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#1 Re: Guns N' Roses » The General and Monsters » 13 days ago

FlashFlood wrote:
sp1at wrote:
sp1at wrote:

Nothing, sorry.

Livenation are saying touring will resume next year, that's it

Pertaining to the other thread, GNR are resuming touring next year, confirmed recently in a Slash interview, and are slowly working on a new album.

This year is a year off

Good news is we’ve made it (almost) halfway through the year off!

How many Tuesdays left in the year? 16

#2 Re: Guns N' Roses » 2024 “Taking Off” » 5 weeks ago

misterID wrote:

I’m kinda surprised Axl isn’t on Slash’s new album seeing it’s just a bunch of covers

I think the pair of them are keenly aware that the specific combination of the two of them is effectively Brand GN'R, so their hands are tied – they have to limit collabs to a GN'R album in a way that, say, Slash and Duff don't.

#3 Re: Guns N' Roses » Axl Rose Official Website » 9 weeks ago

There are two sentences of text on the website and one of them has the sort of glaring grammatical error that makes you think it's a fake Chinese knock-off/AI-written site.

For heaven's sake, hire a proofreader Axl.

#5 Re: Guns N' Roses » 2024 “Taking Off” » 16 weeks ago

James wrote:

Even during the Chinese years, we were never allowed to get away from it. There's even an old logo plastered in The General video.

This seems weirdly nitpicky. Most bands have one iconic logo that they're associated with; when they hit their legacy years they revive it if they went through variations over the years. Pretty much all Beatles releases use the "drop T" logo (which never actually showed up on their releases in the 60s, but was knocked up for Ringo's drum kit), pretty much all the Oasis releases use the one from Definitely Maybe etc.

#6 Re: Guns N' Roses » 2024 “Taking Off” » 17 weeks ago

polluxlm wrote:
elevendayempire wrote:

Hot take: I liked the "duelling solos" bit in Sympathy for the Devil.

Me too. Always felt Slash let his ego get in the way on that thing. Obviously Tobias was a decent player who could contribute both guitars and write songs for the band, and low key enough to not take any spotlight from Slash.

Apparently Slash had no issue trying out with Zack Wylde. That would definitely never have worked!

I thought that the Wylde/Slash thing was a bit of a disaster, wasn't it? Since the pair of them were at it like "A T-Rex and a giant anaconda."

Meanwhile, Slash now has no problem playing with Fortus, who takes more solo spots than any rhythm guitarist he's worked with before. He really was daft to blow up over Tobias, since Axl was pretty much proved right on that score; he was Chinese Democracy's Izzy, in the sense that he was arguably Axl's main co-writer for that album.

#7 Re: Guns N' Roses » 2024 “Taking Off” » 18 weeks ago

AgesOfTheIce wrote:
Sky Dog wrote:

It’s literally insane….on one hand they won’t acknowledge Chinese, yet the only thing they release are Chinese songs and every rock critic and fan of rock and roll knows it!

I’m with Age, it’s way more embarrassing not to create something new. However Ice, they have no shame. The first single from the reunion was a Hollywood Rose song!!!!!

Last I checked Duff and Slash weren’t in Hollywood Rose either!

I also find it amusing that 3/5 of the singles they have released since the reunion (Shadow/Hard Skool/Perhaps) were co-written by Tobias, considering Slash not wanting to work with him was the main catalyst for the band breaking up in the first place.

Hot take: I liked the "duelling solos" bit in Sympathy for the Devil.

#8 Re: Guns N' Roses » The General and Monsters » 19 weeks ago

Sky Dog wrote:

On a side note, just rewatched SCOM from Rio 2001……easily the best live version since the Illusions. It is far superior to the reunion years.

I miss Brain's drumming on that song, that little fill he adds during the ascending run into the wah bit of the solo...

#9 Re: Guns N' Roses » The General and Monsters » 19 weeks ago

monkeychow wrote:

Regarding known song meanings....

In the online chats many years ago Axl was kind enough to answer a question I asked about the meaning of Shackler's Revenge. Seems it's a good example of how a song can be a response to a specific thing but also capture a feeling or mood or be about a few things. Here's what he said:

"Shackler's was inspired by the insanity of senseless school shootings and also the media trying desperately to make more out of one shooter's preference for the Guns song Brownstone to no avail.

That said, listening for my own enjoyment or if we were to make a video or performing it I lean more to the entertainment of a horror flick or something like Dexter, something with an interesting menacing character as opposed to real life."

IIRC at one point they were thinking of making a music video for it with Mickey Rourke playing the "Shackler," who (based on Buckethead's interests) I would assume was a Jason/Michael Myers type figure, which would fit with the "horror flick" idea.

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