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Will
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Re: Izzy Stradlin 'Stuck in the Middle With You'

Will wrote:
Smoking Guns wrote:

Do I not get a star for great investigative work?

No tongue

Q: I understand the song "Surf Roach" was inspired by Pulp Fiction?

Izzy: The whole vibe of that movie--I think I went back and watched it like three times. I ended up getting the soundtrack; it got me
really excited, and it just kind of came off of that.

Izzy wrote:

I've always liked surf guitar, and over the past couple of years I've really gotten into the Ventures, all that stuff. Then I saw "Pulp Fiction" and it got me really fired up - I headed straight for the guitar.

More likely that Izzy is a Tarantino fan, so I'll be taking that star thanks 16

Major Mayhem
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Re: Izzy Stradlin 'Stuck in the Middle With You'

Major Mayhem wrote:

What is Izzy Stradlin trying to say here?

Major Mayhem
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Re: Izzy Stradlin 'Stuck in the Middle With You'

Major Mayhem wrote:
Smoking Guns wrote:

Is Izzy hinting at something????

Nice! You definitely get a gold star.  But, a big thumbs up will have to do now 22

Aussie
 Rep: 285 

Re: Izzy Stradlin 'Stuck in the Middle With You'

Aussie wrote:

Looks like Niven is stirring the pot suggesting Izzy and Adler should be involved in some capacity.  Although I agree with his opinion, it's not a reunion without Izzy and Adler in some capacity.  It's a partial reunion that smells like a cash grab.

$26M is a LOT of cash for 4 shows.  Fuck me!

I like the idea of having an encore with just the AFD lineup playing AFD songs.  That would be cool and a good way to incorporate everyone.

Former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven reckons cash is the motivation behind the band’s partial reunion tour – and he says reuniting without Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler means it will be more of a Velvet Roses show rather than a classic GNR show.

In an exclusive interview with Eric Mackinnon of New Rock Times, Niven spoke frankly and openly about his thoughts on the forthcoming shows which will see Axl Rose and Slash join musical forces again for the first time in 22-years.

“We live in what the Chinese might call call 'interesting times', began Niven when asked why now? Why this year for Guns to mend the fences which divided and eventually splintered the Most Dangerous Band in the World.

“I wish I could tell you that it is incontrovertible that Ax called Iz and said "I have a handful of songs that we have to record and perform. I have some observations about the world I wanna get out there. I have titles like Demagogue. Illuminated. Armageddon. My Better Life. Think of it as Masonic Democracy. Lets get them done and, fuck it, lets get the old crew back together to take them on the road. Lets put that to bed at the same time."

“Unfortunately, all things considered, I can only assume that its only for the money. How else to explain the lack of statements about creativity, or even who the band is? “How else to explain a ticket price of $1250 for row H.”

A signed drum head being auctioned off for charity in Michigan looks to have let the cat out of the bag at last on a confirmed line-up for the new era of Guns N’ Roses. Axl, Slash, Duff, Dizzy Reed are joined by more recent members of the new Guns line-up Richard Fortus and Frank Ferrer on drums.

The emission of classic-era stick-man Steven Adler, Illusion-era drummer Sorum and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who Niven has openly described as ‘the heart of GNR' in the past has been the subject of much discussion amongst fans.

And Niven agrees with the thinking all could, and should, be involved in some capacity.

“For that matter, without Izzy and Steven can it be called a Guns n Roses re-union?,” he asks.

“Without them it’s really just Velvet Roses. Why aren't those two included? Maybe there is not enough money to go around - after all, rumour has it that AEG are only paying $26,000,000 for two Coachella shows and two shows in Vegas.

“I can only guess at Izzy's position based on his Twitter postings ... and knowing him to a certain degree I'd say you'd find his answer in the lyrics of the two songs he posted.

“What is clear is that he was, originally, amenable. After all, he tried to get Axl to come to the RRHOF event. But if he's not going to be treated with equality and respect he's not going to be involved. Sad really, since he was, to my memory, the most crucial member of the band - the most adept at expressing the band attitude and character in song. No Izzy, no Guns.”

He adds: “The obvious solution would have been to have Matt play the UYI material in the initial set, along with a couple of Democracy songs with Frank [if they made the set list], and then save some AFD songs for an encore with the original five together. That way you would let everyone contribute and guarantee two moments of extreme excitement in the night.

“It’s probably a financial decision.”

http://www.newrocktimes.com/news/2016/3 … dxu7kkok44

Smoking Guns
 Rep: 330 

Re: Izzy Stradlin 'Stuck in the Middle With You'

Smoking Guns wrote:
Aussie wrote:

Looks like Niven is stirring the pot suggesting Izzy and Adler should be involved in some capacity.  Although I agree with his opinion, it's not a reunion without Izzy and Adler in some capacity.  It's a partial reunion that smells like a cash grab.

$26M is a LOT of cash for 4 shows.  Fuck me!

I like the idea of having an encore with just the AFD lineup playing AFD songs.  That would be cool and a good way to incorporate everyone.

Former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven reckons cash is the motivation behind the band’s partial reunion tour – and he says reuniting without Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler means it will be more of a Velvet Roses show rather than a classic GNR show.

In an exclusive interview with Eric Mackinnon of New Rock Times, Niven spoke frankly and openly about his thoughts on the forthcoming shows which will see Axl Rose and Slash join musical forces again for the first time in 22-years.

“We live in what the Chinese might call call 'interesting times', began Niven when asked why now? Why this year for Guns to mend the fences which divided and eventually splintered the Most Dangerous Band in the World.

“I wish I could tell you that it is incontrovertible that Ax called Iz and said "I have a handful of songs that we have to record and perform. I have some observations about the world I wanna get out there. I have titles like Demagogue. Illuminated. Armageddon. My Better Life. Think of it as Masonic Democracy. Lets get them done and, fuck it, lets get the old crew back together to take them on the road. Lets put that to bed at the same time."

“Unfortunately, all things considered, I can only assume that its only for the money. How else to explain the lack of statements about creativity, or even who the band is? “How else to explain a ticket price of $1250 for row H.”

A signed drum head being auctioned off for charity in Michigan looks to have let the cat out of the bag at last on a confirmed line-up for the new era of Guns N’ Roses. Axl, Slash, Duff, Dizzy Reed are joined by more recent members of the new Guns line-up Richard Fortus and Frank Ferrer on drums.

The emission of classic-era stick-man Steven Adler, Illusion-era drummer Sorum and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who Niven has openly described as ‘the heart of GNR' in the past has been the subject of much discussion amongst fans.

And Niven agrees with the thinking all could, and should, be involved in some capacity.

“For that matter, without Izzy and Steven can it be called a Guns n Roses re-union?,” he asks.

“Without them it’s really just Velvet Roses. Why aren't those two included? Maybe there is not enough money to go around - after all, rumour has it that AEG are only paying $26,000,000 for two Coachella shows and two shows in Vegas.

“I can only guess at Izzy's position based on his Twitter postings ... and knowing him to a certain degree I'd say you'd find his answer in the lyrics of the two songs he posted.

“What is clear is that he was, originally, amenable. After all, he tried to get Axl to come to the RRHOF event. But if he's not going to be treated with equality and respect he's not going to be involved. Sad really, since he was, to my memory, the most crucial member of the band - the most adept at expressing the band attitude and character in song. No Izzy, no Guns.”

He adds: “The obvious solution would have been to have Matt play the UYI material in the initial set, along with a couple of Democracy songs with Frank [if they made the set list], and then save some AFD songs for an encore with the original five together. That way you would let everyone contribute and guarantee two moments of extreme excitement in the night.

“It’s probably a financial decision.”

http://www.newrocktimes.com/news/2016/3 … dxu7kkok44

Fairly obvious, but Will, ID, and Atari don't see it that way.

Smoking Guns
 Rep: 330 

Re: Izzy Stradlin 'Stuck in the Middle With You'

Smoking Guns wrote:

For the Izzy fanatics... Love this shit.

James
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Re: Izzy Stradlin 'Stuck in the Middle With You'

James wrote:

I watch those live Dust N Bones vids on a regular basis and did so before he surfaced on Twitter. If you want to watch vids of that UYI tour, its not getting much better than Izzy on the mic singing that.

Re: Izzy Stradlin 'Stuck in the Middle With You'

johndivney wrote:
Aussie wrote:

It's a partial reunion that smells like a cash grab.

$26M is a LOT of cash for 4 shows.  Fuck me!


Heist of the century.
A great rock n roll swindle. More power to them, nice work if you can get it.

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