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Guns N Roses

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Columbo, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Has anyone seen them on tour this year?

    I have a chance to get great tickets to their show Wednesday.
  2. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    The only way I'd go to this show if it were for free. And maybe not even then. It's just Axl and a bunch of rejects. Going to see GNR without Slash is a bit like going to see the Beach Boys with Mike Love and not Brian Wilson.
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Chinese Democracy ... hitting record stores sometime in 2019.
  4. Grohl

    Grohl Guest

    They're not Guns N' Roses. It's just Axl and his new band, which may play a lot of old Guns N' Roses songs. They may suck; they may be great. But they aren't Guns N' Roses. This is like David Lee Roth going on tour and calling it Van Halen.
  5. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i wouldn't exactly call tommy stinson a reject
  6. rgd

    rgd Guest

    Doesn't Axl's voice sound like shit these days? I watched a clip of GNR in concert and it sounds awful.
  7. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I read a review that said his voice still sounds great.

    I got the tickets.

    I love Slash, but Axl is one of my top 5 greatest rock lead voices ever (with Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Eddie Vedder and Steve Perry), and he IS Guns N Roses.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Axl Rose is one of the great hard rock shouters and frontmen ever. But Slash made them a great band. He was the heart and soul of GNR.
  9. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    But remember that there was originally a guy in the band who was named "Buckethead" and actually wore a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket ON HIS HEAD. Not exactly the type of stuff that instills confidence in buying a $75 ticket.

    And since when did everyone forget Axl's embarrassing performance at MTV's VMAs in 2002? If there was ever a sadder site than rock's baddest boy huffing and puffing while wearing a Raiders Jerry Rice jersey and talking to Jimmy Fallon, then I don't know about it.

    (But don't get me wrong ... I love me some GNR ... their double-disc live set is a must-own.)
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Axl's complete lack of reliability and his psychotic nature should also be a pretty good deterrent to forking over a bunch of dough. After all, you never know. He might cancel the show once he realizes Dove is in the hotel bathroom and not his requested Dial.

    How is the band even touring? Didn't Axl piss off Clear Channel something fierce during the last aborted tour by failing to show and inspiring a pair of mini-riots in Vancouver and Philly?

    As an enticement to attend, fans should get full refunds if Axl shows up and the show actually goes off on schedule.

    And you're right: That 2002 VMA appearance was uncomfortable to watch. Hey Axl nice dreads. Weren't you the poster boy for male pattern baldness in 1992? Dickhead.
  11. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    What he said.
  12. lono

    lono Active Member

    Axl's inner child should have been spanked senseless and/or put in timeout years ago.
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