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WhazUp

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  1. With all due respect, I don't think I have seen a post from you that is about music, only policing what you think fans should be saying or not lol Sometimes there are ebbs and flows to discussions and Frank's comments opened up the SOYL debate, which is totally legit
  2. Seriously, Selects paused indefinitely after only two premiers? I am not sure what to say, I thought the last Selects was a huge step forward in quality to the last one and was exactly what I wanted if new music was off the table
  3. That is why I am torn. At first, I thought it was Steven but just with a heavily processed, compressed, and altered drum sound due to remixing it from the multi-tracks with different production tendencies compared to Steven's past drum sound. I am kinda at this point going back and forth between it - I knew from the get-go that Slash's licks sound like recent Slash and I wouldn't put it past GNR to re-record stuff knowing Axl's tendency to needlessly re-record things lol. If it is Frank, I must admit that bodes really well for potential future material because it rocks
  4. I never quite understood the appeal of Greatest Hits albums on vinyl to begin with, like to me the beauty of the format is being able to listen to a specific album in full, with the intended sequencing and cohesiveness that only can occur from a true album as opposed to a compilation
  5. Well this comment from Fernando about the SOYL release being from the "original tapes" has definitely aged well in that case lol. Maybe he forgot to mention that they took the original tapes and deleted and re-recorded some of the tracks? I don't honestly understand what about it has to be so secretive. When is saying a band took an old recording and overdubbed new parts on it this unspeakable thing? Nobody would care, hell maybe it would win people over to Frank's drumming because he sounds pretty good on it if it is him
  6. "Richard Fortus' expressions clearly indicate a certain hopefulness that maybe someday new material will be released, whereas with Melissa's interviews you can clearly extrapolate her feelings of the GNR fam being "rad" and "lit". .. that's all I got
  7. I agree with this and I think that Duff, while diplomatic, also had a really refreshing perspective. Duff's mindset was hey who am I to lay blame considering I was messed up on drugs too and probably wasn't easy to deal with at times. Whereas with Matt it isn't simply just dishing the dirt but at the same time not having any real self-reflection of his part in the dysfunction - hell even dressing up the dysfunction and debauchery as badass rock n' roll antics and not the former lol
  8. Although regarding Jarmo, it doesn't take a crystal ball to guess that the band that has only released one album since 1993 would probably not release a new album in 2020
  9. Agree to disagree I suppose in that case lol I quite enjoy his renditions of both Nothing Compares and especially his rendition of Billie Jean (specifically on his Sweden concert from '07) I was a huge Chris Cornell fan prior to his death, saw him solo and with SG multiple times so this isn't "death nostalgia" talking, just what I honestly feel - the dude's style is to my tastes
  10. Same here, I really dig this cover! Chris has a fantastic ability to cover songs and put a cool spin on them. Songs that come to mind are Ticket To Ride, Better Man, Nothing Compares 2 U, and Imagine
  11. I always equated Axl to a George Lucas type. Comes out with great stuff because he had other people around him to collaborate with and to level with him (Original trilogy and original cast). His next saga (the prequels = CD) is a dude with tons of money to burn and a lot of clout to his name, trying to do it all without the original cast and even though plenty of diehards still to this day watch the films and there are some great ideas, everyone agrees that there was overproduction and a lack of the same magic as before made it "not the same".
  12. I like the video premiers they have done so far and think it is a step forward, however unfortunately the infrequency of said premiers means the step forward is turning quickly into a "step sideways" If you look at Elton John's channel they are releasing a completely new full concert from his archive for a few days, and then continuing with a new video and doing it over and over as of right now indefinitely. Which is an amazing treat to his fanbase and really to any music fan There is absolutely no reason why either more frequent selections from GNR could be premiered more of
  13. "On this day in 1993 band members snuck into a movie.... anyways enough about that here is Slash in 2018 waving while walking offstage" This is like the total representation of TB ever since TB became TB
  14. That was the first time you heard that song!? That, Rocket Man, and Tiny Dancer are played nonstop on FM radio to death lol
  15. I know GNR were mentioned among those who had master tapes destroyed but I am not sure if there was ever a list of what exactly was destroyed and what is intact - if the master recordings that were destroyed were purely audio, or the material in the GNR vault as a whole
  16. I think it is a shame that the Tokyo '92 gig is the only real official live representation of the classic years of the band (not counting the overdubbed and random compilation of Live Era) - I know they are probably gonna focus a ton on the current lineup for the time being however it would be insane to not premier old shows considering they are simply gathering dust in the vault at the moment
  17. I will probably keep them just because whenever they do come back I would plan on seeing them so I wouldn't have to go through on sale dates and times again, and if they end up canceling, refunds would be given anyways
  18. Imagine how the GNR group chat looks with Axl and Melissa in the same chat
  19. Oh man, yeah I remember thinking while Steven was up there at the Dodger Stadium show that instrumentally it had the exact same vibe as Felt Forum '88 if you closed your eyes and imagined the visuals of that era lol. Even as someone who tolerates Frank's drumming more than many here, when Steven came on for those two songs there was an immediate switching of vibe there that was unmistakable
  20. Although I do think that having a net result in only one new album in 27 years (29 if you disregard TSI?) definitely puts a checkmark in the "could have accomplished more" box for sure lol Axl definitely left his mark as one of the greatest frontman of his time and who has rock hits that have proven to have longevity in the rock world which will never be able to be taken away from him. But I also think if there was an award given for "greatest amount of missed opportunities since 1993" they would forego any nomination process and hand him the award straight away
  21. Not a huge fan of the song, a bit generic sounding for me, the singer especially is a bit wonky lol. But I do like the drum sound and the groove so that bodes well for Frank when it comes to knowing if any new GNR album does come out he will be on it potentially with that sound
  22. It started off where anytime Slash mentioned new material it excited me (like him bringing his amps to Axl's place that one time) but I am realizing that we are at the point where even Slash's statements just don't bring much hope to me because ultimately Axl is still apparently the one calling the shots of when this material will actually see the light of day
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