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#1 Re: Guns N' Roses » The General and Monsters » 5 weeks ago

James wrote:

Just watched it again.

Why in the flying fuck does the live footage look so terrible?!? 18

looks like they downloaded shit copies of the footage from youtube in 720p and stuck 'em in the video. 14

this thing makes the better video look like november rain. they better not do "monsters" like this. that jam deserves an actual music video.

crazy how they took such a huge step back from the perhaps video, which wasn't even that great either. i guess this is better than the hard school video thing, but there's no way a band this big with all that cash should be putting out such nonsense.

#2 Re: Guns N' Roses » The General and Monsters » 5 weeks ago

that video is irredeemable garbage. at this point, i have more faith in the united states government than this band. this is nothing but a shameless, lazy attempt to jump on the AI bandwagon. axl has to be completely checked out at this point—unbelievable that he would sign-off on something this half-assed. saying it's half-assed might even be too kind... it's barely even quarter-assed.

from creative works london on instagram:

Release from Guns N' Roses: "The General" Music Video**

Guns N' Roses have unveiled a new music video for their single "The General." This release marks a significant milestone for the band, as it introduces a pioneering use of AI in their video production.

The video masterfully combines live footage, motion graphics, hand-drawn elements, and AI-rendered content, offering an immersive, A.I.-infused visual experience.

It features a narrative that explores the subconscious of a young boy confronting his dark childhood memories, seamlessly blending different visual worlds. This approach continues Guns N' Roses' tradition of delivering bold and innovative visuals.

The project was brought to life in collaboration with London based Creative Works, and led by Creative Director and Co-Founder Dan Potter, the concert visuals director for Guns N' Roses.

Potter explains, "The decision to integrate AI into our storytelling process was inspired ultimately by the band management. Prior to combining the AI workflow, the team had been working on an animated cinematic in Unreal Engine. Incorporating this new AI workflow significantly impacted the project's direction and the unique visual style resulting from this blend aligns perfectly with the song's vibe. This showcases how using these new tools leads to successful collaborations between traditional and AI-driven art forms."[

what a joke. looks like it was fernando's idea based on the bolded part above.

absolutely insane that this is the same band who put together the music videos for november rain and estranged. there isn't an ounce of creativity left in this group.

it's already getting ratio'd on youtube:

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i'm gonna go walk my dog.

#3 Re: Guns N' Roses » AXL SUED FOR RAPE » 14 weeks ago

so axl has a tiny dick and enjoys a finger up his ass? i guess i do have some things in common with him! 9

#4 Re: Guns N' Roses » Unmastered Sound City Sessions » 15 weeks ago

Link31 wrote:

Thanks for these! Fantastic! Cornshucker Stomp is fun. lol

pretty crazy for a new version of this song to leak right after the band's manager is accused of sexual harassment. 14

#5 Re: Guns N' Roses » Guns n roses played the general » 16 weeks ago

James wrote:

Something about The General coming out has a different feel than the other releases. I have a feeling they are wrapping up the CD era and they gave us the two songs most hardcore fans wanted the most.

you're right. in that slash interview from a while ago, he said there was only a handful of songs coming out that they "fixed up". the well might be dry.  i could see us maybe getting atlas shrugged, but that's about it.

axl also had a very strange way of introducing the song in the last show. i wonder what that's about - just pissed that it leaked?

the live version of this song sounds okay. i like how heavy and loud the orchestra parts are. pretty sweet seeing slash going nuts while playing the song. it looked like he had more fun on the general than the past few years of the tour combined.

overall, pretty crazy that they nailed a top 5 tour of all-time and also dropped the general at the end. never would have thought both were possible. 9

#6 Re: Guns N' Roses » The General and Monsters » 18 weeks ago

the general certainly isn't what any of us were expecting. just listened to it in the shower and it made me extremely uncomfortable. definitely doesn't pass the "can i cut the grass to this?" test either. chorus is very catchy, though - maybe catchier than anything on chinese democracy. "my only regret is i never took the time to forget" is a simple but great lyric. hearing an old man sing "daddy" is strange. overall, i'd probably give it a 6/10. the vocals in the pre-chorus sound horrible; hopefully that part sounds better when we get a proper rip of the song.

monsters, on the other hand, is pretty fuckin' awesome. easily my favorite of the "new" songs we've heard since slash and duff came back. it's catchy as hell, has great guitars, and some of axl's best vocals since the 90s. "soul monster" is a way cooler name than just "monsters", but whatever. kick ass song to have right before halloween. i'm throwing a party tonight and monsters will definitely get played on my system - maybe even a few times depending on much bourbon gets consumed. this one gets a strong 8/10 for me.

i wonder if these get played live... i can't see axl pulling off either one, tbh. he might die on stage trying to sing the bridge on monsters. 14

i would give my left lung to hear the bucket versions of these songs. the general is for sure missing a killer guitar solo.

really, really hoping monsters is included on the perhaps 7". if we only get the general, i'd be pretty sad... but since these leaks likely came from early vinyl shipments, we should get both, right?

now, the only big mythical songs that remain are what, seven and ides of march? we could also get versions with vocals of quick song, me and my elvis, oklahoma and zodiac. this is all insanely cool - i never thought we'd hear any of this stuff. 9

#7 Re: Guns N' Roses » UYI Box set coming 2022 » 115 weeks ago

we need footage! basically every show from this era was recorded and it's just sitting around gathering dust.

new soundboard audio is cool, but give us the fucking footage! we already have the mates rehearsals, and axl's advance copy. what more could exist other than ycbm with adler on drums? tracks from the original sessions?

cautiously optimistic.

#8 Re: Guns N' Roses » Hardschool single coming September 24th. » 117 weeks ago

Randall Flagg wrote:

I dug it, but this should have been the official release back in September.  Also kind of surprised they released a video with guns, fires and explosions in a school.

yeah, and the video dropped right after a school shooting in michigan. horrible timing. the entire video is covered with splashes of blood.

not a fan of these lyric videos at all. the vocals are so fast-paced in this song that the lyrics can't even keep up. 14

i've seen several fan-made videos that use live footage, and they destroy this thing.

#9 Re: Guns N' Roses » Hardschool single coming September 24th. » 127 weeks ago

thoughts after listening to it once while hungover and walking the dog:

- duff's bass intro is AWESOME
- slash was always the key sound missing from gn'r
- the school bell at the beginning is corny as shit
- artwork is even worse (the S meme on there, seriously?)
- axl's vocals are kinda weird, but i'll get used to it
- breakdown is awesome, really reminds me of the illusions

overall, it kicks ass. needs an actual music video with live shots of the band. get this thing out there!

#10 Re: Guns N' Roses » Use Your Illusion 30th Anniversary » 130 weeks ago

all i really want is the perfect crime dvd and the version of you could be mine with adler. we already have instrumentals, different versions of the songs, and songs that didn't make the cut... what else could they include in this?

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