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  1. One of my favorite ever performances from Axl. Such power behind his voice there, you can really feel the emotion through the way he sings. It's so good I don't even want a studio recording of that song, just a high quality version of that live performance.

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  2. Yeah I don't really buy into the fact that COVID-19 prevented any sort of new music release from GNR. I actually understand not wanting to release new music during this worldwide crisis, but I truly believe that pandemic or no pandemic, no music was planned to be released this year at all. If they wanted to make 2020 their big year where they finally release a new album, we would have had at least some sort of info by the Super Bowl show they played. Before the shit hit the fan with the pandemic, we had the whole "no idea how to release music anymore" excuse and they probably would've kept using that one for a while. The pandemic is an easy excuse to switch over to because that's an actual legitimate reason, not this "How do we release music again?" bullshit we all saw right through. I do believe that Fernando is either expecting or at least hoping for new material from them, and is trying to be optimistic even if what he says never happens. I'm sure he's trying his best and I'm not blaming Fernando for what the band does/doesn't do, I just don't see new GNR material coming for a very long time, if ever.

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  3. 8 minutes ago, History2010 said:

    What the fuck is this?

    All this talk about what kind of clips Fernando was getting prepared for us, should’ve realized they wouldn’t even go that far. A playlist of studio tracks in the order of the set list is what we get. Great stuff


    This would be such a fun show to have the pro shot of. Really disappointing

  4. 3 hours ago, Sweersa said:

    State of Grace clearly has scratch vocals, sounds like he misses a word or two as well. Perhaps that was the intent, but I doubt it having heard the Quick Song with vocals from those sessions.

    I’m in the camp that thinks SoG is just scratch vocals at the end, but it is weird comparing it to Quick Song’s scratch vocals because those are so clearly not words at all, while in this song it seems like  there’s an idea of what Axl wants to sing but just hasn’t really finalized writing them

  5. I’m not going to vote because I don’t really agree with either of those options. I love GNR, I love hearing their music and seeing their shows and all that stuff, I just really wish they’d do something aside from non-stop touring. I’ve been to 4 NITL shows and every time it’s still magical seeing Slash, Duff, and Axl share a stage. That was a reality no one thought possible and I’m still grateful that we got it. It’s just frustrating waiting for something to happen when clearly no one in the band cares about doing anything aside from tour and make as much money as possible. I guess thats the best way to describe how I feel about GNR in 2020, frustrating but I’m still a fan and I still gotta love them

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  6. 1 hour ago, GnR Chris said:

    Frankly, I don't know anyone that would ever choose Motley Crue over Guns N' Roses. You'd be hard-pressed to find many casual fans that know any Motley Crue song.


    29 minutes ago, GnR Chris said:

    More hits than GNR? What country do you live in because that's 100 percent false in the U.S. Now, don't get me wrong. I am not looking at old '80s Billboard charts, but I can confidently state more people know Guns N' Roses' big hits and if you asked a random person on the street to name a Motley Crue song, they'd probably say, "Who the fuck is Motley Crue?" They were more famous in the 1990s due to Tommy Lee being associated with Pamela Anderson than anything about their music. 

    Maybe the perception has changed a little now with the Netflix doc.

    If Motley was on Guns' level, then they wouldn't have to lean on Def Leppard and Poison to sell out a comeback tour.

    I agree with all these points, my point was that with ticket prices the way they are these days, most casuals probably won’t go to more than 1 show this summer and, even tho GNR is a much bigger/better band, the appeal of a Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett show is probably going to be more appealing than the 4th year of the same GNR show. At least from my personal experience, but I actually don’t know a single other hardcore GNR fan in real life

  7. 4 minutes ago, tsinindy said:

    Stones are announcing dates on Thursday.  This reminds me, the concert landscape this year in the US seems so over-saturated with the Stones, Guns, Crue/Lep/Poison, Pearl Jam Spring and fall shows, Rage Reunion.....etc

    For real. I don’t know any casual rock music fans that would choose GNR over Motley Crue and Def Leppard especially with the recent Netflix movie. Very crowded market for GNR to try and make a return to stadiums

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  8. Fortunately I don’t think the tour name is actually “Larger than Life”. Seems like it’s just a headline describing how they expect the tour to be. From what I can see on the GNR website the tour is just gonna be called the 2020 stadium tour. Doesn’t come near me anyway so it’s not a hard decision for me to skip this tour unless they actually bring some new music to the table. 

  9. Just now, RussTCB said:

    Someone sent me the Instagram clip. Sounded like The Seeker to me. And no, I'm not kidding. I wish I was. 

    I only listened with my phone speaker held up to my ear so I couldn’t hear clearly, but that was exactly my first impression as well just based on the drums. Tried to hear you’re crazy and couldn’t. Will listen with headphones in a bit

  10. 4 minutes ago, vloors said:

    Had anyone noticed this post from the official superbowl music fest instagram.

    Hmmm "Were here for it"?


    Could it be happening? I’ll be very pissed at Bud Light if they’re getting my hopes up for no reason lol

    edit: I looked at the date and that’s a pretty old post. Probably doesn’t mean anything

  11. Idk, Miami is only a one off show and one they might want to play it safe with. My cut off date has been the start of the actual tour for a while, though I agree that using the Miami show to start promotion would be the best way to do that, and if nothing happens it’s definitely gonna damage what little hope I have that a new album is coming. I won’t give up hope completely until the tour starts and nothing has been at least announced. I’ll also give up hope if the US tour is announced without a new album because it would be a really dumb move to market that without a new album, if one was coming.

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  12. 26 minutes ago, GnR Chris said:


    You're right; it isn't GNR's fault the songs leaked. I don't mind if the entirety of the new record is comprised of songs specifically from those leaks. However, my point was that I'd be disappointed if we waited 12 years and they drop just a single and it's something we heard three months back. That would be such a GNR thing to do though.

    Well the people who have heard Hard School aren’t their concern, most people and casual fans have not heard that song, so to the market that brings in the most money it is an entirely new song. Even to us on the forum and everyone else who listened to the leaks, getting a single like that would be huge because that would mean the new album is 100% a real thing that’s coming out soon. That’s what I’m hoping for, I just want to be able to hold and listen to a new GNR album, I’m not concerned about what songs they use as singles

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  13. It’s not the bands fault that music leaked out a few months ago, so I’d have absolutely no problems seeing the leaked songs on a new album. We don’t even know how many of those songs were written before Slash and Duff left the band. New music is new music, doesn’t matter when it was written, and there are some really solid songs that we’ve heard, even in just instrumental form, that would make a great GNR record especially with Slash and Duff playing them. Any new GNR record would be a miracle, and I’d be the last one complaining about it especially if getting this one out opens the door for even more possible future albums

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  14. 3 hours ago, siraddam said:


    I hope there will be new music this year doesn't exactly sound like they're working on anything. 

    Seems a bit more vague than his usual responses on the subject. Like someone else said, he definitely won’t be the one to announce new GNR material so I wonder if he’s being more vague on purpose

  15. 1 hour ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

    Thank Goodness Axl is okay! What a trooper! He got right back up.

    Bet he needed a nice massage after that show!

    It's like who doesn't fall on or off the stage these days? It seems like a lot of musicians have fallen down lately. 

    It happens when you get older and maybe his boots slipped on something. At least, he got right up and didn't fall OFF the stage.

    The stage was wet apparently. After Axl got up he started wiping the floor with a rag. Called it an “occupational hazard”

  16. 28 minutes ago, TheDemocracyRose said:

    Can someone copy/paste this article for us Europeans?


    Guns N’ Roses says ‘Don’t Cry,’ but if you missed their Salt Lake City show, you should disregard that advice

    It would be easy to call Guns N’ Roses’ appearance Tuesday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City a no-frills show — except for, you know, the multiple video screens, the pyro, the show-ending confetti … the fact that they employ two keyboardists.

    So, all right then, it wasn’t as austere as a nunnery. It is rock ’n’ roll, after all. And pure rock ’n’ roll was the point in this latest installment of GNR’s now-years-long “Not in This Lifetime Tour” — a show that aims to show all those accoutrements were, if not wholly unnecessary, at least relegated to the periphery.

    A packed house showed up to see an incendiary rock band, and for 2 hours and 35 minutes, that is exactly what they got.

    From the moment the lights went dark and the band’s introductory video began to play on the giant screen behind the stage, the atmosphere was electric. It went up a few notches still when Slash, Duff McKagan, and the rest of the band emerged onstage and launched into the opening notes of the “Appetite for Destruction” favorite “It’s So Easy.”

    The “Appetite”-heavy (seven songs) and “Chinese Democracy”-light (just two) setlist ensured that energy was mostly sustained throughout the night. The opening half of the set was particularly frenetic.

    “It’s So Easy,” “Mr. Brownstone,” and “Welcome to the Jungle” were among the first songs of the evening. And “Use Your Illusions” deep cut “Double Talkin’ Jive” was an early opportunity to showcase the band members’ musicianship, opening as it did with an extended instrumental intro.

    It was simultaneously thrilling and jarring to hear Axl Rose cover “Slither,” the hit track Slash and McKagan recorded with vocalist Scott Weiland in the band Velvet Revolver, but the moment that the bassist started playing the pulsating, slow-burning opening riff, the audience howled in both recognition and appreciation.

    (Photo courtesy of Katarina Benzova) Rock band Guns N' Roses performed at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 as part of their "Not in This Lifetime Tour."

    Speaking of howling, Rose proved he can still hit the high notes, but also demonstrated that his voice has lost much of the trademark sandpaper grit that used to define it. The rough-edged texture was front and center for the cover of Wings’ “Live and Let Die,” but was largely — and conspicuously — absent by the time a grand piano was wheeled to center stage as he uncorked “November Rain.”

    There were a few minor quibbles to be had if you were so inclined — notably an overstuffed collection of cover tunes. Was the inclusion of “Wichita Lineman” really preferable to just playing “Don’t Cry,” in the end? Or perhaps “You’re Crazy” (the acoustic version, of course)? Nope. Meanwhile, another standard GNR cover, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” seemed to drag on needlessly after each choral refrain.

    Meanwhile, the one-two punch of UYI tracks “Dead Horse” and “Coma” didn’t seem to land with much impact for the crowd. And as a GNR fan, it would have been cool to hear the likes of ”Used to Love Her,” “Out Ta Get Me,” “Pretty Tied Up,” or “Don’t Damn Me,” even if you knew going in that those haven’t been in the rotation for a minute.

    There were certainly sufficient highlights to atone for whatever minimal disappointments the evening held, though. The inclusion of “Shadow of Your Love” — an unused ’80s demo the band reworked and released for a special AFD box set — was a straightforward head-banger. Duff handling lead vocals on the merger of Johnny Thunders’ “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory” and the Misfits’ “Attitude” was a nice throwback. And the piano-driven “Estranged” was, as usual, a sonic delight.

    Beyond that, well, if “Rocket Queen,” “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” the main set-closing “Nightrain,” and the encore-concluding “Paradise City” didn’t get you out of your seat, you may just be beyond hope.

    Rose’s interactions with the crowd were minimal, though generally amusing for their sharp-tongued nature. After introducing the band — rattling off guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese, and McKagan — he paused and, to great effect, deadpanned rhetorically, “That’s it, right? … Oh, did I forget someone?”

    (Photo courtesy of Katarina Benzova) Rock band Guns N' Roses performed at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 as part of their "Not in This Lifetime Tour."

    Slash was eventually introduced, a sweeping, crescendoing performance of the “Love Theme” from “The Godfather” was unleashed, and Rose resumed his custom of retreating to the drum riser and shimmying to the beat while not singing, apparently eager to let his bandmates have every opportunity to shine in the spotlight. And the show rolled on — no drama, no angst, no muss, no fuss.

    Because in 1992, maybe rock ’n’ roll entailed going on hours late and leaving the stage after four songs if some minute distraction proved too perturbing to carry on. But in 2019, starting on time, keeping it going for 150-ish minutes, and mostly killing it in between proved a remarkable redefinition.

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  17. On 10/27/2019 at 2:07 AM, Nice Boy said:

    Also: "Bitchin Fussin Cussin" is Izzy I presume, but who is laughing in a high pitched voice at the beginning of UTLH and who/what is that spoken bit during the solo. I think someone here previously  said it was Izzy impersonating a girl saying "Slash!" but I'm not sure if the GnR scientists cleared that one up ¿

    It’s Izzy saying “Saul” in a high pitched voice

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