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  1. He was at a GN'R show in 2017 or 2018. The work Axl has been doing with the vocal coach is not about how to sing the songs in regards to vocal style, like whether he uses his high or low voice etc., but about techniques and exercises (like the warm-ups work-downs) so that he doesn't completely blow his voice. There was a couple of great posts by @Pedrolg a while ago, which are the best take and the most plausible explanation I've read on Axl's voice: https://www.mygnrforum.com/topic/224239-whats-your-theory/page/3/?tab=comments#comment-4866624 It's not a matter of laziness
  2. Axl has the same vocal coach he had for the AFD and UYI tours (Ron Anderson). In 2006 he worked with someone else (Bach's vocal coach). Not sure if he had someone and who for the 2002 tour.
  3. Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats was the owner. Gilby speculated that some friends of his who where at the Roger Waters concert (Gilby himself wasn't there) told Axl that he was playing at the Cat Club. Fun fact: Johnny Griparic from Snakepit 2 was at the Cat Club that night and jammed with Axl and Gilby, and Slash almost got there, too, but changed his mind at the last minute. More here: https://www.a-4-d.com/t5186-22-november-1999-january-2001-lineup-turmoil-but-a-triumphal-return#20684 And the full Gilby quote recounting that night and what he and Axl talked about: Gil
  4. No, there's no audio at all from the 2000 Gilby-Axl performance. A snippet some people thought might have been from that show was actually from the UYI tour. It would be great if there was.
  5. I doubt it. I think it would've been known. Or maybe Teddy Zig-Zag?
  6. Slash had mentioned in 1995 that Axl wanted to do MTV Unplugged (but Slash didn't want to?): Slash: [...] We do what we do the best that anybody does. Let's just go out and do a club tour, a theatre tour, and fucking get back down to where we have some validity with an audience that we can relate to. But Axl was all fucking.. he wants to be on MTV, he wants to do Unplugged, he wants to be this, he wants to be that. So we didn't see eye to eye, and that's where a lot of that bullshit got started, and of course it was blown out of all proportion in the press [Metal Hammer, November 1995]
  7. All his blog posts were like that, so maybe he saw it as some kind of exercise in writing https://www.a-4-d.com/t5458-2006-mm-dd-matt-sorum-s-blog-updates
  8. Interestingly, it was after the press release. Probably Matt still didn't talk to Slash at that time because of that. But about three weeks after Matt's running into Axl, Slash and Matt did an interview together, where Slash denied he had been to Axl's house and Matt said both he and Axl were drunk when they met in NY.
  9. It was in 2006 and he had written about it in his blog: https://www.a-4-d.com/t5384-2006-04-13-matt-sorum-s-blog-matt-and-axl-meet-in-new-york A little later he said that both he and Axl were drunk, and that helped (they had bumped into each other another time before that, in 2002 or 2003, and, according to Matt, it wasn't great). Then Matt said that Axl was jealous of VR. And then, after VR split, he said he was drunk when he talked shit about Axl.
  10. It's from 2018, but probably many people haven't read it
  11. To add to the above, Axl probably wouldn't have wanted a déjà vu of having all three Slash, Duff and Matt in the band, considering that the reunion was still fragile then and there were likely mutual reservations and suspicion. Izzy is a different story. He and Axl go way back and, despite everything that has happened, there'll probably always be a bond between them. Moreover, Izzy is his own man, he's more neutral and wouldn't affect the "balance" in the band. It also makes sense to me that Axl would consider Steven more "family" than Matt. It's something I would speculate on withou
  12. Thanks, although I don't trust the source (and other so called "insiders") at all, especially when it comes down to the reunion and NITL era - hadn't the "information" that Slash and Duff recorded Atlas Shrugged in 2016 come from the same source? Anyway, I don't know if Axl hates Matt so much - I don't think he does, because otherwise Matt wouldn't have been offered a guest spot under the same conditions as Steven . But, seeing how much he appreciates loyalty and wants to reciprocate, it's a logical assessment that he would prefer "his guy" (Frank and or Brain) over Matt.
  13. Is there a source for the line-by-line thing? I've seen it mentioned a few times on here, but I haven't come across any sources confirming it. Or at least I don't remember coming across any source for it other than Steven Adler, but Steven wasn't there when the vocals were recorded. There was a recent interview with the studio engineer for AFD and didn't say anything about line-by-line. Neither has Mike Clink or anyone else as far as I know.
  14. This isn't necessarily related to Meegan's other post (Slash filmed at Rick Rubin's studio). They could be two different Slash projects.
  15. Matt had a percentage for his contributions on UYI (I suppose Dizzy had a smaller percentage for that, too). They are members according to Axl's "flexible" definition in 1992: DEL: Is [Gilby] a "member" of Guns N' Roses? AXL: This "member" thing is quite interesting, I read in an interview where Matt [Sorum, drummer] said that if he didn't get made a member, he wasn't going to be in Guns N' Roses. The truth of the matter is, Matt's a member of GN'R, but it doesn't really mean anything. It's kind of like a clubhouse/gang thing. We're all members of this gang. What it boils down to
  16. They said it was because he was too busy working with many other bands at the same time, so he'd only show up once a month, listen to what they'd done and tell them to write more songs. Duff: You know, it seemed like a great idea at the beginning, with Rick – and we’ve known him forever, since the late 80s. But he works completely different than this band does. This band, when we say, “Okay, we’re ready to work,” we mean we’re ready to work, like, the next day. And Rick is kind of like, “Well, okay, I’ll see you guys tomorrow,” and he shows up a month later and just kind of says, “Write m
  17. It would make some sense for it to be GnR, not so much in regards to Rick Rubin, but to the studio: it's in Axl's neighbourhood and it might be comfortable for him to go and work there with less chances of being noticed. But Slash filmed in the yard, dressed casually and with headphones on doesn't suggest it has anything to do with GnR. It looks like one of his projects/guest spots or his own promotional stuff.
  18. It's definitely the place: https://www.facebook.com/72109717762/photos/a.10152898047362763/10152898047042763 https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/shangri-la-rick-rubin-recording-studio-documentary
  19. It looks like another one of Slash's gazillion projects.
  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangri-La_(recording_studio)
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