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  1. 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.
    15 points
  2. 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.
    14 points
  3. 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...
    14 points
  4. 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
  5. I like the fact they've recorded it as a band live in the room. That usually makes for great albums.
    13 points
  6. write new music record a album make a music video go on tour film a concert amazing band
    13 points
  7. 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
  8. Only in Slash interviews (and 6 times in an article about Slash by Alan Niven) https://www.a-4-d.com/t4337-the-phrase-all-things-considered-frequency-and-who-said-it#24420 EDIT: The phrase is also found 28 times in Slash's autobiography
    11 points
  9. Oh come on, please. As you well know, it is much more productive and organic to record an album digitally, over multiple decades, in multiple different studios, with multiple different players all contributing multiple different parts, utilising multiple different vocal takes from the glorious year of 1999. That is how music should be made.
    11 points
  10. "As far as new GUNS is concerned, we haven't even gotten to that point of really in earnest sitting down and writing," How could anyone possibly perceive this as a positive development? They've been reunited as a trio for half a decade already. The level of rationalizing , planning, plotting, theorizing, and excuse making around here is near pathological. In 2006, it was all very mysterious and intriguing. In 2021? It's just depressing.
    10 points
  11. The latest song from ABBA’s new album is an outtake from Voulez-Vous complete with the original vocals from the 70s. Nothing can stop Axl now.
    9 points
  12. Besides most important news which is that GNR haven't been and isn't writing any new music, it's freakin' awesome to see how enthusiastic he is about this album and SMKC in general. One of the coolest interviews in years.
    9 points
  13. Here’s one to twist your melons….maybe Slash is releasing his album in February cos GnR is releasing an album next month 😳 *slowly puts down crack pipe*
    9 points
  14. Slash is like my postman, he always delivers Axl's like a dodgy car mechanic, can't get the right parts
    9 points
  15. I think the fanbase needs to collectively accept that Uncle Axl is never going to operate GNR like a normal band. Anybody hoping that Slash and Duff coming back into the fold would change things was simply kidding themselves. Axl is prepared to "let Slash play" on HIS songs, but other than that, it's like "It's 5 O Clock Somewhere" all over again - Axl simply ain't interested in working on Slash's original compositions. I for one will take what I can get. It's far from ideal, completely dysfunctional and utterly frustrating to watch as a fan, but an album of Chinese leftovers with Slash and Duff would actually probably be better than anything the three of them could write nowadays anyway.
    8 points
  16. I don't know how many CD leftovers there are, but if there are enough to fill an album, then why would he start from scratch with Slash and Duff and ignore the songs he's been working on? These songs obviously mean a lot to him and having a line-up change doesn't mean he doesn't care about them anymore. I wasn't expecting anything else. Doesn't mean I wouldn't love to hear newer songs written by Slash and Duff.
    8 points
  17. Jeez that new slash song sucks. Myles is whiny and slash is noodley. no hook. Slash, AL and WOF were great. LTD was dreadful and this is off to a bad start sadly. Maybe it's time to accept, we've heard the best of everything slash, axl, duff etc can produce. Still think the General will be absolutely epic. But everyone here should move on and listen to my band. Our new single is here. It's pop rock really, but the new EP is heavier and bluesier.
    8 points
  18. All cautions made All things consideeeeered You know, that was the original lyrics, which Slash wrote, but then Axl changed it, they bickered about it, and that's why they finally broke up. More info in Dizzy's upcoming autobiography.
    8 points
  19. Yes, this is really something worth noting that has been overlooked and lost in the whole discussion. Although they've been working only on old songs (and haven't tried to write anything brand new, as some of us were hoping), the process is not the same as with previous lineups. It's not Slash adding layers; Axl has trusted Slash and Duff to do what they want with these songs. And I don't think it could have worked otherwise, so it's a good thing that they've managed to find a way, as unorthodox as it might be, to work together. I listened to a Brain interview from 2018, and he said that Axl told him he was very happy with what Slash and Duff had done with Better live, so I guess he was pleased with the way they approached some CD songs. (Brain was also asked if he was surprised by the reunion, and he interestingly said he wasn't that much, because Axl had told him that he might do it sometime).
    7 points
  20. Yes, it is unfortunate the various lineups weren't able to keep it together. No doubt this is mostly Axl's fault. And for each new lineup iteration I assume it gets harder to release material that was written with a previous lineup - both because Axl wants the current band members to be part of a release and because writing credits (and compensation) becomes so complicated. Which is why I didn't want the pseudo-reunion; I don't care for nostalgia and I considered the likelihood of seeing CD2 less, or at least that it would be delayed until the cashgrab, nostalgia tour had run its course. The fact that the three have decided to work on unreleased CD songs surprised me, and I will absolutely take it - better than this music not getting released at all. Still, my pipe dream would have been for Axl to release this music with as little tinkering as possible, with the original artists, regardless of whether it would never be toured by them. As for Axl having quit being a recording artist. Who knows? I am not saying it isn't at all unlikely but we can't rule it out entirely, I think. don't find it very surprising the triumvirate won't write music together. Except for back in the 80s, they have never really been good at that. They tried hard in the 90s and it failed spectacularly. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they all agreed not to try that again, lest they risk ruining the ongoing profitable tour from fights stemming from writing sessions. So maybe it was an understanding they would never attempt writing original music together, but that Slash and Duff were willing to add tracks to existing songs. Minimal effort and Axl wouldn't really have to get involved - so no fights and hassle. But again, this doesn't mean Axl aren't interested in writing and recording music, he probably just wants to be in control of it entirely now, and be able to create exactly the music he wants to create. Unfortunately for us, that's a glacial process and we might never hear anything new and original from him that was written after 2016 (2010?, 2006?). But again, who knows? Axl changes a lot and surprises me even more often. Maybe he finds a muse, a collaborator, a direction, and something might come out of it. So what do I hope for? Well, I look forward to hearing the rest of the music they have worked on. I think there are some absolute gems in the Village sessions and I find it likely there are quite a few additional songs we have never heard of that was made after 1999, and which Slash and Duff may have added onto. I also agree with Blackstar that the most likely candidates are songs that Axl mainly wrote himself, to avoid royalties. Still, I am sure there are quite a few really good songs there and I look forward to hearing Slash and Duff's additions. Then I hope Axl will revisit the best of the remaining material and get it out and compensate those who helped make that music - Tommy, Josh, Robin, Bucket, Chris, etc. They deserve to get more out of the years spent recording and writing. They believed in Axl and his vision and they loyalty and dedication should be rewarded. It is the decent thing to do. And then I hope Axl finds the inspiration to make new music, whether as part of GN'R or from some other outlet. Do I find this all likely? Not really - but Axl and GN'R always surprise me in so many ways. I stopped expecting stuff from this band decades ago, now I just take what I get with happiness and enjoy the crazy ride its been.
    7 points
  21. "The River Is Rising" Another fool for rage Another truth betrayed Another lackey out of line Torture and rip-apart What was the pure of heart Poison the well and push the lie All in the name of nothing Have we been hypnotized? No doubt the end is coming We're out of time Hang on The river is rising Hold strong The tide is high Will we drown in paradise? Another wicked scheme Another static dream Indoctrination for the blind All in the name of nothing Have we been hypnotized? No doubt the end is coming We're out of time Hang on The river is rising Hold strong The tide is high A promise gone Seething raging from the heart Hang on The river is rising Hold strong The tide is high A promise long gone So don't deny it A cold dawn is sure to rise As we drown in paradise
    7 points
  22. Say what you will about their music and whether you like it or not is entirely personal choice, but that is a band. I’m glad Slash has this outlet to keep being creative. You really can see how happy he is on stage playing with these guys.
    7 points
  23. The way the photo is cropped makes it look like Slash is holding onto Myles arm
    7 points
  24. I have seen the footage before. The Izzy/Axl greeting actually seemed fairly friendly, and I remember thinking it was really cool that Axl called him "Iz". As for the Bumbelfoot thing, I think that's overblown. No one shoved him out of the way. Axl was being escorted to stage. As someone else mentioned, he was probably "in the zone" and did not even notice Bumblefoot. Furthermore, this was when Axl still showed up incredibly late for shows, so I'm sure management was trying to usher Axl to the stage as quickly as possible. If I remember the footage correctly, Bumblefoot just kind of steps out of the way. Ironically, Bumblefoot stated numerous times over the years that for all of his grievances with the way GN'R ran, Axl was always really cool to him; particularly in 2007/2007 when the rest of the band didn't particularly like him. Also lol at "no one follows DJ Ashba."
    7 points
  25. GN'R could do so many different creative things on social media but they just don't. You know what they could do? Run a contest asking for people to send clips covering HS. Singers, keyboard players, guitarists, bassists...hell....anyone playing the song on any instrument. Then gather all the clips and chose the best of the best to make a fan video for the song. They wouldn't even have to do that much work and it would create so much buzz. That's just one idea I had in the last 5 minutes and it's better than anything GN'R has posted in the history of their social media. Instead of anything even remotely creative that could cause promotion for the band, we get clips made with Windows Movie Maker and the most vague captions ever.
    7 points
  26. Gotta hand it to you @SoulMonster, the circles you're willing to go in with Pele are amazing. I gave up a month ago or so. Good on you for carrying on and exposing the BS.
    6 points
  27. I said that summer 2022 makes the most sense for a release, even though GnR don't always do things that make sense. And, unlike you, I have no reason to think that Slash lied about the quantity of the material, because my thoughts and estimations are not a result of either wishful thinking or defense mechanisms.
    6 points
  28. Also on Absurd and Hard Skool: Slash: They both have a lot of history. What happened was, Axl has all these songs that he recorded at some point along the way, and so Duff and I went and redid them, basically (laughs). [The interviewer comments that Slash’s stamp is all over them] You know, I write my own kind of parts to what else is going on, and just sort of… just took the drums and redid everything else.
    6 points
  29. Imagine if gnr promoted a single the same way The Conspirators just did. With an actual music video, a band photo, and a few interviews.
    6 points
  30. I can't hear any new pedal in that song. Plus you should give the credit to the guy who's been with Slash in the band for 12 years, not Richard.
    6 points
  31. I actually enjoy Myles live much more than on the albums.. I want to be excited about this new SMKC album but I am afraid Myles will ruin it....
    6 points
  32. Why would it be distracting, if GnR and Slash would release a new records at nearly the same time? 1. A lot of people don't give a shit about Slash's solo stuff. The record won't be serious competition. 2. Both records could benefit from being released close to each other. It would even be a kind of promotion for the Guns record, since Axl usually doesn't do promotion.
    6 points
  33. Kind of depressing actually. It seems Axl quit at some point. He just performs now and others go through what was done 15-20 years ago trying to turn it into releasable product to keep the interest high enough to keep the touring $$ rolling in. Is what it is I guess, but I expected a lot more all these years.
    5 points
  34. https://www.facebook.com/Slash/videos/404743244603277 https://www.instagram.com/p/CVLQsAfFj9i/ The River Is Rising
    5 points
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