    2 points
  24. Yes, it does sound like that because that's exactly what it is. And this has nothing to do with GN'R specifically. NO fan of ANY artist should feel insulted when the artist decided to publish/release something they don't like/expected. First of all because that's entitlement of the first order, and secondly because that's being whiny children who can't take little disappointments.
    2 points
  25. I just heard Nightrain used as bumper music during the Giants/Dodgers game.
    2 points
  26. Yup! Which is why I would caution everyone who sees 23 songs and thinks “Oh fuck yeah, double album!!!!” It could be similar “do not use” or live versions of YCBM for a specific physical release. Just be happy this more than likely means ALBUM.
    2 points
  27. I looked for the 8 codes in the gap between 42892 (Chinese Democracy) and 42902 (I.R.S) and they were never assigned - they are blank. It seems that more spots in the range were reserved (maybe for different versions/mixes), but never used. Also regarding CD, I see that ISRC codes were assigned to different versions of the songs ("Version 2") in 2009. There are also assigned versions in 2008 that say "Do Not Use": https://isrcsearch.ifpi.org/#!/search?artistName=Guns N' Roses&recordingYear=2008&tab=advanced&showReleases&start=0&number=100
    2 points
  28. It's definitely the most solid clue we've had so far that an album exists. It doesn't necessarily mean that a release is imminent, though. It's possible that an album has been sent for pressing alongside the singles. In this case, the fact that the 7'' is being released in June 2022 means that the vinyl version of the album won't be ready for release earlier than that. Of course they could put it out digitally earlier, but, taking also Slash's album into account, I don't think that a digital album release months before the physical one is very likely. Maybe a third single in April/May and album in June. Either way, there's no doubt that it's the closest we've ever been to an album since 2008.
    2 points
  29. Okay, can we now rename this thread to "Universal database implies new album is coming because the numbers between Hard Skool and Absurd are missing"? I'm only half kidding, a new hope needs a new name
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. So AC DC’s #s were assigned in 2019 and the album was released in 2020. The #s for those songs seemingly have nothing to do with single order and instead are in album order:
    1 point
  32. Yeah, they jettisoned Roddenberry's ashes into space.😄Man, this is so awesome. I've been a trekkie, or trekker, since I was a kid. Very cool that he was able to do this.
    1 point
  33. There are some really interesting questions for Freese though. Mine would revolve around what songs they had (if any) when he came on board. For Chinese - did he add a riff to some lyrics/melody Axl had or did he literally compose the riff and leave Axl to create a song around it. Did 'Chinese Decomcracy' as a title/concept exist before that riff?
    1 point
  34. Same except I can't say I like it a lot.. It is ok and better than Absurd and CD but also turned off on how it was put together.. Feels pretty cheap.. Not good enough for me to buy or something I would play.
    1 point
  35. It sounds like GNR and its a good song but it should not be nescessary to sound like GNR or some other band, Chinese Democracy was the perfect evolution of Axls vision of what GNR should be. I dont understand fans that wants the band to always stay the same, a band needs to evolve and I believe that I personally would have loved what was intended and not something that tries to emulate the old days But in the end - the song is good so I`m eager to hear more of the Village songs with Slash and Duffs take on it.
    1 point
×
×
  • Create New...