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Stress Fracture

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  1. 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.
  2. I liked Frank’s drumming in this and don’t want to hear exact replicas of Steven or Matt’s work from him. The same with how Robin was always more interesting to listen to than DJ Slashba.
  3. If this is all Billy wants to do with the reunion, he could have paid D’arcy to appear in the promo shots and then keep away from the recording studio too. I know 2020 has thrown up some difficulties for bands but damn.
  4. Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, chorus. 3 minutes and done. This is why Axl never releases anything. He’d spend the next ten years overthinking this song.
  5. I’m definitely not buying one but enjoyed seeing it. It’s the most care and attention that’s been put into something with that name on in quite a while. With it being Slash’s idea, though, it’s weird to have three CD tracks there, and it being dedicated to the current line up only makes the whole state of this band more ridiculous when the original studio tracks are playing over NITL footage. This will not age well when this line up is no more.
  6. I thought the credits in this would finally give away what they did with Shadow of Your Love, but no.
  7. No chance. Only Trump is allowed to go on tour and perform in front of crowds of thousands.
  8. One in a Million was never a part of AFD so not adding it to the AFD box set was an easy call. Taking tracks off UYI is a different matter. The full albums are still available on Spotify so removing material from deluxe editions of them wouldn’t really serve any purpose. It’s So Easy is as problematic as any of the ones mentioned.
  9. The record company really did enable Axl. Axl: We need some money to go in the studio and re-record AFD Exec: Oh cool, something to release Axl: Wut?
  10. I wouldn’t mind November Rain being left in. It’s a fun moment from Axl, something that shows how much he’s changed, but obviously it would be a better listening experience if they edited out the broken piano carrying on after the band restarts. That said, my expectation even before the tour started was that they would do another Live Era type of release from various shows.
  11. I imagine trying to find a chemistry with Buckethead would be difficult for anyone but always thought the final line up was a rock solid unit to the point of being boring. Easy to see why Richard would enjoy playing second fiddle to Slash more than third fiddle to Ashba, though. This line up is by far the best it’s ever been for him even if he has had to give up some of the solos he did before.
  12. Re: the adverts. I saw a tip in the YouTube comments section to skip to the end of the video and then hit replay to lose them. It costs them earnings, I guess, but the way the ads have been clumsily placed makes it their own fault. It’s not a coincidence the ads come in after the songs have started or are about to end, it’s a mistake by whoever’s responsible.
  13. I hope Fernando is just being his usual self for whatever reason is going through his head and that this isn’t the best the Houston show can be made to sound.
  14. November Rain being the only song from Houston would be Fernando’s defining moment.
  15. Anything positive I could say about this new song is countered by another waste of Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha’s talents. This is a weird reunion.
  16. It’s what I would imagine a collaboration between Nickelback and Tim McGraw to sound like, but that would be a hit and loved by many, so if that’s what they’re going for, fair enough. Joe Elliott also automatically makes it sound like a latter day Def Leppard ballad when doing his bit but I cringe for and at Corey Taylor.
  17. It would be good for them and us if they did. The Metallica show isn’t a proper live one, their production team is going to iron out any kinks. So this would be a good opportunity for GNR to put out a perfect NITL show. But I’d rather watch any such show at home than a drive-in.
  18. Taken on its own I’ve always enjoyed it, but in the context of coming off the back of a covers album (on top of two covers being released as singles from UYI) it said everything about the sad demise of that band. And here we still are waiting for a second album since then.
  19. Just listened to Frank’s interview with Eddie Trunk who asked him about new GNR music. ’Sooner than later’ was the best he could offer. That will age well over the coming years.
  20. Even Nirvana included a new song on their greatest hits in 2002. Kurt Cobain managed to do what Axl couldn’t while he was dead.
  21. Listening back to back, I now think Axl’s vocal is entirely new but messed about with in some way. The ‘s’ at the end of lines sound very... ‘processed’? Even so, I’ll take them doing that on a new album because he does a respectable job of performing this song live. There are three guitars in there and it would be nice to think Izzy is in the mix as a mark of respect if nothing else but I suspect he isn’t because there is no respect.
  22. When they reformed, the obvious bet was that a new compilation with two new tracks would appear sometime in 2016. So in 2020 here’s what you get. From Hollywood! Guns N’ Roses!
  23. I always thought SOYL was a new recording. It would have gained more exposure if they’d admitted to it and released it as such. Duff talking at the beginning sounds like a modern sober Duff. Slash’s added licks were always the most obvious giveaway. He didn’t even try to disguise it. Melissa likely contributed backing vocals. I even think it’s at least partially a new Axl vocal recorded the same time as Rock the Rock. As for a new album, excuse or otherwise, Frank has clearly stated that we can forget about anything until the pandemic is over. What we’re still l
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