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  1. It’s obviously been a big shutdown period across the USA, but I’m wondering if there’s different restrictions in different states in the US, and if so, have there been any known public outings of any of the band members? 

    I know there was meant to be members of Guns N Roses turn up at the Whisky in the first week of May to attend the first Rose Tattoo gig in America in nearly 40 years, and was such a shame it all went to crap as I’m sure they were to join them on stage.

  2. 16 hours ago, Gordon Comstock said:


    At the time, I was excited about DJ joining. I'd seen him with Sixx AM in 2008 and he was good enough, and entertaining. He'd had a big hit on the rock charts the year before, and helped with Motley's relatively successful Saints Of LA album. He was different from Finck of course, but the 2009 lineup did have some great potential. I don't think Axl really started 'going through the motions' until 2011, at which point DJ also started getting a lot sloppier.

    I agree. Great post. Saints of LA was pretty good. I guess history, or really Axl, has never given us the opportunity to truly gauge the songwriting or song-contributing skills of Ashba, Fortus, Thal et al...

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  3. On 14/08/2020 at 9:29 PM, Draguns said:

    I'm not going to argue with you. This is the second time you have made a joke about a person with a disability.  It's clear that you have some type of resentment towards people with disabilities. I just hope you can get past it before karma gets  to you. Everyone will have a disability at some point in her/his lifetime. Keep that in mind. 

    You’re on a discussion board following a band that sings songs about taking drugs and promoting treating women like sluts. So remember that while you’re getting all high and mighty. Get a sense of humour dude. It’s not too late... 

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  4. 34 minutes ago, DTJ80 said:

    Same - London 2017 was brilliant and in no-way going through the motions.

    Every time I have seen GnR live, ten times, they have always given 100% and Axl has been really into it. Every time. Actually live, from 1993 to just a couple of years ago I honestly have never witnessed a bad performance and loved every single show. I may be critical towards GnR in many ways, but in my opinion they are great live...

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  5. 7 hours ago, Gibsonfender2323 said:

    If Axl Rose of all people agrees that Kamala is the worst person for Joes VP then Joe is screwed.


    i think he should have gone with someone like Tammy Duckworth(Veteran from a midwestern state who lost both her legs in combat) that would have been the smartest choice

    Its like they are not even trying

    We agree on something 👍

    She’s the only person in the primaries that people hated more then Liz Warren.


    Joe better get a foodtaster

    Nah mate, as far as succeeding in politics Tammy Duckworth doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

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  6. 6 hours ago, GnR Chris said:

    I probably said this earlier, but it's not that fuckin' serious. Just release some new music. Clearly Duff and Slash still enjoy making new music. It doesn't have to be the greatest record ever. It doesn't even have to be the best record of 2020. Just show us you're still an actual band and not just a touring act content to only sing songs from 1987 and sell us toy trains.

    And that there is the big problem mate. Axl's low self-esteem seems to need to release the greatest record ever, each time. He puts all this unneccesary pressure on himself when fans like us would be thrilled to just hear his voice on a new album. Obviously if it was a Metallica Lulu moment it wouldn't be well recieved but Im sure anything he creates and releases would be at the very least really good. 

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  7. 10 hours ago, Blackstar said:

    He surely voted in 2016 and in the mid-term elections in 2018 (he had even tweeted about it).

    He told Kimmel in 2012 that he didn't vote, but in 1992 GnR had "Rock the Vote" at their shows and Axl then said he had registered to vote but there was no one to vote for as far as the president went (he preferred Clinton over Bush but didn't like Al Gore). Maybe Axl hadn't voted for a president until 2016, but had voted for congress/senate or in local elections.

    Besides, even someone who doesn't vote can be critical and have an opinion on politics, if they have a political reasoning for not voting. For example, especially in a two-party system like in the U.S. someone may not agree with either of the candidates' politics.

    This is true, good point.

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  8. 12 hours ago, StayofExecution2020 said:

    No. That was a scumbag piece of shit called Andrei



    I’ve actually witnessed that first hand. At an after show party here in Brisbane, Australia, when DJ Ashba was taking a couple of girls from the party down a hall way and Andrei yelled at Ashba and screamed that it was his job to take the girls down to Axl. I found it quite disturbing in a predatory way with these girls being like less than half Axl’s age. I can’t say I know what happens when they go down the hall way to meet him, but the whole thing reminded me of a certain infamous individual who is now dead and his ‘wingman’ or ‘wingwoman’ who has finally been caught to answer some charges too. 

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  9. 19 hours ago, Sisyphus said:

    From my recollection.... He hated the movie it was made for with passion. He also wanted to put his own spin on it but Axl wanted the song to sound more like the original which is silly. Why not use The Stones version then? And then there's Paul Tobias' overdubs. Slash hated that too. He didn't want to do the cover and he didn't like the final product. "That's the sound of the band breaking up," he said in VH1 Behind The Music in 2004. 

    Oh thanks mate! I forgot all that stuff. I actually like their version, that’s not to say Slash’s vision for how the song could have been might have turned out better. 

  10. 2 hours ago, Sisyphus said:

    Hold on. They're going to release a vinyl for a record they tried to block legally 16 years ago? And to add insult to injury they're going to include a 35 year old song as some sort of enhancement? As if passing SOYL as somewhat of a "new track" on this tour wasn't ridiculous enough?

    Is Slash agreeing to put Sympathy For the Devil on a Guns N' Roses greatest hits? 

    How the mighty have fallen.

    Easily the biggest joke of a band on the planet.

    What did Slash have against SFTD ? I haven’t actually heard that one?

  11. 1 hour ago, GNR_RNR said:

    Not entirely true, bit I get the sentiment. 

    The popular definition for 'Liberal' has for some reason been expanded to include people that believe in things that are at odds with liberal ideals. I think some people seem to think that if someone is on the left then they're a liberal, which is just silly.

    I think you are all a bit too liberal with your overuse of the word liberal :lol:

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  12. On 20/07/2020 at 11:01 PM, Sydney Fan said:

    I would take the stuff he did with audioslave than his solo stuff. Audioslave need props for putting rock back on the map in the early 2000s.I find the lyrics to his solo stuff to listen to as generic as listening to myles kennedy. But each their own. But SG is on a different level.


    Totally agree, I love SG and Audioslave a close second to that, but his solo stuff was a bit soft for my liking. Regardless, he was one of the best rock singers of all time, like the very top echelon stuff. No-one could really touch him, as far as his signature screaming vocals. Mercury probably sits above them all but CC is up there with them.

    As for this cover, to be honest, I don’t think it showcases his talent doing a song like this. Axl sings it way better with more range and dynamics that demonstrate passion & emotion to me. Cornell is a bit bland on it.

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  13. 33 minutes ago, Blackstar said:

    Although he was critical about some things, like that GnR had girls in the crowd show their tits and the over-indulgence of the Estranged video, he had stated that the success of AFD had played a big role in bands like Soundgarden getting noticed and signed by major labels:

    In 1985, Seattle was just another city in Northwest America, with Jimi Hendrix as its sole musical legacy of note. Then, according to Cornell, apropos of nothing, came Guns 'N' Roses.  [...] "For a decade," he whispers, "youth culture was represented by guys who presented themselves as really decadent: a drugs, alcohol, women, limousines lifestyle in front of all these kids. Starting with Guns 'N' Roses, when they were just a rock band, before they were stuffing $100 bills in their pockets, the kids realised that there were people who looked like their friend at school who can represent them in some way, playing the sort of music they like and can deal with. Ultimately, people would rather go out and buy an album by a kid with long hair and a backwards baseball cap than a 37 year old balding guy in spandex." [...] "Nobody from a major label ever went to see an alternative band," claims Cornell. "We were just jerkoffs, an urban wankfest - you couldn't dance to it, it didn't remind you of anything on MTV and it didn't sound like Huey Lewis or A Flock Of Seagulls." Enter Guns 'N' Roses and their megahit album, Appetite For Destruction. "It was nothing, nothing, nothing. Then all of a sudden it was A&M and Warners at the same show," says Cornell. [Q Magazine, October 1994]


    He also thought it was cool that GnR covered Big Dump Sex and defended them over the Manson song.

    A song called Big Dump Sex ?  Eewwww...  (just kidding)

    One of the many GnR books I have read quotes Axl as mentioning this amazing guy out of Seattle and how this emerging singer “buries me”. Or something like that, so Axl clearly recognised and appreciated Chris’ vocal ability. 

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