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  1. 1 hour ago, Stress Fracture said:

    I’m disappointed for Axl as much as I am disappointed by him.

    He’s tarnished his legacy but he’s done well not to go full Michael Jackson. Mental health problems, incompetent parasites managing him, the lack of confidence that made him cling to the GNR brand on his own.

    In terms of the weight, it is out and out body shaming in an age where it wouldn’t be allowed over a female celebrity but it only comes from a place where everyone wants him to be and look better. He’s obviously not happy with it himself but photoshopping and editing side profiles out of live footage isn’t the answer. It’s the management’s answer but it isn’t THE answer that’s gonna make Axl feel good about himself.

    As for the lack of new music, well, again I’m disappointed for him as much as by him...

    There’s nothing wrong with Axl’s weight. He’s probably within his normal BMI for his height and age. It’s his voice that has been a problem. Not his weight. Millions of Americans are morbidly overweight, Axl is not one of them. He ain’t’ even close. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, Oldest Goat said:

    Axl sounded fucking incredible with ACDC. Wish he'd put that level of effort in with GNR.

    With all due respect mate, AC/DC songs suit Axl a lot more these days. They are challenging in their own right, I’m sure, but are way slower and don’t have long sentences that are too hard for Axl from a pulmonary perspective (out of breath). 

    I’m sure too though that Axl also wanted to give it his all and impress a band that he grew up loving. So yeah, there’s that too which makes you right 👍

  3. On 10/9/2020 at 11:48 PM, Sydney Fan said:

    yeah i missed seeing gene snd ace. I would liked to have seen gene as the setlist covered old KI$$ songs that the band dont play. 

    The fact is, the bands may whinge about the distance, im sure they are getting compensated well by the promotors to come down here. These bands that have been around for 30 years, and really would not need the money. I doubt gene isnt short of a dollar.For newer bands thats different. Considering how well our economy has been going compared to some overseas countries and how good the AUD has been.

    The last big tour i saw was earlier this year was whitesnake and scorpions. Scorpions i so hope they come back!.



    Whitesnake and Scorpions are legendary bands - well done! My last two bands I got to see earlier this year were Cold Chisel at A day on the green (they were brilliant), and Tool here in Brisbane and flew to Melbourne to see them again. They were amazing.

    Ace and Gene were fantastic. It was a small intimate venue, and I spoke with the owner of the Tivoli later on and he said Gene was lovely. He walked around talking to all the staff and gave the owner one of his box sets or something.

    It would be awesome if Australia can clean COVID-19 a bit more and entice overseas bands to come back and play soon. 👍

  4. On 10/7/2020 at 10:00 PM, Sydney Fan said:

    Reminds me when i saw the eagles early 2019. Don henley told the crowd they wont be doing anymore overseas  touring like Oz anymore, so glad i saw them off my bucket list.

    Nice one mate, I’ve tried to catch a few older bands too over the years. Deep Purple here in Brisbane a few years back was one example, for guys their age they were phenomenal. Gene Simmons & Ace Frehley more recently another one. I think with Australia such a long way away the bands would start to question the time and energy it takes to tour here. So yeah, take the opportunity to see the legends Especially 👍

  5. 6 hours ago, Powerage5 said:

    It’s a solid lead single, though I thought RNR Train and Play Ball were stronger. But it’s exactly what I expect from AC/DC and that’s not a bad thing. 

    I agree, they have played it a few times today on our hard rock station here in Brisbane, Australia, and it’s been well received. The band was also being interviewed for a while, no mention of Axl though. 

    So yeah, a solid tune that perhaps with this crazy year so far people maybe appreciating something reliably familiar. Brian sounds great. Obviously studio recording can be manipulated but he is AC/DC, so I’m glad that he returned and wasn’t replaced by Axl. 

  6. 1 hour ago, The Holographic Universe said:

    What if you knew for certain it would the last time these guys tour music live? 

    Living in Australia is motivation for me to see GnR, and many other bands, each time they are out here because I always think this could be the last time. And to be fair and honest, Axl and GnR have been awesome each time I have seen them play here over the past 27 years 🤟🏼

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  7. 15 hours ago, James Bond said:

    Cornell releasing music and topping the charts from beyond the grave. But hey, Guns N' Roses split the tour highlights videos into individual tracks.

    Yeah mate, Cornell figured out a way of releasing music, must have been divine intervention. Might be the only way that we will ever get new music with Axl Rose on it, when he's dead and TB are profiting from it. 

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  8. 11 hours ago, Ratam said:

    Chris Cornell posthumously top Billboard's charts with GNR cover "Patience".it is number one in mainstream rock chart.

    This is cool, highlights a great song created by a great rock band in their prime. I love Chris Cornell but he is nothing on Axl in this particular song, Axl’s dynamics and emotive delivery lifts that song from just another rock ballad to another level...

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  9. 15 hours ago, Rjuncajun said:

    We're fucked because all the money dumped into the Republican and Democrat party have made it essentially IMPOSSIBLE for anyone outside of these parties to have abe REAL shot if getting elected.  Those that vote for a Third party candidate basically just willingly gave up their vote.   

    As a result we're always stuck with just 2 candidates that these power hungry parties decide to dump their billions behind. 



    Very good point. I dearly hope your country can climb out of the mess it’s in, because the world is a much better place with a strong and healthy America. 
    Fingers crossed the USA can work through it and discover some quality leaders that can give the people hope 👍

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  10. On 8/23/2020 at 9:14 PM, allwaystired said:

    I doubt it. He didn't seem bothered by the last one, and Slash doing a world tour! 


    But was that in the middle of Guns N' Roses supposedly working on a new album? I can't remember?

    The dissapointing years all just get mixed up together for me these days, my timeline of being a GnR fan is just one very long winding road of saddness and dissapointment!


  11. 1 hour ago, bassplayer1993 said:

    Didn't Meegan also confirm a new SMKC album is coming?

    Do you all think Axl will be slightly aggrieved if SMKC release a new album in the next 6 - 12 months. I find it a tad embarrassing that GnR have been talking about “ writing” or “recording“ and “ideas” for several years and can’t figure out how to actually put together a release and then Bam! , Slash punches out another album to the world with the greatest of ease. It’s sickeningly funny. But part of me would think Axl would be a bit annoyed about that.

  12. 23 minutes ago, thunderram said:

    That, and he is pictured & featured in the pinball machine, not IZZY. So I'm sure that only adds to the confusion for layman fans.

    Count me in with those that really dig Gilby. He is just a very laid back dude. Makes perfect sense why he got along so well with SLASH. And he's a very good guitarist IMO.

    I was fortunate to see the band during the Summer of 1991 prior to the release of the UYI albums. So I saw IZZY once before he left the band in October of 1991 (I missed an opportunity to see them in 1988). I saw them again in 1992 and again in 1993, so I saw Gilby twice.

    As much as I dig IZZY, GILBY was an adequate replacement. Very laid back and cool just like IZZY.

    I agree that he deserves more credit for his contributions than he gets. Same goes for Matt Sorum, too.

    I really would have liked to have seen those guys included somehow in the NITL tour. We all know the reasons why they weren't. But I can still foolishly wish for things. ;)

    I feel the same. Gilby seamlessly fitted into Guns and was more than an adequate replacement for Izzy. Slotted into the chemistry of the band and had that laid back persona that balanced out the madness of Axl and craziness of Slash & Duffs addictions.

    I wish he rejoined the band for the three-union. Although I like Fortus too. 



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