#1 Re: Guns N' Roses » new gnr song debuted » 10 days ago
I saw Jagger with the Stones when he was in his 60s. He was energetic, engaged, and sharp as a tack.
He even bantered with the audience here and there.
He went to a local joint before the gig for wine and ravioli.
The point being it’s possible to live it up and still show up for work ready to go. The tour was to promote an under appreciated new album.
And I think the whole thing was unavoidable but Azoff did his damnedest to reunite Slash and Axl, didn’t he?
Jagger maintains a ridiculous health regimen, though: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/0 … 51796.html
#2 Re: Guns N' Roses » new gnr song debuted » 11 days ago
He's almost 60. If I was his age, I wouldn't care about my physical shape anymore. I would just enjoy life with appropriate limitations of course.
It's why I get genuinely irked at the fact that we lost so much time to... what? Petulance? Indolence? Obstruction from management and record company execs? Imagine if Axl and Slash had been able to overcome their differences back in 2006, when Slash tried to visit him. We'd have had peak Velvet Revolver-era Slash and Duff with 2006-vintage Axl. That would've been a powerhouse of a band. What we've got is good, don't get me wrong, but... I just wish Axl could get back into the shape he was a decade ago. It's doable, too; look at how ripped JK Simmons got for Justice League, and he's older than Axl...
#3 Re: Guns N' Roses » new gnr song debuted » 12 days ago
Skip the tacos and pump some iron. That'll show us.
Well, even leaving that aside, he could just get lipo or something. Get himself a personal trainer and a nutritionist, or even pump himself full of horse testosterone and HGH or whatever it is Stallone does. There are shortcuts available to the super-wealthy beyond the "eat right, pump iron" option. There's no way, no fucking way the likes of Chris Pratt and Christian Bale are effecting those body transformations without outside assistance.
If I was him, I'd do everything in my power to get back to 2006 fitness, grow the beard back and grow out the hair a bit.
#4 Re: Guns N' Roses » new gnr song debuted » 13 days ago
Looney Tunes indeed - CD2 starts now.
Think he mentions going back to kilts and jerseys?
At least he's in on the joke, all the way to the bank.
Actually, on the kilt thing – I think his current stage outfit, with the plaid shirt tied around the waist, is a rather clever way to hark back to the visual of the kilt without actually having to wear a kilt.
#6 Re: Guns N' Roses » new gnr song debuted » 2 weeks ago
Stop-gap records have been an inherent part of the band's history.
Lies kept them in the spotlight between Appetite and UYI. The Spaghetti Incident? seemed like a stop-gap as well. To do another one would take some of the pressure off the guys as they rekindle their friendship and partnership. It would be a good thing.
Yeah, but neither of those stop-gap albums came after a 24-year gap in recording from the key members of the band. They get one shot at the blaze of press and publicity that'll result from new material by Axl, Slash and Duff. Pissing that away on a covers EP would be insanity.
They ought to call any new release Odds and Sods part II.
...featuring a cover of The Seeker.
I think a couple of people have mooted the idea of a stop-gap EP – bash out some recordings of the covers from the tour (Black Hole Sun, The Seeker, Wichita Lineman etc) and stick a couple of Chinese leftovers (Atlas Shrugged etc) on there with added Slash and Duff. TBH I don't think the band would want to squander the PR buzz from THE FIRST AXL/SLASH STUDIO MATERIAL SINCE 1995! on that though; same reason I was a bit dubious about the whole T-Rex cover thing.
The best leak of CD is the first one, before Axl added the shitty overdub vocal, the one where the outro has the orginal lyric from the HOB and RIR, if your ass was your head, you could tell..
Yeah – that's the version I'd like to whack Bumble's fretless over...