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  1. 3 hours ago, Tom2112 said:

    Yeah I agree with this. NITL is boring. It was boring the day it was announced though. I think the years of fan disillusionment peaked in 2014 and by the 2016 announcement in Jan it was more of a whimper than a cheer. Just boring and that's largely down to Axl and his voice not really meeting expectations.

    So glad I saw them in 06, 10 and even 2012! 2012 was head and shoulders above the 2017 Slane show, I say that without any doubt.

     

    When it was announced I would argue that excitement in 2016 was super amazing and the high point of it all!  2016 as a whole in my opinion was a great year for GNR - Axl sounded good (even though he was even better in AC/DC), you had the Slash and Duff factor back, these huge grand scale shows, etc. 

    From my perspective the fan excitement levels were huge and I haven't seen as much sheer positivity since probably 2008 during the "CD coming out / Axl chats" era of the forum and fandom

    To me, late 2017 going into 2018 was where I started becoming more and more disillusioned with the band.  Realizing the momentum they built in 2016 was not going to be utilized, the setlists were not going to change too drastically, and no material was in sight.  Along with Axl's voice starting to get less with each year after 2016

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  2. 12 hours ago, El Guapo said:

    I still remember listening to AFD for the first time. I thought it was different members singing  on the first two, equally brillant tracks. Very cool.

    Now we have angry Mickey and whiny Mickey. :D

    Lol I remember when I was younger, back with dial up internet and information and videos not being immediately accessible, looking at the back of the Appetite CD and thinking that the guy with the low voice on ISO must have been that mysterious looking dude with the black hair a.k.a. Izzy :lol:  Naive kid me thought that is was Axl on the high parts and Izzy would duet with him whenever they needed a low voice ha

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  3. 7 hours ago, SoulMonster said:

     

    My question is, why would you refer to the AFD5 lineup as "original" when you know it wasn't?

    A similar thing with Rush, Geddy Lee technically was not even in the first iteration - Jeff Jones was there before Geddy replaced him.  But when people talk about Rush's "original lineup" they reference the Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, John Rutsey lineup because that is the first lineup to actually be the band to do anything with the name Rush

    So to me, I just don't worry about correct or incorrect because in context everyone knows what we mean by "original" anyways and I just roll with the colloquial terms

    For rock music in general, there is a tendency to not count any casual lineups that kind of just were a passing thing before the "real" band came together and actually did the stuff that made that band, that band

     

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  4. All in all, they have a lot of money from the reunion tour and they are a band, so if they couldn't go into a studio and bust out some recordings of both older CD era ideas or new tracks I would be very concerned lol

    It would be weird because either they record the tracks fresh or you have instrumental parts of members that haven't been in GNR for a minimum of 6 years, and a maximum of nearly 20 years.  Which definitely is a great indicator of how much of a clusterfuck GNR as a band has been :lol:

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  5. 15 hours ago, vloors said:

    Prince though constantly released music and was great to his fanbase 

    That is very true, I just know that when it came to the online aspect of his work and bootlegs he was super duper anal lol but unlike GNR Prince had the variation in setlists, constant new releases, and different projects always going to keep his fans happy

  6. 7 hours ago, Oldest Goat said:

    Nice. I'll definitely be picking that up when the Switch Pro finally comes out. Was really impressed by Awakening.

    It is fantastic!  I haven't played any FE titles since the American released Gameboy Advance ones in the mid-2000s so I think a lot of the modern day FE additions were new to me for this one - but I really love it.  The GBA ones were great but definitely a "cutscene, battle, cutscene, battle" thing where the Monastery in this game really opens it up and lets the story breathe a bit

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  7. 6 minutes ago, Spike Killer said:

    Can you imagine though what would happen the first time Paradise City wasn't the last song played?  I'm sure there's more than just me that like to skate out while the last song is in progress to beat the traffic (1 minute vs 60+ to get out).   It would be a mega bummer to miss the majority of the show.

    In that case if they ever decided to open the show with Paradise City you will get home making great time at least lol

  8. I sincerely hope that with GNR's live shows postponed so much they have done some serious reflecting on their live show and ways to change it up not just for the fans but for themselves as well.  I can only imagine how boring it must be playing the same songs in pretty much the same order for 5 years

    Not that I think said self-reflection has or will take place lol but one could only hope.  I think even simply starting the setlist with a few different songs would help it out - or putting Paradise City earlier in the set and ending the show with Nightrain or something

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  9. 5 hours ago, Arnuld said:

    Please cite some examples of people catching covid outside? Oh that’s right you can’t. Because you would literally have to be in someone’s face coughing or sneezing into their mouth to catch covid outside. These false notions are why idiot governments like California and all of Europe and Canada require people to wear masks outside. Rules backed by nothing based on nothing. 

    All in all the idea originally suggested of this very moment in time allowing outdoor venues being at 100 percent, is not a great idea IMO.  The science does not back up that outdoor gatherings packed with tens of thousands of people like sardines in a venue with no ability so social distance, is smart at least at this point in time. 

     

  10. 9 hours ago, 19AT5 said:

    Am I the only one who thinks Atlas Shrugged is just not all that good?! Heard it a few times and didn't think much of it. At all.

    I like it overall, but think that it is more of a cool idea than it is something that is a great song.  Like with a bit of re-arranging and reworking I could see it being a solid tune but to me it just doesn't quite reach its potential

  11. 10 hours ago, RussTCB said:

    The pandemic was hands down the best thing that could have happened to the GN'R brand. 

    People are so starved for live shows that it'll easily bump GN'R back up from the dismel ticket sales they had just prior to all the lock downs. 

    Although Axl had better come prepared for these shows or else "Axl Rose still dealing with the aftermath of getting COVID" will be the news headlines if he Mickeys it up :lol:

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  12. 1 hour ago, TeeJay410 said:

    So someone help me remember:  were there rumors leading up to the troubadour that this was happening? I remember day/day before we heard about it but in the months leading up were there more credible rumors than there had ever been?

     

    I remember 2006 being the hottest and closest we had ever been to it happening, with even more and greater credible sources saying it was real. I would love to hear what happened there.

    I think that Slash and Duff posted the "GNR at Coachella" ad and logo on their social media prior to the Troubador show although I could be remembering wrong.  I do remember the first time we knew they were back in GNR being them posting the GNR logos on their own social media, prior to the Troubador show - but the Troubador show itself was unannounced and a total suprise

  13. Ultimately as unhappy as I am with TB when it comes to how they approach GNR's business, I think that Axl is the one the buck gets passed off to.  Because at the end of the day, managers are hired by the band, and Axl is definitely the one calling the big shots for the band - otherwise since Slash and Duff's return we probably would have had 5 albums and every album re-released in box set format if their productivity is any indication lol

    If Axl didn't like or approve of what they are doing they would have been long gone by now

     

     

     

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