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7 hours ago, ZoSoRose said:

Honestly, I just don't see them doing an album. Axl clearly doesn't have much of an interest in putting out new music and now that they have 3/5ths of the originals back together, they know they can keep on touring big venues a-la the Stones and Aerosmith until they have to pack it up. Crowds won't diminish at this point because of a lack of music. That is just the truth, the crowds show up to drink and hear SCOM.

A new record would be fantastic for us, but it would be the same as any other legacy rock act record nowadays. One or two "hits" that get a lot of radio play on your local rock station and maybe a commercial (and then after a year tops you won't hear it again unless you play it) and then a tour to match. Are you going to hear "Chinese Democracy", "The Day That Never Comes", "Hardwired", "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)", "Tattoo", "Rock or Bust", "Rock N Roll Train", "God is Dead?", "Legendary Child", "Louder Than Words", etc, or even a newer song like Ozzy's "Under the Graveyard" on any radio station now? No way. Most people aren't going to go "I like that new GNR song, I'll go see them!" Sure, a few might, but not thousands per show that would make up a big part of the venue. The most significant traction I saw with a legacy band's "new" song was hearing "Doom and Gloom" in Avengers Endgame, but even that is more of a nod than anything. It pains me to say but if Zeppelin even got back together and did an album (lol), the same thing would happen to the record itself. The hypothetical, non existent, multi bazillion dollar reunion tour's purpose, regardless of how good the new material was, would be so people can say they saw Led Zeppelin. These bands' primes and ability to put a stamp on pop culture are long gone.

It's been 12 years since Axl put out an album, let alone one song. Before that, it was like 16 years before albums with original material with one song in between. He has had ample time to release something, and there have always been excuses why the time wasnt right and how it'll be different later-  "they have to properly promote Chinese", "they have to finish THIS tour leg first!", or to the current day's "they just got back together, then they will do new music!"

We are going on almost half a decade (God damn, wtf) since they got back together. If Axl wanted to put something out, it would have happened by now. The reunion isn't new anymore, it's lasted around the time it took from AfD- UYI and more than some bands have even lasted. 

I got a good fix out of them, I can say I saw them a few times and had a lot of fun in 2016. If Axl sucks now and if they don't put out new music, too bad, but it's whatever at this point. If Axl is going to do the nostalgia thing at least he got a semi authentic band to do it with. Of course I want an album, and think it's a waste Axl won't do it, but he probably just doesn't care without the incentive.

I feel the same way.

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Yes, definitely.  I believe the album is scheduled to be released on 9 October 2020.

Oh, you mean Guns N' Roses and not Brothers Osborne.  I don't know.

 

Playing Rock in Rio and dates in Vegas didn't indicate the album was ready;

Playing the VMAs and doing the first North American tour in almost ten years didn't indicate the album was ready;

A highly successful North American tour, new manager working hard to release the album, and boat loads of positive energy didn't indicate the album was ready.

 

A Dr. Pepper online ad campaign did indicate the album was ready.  In that spirit, if a cure for the Rona' is distributed before the end of a year - GNR will release the album (sarcastic but maybe not).  

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5 hours ago, jpgulde said:

Do you guys think that they will release the new album this year or in the next? And if they´re recording and developing new and old songs at home (because of the quarentine), is it gonna be a good album? I mean, i don´t trust very much in slash and duff composition

Yes, I believe we will get a new album next year. Yes, I believe it will be great.

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You know, it's hard to release a album these days. People don't buy physical copies anymore... the whole industry has changed... nearly impossible to put out music these days. And now with corona, just forget it

PS: don't tell Slash that some big acts released new music during the pandemic, not sure if he can cope with it. one must not upset old n satiated people

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If the pandemic is under control by summer 2021 i guess the album will be out and coincide with the festivals and other tour dates.

 

If they are able to tour 2021 and dont get the album out within the year, its never going to happen 

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Perhaps would have been an ideal single for this band, let Slash do his own take and solos (We already have the May version so thats ok) - This song is pretty similar to what they did on UYI and will also draw casuals back because of the extremely good melody and have a good chance of gaining some serious (rock) airplay.

Maybe they bring Elton John in to play the piano part, this will gain more exposure and cross-over appeal. Like Ozzy did with Ordinary man

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There's more chance of Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain and Elvis Presley forming a super group than GNR releasing a new album in 2020.

In 2021 I'd say 2 of those 4 aforementioned musicians making new music together is more likely than a new GNR record.

#HardSchool2022

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It is not just hope. You are all very pessimistic.  There are thousands of evidences that have been leading this to happen: interviews with 4tus, slash, susan, duff, fernando. Knowing that they have already started some work on the new album means that they will probably release something in a maximum of 3-4 years.  A bad experience, like that of Chinese Democracy does not dictate the rule of events, mainly because the return of the old members creates a certain pressure under the band and the expectation that they know has existed since they returned. But, in fact, the question of whether they can tour is an important factor, which does not prevent them from recording.:heart:

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10 hours ago, jpgulde said:

Do you guys think that they will release the new album this year or in the next? And if they´re recording and developing new and old songs at home (because of the quarentine), is it gonna be a good album? I mean, i don´t trust very much in slash and duff composition

 

There’s optimism is that post. Hold on to it whatever you do as once it starts to leave it’s hard to get it back. Also, I don’t know how many Tuesdays are left in 2020.

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Great to get a new thread on this. I think we should have a few more. More the merrier. 

 

2 hours ago, jpgulde said:

It is not just hope. You are all very pessimistic.  There are thousands of evidences that have been leading this to happen: interviews with 4tus, slash, susan, duff, fernando. Knowing that they have already started some work on the new album means that they will probably release something in a maximum of 3-4 years.  A bad experience, like that of Chinese Democracy does not dictate the rule of events, mainly because the return of the old members creates a certain pressure under the band and the expectation that they know has existed since they returned. But, in fact, the question of whether they can tour is an important factor, which does not prevent them from recording.:heart:

It really, really, REALLY is just hope I'm afraid. 

 

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