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gnfnraxl
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Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

gnfnraxl wrote:

And this to me doesn't mean that a reunion is close to happened.  Just that two former friends were able to make piece.  The best I would hope from this is Duff appearing on an Axl\GNR song ona possible future release if Axl ever grows the balls to release something again or that Axl could appear on a Duff solo record.  Or another scenario would be that Duff could make Axl and Slash civil to each other in the future.  Nevertheless I'm happy for both of them.

IRISH OS1R1S
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Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

IRISH OS1R1S wrote:

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbe … mID=147720

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan joined the band's current lineup on stage earlier tonight (Thursday, October 14) at London, England's O2 arena to perform four songs: "You Could Be Mine", "Nice Boys" (ROSE TATTOO cover), "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" (BOB DYLAN cover) and "Patience". This marked the first time since 1993 that McKagan and singer Axl Rose shared a concert stage.

The first photos of this historic event can be found below (all pictures courtesy of GUNS N' ROSES and Sebastian Bach via Twitter). Also available is low-quality fan-filmed video footage of the reunion.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Intro
02. Chinese Democracy
03. It's So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Sorry
06. Shackler's Revenge
07. Richard Fortus Solo
08. Live And Let Die
09. Instrumental Jam
10. This I Love
11. Better
12. Rocket Queen
13. Dizzy Reed Solo
14. Street Of Dreams
15. You Could Be Mine (w/ Duff McKagan on bass)
16. The Ballad Of Death
17. Sweet Child O'Mine
18. Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
19. Axl Piano Solo
20. November Rain
21. Bumblefoot Solo
22. I.R.S.
23. Nice Boys (w/ Duff McKagan on guitar)
24. Knocking On Heaven's Door (w/ Duff McKagan on guitar)
25. Nightrain

Encore:

26. Don't Cry
27. Madagascar
28. Patience (w/ Duff McKagan on tambourine)
29. Whole Lotta Rosie
30. Waiting On A Friend (jam)
31. Paradise City

According to Rock Radio, Rose claimed tonight's reunion came about by accident because he and McKagan happened to be staying at the same hotel. He told the crowd: "There was this guy at the end of my hallway playing all this loud music and shit. What the fuck? Oh — it's Duff!"

Original GN'R guitarist Izzy Stradlin jammed with the current version of GUNS N' ROSES at a number of shows in 2006.

In a 2009 interview with AskMen.com, Duff was asked what he thought of GUNS N' ROSES' latest album, "Chinese Democracy", which was released in November 2008 as a Best Buy exclusive, 17 years after the last all-original GUNS sets, "Use Your Illusion I" and "II". "It's funny; so many people have asked me that question and I gotta figure out why people think my opinion matters," Duff replied. "I think Axl did a great job on that record and other than that, the songs and the band are a completely different thing, so for me to really comment on the band, I might as well be commenting on the new SLIPKNOT record. It's that far removed from me."

He continued, "We [GUNS] made our last record in '92 or '93 or something — that was 16 years ago. That was a lifetime ago for me. I was still using and stuff back then. So, that's how long ago it was for me." He then added, "It's ['Chinese Democracy'] great. There are songs on it that I like and there are songs on it that I don't like, just like any other record."

During a 2009 interview with Billboard, Rose insisted that he will never share a stage with former GN'R guitarist Slash again. "One of the two of us will die before a reunion," Rose said. "However sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is." He also said, "I could see doing a song or so on the side with Izzy or having him out [on tour] again. I'm not so comfortable with doing anything having more than one of the alumni. Maybe something with Duff, but that's it."

Last year McKagan told Rolling Stone magazine that he's open to the idea of working with Rose again. "I'm not going to be one of those guys who's like 'fuck that, that'll never happen.' he said. "It could very well happen. I love Axl. We've been through a lot of shit together that nobody can take that away from us."

In addition to Rose, the current lineup of GUNS N' ROSES includes guitarists DJ Ashba, Ron Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer.

"Chinese Democracy" was a commercial disappointment, selling less than one million copies in the U.S. (according to Nielsen SoundScan) despite the long wait.

bloodyhell81
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Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

bloodyhell81 wrote:

its the same deal just when izzy played, just take it for what it is i say, but unfortunately people will look into it to much

redarmy76
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Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

redarmy76 wrote:

I just can't wait for Duff to write about it.  His columns are pretty awesome, so it should be interesting

gnfnraxl
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Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

gnfnraxl wrote:
bloodyhell81 wrote:

its the same deal just when izzy played, just take it for what it is i say, but unfortunately people will look into it to much

As much as I love Izzy, this is a little bit bigger.  Not saying that this means a reunion will happen.  But this is a very huge step for having peace between those guys.  I think it is great for both Axl and Duff.

bloodyhell81
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Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

bloodyhell81 wrote:

if it heals some old wounds im all for it, great to see them onstage together.

Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

Sky Dog wrote:
-D- wrote:

Don't get me wrong ,I am excited as fuck and think it is amazing!!!!!!!!

For GNR, Nu GNR however, I think it may have been dumb. FINALLY, they are starting to make traction and people are starting to embrace and recognize the new band for their talents. People have kinda accepted that a reunion will never happen and now THIS!

I have always been super pro reunion as everyone knows and Im gonna be honest, Duff joining for one song is the most excited Ive been about this band since CD came out.

So does this now turn the reunion talk back up to 11?

Did Axl just kill all the hard work he put into gaining exposure and acceptance for the new band?

thoughts?

Axl won't fuck Tommy unless it is a full on reunion of the original band....as simple as that. Tommy said years ago he would step aside for it. Tommy and Duff should have dueted on You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory.

Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

Sky Dog wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsK8sd5PZfI

nice boys...Tommy and Duff going toe to toe...obviously loving the moment. They never go 5 feet from each other...too cool. Axl killing the vocal. Hopefullt we get a better HD vid.

-D-
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Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

-D- wrote:

Duff onstage is WAYYYYYYYY bigger than having Izzy and I'll tell u why

1.Axl and Izzy are childhood friends,so its understandable things becoming cool with them

2.Duff still plays in a band with Slash.. Duff also struck me as the mediator/go between with Axl and Slash

3. Duff filed the same lawsuits as Slash.. so if Duff is welcomed back...

4. Duff and Slash are sober now. I still contend the band fell apart once those two got hooked on drugs/alcohol.  ever been sober and had to hang out with a bunch of drunks/druggies? it isn't fun. They are sober now.... Slash may come up in conversation and Duff can kinda mention how much Slash has changed since cleaning up.

before this, I would've put a reunion at a 5 percent possibility. After this.. I gotta bump it up to at least 25 percent chance now.

That being said, I'm not saying Axl fires the new band and the old make records and tour and shit.
I'm talking a once off series of farewell gigs, rock n roll hall of fame performance.. something to that level.

RussTCB
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Re: Duff Joining GNR (Oct 14, 2010) was awesome but dumb

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