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4 minutes ago, allwaystired said:

The same constant come across though to me- a chronic waste of time, talent and ability.

It's desperately sad when you think about it all that way. 

True, but if that opinion is actually fact then what would the point of releasing music with musicians he didn't really believe it? There's no question that Bumble is a great guitar player and very creative! but maybe the ideas he suggested to Axl were completely opposite to what Axl likes? Now... if that's the case you have to wonder why he would have hired Bumble and then put his guitar work all over CD.

My opinion is Axl did intend on releasing a next record (eventually), but it was a continuation record from the CD era... Bumble would be used in that same role again as leads, and beefing up rhythms. Bumble wanted to make a band record and compose together, the boss won the argument and Bumble decided to walk... triggering NITL. But Axl was a fan of Bumbles style.

It could have been a cool record had Axl let the guys of the leash. He could have rented a studio space for two weeks with a mobile recording set up and let them come up with ideas... kept costs down and I guarantee they would have come up some great stuff! It was a waste!

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2 minutes ago, Tom2112 said:

True, but if that opinion is actually fact then what would the point of releasing music with musicians he didn't really believe it? There's no question that Bumble is a great guitar player and very creative! but maybe the ideas he suggested to Axl were completely opposite to what Axl likes? Now... if that's the case you have to wonder why he would have hired Bumble and then put his guitar work all over CD.

My opinion is Axl did intend on releasing a next record (eventually), but it was a continuation record from the CD era... Bumble would be used in that same role again as leads, and beefing up rhythms. Bumble wanted to make a band record and compose together, the boss won the argument and Bumble decided to walk... triggering NITL. But Axl was a fan of Bumbles style.

It could have been a cool record had Axl let the guys of the leash. He could have rented a studio space for two weeks with a mobile recording set up and let them come up with ideas... kept costs down and I guarantee they would have come up some great stuff! It was a waste!

Possible, yeah. By the time Ashba arrived the idea of 'CD2' might well have been long gone. I think by that point they were firmly a 'touring operation'.

Which is where they've remained and I think will probably stay. I don't think we've seen the last member-change either. The cycle will continue in my view. 

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16 hours ago, allwaystired said:

Possible, yeah. By the time Ashba arrived the idea of 'CD2' might well have been long gone. I think by that point they were firmly a 'touring operation'.

Which is where they've remained and I think will probably stay. I don't think we've seen the last member-change either. The cycle will continue in my view. 

I could see Melissa going, but the other guys are company men. Down with the ship at this stage.

I think if CD II wasn't really an option for Axl by 2009, then Richard's a complete liar because he said he was in the studio a number of times in the years after that working on songs for the follow up. I think it purely comes down to Axl trying to time the release perfectly, thinking if he got that right, as well a good marketing plan things might turn around. Realistically they would have had to have released an absolute classic for them to ever even get a head out of the the pit they started in. The band started falling apart, and he put his record on hold. He had three options in 2015, release a new record with his nuGuns or call Slash and bury the hatchet or quit. In the revolver interview it sounded like he was working on something that he considered almost finished. Although almost finished to Axl means a min 2 more years re-recording, mixing and mastering😄

But of course, they were definitely a touring operation by 2012 onwards... or whenever that first Vegas residency happened. 

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2 hours ago, Tom2112 said:

I could see Melissa going, but the other guys are company men. Down with the ship at this stage.

I think if CD II wasn't really an option for Axl by 2009, then Richard's a complete liar because he said he was in the studio a number of times in the years after that working on songs for the follow up. I think it purely comes down to Axl trying to time the release perfectly, thinking if he got that right, as well a good marketing plan things might turn around. Realistically they would have had to have released an absolute classic for them to ever even get a head out of the the pit they started in. The band started falling apart, and he put his record on hold. He had three options in 2015, release a new record with his nuGuns or call Slash and bury the hatchet or quit. In the revolver interview it sounded like he was working on something that he considered almost finished. Although almost finished to Axl means a min 2 more years re-recording, mixing and mastering😄

But of course, they were definitely a touring operation by 2012 onwards... or whenever that first Vegas residency happened. 

I don't think that Richard will have been lying, and don't doubt he was in a studio....but I think the realistic prospect of an album had long fled. My guess is they might have been back to "playing with some ideas" and "working on things" by that stage. "They" being the band, rather than Axl. Perhaps the Ashba demos were done at this point? 

Wow, I'm so much more cynical these days than I was then! Back at the time in question I firmly believed a new album was imminent. Now I lean towards the idea we'll never hear new material again! 

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, Tom2112 said:

True, but if that opinion is actually fact then what would the point of releasing music with musicians he didn't really believe it? There's no question that Bumble is a great guitar player and very creative! but maybe the ideas he suggested to Axl were completely opposite to what Axl likes? Now... if that's the case you have to wonder why he would have hired Bumble and then put his guitar work all over CD.

My opinion is Axl did intend on releasing a next record (eventually), but it was a continuation record from the CD era... Bumble would be used in that same role again as leads, and beefing up rhythms. Bumble wanted to make a band record and compose together, the boss won the argument and Bumble decided to walk... triggering NITL. But Axl was a fan of Bumbles style.

It could have been a cool record had Axl let the guys of the leash. He could have rented a studio space for two weeks with a mobile recording set up and let them come up with ideas... kept costs down and I guarantee they would have come up some great stuff! It was a waste!

Axl should have done and let these players release an album under an axl solo record. There would have been zero pressure for everyone involved, than releasing something under the GNR name. We could have  had 3 albums from 00 to 2014. Hell axl could even let ashba loose with his EDM crap, who knows!.

I can understand why canter said axl wanted each album to evolve, but i would take a bet axl also wants the record to be successful than the one before it. So theres the conundrum. If axl releases a CD2 with whatever lineup will it be embraced like past releases, will it be successful, or forgotten about quickly the way CD was.

Also about gilby joining , axl told slash to find a new guitar player so it was on slashs shoulders to find someone that the remaining band could gel with. Axl from what i read in interviews didnt want to be part of the guitar recruiting process.

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2 hours ago, Sydney Fan said:

Axl should have done and let these players release an album under an axl solo record. There would have been zero pressure for everyone involved, than releasing something under the GNR name. We could have  had 3 albums from 00 to 2014. Hell axl could even let ashba loose with his EDM crap, who knows!.

I can understand why canter said axl wanted each album to evolve, but i would take a bet axl also wants the record to be successful than the one before it. So theres the conundrum. If axl releases a CD2 with whatever lineup will it be embraced like past releases, will it be successful, or forgotten about quickly the way CD was.

Also about gilby joining , axl told slash to find a new guitar player so it was on slashs shoulders to find someone that the remaining band could gel with. Axl from what i read in interviews didnt want to be part of the guitar recruiting process.

Leave DJ in the dark with his glow sticks, Monster energy and EDM and keep well away from anything GNR related! 😅

I know what you are saying, but there was pressure to use the name externally and from his point of view he wanted to show the guys who left that they messed up! Had he decided to play under his own name, things would have been easier and he would have played the same size gigs... but he didn't! I'm totally at peace with Axl continuing GNR after Slash and co jumped ship though! But the minuscule amount of music he's released? I'm not so happy with that!

 

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2 hours ago, allwaystired said:

I don't think that Richard will have been lying, and don't doubt he was in a studio....but I think the realistic prospect of an album had long fled. My guess is they might have been back to "playing with some ideas" and "working on things" by that stage. "They" being the band, rather than Axl. Perhaps the Ashba demos were done at this point? 

Wow, I'm so much more cynical these days than I was then! Back at the time in question I firmly believed a new album was imminent. Now I lean towards the idea we'll never hear new material again! 

 

 

 

ha! You're so cynical you make me look like an optimist and I am completely lost at sea with GNR right now🤣

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59 minutes ago, Tom2112 said:

ha! You're so cynical you make me look like an optimist and I am completely lost at sea with GNR right now🤣

I do TELL MYSELF that there won't be anything new because it's easier on myself.....but I suppose I still have hope, otherwise I wouldn't be here so often! Less cynical, more self-protective! 

 

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On 17/08/2020 at 7:43 PM, El Guapo said:

Who would have thought in 2016 that everything would be SO bad in 2020. 

Can things get any worse at this point?

It's not all their fault that 2020 is a bit shit, but their flat refusal to do anything remotely entertaining for us is a bummer. Thank the lord and da devil for Metallica! Always have new things to keep fans engaged, and somehow you don't get tired of it... but the brains of the operation isn't interested in what a band like Metallica do, he has better ideas! 

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16 minutes ago, Ant said:

If Axl sounded like Rock the Rock it’d be worth doing.

End the fucking tour. Find the fire 🔥 

get some weed and cold brew, do a GNR COVID bubble in a kick ass little studio, stop tweeting at Steve Mnuchin and write some fucking melodies. Let’s goooo!

Love the energy! 

Write a song about Tim Mnuchin! And his bitchy little ass!

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On 17/08/2020 at 9:32 PM, AxlSlashthebest said:

who think one day Slash and Axl will play together ? NITLT !!!

2016 called😉

I get what you mean! And in 2000-2014 I would have laughed at the idea! Because they were constantly attacking each other with subtle ir not so subtle digs. First sign of thawing in my mind was Axl telling that story about Slash pissing his pants. Nothing quite like a prissy pants story to want you to teach out to an old friend!

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It was a twelve year gap between Axl's fax to MTV regarding Slash's departure from the band to the release of Chinese Democracy.

It's almost been a twelve year gap between the release of Chinese Democracy and today.

'96 to '08 felt like an eternity.  '08 feels not too long ago.  

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8 hours ago, Tom2112 said:

2016 called😉

I get what you mean! And in 2000-2014 I would have laughed at the idea! Because they were constantly attacking each other with subtle ir not so subtle digs. First sign of thawing in my mind was Axl telling that story about Slash pissing his pants. Nothing quite like a prissy pants story to want you to teach out to an old friend!

😂 what story was that?

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3 hours ago, DTJ80 said:

😂 what story was that?

An old video from 2012? Axl talking to fans in a hotel bar holding a bottle of jack. Slash was with a girl, but he got too drunk, pissed his pants and Axl was there to "console" the girl.

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6 hours ago, downzy said:

It was a twelve year gap between Axl's fax to MTV regarding Slash's departure from the band to the release of Chinese Democracy.

It's almost been a twelve year gap between the release of Chinese Democracy and today.

'96 to '08 felt like an eternity.  '08 feels not too long ago.  

08 plus allow for a medium 2yr tour cycle, and maybe a year off. Worst case scenario should have been album in 2015.

But yes, the time is almost the same! I guess he likes taking 12+ years to mull over material.

Problem is, unless he's writing in a vacuum where no other music is influencing him, whatever he writes and then releases 10+ years later is going to sound incredibly dated, like that god awful macdaddy, or even the slightly better but equally confused Hardschool! 

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