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Everything posted by Ant

  1. I get the point your making... but it never coming out feels like an entirely possible outcome. For all we know Axl hasn't laid down a thing, or decided on a single melody. So best case scenario... in the worst case scenario... is that the music gets repurposed to SMKC or something in a few years. I don't think I'm alone in easily seeing them say "yeah the pieces never ended up fitting together but we had a blast with the touring... done." If this unprecedented opportunity to hunker down and create music results in no signs of life with respect to an album by the time they get on stage again.... I'd say it's toast. Honestly if I was advising them I'd say: Just nail a song. One song. Do a single. If Axl is gunshy and feels at all spurned from the CD-era, you need to walk before you run. Slash knew Slither was huge, he knew Fall to Pieces was a hit, they're not stupid. They've gotta know they've got something in the chamber after 5 years or whatever to polish up and lay down with confidence, to feel that collaborative success, hear audience reception and get cohesive and get Axl fired up to do more. I mean, maybe Axl has complicating factors we don't know about, but if not...
  2. they all kind of sound like cliquey bitches grasping their meal ticket who doesn't love the US version of Slide It In (... I'm sure a lot of people, haha... but I like it for Sykes). and how huge does he sound on blue murder
  3. Axl probably woulda thought Sykes was too tied to the 80's. So he swerved the GNR car and slammed into the Ashba christmas tree. The above song was inspired by said tragic events.
  4. this is it That doesn't mean they're not all technically proficient and good singers, either. I love both Snakepit albums, I saw VR and liked them lots... I see SMKC often. But it's always been the vocalists holding Slash back. Singers write lyrics, vocal melodies and are the face of the band. Myles, Rod, Eric... they're not rock stars of the vein that capture mainstream attention. And no band with the most famous member being the guitarist really sustains mass appeal. People wonder why rock is dead but honestly if someone like Harry Styles got a little debauched and had a band like GNR backing him and songs to match, rock would be back in an instant. It's the right frontman that gets you stratospheric fame. There were lots of good bands even in the 80's and in rock's heyday that didn't get anywhere because they didn't have frontmen who could sell it.
  5. remember when everyone in River Plate was belting out "sittin in a chinese stew!!"
  6. 20 years ago. It's classic rock. oh boy it's weird watching a band being retro in their time, 20 years later.
  7. Yeah he would. Definitely. Because if it's a hacked up cut and paste job with plug-and-play band members and musical pieces from bygone eras, it'll be released and shrugged off in a week. A giant thud sound will echo through the digital ether and the book of GNR will be slammed closed. And with that awful taste still lingering, people will start to say AFD wasn't even that great.
  8. just seems like more of the same -- horse gossip guns loves the slop
  9. that would actually be awesome he could engage all his self-help, personal development interests... his political bent... his love of music and pull from his career for endless stories and anecdotes with his star power and contacts ensuring endless interesting guests he could do ayahuasca... and listening to music business stories and the creative process of music would be way better than anecdotes about the Comedy Store. he'd really have to let his guard down, though, in a way that might be antithetical to who he actually is. that said, it seemed like he liked having a soap-box in his prime.
  10. he's an adult he likes to entertain open and shut case.
  11. Candid photo of Blackstar in the GNR study. The work continues.
  12. would a GNR cookbook be worse than Fernando's other ventures? i think it'd be better you've already done several entries... Nightrain braised lamb shanks? Axl likes his pre-show lamb. Mr Browniestone's old-fashioned recipe (don't serve these at thanksgiving!) It's So Over-Easy breakfast hash. Sorum's Secret to a moist turkey -- You Could Be Brined. It writes itself.
  13. nah man he gets it i get it we all get it
  14. i was gonna make a thread... GNR Inspired Meals. maybe i'll hold off
  15. watching this is cathartic in the sense that... I don't need GNR in 2020. this is the band that I love Axl is just superb. Slash is loose in the best way. I love the YCBM in this. They're crawling on f'n the floor. Axl is pounding his chest and hitting every note with authority. Slash is spasming out during his solo on his knees and he ends the song with his nasty cascading feedback waves. Even Matt is a precise metallic freight train. They could have been burnt out in '93 but this shows they were fit from the grind. It's the best.
  16. I dunno, the whole product band thing as some kind of label masterplan doesn't really jive. They obviously had a look and a vibe they were going for, they were clearly image conscious... but the west coast tour, Slash and Steven / Izzy and Axl's friendships prior, living behind guitar center in a storage unit... All I get from "built around an idea and a marketing strategy" is they wanted to be huge and they knew how to make headlines.
  17. Wish Axl would do some shit like this! Makes me hyped for SMKC. Let's go!
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