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  1. He looked aces and sounded killer live. But a lot of people still complained about the cornrows at the time. There was a running gag that he was aping the looks of Sean Paul.
  2. Paul Tobias and Izzy are Indiana boys, so they stand a chance to be repeatedly reacquianted with Ax. Buckethead? No way, José. In one podcast, Brain touched up on the answering machine messages GNR lawyers would leave to Bucket in around 2003-4 ('You'll never pick up a guitar again, you'll be working at a gas station by the time we're through with you' - endearing stuff like that). Then Ax publicly vilified Bucket for the RIR-Lisbon cancellation. For someone who complained a lot about how erstwhile band members shoot shit about him in the media, Axl stooped even lower by attacking Bucket, a person who'd never dish out the juicy bits about Axl to lecherous journos. So yeah, they're likely to never communicate again, with or without a sock puppet. Curiously, Brain has managed to play it both ways, by keeping Bucket as a friend and himself within the Guns camp. It's probably the money - guess it enabled him turn a blind eye to the boss chastising his friend, whom he knew was deeply hurt by the whole ordeal.
  3. Should've done that in 2011-14. Now we got Slash as the DJ replacement, so at least the band sounds and feels like Guns, again.
  4. Funny that in both the Estranged & SIDHY videos, hired guns try, ineptly, to save Axl from drowning. Dizzy casting the net in anger in the latter is pretty hilarious, considering how laid-back the others are.
  5. Because you might contribute more to the discussion that way. Now you just come off as someone who cares a lot and tries to convince themselves otherwise. Know thyself
  6. For someone who doesn't care or know, you seem quite eager to draw the line on 2007 with the vox. Pick a lane.
  7. If Trent can win with Wish, Ax can win with Absurd.
  8. Fortus said he was recording vox in late 2014. https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/richard-fortus-on-new-guns-n-roses-album-axl-rose-wants-to-create-stuff-and-release-it-when-its-ready/
  9. Should it not be the next vocal track coupled with new instrumentals? Meaning, it's going to be a different animal than the Village version, in all likelihood. Atlas is one song that would benefit from a complete overhaul.
  10. Yeah, that's the common way to go about it for the reason you mentioned. I think Ax wrote most of the the AFD lyrics early on, before the music. With the UYIs, the music came first and the release was postponed by vocal work. Ax is known to create melodies with a piano and an acoustic. That can be differentiated from "writing the song", even if there's an instrument present. Not unusual, really. The current methodology reminds me of those (rather good) fan-made mash-ups of VR tracks with CD vocals, like Messages from Madagascar. Should've known back then that it was to be the future of GNR.
  11. I too have come around to enjoy Hard Skool 2.0. It's certainly better to have Slash & Duff re-do the music, instead of copy-pasting bits into the mix. Yet, Axl in around 2000: "I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent the music first and push the music to the level that I had to compete against it." 20 years later his line is approximately: "I throw the original music away and have the new band compete against my age-old vocal takes. That'll show 'em." This weird-ass approach does appear to meld Slash's UYI-informed playing with Axl's CD era quirks pretty well. Unusual way to make music, but... this band.
  12. I stopped midway. Guess I'm a bigger fan of the demo than I thought Oh, well. They released a version of the song, which is fine and well. Hope the most of you get a kick out of it.
  13. The bitterness is the throughline in most CD lyrics. Some songs and barbs Axl saved especially for some former ladyfriends. Atlas Shrugged may be the most upbeat song of the bunch - even if Axl's reach exceeds his grasp there. Instead of him going down that road he sings about, we get the lyrical equivalent of an overhead drone shot. The lyrics, then, don't quite coalesce for me. It's almost as if the Atlas narrator is daydreaming about a better life that would await him, if he got his head together ("we hope you understand"). So instead of Atlas, we get Absurd - a song that should be heard.
  14. Yeah, I think that was the late Paul Buckmaster with the fire & ice quip. IIRC, he had some Guns listed work in his CV well before the album came out, and somebody asked him about it. Paul was gracious enough to actually detail the song. Had totally forgot about that one As for the reception, Prostitute was Untitled #2 (or #3) on the AntiQuiet leaks - yet it was openly contested on the forums, as the track presumed to be Prostitute sounded nothing like the imaginary track called Prostitute.
  15. I think Youth was the first to talk about Prostitute, suggesting it was a hard track for Axl to put together. Brain was later asked about it, and he said something vague, which fueled more rumors about the nature of the song. But yeah, a lot of fans were convinced it was a rocker before hearing it.
  16. Circular reasoning. Take a desired outcome and figure out the suitable premises. It's a fairly known gimmick to put out 'something' to appease concert promoters that a new product is coming and that it will lure fans to the venues. Too bad the fans start reading tea leaves in want of something that (maybe) was fugazi to begin with.
  17. Axl asked for help on some samples. Chris came running. Then Axl said, "stool samples, matey".
  18. What else is new? He was touring as AFD went 20. Nada. RRHOF? Nope. CD turns 10? Nothing much. Whenever he broadly comments on the subject, the line is on moving forward with the band & the music, instead of looking back. Would almost say he avoids looking back. Apparently that also snubs any forward momentum.
  19. His line was that a whole bunch of other people were out to foil him. So he was trying, but, y'know, managers book tours without telling him, former members badmouth him in the press (as if the gossip columns would offer a balanced view, anyway), even guitar players skidoodle every now and then. He said he was trying to run an operation with integrity, while other people were, according to him, invested in running it to the ground.
  20. If only those guys would've formed their own Perfect Circle.
  21. They would've completed the remaining US dates running up to Jan 03, likely without an album. Just like they did in 2006. More shows abroad, like a summer tour. Hiatus. Label issues. CD out a year or two sooner, but with similar problems.
  22. Bummer. Brief illness, I hear. Timo had just moved back to Finland from London last year and was working on an autobiography with a local publisher. Here's hoping the book will be completed and released posthumously.
  23. It adds up. Axl was undoubtedly under pressure to deliver an album and a long planned tour. He was triggered by any mention of Slash. Riots, spotty ticket sales, media commentary, VMAs that did not go very well... Dude was frail, mentally. He brought up his a-game for MSG, so no question those Stern show comments hurt.
  24. Sad ones, too. He checked into Rumbo unannounced once or twice early in the morning, and found only Josh and some engineers were working late. Ax had a fit (expecting to meet the full lineup) and told everyone they were to shut down, pack it up and leave for good.
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