I don’t understand why King Animal is the comp people are looking at. No offense to SG but they were never on Guns level of popularity. Ever.
Re SG comparison - It’s not about popularity. Popular people are idiots, and so are the people who like them. It’s about quality. King Animal was a quality comeback record that bottled the SG energy and magic. It’s a template for what Guns should aspire to, try to emulate. Better that than some contemptuous run off the mill U2 album for example. U2 are popular and they’re idiots and so are their fans.
I liked Bono with the Irish Mullet.
Good point....Axl has tons of lyrics and melodies already in place....orchestration...full recorded songs for God’s sake! The band can pick and choose....add and delete...anything they want or don’t want. Of course, we will get nothing but some more solo records in between cash grab tours and never ending dangling of the “new” music carrot by whatever unfortunate soul happens to be playing guitar that day. Meh. I’ve got better things to do.