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  1. I once really liked Sixx AM and I still think they have a handful of legitimate good songs, but holy heck, that was bad. It's like these days mainstream rock bands are afraid of making rock music. It's ridiculous.
  2. He still didn't run around during the AC/DC shows (because he didn't "want it to make it about him" or whatever the reason was, which IMO was pretty considerate and cool). So that made him probably sound even better, because being still and standing gives you more control of your voice, than being still and sitting down.
  3. "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." - Harvey Dent, 2008
  4. I guess it's a matter of either wanting to air you dirty laundry in public or not. I mean, everyone has some dirt on people they know well, but you can choose to be classy and respectful. And obviously Duff chose that route and told an interesting and reflecting story of his journey without throwing anyone under the bus. I think there's nothing wrong with that.
  5. I don't understand how you can be the manager of a legendary mainstream band and not have a marketing / social media plan? Then, instead of being professional, you diss your band's diehard fans on reddit and make excuses. Jesus...
  6. Downloaded it, but haven't read it Based on these tidbits and quotes, it's a) going to be an awkward read and b) no wonder they don't want him involved with the reunion. Telling your side of the truth is one thing, but airing your dirty laundry in public is just kind of embarassing.
  7. Nice to see proshot material of them performing, but that mix... yikes! But hopefully they keep releasing more of these (with better audio). Cool stuff.
  8. Beating a dead horse here, but Alice Cooper just released a new song freshly recorded with a video, which has sections/frames self-filmed by his fans at their homes. That's how you keep your fanbase engaged. Guns just keep us enraged.
  9. "Digest ideas" and "deliver the message to the masses"? Seriously? You need to veil your lack of ideas/vision with that kind of dated jargon? I hate to be negative and trash the management team, because they might be lovely people in real life, but holy heck how hard is it to release live videos on your social media sites in the year 2020? How is everything soooo hard for this management? They are always "seriously looking at" things that other bands do with relative ease.
  10. This whole children's book debacle shows that the manager(s) of Guns N' Roses don't really understand the brand of the band. Or actually, they don't understand what branding itself means. Laundry bags, toy trucks, children's books... They just cheapen the whole image of the band. With KISS it works because it's SO over the top. Like, everybody's in on the joke. (And not to mention KISS has put out tons of music and they are very fan-friendly with their communication.) But with Guns N' Roses it just feels poorly designed, cheap and desperate. The band itself is very professional when
  11. It sure is! I just listened to it earlier today. Back when Chinese Democracy wasn't released and the only songs that were out were live versions of Chinese Democracy, Madagascar and The Blues, I listened to those Ghosts of Mars songs that have Buckethead and Robin Finck, and imagined how Chinese Democracy would sound like
  12. "Gn'R Machine" I get the feeling that Sorum's ego colors some of the stories, but that is a pretty good description of this version of Gn'R. I don't know, maybe it's the years spent on this forum bitching about everything and getting cynical about the band, but Slash and Duff do seem a bit more corporate these days. I'm still happy about the reunion, though.
  13. Make those onesies adult sized and slap a tiny chubby cherub version of Axl on biker shorts on them and you got yourself a deal, fam!
  14. From recent leaks, in my opinion, Perhaps and State of Grace are genuinely good songs, but Atlas Shrugged and Hard School are only interesting because we have no other new music. If Guns N' Roses want to make a comeback as a recording band, they need to release something better than Hard School as a first single. They would need a Slither-type of song, in my opinion. Then follow that with an acoustic ballad with an Axl-led piano. Then a third single could be more experimental, but still within the Guns N' Roses sound. This band has so much wasted potential. It's so frustrating.
  15. To me Depp is a legit rocker. He has always had a rebellious aura. Ok, he might not have a distinct sound, but his guitar playing is good and he has a nice voice. Plus he was a musician before he started acting. And he got rich by doing what he is good at, like Axl and Slash, so I don't see why him having money would be an argument against being legit. (Although, one could say they are all rich old guys playing rock stars these days.) ... I'm on a Gn'R forum defending Johnny Depp. Fuck my life...
  16. The album is definitely a grower. I'm at a point where the only song I feel a bit iffy about is Holy for Tonight. And I'm starting to enjoy it too. Even the last song with Post Malone, This Is a Raid, sounds good. I like that there are melancholic songs (Ordinary Man, Under the Graveyard), some heavy songs (Goodbye, Today Is the End) and some songs that are bonkers (Scary Little Green Men, Eat Me). It's nice to have variety. Especially when it works this well together. The production could be a little different, mainly the mix could be a little less clean and more chunky/dirty maybe. But
  17. "Where's the new F'n Gn'R single? Oh my Dad!"
  18. Axl should do a solo acoustic piano tour (maybe with Fortus and Reese, for example) and play ballads and covers. Perhaps singing with his lower range. Reinvent himself a bit. I would pay a decent amount to see/hear that.
  19. I don't know... I wasn't old enough to be a fan of the old Guns, so I always thought Slash and Duff were more grounded, punk-ish musicians than Axl. I was always curious what they had to say and I read a lot of their interviews and whatnot. But now when you've seen the video of Duff yacht shopping and read about Guns hiring models to stand in the front row during shows, I've realized that they are millionaire rockstars that I have nothing in common with. So my illusion of them being this dangerous rockband has vanished. They are more of theater act at this point. And it's all good, t
  20. Using "F'n" instead of just writing "fucking" is so lame. Either you have that attitude or you don't.
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