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WhazUp

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  1. Touring is definitely one of the most surefire ways for any band, small or large, to net the most money nowadays so that definitely plays a part in it. Back with nuGNR I am guessing it was a way of survival whereas nowadays with the reunion it is a way of gaining the most amount of money possible lol
  2. IMO any sane person who can get the vaccine, should get the vaccine
  3. Yeah I actually quite like the vocals he laid out on Rock the Rock, some of the notes he lingers on are not too unlike some of his vocal delivery on TSI? - albeit older sounding lol. Paying attention to the main vocal track mostly and ignoring the lower octave overdubs that obscure and add to the vocals, I quite dig it
  4. For me that was my biggest issue with Chinese. Not that the vocals sound bad, but when you mix and match vocal tracks from 1999 with guitar tracks from 2007, an early 2000's re-recording of another drummers drum tracks from 1998, etc. you lose sonic cohesiveness That is one of the reasons why Cather In The Rye off the actual album sounds like a mushy sonic jumbled mess compared to the more streamlined early Brian May demo. That is why I appreciated what Van Halen did on their last album. They went into the treasure trove of older songs they had in the archives but new, fresh record
  5. I get it for sure, just to me it would be like Playboy releasing photos of Pam Anderdon from 20 years ago going "here is the brand new Pam Anderson photoshoot" lol. I would rather he just release the CD era tracks as-is in a "1996-2008 Chinese Era" boxset related to that era and hang it up if he can't bring new vocals to a new GNR album, although judging by Rock the Rock I still think he can rock it in the studio
  6. I totally agree with that man, I personally have zero interest anymore in really much of any of the tracks that were tracked in the Chinese era. That era creatively is a decade or more past, and I don't want Slash and Duff merely overdubbing parts on 10-20 year old drum/vocal/additional guitar tracks. I am down for a few fresh re-recordings of CD era song with the current lineup with additions and revisions from Slash and Duff though I would love to hear some freshly written songs coming from Slash, Duff, and Axl
  7. I am sure Ted Cruz will get a few tweets aimed at him from Axl now that Trump is out lol. Unfortunately a lot of those spineless "election fraud" conspiracy theorists or conspiracy theory supporters are still in office so we are not completely out of the woods of the insanity
  8. Happy Birthday to Steven! Always has and always will be my favorite GNR drummer - seeing him guest at the Dodger Stadium show was one of my GNR highlights seeing the big 3+1 jamming it out on stage
  9. I honestly think that be it 2008 or in 2000, the biggest mistake Axl made was to attach this project with the GNR name. And that isn't even a "this isn't GNR" thing, I just think that not having the immediate association with one of the biggest and most famous rock discogs from the 80s onwards would have done Chinese some good and set it apart from preconceived notions I know Axl probably wanted the big record deal funding that comes from the GNR name, but maybe a tighter and stricter budget would have forced him to make a more cohesive musical statement in a shorter amount of time as we
  10. Wait, are you sure you are on the right forum? mytednugentforum.com is that way >>
  11. ^ That was a cool interview, some interesting guitar talk such as the string gauges and whatnot that Slash doesn't usually talk about much, or is asked about much in interviews
  12. He is probably at home figuring out whether he likes Hard School with Slash's guitar additions 1.5 dB louder or not
  13. Ironically Marc's guitar style would have benefited most with the ideas Slash brought to the table that Axl and Duff rejected lol
  14. All are pretty much the same, like same effects and all that, the only difference in arrangements from my memory is Josh versus Brain playing the drum track, or additional guitar overdubs on the Rough Mixes #1 disk I forgot how many actual different literal mixes there are because I deleted all but the best sounding Josh version and best sounding Brain version lol
  15. If Axl sounded like he did in 2016, without a question hell yeah! Otherwise, what was a sure thing would get me second guessing whether it would be a once in a lifetime event or a "well this would be amazing if this was 10 years ago" thing lol
  16. I am hoping that whatever songs they pick, new or old, all I know is the last thing I would want is Slash re-recording in 2021 a Bumble part from 2007 that was recorded alongside Axl vocals from 1999 and with Josh Freese drums that Brain recorded over only to be replaced by Frank lol So I hope that there is just a bit more of an actual band recording setting to capture the energy of the band in a way that IMO Chinese didn't (hell even Frank can sound great recorded judging by the couple random singles from bands he recorded with these past few years)
  17. Slash did sound great on this, I think having a rhythm section that pumped up and that energized helps give his solo ideas extra weight as well
  18. Personally I am still wondering why Black Hole Sun was/is still a regular setlist piece - even in 2019 Chris had been gone for 2 years and the setlist was already bloated with covers as-is It just isn't a song that I really clamor to hear anyone but the Soundgarden guys do anyways, with the exception being people who change up the vibe of the song and do their own thing with it like Norah Jones
  19. If it is the setlist plus those additions, as long as they remove The Seeker from their set I am totally cool with it lol but I would personally at least like a change in set order. Maybe start the show with a different opener and end it with Nightrain or something
  20. In a sense I have, I don't think I fully have given up on them, but rather just no longer am interested in following them and will more just hope on the GNR train down the line if something more productive starts happening
  21. Hell that even makes GNR look worse lol! Paul during this lockdown recorded an entire album with himself as the producer and playing all the instruments and released it within a few months time - meanwhile Axl since 2016 can't even manage to take the stable lineup he has with proven workhorses in Slash and Duff and release an album or a single song. Not even mentioning the tons of CD era material he could have released as-is anytime up until the reunion too Hell that even makes GNR look worse lol! Paul during this lockdown recorded an entire album with himself as the producer a
  22. Iggy & The Stooges - Gimme Danger
  23. Assuming new material with Slash and Duff (and maybe some Izzy tunes in the mix) is out of the question: For me at this point probably the UYI documentary footage is number 1. Number 2 would be unaltered, as-is songs from the CD era such as The General with vocals After that? A proper release of a full show from the '80s or '90s with properly mixed audio and no edits/fixes
  24. I think COVID really sped up my apathy to GNR that eventually would have occurred anyway if they kept going down the same boring path Before COVID, I was actually kind of stoked to see GNR later this year. Now, I got the refund for the postponed show and barely even care if the show gets scheduled and may pass it up for different musical experiences This would have been a perfect time for even just a new single, both to help music fans have something new to enjoy during a live concert-less pandemic, and to strike while the iron is semi-warm. Their reluctance to do anything remotely
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