#1 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 6 days ago
#2 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 6 days ago
Is there any chance of having a presidential candidate that doesn’t have one foot in the grave?
Trump is 74 and Biden is 77, I find that quite staggering. Hilary was 69 I think when she ran against Trump. At least Obama was 59 I think when he won the presidency.
There would have to be a big chance of Trump or Biden dying while in office.
#4 Re: Guns N' Roses » Greatest Hits Vinyl Reissue » 9 days ago
I have to think a lot of these garbage releases and other shit in the store is a cash grab which has the Lebies’ fingerprints all over it.
I would speculate that they have some deal where they personally get a cut for their roll in trotting out this shit. So I expect to see a continued stream of useless kitsch stuff rolled out.
But they can’t even do it properly, as others have said they completely missed the mark with the Locked n Loaded boxset from a pricing and content point of view.
I lost interest in collecting quite a few years ago and hadnt bought anything for years. I will confess tho that I finally bought the Locked n Loaded the other day for $299. Still a rip off!
#5 Re: Guns N' Roses » Axl’s “ridiculous demands” » 10 weeks ago
I vaguely recall that Axl still had one more album to deliver on his deal he signed years ago (may have already been advanced and spent all the money for that deal too, or the tab he ran up will never be recouped from the next album it was so high).
Maybe he just wants to dish up garbage CDII stuff to satisfy that obligation. Then release something with Slash and Duff, that way he may make something out of it??? Just a thought.
#6 Re: Guns N' Roses » Axl’s “ridiculous demands” » 22 weeks ago
#7 Re: Guns N' Roses » Sculpting axl rose » 26 weeks ago
Can't see how they can sell stadiums again just by rolling out the same shit! Casual fans that wanted to see Axl and Slash on stage again now have. Not sure how many of them will pony up good $$'s again for the same offering.
New music and/or AFD5 tour is the only way forward. That said, new music is no guarantee for success either. Their best shot at success would be with Izzy in the mix working on brand new songs, not tinkering over reheated Chi Dem stuff. Then tour behind that.
But I don't see that happening. They will just dial it in, count whatever dollars come in from more of the same. The cleaners will continue to put out more garbage swag to fatten their own pockets. Rinse and repeat.
I would have thought if they want to keep touring then they will need to do something to refresh the audience and keep them coming, otherwise I imagine numbers would slowly dwindle.
Releasing some new music then starting the whole tour cycle again seems logical. If they don't want to do that then I would suggest an AFD 5 lineup and tour would be an option that would allow them to tour and still keep strong crowd numbers.
That said if I was them I would leave the AFD 5 tour as the ace up my sleeve in the event the public goes cold on GNR again and/or new music flops. This would give them one last substantial bite of the cherry.