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  1. He's very cool and has a sick sound that you can't always appreciate in SMKC neccesarily. He's like a combination of Gilby and Fortus. Slash should have him play more rhythm on the records.
  2. I find it really intriguing how Slash kind of earmarks ideas as "GNR" or "SMKC." I'd be so interested to hear riff and melody ideas side by side, hear what he hears as being distinctly GNR.
  3. Sucks he didn't actually have his guitar and do the normal "No Guitar Is Safe" experience. The one with Phil Collen from Def Leppard and Steve Lukather are both really great for that. I liked how he was basically asking Slash "So why did you choose Frank Sidoris over me for SMKC?" haha....
  4. It was at the NAMM guitar show when he debuted his new Gibson’s in late Jan (Edited my original post). The interview (podcast) just came out this weekend. its at approx 21mins in the linked podcast above... small mention but big implications!
  5. Slash interview with No Guitar Is Safe podcast around NAMM (late January) but just published today. ”I just had the AFD Les Paul, it just went back into the storage locker, I was doing some Guns stuff in the studio.”
  6. Surgeon general says it’s hazardous to breathe... so buy a GNR mask immediatelyyyyy... ... buy two and get the third one free!!! Come on!!! Take me down to the.... ♫
  7. Yeah the late 70's was their golden writing era... VH1 and 2 were spawned from that. If GNR 2020 were retooling songs from the 80's people would be optimistic, I reckon. This is the equivalent of VH raiding the Gary Cherone era for gems.
  8. I think hardcore fans who don't want new music or say as much are just skeptical about this incarnation the band's capacity to do it right. Obviously on an individual level they're all immensely talented and capable... but the weird state of the GNR corporate entity is getting in the way. Like, are you going to get in there as a unit, find your musical voice as a unit, and record a fucking album? Or are you going to piece it together from disparate scraps, use previously recorded parts and Frankenstein the whole thing and not really commit to it? Dump it in between nostalgia tour legs to
  9. Yeah fair point for sure. But! Lars and James are the original songwriting team, they’re workhouses. It’s been an unbroken chain of releases their whole career, more or less. They film the creative process — you can see how deliberate and exacting it is and still they miss as often as they hit. I say that in no way to denigrate them, I’ll queue up Spit Out The Bone, but to show the disparity between them and GNR 2020. It takes a lot to even float the idea of being the exception to the rule of these late career releases.
  10. I don’t want them to put out an album at this point. Just do a UYI anniversary and do it really well, give us another pro shot official release... and end it. There’s no writing spark, there’s no creative tension, there’s no shared hunger or drive... what legacy band has released something that stands up to their classic material? Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley... it’s all “extra.” You spin it for a week and it’s done and dusted; back to the real stuff. That’s the best case scenario... the worst drags your classic material down a couple notches by association. Ther
  11. See and that's why the whole "UYI should have been tighter" doesn't really hold up for me. Sure they might have been more critically acclaimed at the time... if they did it like Morning Glory / Masterplan... but Bad Apples is the fucking shit and most fans would have thrown it in the scrap heap. Plus it is the only track with all the dudes (minus Steven) having writing credit. In that sense it's actually the most authentic representation of the band in the entire catalog. So suck on them apples 🍎
  12. Really? That’s your issue? Some twitter digs at Trump a couple times? I think it’s safe to say Axl has always advocated doing your own thinking. Doesn’t mean he can’t speak his mind. I guess considering the state of GNR, if that’s your issue, you’re close to being a model fan .
  13. It's definitely not as emotive. But why?? Is it really as stupid a reason as being sober? I know there's an inspiration angle... but I mean he isn't Tokyo Slash w/ SMKC, either. I don't like age as an explanation because he doesn't seem physically limited in any way. Maybe it's low T. We gotta get Slash some HRT for the next tour leg.
  14. Well yeah :). You know how he trashed Izzy's thin guitar sound in the wake of Izzy leaving -- I wonder if its still the case or if that was just sour grapes or trying to find a silver lining or whatever. Seems weird someone could be so into the Mick Taylor / Keith dynamic, or Keith and Ronnie, or Joe and Brad and then work with Izzy so infrequently. I don't think Slash is an EVH or Page style guitarist... he's best bouncing off another voice. The most annoying thing is -- I think it's just like logistics and the convenience factor... so annoying! Izzy >
  15. I want him to get like.. Stonesy, you know. Assemble a band based on Mr Brownstone. Slash can groove so hard, the 70’s stones are up there with Aerosmith as his fav bad... but he does weird quasi-metal tangents all the time. The first Snakepit really benefitted from Gilby... he needs a strong rhythm guitarist personality. Get a fucking black dude in there... and not Kravitz. Less hot topic more grit. the clock is ticking
  16. Still a huge fan... but they didn’t push for a full reunion because they have bills. I get it... but they’re no longer beyond reproach. AFD 5 could have done a Shine A Light style blowout performance in 2016 — Axl still had a voice... it would have been immortal. They passed for easy cash... oh well.
  17. Axl is literally looking directly at this forum and he is pissed.
  18. kinda looks like Pat Benatar in that Canter's one. That cover of CD looks a lot better without the sheen.
  19. Just get the SD pickups. Signature gear is kind of blah. Cool that Gibson has new owners, though. Maybe it’ll get turned around. The snake pit one is still the coolest, to me. Just because it’s so rare and kinda kitschy.
  20. I wish that was real. Hey Slash... Yeah Ax? Looks like it's gonna be a scorcher today -- you know what I' m thinkin? BANAT (music video shot of pool floaties) BANAT (shot of a sizzlin BBQ) DUNANAT DAAAA, BUMTISHHH (shot of the the whole crew) BANANANT BANANT, DUNANNT DAAA (party ensues)
  21. Hah Well, I was here.... in 2004-2007 at least. That's really not at all what I'm talking about. I'm talking about how they did it in the run up to recording Appetite. Or how Metallica will write a song like Lords of Summer, debut it at a festival, realize it's kind of shit and bin it without wringing their hands about it. Songwriting is about getting the reps in, or in this case dusting-off the treadmill. I'm not talking about having a bunch of songs for CD ready to record, playing them to tepid half-filled arenas, refusing to jettison shitty material, adding more layers to songs than
  22. They should be like Metallica and the GNR of old -- debut and work over songs live before they actually record anything. Get into a rhythm, see what the crowds respond to.... add new parts to existing songs, do medleys. STOP BEING FUCKING BORING, YOU'RE GUNS N' ROSES. If it's too taxing then cut the runtime in half. LET'S GOOOOOOOOO
  23. Not that anyone cares or should care, but this show is going to make or break my continued fandom! The stakes are high! haha Let's gooooooooo
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