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  1. I know such an overtly positive thread will probably be met with negativity by some, but I think Axl, band and management have done a great job of turning things around in 2021. I won't lie, I was pretty jaded and cynical before the tour started, but for the first time in ages it feels like it's fun to be a Guns fan again. Not everyone can make it to the live shows and there hasn't been a whole lot to feel positive about with regards to Guns for those of us unable to see the band live in recent years. Whilst I am (perhaps naively) hoping that the single releases continue and that one day we might even get a full album, I must tip my hat to the band for finally entering the 21st century, embracing the use of streaming services, playing new songs live and even releasing a physical format single for the first time since 1996. Nice one band and management.
    29 points
  2. 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/
    23 points
  3. - Maybe tonight's the night for HS! - Nevermind, maybe next time. - Maybe TONIGHT'S the night? maybe? - Ah no, not tonight either. (Release of song) Ah this doesn't count, it was recorded back in the Cretaceous period with Axl bellowing through a Viking horn and the drums being hammered with a caveman club by a strung-out Genghis Khan dressed like Marie Antoinette. - OK, tonight's DEFINITELY the night, please Axl!! HS live!!! (opening to HS plays) - OHMYGOOOOODDDDDDD!!! MyGNR the following day: - Mehhhh Axl's voice bla bla, Mickey bla bla bla, no rasp bla bla frickin bla. This place sometimes mannnn, this place.
    21 points
  4. This was my fifth time seeing them and may have been the best. Cellphone service went blank once everyone started arriving so that’s why you didn’t get any updates from me at the show. Hard Skool debut was a magical moment and there were a few other nice surprises in the setlist. YCBM was probably my favorite performance of the ‘regular’ songs, forgot how awesome that is live. Crowd was REALLY energetic, much more than last time they were here. People were running thru the aisles waiving GN’R banners over the ledge, lots of random high fives and camaraderie between strangers. The place was insanely loud when SCOM began, only thing I’ve experienced close to it in person was Cal Ripken breaking the record. Estranged got unusually good applause too. Just a really great night overall, I am thankful every time I get to see them.
    21 points
  5. Rename the thread already! "The new album thread - Jesus Perez Castillo from a youtube comment says album is coming in December"
    18 points
  6. He sounded exactly like I would expect Dustin Bones to sound.
    18 points
  7. @Pele Stop repeating yourself, we all know your opinions, you state them in almost every post. It's boring and people are complaining. Stay on topic.
    18 points
  8. NEW! Ep. 310 - Just a Minute, Mr. Freese (Smells Like Josh Spirit) Josh Freese's "Just A Minute, Vol. 1" comes out October 29th via Loosegroove Records. Mr. Freese talks to us all about his album of 1 min songs and his time with Guns N' Roses...is he on Hard Skool? Available wherever you get your podcasts! Appetite for Distortion | iHeartRadio
    17 points
  9. Not bad at all. Much improved from the first performance.
    17 points
  10. They should collaborate with this guy izzy stradlin, I heard is great, maybe they can do a song or something.
    17 points
  11. Prior to the start of this tour, I along with many others, was VERY negative about the future of GN'R. Then the tour kicked off in Hershey and things didn't get in any better. Soon after, things changed rapidly for many of us. What happened? Well obviously the complete shock of Absurd not only being played live but being released by surprise was a big booster. It wasn't just that though. Even with the "same old setlist" plus Absurd, the band were playing together far better than previous tours. On top of that, Axl seemed to be a in better mood and more entertaining with every show. Was Axl perfect vocally? Not even close BUT it was clear to many of us that the effort was there. Long standing issues many of us had were being addressed too. As minor as it may seem, just moving songs around in the setlist seemed to give the shows new life. They piled on to that by bringing some cuts back (SOYL & Coma) and continuing to shuffle things around outside of the opening stretch of each show. So we were all (well, most of us) happy right? GN'R was doing so many things we've begged for in the live show and on top of all of that, we had the first two new GN'R songs released in 13 years. Plus a physical product from GN'R with new music to boot! So....what happens now? I know many of us, myself very much included give GN'R and Team Brazil a hard time because they never seem to do anything near what we think they should. Personally, I find myself feeling bad for the whole organization for the first time in........well, maybe ever? Some might disagree but I really feel like they had the wheels in motion to be doing all the right things. Now, due to circumstances completely out of their control, everything comes to a hault. Who knows what the plans were for Mexico & Australia, but if there were plans, they don't get to execute them. That sucks. For GN'R, TB and for us. Personally, I'm crossing my fingers that someone had contingency plans in place before this tour started. They had to have known that Australia was doubtful at best and even if Mexico wasn't on their radar, I hope someone considered the possibility of postponement because it happened. So what does everyone think is going to happen now? More planned singles even though they can't tour to support them? Impromptu, smaller venue shows in the US? A streak of shows in Las Vegas? Total silence? What do you think??
    16 points
  12. It's so funny how some people rate this song depending of how it got made and when. If they didn't have any of that info, they'd probably love it.
    16 points
  13. on my german local radio station, the host said Guns N' Roses released a new single and they played "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"
    15 points
  14. Well, I’m heading back from the show right now. I had an awesome time. The seats I had were about as far back as you could go. During Estranged we moved down to the pit by the sound board. I thought the setlist was great and the performances were great
    14 points
  15. Any reports from the halls of the high skools? Are kids dancing in the hallways when it gets played over the PA systems?
    14 points
  16. I am shocked a bunch of millionaires who are close to 60 won’t write tunes about what they see while struggling to survive in the street
    14 points
  17. Slash on writing songs for SMKC vs GNR: "As far as Guns is concerned we haven't even gotten to that point of really in earnest sitting down and writing, we've been doing a lot of material that's sort of been sitting around for a while, so that will be a whole focused endeavor unto itself" Sounds, to me at least, like they have recorded more CD leftover with GN'R but nothing has been written since the reunion...
    13 points
  18. Slash is a genius- he found a way to release new music in this current age, somehow. He should introduce this idea to that other band he’s in.
    13 points
  19. I like the fact they've recorded it as a band live in the room. That usually makes for great albums.
    13 points
  20. write new music record a album make a music video go on tour film a concert amazing band
    13 points
  21. 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!!??
    13 points
  22. SMKC is next at the moment
    13 points
  23. SOYL is a fantastic song. You're all nuts.
    13 points
  24. You know what they should do since all of their upcoming dates are canceled? Go on Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, SNL and every other show ever. Hell, just have Axl do a quick bit on Weekend Update on SNL. That alone would cause huge buzz. Do a live chat on Facebook or Instagram. Have Axl, Slash & Duff all sitting at a table answering only the questions they want to. The chat would be going apeshit anyway so it wouldn't even look like they were avoiding certain questions. Pair up with Funny or Die or one of those YouTube channels. Have Axl going into record stores suggesting to regular customers that they buy a GN'R album. There's so many ways they could catapult themselves back into the public view. All of them take little to no effort and would be huge. Therefore, they won't do any of them.
    13 points
  25. Slash was clear in this interview about what they haven't done, but he was also very clear about what they have done: they have redone a lot of Axl's material. He said "a lot", not "some", and by all definitions "a lot" means more than four songs.
    12 points
  26. Not yet, but I suppose it will be updated when the database is updated with more articles after 2010 and @SoulMonster includes them to the a-4-d.com history section. There is even an unreleased Slash song from the Snakepit 2 era titled "All Things Considered": Slash: It’s sort of a Cinderella story. I met all the guys at gigs. I met Rod Jackson and he put a lyric on a tape of mine, a song not on the album called ‘All Things Considered’. https://www.a-4-d.com/t5252-2000-12-25-classic-rock-mr-brownstone-slash
    12 points
  27. Yeah that KOHD live version is pretty long.
    12 points
  28. Confession… ive cried at all of the shows I’ve been too. Still now even 35 years later get teary eyed sometimes when I just hear them on my playlist, YouTube etc. like most been through many ups and downs in this thing called life. Some of my greatest memories are connected to GNR songs….then there’s the rough times…through loss, illness, homelessness, etc music and in particular GNR was there for me through it all. thinking about getting on a plane tomorrow.
    12 points
  29. Just so this doesn't get lost in the other thread... 7" vinyl with Hardschool and a live version of Absurd https://gnrmerch.com/products/hard-skool-7-vinyl CD single with Hardschool, Absurd, Don't Cry (Live) and You're Crazy (Live) https://gnrmerch.com/products/hard-skool-cd Cassette single (same tracks as the CD) https://gnrmerch.com/products/hard-skool-cassette 4 tracks on the physical single... there's your new EP.
    12 points
  30. I just got home a few minutes ago from the show in Raleigh. I had a blast and thought it was a great show! The arena filled up fast just a few minutes before Guns came out. it wasn’t perfection… very few issues though. They put on great show and my people and I had a great time. I’m not disappointed about anything.
    12 points
  31. Just saw this comment in YouTube: Lots of people criticizing axle and his voice saying he should hang it up. These guys dont need the money, they are, and have been set for life. This has been for the fans. They didn't cancel because of covid restrictions like some other bands.Baltimore got one hell of a treat. They played for 3.5 hrs and left it all on the line. Been to hundreds of concerts and they arent even my favorite band, but it was the best show I have seen. People are also saying tickets didn't sell well. Check out this video... Packed house even with restrictions. Thank you Guns for a show for the ages!!! The casuals are loving it. Maybe we need to slow down a bit and enjoy this band with less expectations.
    12 points
  32. There was no one more negative than me prior to the start of the tour. Then the kick off in Hershey made it worse. Then suddenly, Absurd happened and the band flipped the switch. Setlists started getting minor to big changes, Axl started trying harder, the band started playing WAY better and the shows just seemed......fun and fresh (for the most part). Does Axl sound "great"? No. But he's also 1000 years old in rock years and IMO, he's trying very hard. Effort goes a LONG way with me. Over the last month, I've seen way more effort from Axl & GN'R then I've seen in years.
    12 points
  33. Never thought i would say this, but this guy did better than Axl lol.
    12 points
  34. “That was interesting. That was something. What that something was, I’m not exactly sure.” - Axl after Hard Skool. So psyched that I can say that I saw the first ever live performance of it!
    12 points
  35. I decided at the very last minute to attend the Columbus show after hearing that Hard Skool was going to be released. (It was a 3.5 hour drive and I wasn't planning on going because I have to work in a few hours). But I figured there was a decent chance to see Hard Skool live for the first time. So I hit the road, bought a ticket, and went to the show. Although they didn't play Hard Skool, the show was great. The sound quality was one of the best I've heard in a long time, and it was great seeing Coma, Shadow of Your Love, and Madagascar. Axl also sounded much better than when I saw them in Hershey. The acoustics and vocals were quite good. Being a smaller, indoor arena made a big difference.
    12 points
  36. Who gives a remote shit as to the lineage of music prior to if/when it gets released? The quality of the songs should matter more than anything. A Different Kind of Truth is one of my favorite Van Halen albums. A lot of the material from it was ages old, then re-worked. I never sit around listening to that album thinking "boy, I like this song but I'd sure like it a lot more if hadn't been so old when they recorded it". My main concern is just never getting more GN'R material at all. I'd love for them to release more studio material that I like, regardless of whenever any of it was recorded.
    11 points
  37. Was at the show on Saturday night. Absolutely great. I have to say, the venue and the sound quality was excellent. It was one of those places where there genuinely wasn't a bad seat in the house. Far preferred this to the stadium shows I went to at MetLife & Wrigley Field on this tour. Axl was in phenomenal voice the whole night (I overheard various people in the bathroom - obviously during Better - talking about how he absolutely still has it). The band were visibly enjoying themselves and the setlist was cool with Coma kicking off the encore as a nice surprise. Great show - shame the tour is ending cause it really felt like it was just reaching the heights we expect of GN'R.
    11 points
  38. People in here complaining about the set list tonight are acting like little bitches. We wanted them to change shit up and they finally have been. Tonight’s set list was awesome. I’m jealous of Catcher. I’m still chasing that dragon.
    11 points
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