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  1. 1 hour ago, EvanG said:

    As for improving, what do you want him to do? Play jazz scales? He's a rock guitarist who plays in rock bands, there isn't really much else he can improve on. I suppose he can learn how to sweep pick and play some of those sweep pick solos from CD, but I don't mind he doesn't do that. Most guitarists don't use that technique.

    Legit opinion and as you've said before, subjective impressions. I don't think his playing has improved over the years, on the contrary. And I find that remarkable for a guy who has been playing guitar for all his life, for a living. I won't start crying because he doesn't sweep pick or whatever - it just baffles me that there seems to be no interest whatsoever in entering new territories technically or musically. 


    1 hour ago, EvanG said:

    I don't think he learns his own solos because a lot of it is improvised even on record, but he's giving his spin on it and playing what he feels, and whether you like it or not, is subjective and not his concern, I guess. 

    Can't say anything against that, entirely true. But I wasn't talking about his own solos, I was referring to the CD stuff and in this case especially, the TIL solo.

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  2. There is simply no excuse for Slash to fuck up this solo or any other solo from CD. You would think that he has some kind of "guitarist-pride". Possible reasons for me:

    - He doesn't bother to learn it (--> that would be lazy)

    - He thinks he plays it better (--> that would be ignorant)

    - He hates the song and that's why he doesn't care about it (--> that would be a very poor mindset to have in his position)

    However you want to look at it, it's just a shame. He just wants to play the same stuff he has always played - I don't see him as the guy constantly trying to improve or who wants to learn new things and techniques, he's been stuck for years now. Instead of being motivated to get better as a guitar player, he just stands there and thinks "Nah fuck it, I'm Slash, I'm a legend and people think I'm God anyway. Where's my blues scale."

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  3. 13 minutes ago, jamillos said:

    I still can’t get rid of the suspicion that the reason for not having released a proper DVD yet might be in that someone may think giving people a professional recording of the shows would render them too lazy to go see it live any more, thus not buying tickets. 
    That is, of course, under the condition that the shows to come will be essentially same as those we’ve already seen. New lights, two new covers, same set. 
    Is that even thinkable…? 

    It sounds plausible, but if they really think this far, I can't understand the release of these fucking selects - because after seeing that, the last thing you want to do is to attend a live show of this band.

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  4. I absolutely loved what Axl did in "Realize" and how Frank killed it throughout the whole album! Furthermore, I really dig the interplay between Slash and Fortus ("Demon Fire" and "Code Red" being great examples), while Duff is solidly keeping the rhythm section alive! Melissa and Dizzy are quite often a bit buried in the mix, but they're still great.

    I sincerely apologize for this, I have fallen into madness :drool:

  5. 12 minutes ago, James Bond said:

    I even saw one publication (Loudwire, I think) say it starts with a riff akin to Thunderstruck! What? It doesn't sound anything like Thunderstruck.

    Whenever I hear or read something like "This song sounds exactly like XY" I have to roll my eyes. Not only is it almost never even remotely true, it also pisses me off that they can't seem to find their own words to describe music. Just throw around some names everyone knows, it's so cheap and it just shows that the person does not have the slightest clue what he/she is talking about. Reviews these days...

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  6. I remember one particular band my dad really loved, they were called "Big Red One" - it was pretty much a no-name Swiss Hard-Rock band active during the early 90ies. 

    Big Red One - Trouble Maker

    This was my introduction to rock-music in general. I still love this band very much to this day. I'm glad I made a copy of the 2 albums they had made, since I can't seem to find their stuff anywhere nowadays aside from a few YT-uploads.

  7. 1 hour ago, Dean said:

    With the benefit of hindsight and the songs we received, I’d say Axl made the correct decision to go with Tobias.

    Most certainly, yes. Tobias may be unpopular in fan-circles because of the "Sympathy for the devil" episodes and all the stories regarding his alleged poor guitar-playing (for example in Matt's leaked book). Personally I couldn't care less, he helped making CD possible, that's all that counts for me.

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  8. No idea how many million times this has probably been discussed already - but did their musical differences just vanish into thin air? I can't imagine Slash or Axl suddenly wanting to play what they didn't want to play in the mid-90's and all these years that followed. Who would even write such a record - Melissa? Frank? :shrugs: These guys working on songs together just completely exceeds the capacity of my imagination. I don't see them being on the same page musically. But they are surely on the same page when it comes to the financial aspects - so who knows what kind of magic the smell of money may produce. 

  9. 2 hours ago, DurhamGirl said:

    The UK is on lockdown at the moment and if one goes out it is like a ghost town.  This is how it has become on the forum but the band seems to have forgotten their fans which is incredibly sad especially when they have so many loyal fans who have been with them from the begininng.  Do they realise, I wonderr, that if they dont do anything before they are able to tour again they wil most definiitley not be playing to the same number of people of touring the larrger venues.  Maybe they dont care, Slash is doing his thing as is Duff.  If this is the case than is this it.

    Hey, they did not forget their fans. Maybe you have missed it but they released some really cool pinball-machines, incredible merch and some extraordinary over-the-top-NITL-performances. Now THAT is what I call true love! ... - What?! You think, that's nothing? Well, if you seriously think you can come here and say something like this, then... you are right. 

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  10. 31 minutes ago, Sweersa said:

    If Perhaps and Hardschool are on the next album, do you think they will be better or worse (mixing and mastering aside since what we heard were rough mixes) than the village versions from 2000?

    I’m fairly confident the vocal takes will be the same, or mostly so.

    Difficult question. If Slash treats these songs with the same respect he had for the other CD stuff, then I would prefer it if they just left it alone.

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  11. To answer this question, we could take a look at what my source had to say about it:

    "Love this guy, was quite famous in the 90s"

    ... yes, the source is my dad and I should stop quoting him. (on a serious note though, I think he gets up in the morning and then proceeds to not releasing records)

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