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#1 Re: Dust N' Bones & Cyborg Slunks » Gilby Clarke And Guns 2 Roses Live In London » 553 weeks ago

I'll be there for this. Saw Gilby a few years ago and it was a decent show, played some of his better tunes and some Stones, GNR, Clash.

Will be a little strange having G2R open though, although I have always meant to check them out so it works out quite well. Will you have to discuss with him which songs he wants to play first to make sure nothing gets repeated?

#2 Re: Dust N' Bones & Cyborg Slunks » 50 Greatest Guitar Solos, NME - The Winner is... » 553 weeks ago

Didn't Axl once say his favourite part of SCOM was the first guitar break?

I have to admit that as a kid it was the second half of that song that got me into music. I can pretty much trace every artist I like, from music to film to books all the way back to that moment, it made me realise there was stuff out there that excited me and was not just background.

Now its not something I play too often but every now and then I do catch it and remember how special it is.

#3 Re: The Sunset Strip » Katy Perry, Russell Brand To Divorce » 553 weeks ago

I don't know how well known Russell Brand is in the US (or at least the reputation he used to have) but I don't think anyone in the UK actually expected him to even get married at all - so this came as no surprise when I heard it. They must hardly ever even be in the same country.

I actually quite liked Boyce Avenue doing Teenage Dream and Brand used to have a great radio show on Radio 2 about 5 years ago but aside from that I could hardly give a shit about either of them.

Give me Zooey Deschanel any day. She might be an actress but her music is better too.

#4 Re: Guns N' Roses » I wonder if Axl is more critical than us. » 553 weeks ago

Oh absolutely. Its just strange the idea of a guy yelling 'why don't you fuck off' each night is feeling unsure of himself underneath. I don't mean the guy supplying the anger of those songs, as that would make alot of sense as to where the anger of GNR comes from, I mean simply in terms of performance - everything about Axls style on stage oozes absolute confidence, and it has to really.

I have always wondered if a big reason for Axls lateness is simply that he really has to psyche himself up, I mean imagine coming out and having to blast out Jungle and half-assing it, feeling unsure of yourself, the whole thing would fall apart. If he needs to get himself to a point where he is ready to power through anything, feel like he can take on the world, it would explain why the tiniest things (sound issues, fans etc) can piss him off as he has finally got himself to where he needs to be and then something else knocks it all of course.

I've not actually seen RIRIV though, so have not seen Tommy reassuring Axl he sounds ok or why he would feel he had to do so, but I have heard that at points in the show Axl looked really down on himself?

#5 Re: Guns N' Roses » New song poll » 553 weeks ago

I said the Izzy song. If I were only selecting one song to hear it would be that or a new Oh My God as I would rather hear the rest collectively on a new release (wishful thinking I am sure).

I am curious about the Izzy track though for two reasons, one, it would likely have the most recently recorded Axl vocals which would be interesting to hear; and two, I would be curious as to whether it would be a more stripped down laid back tune for New GNR or whether they have piled a million guitar tracks on top of the thing.

#6 Re: The Sunset Strip » black keys » 553 weeks ago

I've always heard good things about them, and finally heard a song the other day but found it surprisingly....plodding?

Maybe I was just expecting bigger things but if anyone could direct me to a couple of songs that would win me over it would be much appreciated.

#7 Re: The Garden » NEW MEMBERS introduce yourself here » 553 weeks ago


I still recognise a bunch of names on here. I used to post on the old RoV board as JAC long ago, and had always been aware of this place but don't think I ever registered. Something led me here the other day and I was glad to see it was as cool a place as I hoped. I have needed a new online home for a while.

#8 Re: Guns N' Roses » I wonder if Axl is more critical than us. » 553 weeks ago

DCK wrote:

Regarding the clips. I think he cant hear himself well on the second one.

I agree. When I saw that gesture on the broadcast I assumed it was a sound issue.

I can not really see why Axl would feel the need to signal how he felt he sounded to somebody else, unless he was struggling with his throat and needed something for it. I have always found it mind-blowing how someone can be as hard on himself as Axl is but also have such a confident bravado to his stage demeanour.

#9 Re: Dust N' Bones & Cyborg Slunks » VR to reunite with Scott for 'A Concert For John O'Brien' » 553 weeks ago

I also think that initially, in the build up to and release of Contraband, there was a lot of hype, a lot of excitement and they all had a point to prove. This probably allowed them to paper over any cracks in the band.

I don't think its a coincidence that as VR became less relevant commercially the band began to fall apart. As mentioned above, Slash has his band where he can do as he pleases and Duff has Loaded and seems similarly happy. I have seen them both in the last year and the vibe is totally different to a VR show, less menacing, less on the attack, more a celebration. At this point this is probably what they are interested in. Less hassle, more fun.

Aside from STP, I don't think VR is really how Scott wants to be expressing himself these days. Didn't he always say something about not wanting to go into his old age shaking his ass in leather pants? I vaguely recall something along those lines, and whilst the rest of the VR guys have been looking at something harder (Taylor etc) that would be the opposite way I can imagine Weiland wanting to go. We saw that begin to happen with Libertad and it did not even pay off commercially.

The fact of the matter is that they have got nowhere with finding a new singer, nor is the world clamouring after a VR + Scott reunion, so I can not see this going anywhere long term, simply because the payoff would not be worth the inevitable bumpy ride.

Still, it is nice to know they are all on good enough terms to get together for a good cause like this.

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