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4 hours ago, Twinaleblood said:

One day in spring 1997 I went to my usual newsstand and bought one of many Italian rock magazines I used to read back then.

My heart literally skipped a beat when I opened it and the very first page included an "Exclusive!!" review of a new Guns N'Roses album supposedly titled 'Your Dreams Come True'. I went through it line by line in pure excitement, already fantasizing about these new song titles, most of them kinda funny. The story behind the "surprise" release, as explained in the article, seemed strange to say the least. Then my heart definitely sank when I went to page 17 (as suggested by the end of the review) and found out it was nothing but an April's fool joke.

I retrieved that magazine earlier today and roughly translated that fake review to English so you can have a laugh (or shed a tear thinking "what if we actually had such an album in 97..."). I'd like to add a scan of the original version too, but I have no clue how I can attach an image on here :unsure:


Have any insiders seen 'Funk The Punk' in some secret songlist? :D

"MOTLEY CRUE going Grunge"....:lol:

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Recapping the, ahem, tracklist :lol:

01. Gimme A Break
02. Sympathy For The Devil (Rolling Stones cover)
03. No Shadow In The Sun
04. Funk The Punk
05. Bloody Roses
06. Kissin' Mama
07. Black Hell And Back
08. The Clouds Turn Black
09. Jaezebel
10. The Devil And The Priest
11. Soul Full Of Lies
12. Friends (Led Zeppelin cover)

I must admit it would be interesting hearing GNR playing 'Friends'.

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2 hours ago, Twinaleblood said:

Recapping the, ahem, tracklist :lol:

01. Gimme A Break
02. Sympathy For The Devil (Rolling Stones cover)
03. No Shadow In The Sun
04. Funk The Punk
05. Bloody Roses
06. Kissin' Mama
07. Black Hell And Back
08. The Clouds Turn Black
09. Jaezebel
10. The Devil And The Priest
11. Soul Full Of Lies
12. Friends (Led Zeppelin cover)

I must admit it would be interesting hearing GNR playing 'Friends'.

I’ll be honest - there is some cool titles in there 🤣

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10 hours ago, SoulMonster said:

Quick! Don't show this list to @Pele!

Hey that's a good point - I forgot Axl had vocals for Sympathy for the Devil recorded.

That might end up on the new album!

Funk the Punk was an early demo of Rock the Rock

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38 minutes ago, mystery said:

They must've gotten the 12 song tracklist from the album Axl promised. He sent a fax to MTV on October 31, 1996 saying a 12 song album plus B-Sides was coming and more importantly, Slash was out of the band.

Is that real?

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11 minutes ago, NicoGNR5 said:

Is that real?

I just came across an MTV news report on another forum about it so it definitely seems real. I need to find it, someone posted it as a Vimeo video.

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Got close on a few.

Jaezebel-- Prostitute 

Soul Full of Lies -- "So full of anger" Better / "Pussy full of maggots" Absurd

"There must be some kind of internal turmoil that Axl couldn’t process; his singing is always very angry and tormented, as if he’s trying to release some long-repressed fury and anxiety." Clearly State of Grace lol.

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