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  1. I listen to him playing something like this and it just makes it all the more mind numbing that Axl can't get inspired enough to make music with him and actually release it to the public. I've long thought if they just gave themselves 3 months in a studio and started from scratch they'd be amazed at what would come out of it as opposed to the convoluted process of re-recording everything a million times and trying to sooth Axl's ego with the CD leftovers to make him feel it wasn't the colossal waste of time it was (it's the same reason we have to put up with Frank and his sub par drumming
  2. GNR fans everywhere will forever owe a debt of gratitude to Myles Kennedy. In a pre-reunion world where it looked like Axl/Slash would never share the stage again he was responsible for Slash being able to revisit the GNR catalog again in ways he hadn't been able to in the 15+ year period after he left the band. GNR is a notoriously hard band to cover without sounding like bad karaoke, so Slash was essentially limited over the years to the "easy" ones like Brownstone and It's so Easy that can be more easily handled. Myles range however let him thread that needle of having a gu
  3. Divorce is expensive, and the reunion is refilling Slash's coffers. If he stops releasing music, that will change my opinion on him. Until then I think he is just making himself whole financially because where else can he earn that kind of money playing music he wrote? If Axl came to him tomorrow and said let's release music the guy would lock himself in a room until he came out with a GNR album. I will only look at Slash differently if there ever comes a day that wouldn't be true.
  4. They have released 1 album since 1993, and if it was up to Axl CD probably would still be sitting on a shelf somewhere. That anyone in the GNR universe (be it fans, the band, management or whoever) would dare so much as even say a word about those who are frustrated that their favorite band has managed to release only 1 album in 27 years (you read that right......27 years) is beyond comprehension. We are coming up on 30 years now since we've gotten any new original material with Axl/Slash/Duff on it, but some how Axl/TB don't seem to get why there is the hostility there is about th
  5. SMKC is his passion project, GNR pads his bank account and got him flush again with cash after his divorce. He probably hears the same crap we do at the shows knowing how much better they could sound, but if Axl is going to go through the motions why shouldn't he. He plays to a fraction of the people at his own gigs, but his energy level and and overall playing is usually better (not to mention he always looks happier). I think when the re-union started he probably deep down was hoping to make some music with Axl again, but the bigger a pipe dream that begins to look like th
  6. If you listen to the solo you can here it saying the chorus. It was never intended to be a masturbatory effort on Slash's part (I love when he is allowed to just wail away but this wasn't the place. Song will likely be edited down to 4 minutes for radio, so we weren't going to get NR II. I agree whole heartedly with your point about people feeling he mails it in if there isn't a 2 minute epic solo when he is working on someone else's song with likely parameters. This was all about being tasteful, emotive and fitting into the song.
  7. Vocals aside, Slash's solo band sounds orders of magnitude better musically on the GNR songs than GNR does. Someone should strap Axl in a chair and make him watch Slash's band play the Appetite stuff/Civil War/YCBM and such and then make him watch the product they are putting out and make him explain why he is OK with an inferior sounding musical product.
  8. This wouldn't even register on the outrage meter. When looked at in the context that an entire album of people purporting to call themselves Guns N' Roses was released without so much as one note from Slash on it (a borderline crime against music humanity) worrying about DJ replacing Robin seems beyond trivial. Most of us knew this and said so at the time, but with the further we are removed from them getting back together initially it just puts into an even bigger picture what a true farce that that entire new GNR experience was. Axl still lives that shame every day, and he
  9. Been a long ass time since a song grabbed me the way this one has. The lyrics are haunting and feel like a heartfelt goodbye to Ozzy's fans. A paint by numbers Slash performance is totally on point, and the guy just has a way of "getting" me at some point every time he does any kind of solo/outro in a ballad like this where I get that little chill when he bends a note a certain way. It's why I have been following him the past 30 years and will until he kicks the bucket (hopefully waaaay down the road). Song just had so much more impact on me when I found myself realizin
  10. Deep down that mind blowing statistic has to just kill Axl, who deluded himself into truly believing he alone was GNR at one point. Slash should drive a harder bargain next time around considering his presence essentially represents a $3 million dollar difference in the per show take.
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