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#1 Re: Guns N' Roses » Rapidfire (First ever Axl recordings) out now on Amazon » 259 weeks ago

Sweet, I finally got something before it was pulled off.

#3 Re: The Sunset Strip » What Are You Listening To? » 271 weeks ago

Lay down your soul to the gods Rock 'n' Roll!

#4 Re: The Sunset Strip » Avenged Sevenfold » 271 weeks ago

Just got done listening to Waking the Fallen: Resurrected, and it was fantastic.

The original album holds up very well as an example of a fusion between metalcore and heavy metal. The guitar playing is good, Shadows' clean vocals aren't as nasal as they would be on later releases (particularly City of Evil), and the Rev's drumming is great as always. The bonus CD is also great, with some interesting demos and live rarities. The only track I didn't like was the demo (here called the "alternate") version of Second Heartbeat. A live version of Clairvoyant Disease would have also been great, but aside from that, the bonus disc is very well put together. A must-listen, if not buy, for fans of Avenged Sevenfold's earlier (and better IMO) work.

#5 Re: Guns N' Roses » Ron leaving the band after Vegas? » 271 weeks ago

Actually, he'd be seven counting Tracii Guns.

#6 Re: The Sunset Strip » Stephen Tyler with Orianthi » 279 weeks ago

metallex78 wrote:

And, I dunno about VR, but I would've loved to have seen Steven appear on Slash's solo album

He actually was supposed to appear on the album, but for some reason, the song he and Slash worked on didn't make the final cut.

#7 Re: The Sunset Strip » Avenged Sevenfold » 281 weeks ago

Here's some great news for fans: http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-m … rsary-dvd/

Re-release of Waking the Fallen and a new live DVD!

#8 Re: Guns N' Roses » Budweiser City » 282 weeks ago

Who gives a shit? Axl  doesn't have a 'rebel image' anymore. He was never punk or anti-corporate or whatever you want to call it. As for Slash, he reminds me of Snoop Dogg: even though there is not a lot of quality control in regards as to what they slap their name on, they're both recognized as skilled musicians within their genres and they've performed on what are recognized as some of the greatest albums of all time.

#9 Re: Guns N' Roses » Ron leaving the band after Vegas? » 283 weeks ago

Smoking Guns wrote:

The guitarists from Avenged Sevenfold are badass. Gates is a hell of a player.

Yeah, but compared to John Petrucci?

#10 Re: Guns N' Roses » Ron leaving the band after Vegas? » 283 weeks ago

metallex78 wrote:

Golden God winner,

That doesn't mean shit. The guy from Five Finger Death Punch won Best Bassist over Fieldy and Geezer fucking Butler. John Petrucci lost to the guys from Avenged Sevenfold in Best Guitarist. The Golden Gods are in many ways the hard rock version of the Grammys: they ignore a vibrant, incredibly creative underground of bands and musicians and they're a popularity contest. It's cool that Axl won a lifetime achievement award, but that doesn't mean a thing in terms of what he can do now.

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