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Budd Dwyer    2,407

idk

 

part of me wants to go and pass a blunt around in the middle of dont cry (if they even play that these days) and have a good time

 

the rational part of me keeps repeating "fat and shit" over and over

You will have some fun. Don't take it too seriously. At least you can see the fat with your own eyes. Maybe you can smell it too

 

You mentioned the other day that Slash is one of you fav guitarist ever. It's a once in a lifetime experience, go for it.

You owe yourself a reunion show after all the years of shitposting :lol:

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John Bonham    7,426

July 27 - The Dome at America's Center, St. Louis, MO

30th Anniversary of Appetite for Destruction, kick-off of 2nd American leg NITL tour, return to St. Louis.

The band will play Appetite in its entirety, Steven and Izzy will sit-in. :novembersnow:

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wasted    1,036

Definite AFD re-release with demos of Back off Off bitch, Bad obsession, Don't Cry, Anything goes, YCBM.

Adler joins tour as permanent guest spot.

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sixes    1,331

Definite AFD re-release with demos of Back off Off bitch, Bad obsession, Don't Cry, Anything goes, YCBM.

Adler joins tour as permanent guest spot.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Edited by sixes

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Skeeter    1,300

Definite AFD re-release with demos of Back off Off bitch, Bad obsession, Don't Cry, Anything goes, YCBM.

Adler joins tour as permanent guest spot.

Boring. Boring. Boring.

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GnRLiars    1,601

July 27 - The Dome at America's Center, St. Louis, MO

30th Anniversary of Appetite for Destruction, kick-off of 2nd American leg NITL tour, return to St. Louis.The band will play Appetite in its entirety, Steven and Izzy will sit-in. :novembersnow:

Is that the date? I was wondering it today.

This may be the day they finally release Michigan Earthquake also

Or maybe Sept 1 in Vancouver, cause they know I'll be there

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wasted    1,036

Did they do anything for 20th anniversary of AFD?

Hopefully they don't do releases unless it comes with unreleased material.

it's just strange that they put out all this merch and slot games but wouldn't re-release an album for money.

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Budd Dwyer    2,407

Definite AFD re-release with demos of Back off Off bitch, Bad obsession, Don't Cry, Anything goes, YCBM.

Adler joins tour as permanent guest spot.

It would make some serious sense from a nostalgia standpoint

 

i'd buy it, if the demos and outtakes are in good sound quality

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wasted    1,036

Definite AFD re-release with demos of Back off Off bitch, Bad obsession, Don't Cry, Anything goes, YCBM.

Adler joins tour as permanent guest spot.

It would make some serious sense from a nostalgia standpoint

i'd buy it, if the demos and outtakes are in good sound quality

Yeah buy it for sure. 12 demos or live versions. One for each song. I'd be ashamed but I'd buy it. And frame it. That's got to be worth something, it's sign when you melted my heart. Isn't AFD adorable, god damn it im going to cry. AFD and Rocky. I need one more for the Trilogy. Stars wars or Pulp Fiction? Edited by wasted

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8==D    907

Why would anyone pay $250 or $300 to see Axl mickeying out all the songs, and Slash walking like a bored zombie around the stage? I don't get how this tour is still selling. The novelty and wonder of seeing the two of them share a stage again faded quickly. It's with the exception of Coma basically the same setlist as 2010. There's no energy. There's no camaraderie. There's no urgency, nor any hint of anything beyond cheap nostalgia in the future. Why would any of you guys waste money on this tour? The last time I saw Axl was in 2006, and that's because honestly, IMO, that's the last time it was interesting, the last time Axl sounded consistently great, and the last time it wasn't just a cashgrab. But this is all just my opinion, you can feel free to disagree.

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GUNNER    3,542

Why would anyone pay $250 or $300

Because we can, you poor peasant.

Im about to buy 4 extra vip tickets for the golden zone for 1300€ each. As a bonus I can take a picture on stage with Ferrero's drum set. Die with envy of my shit.

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Budd Dwyer    2,407

Why would anyone pay $250 or $300 to see Axl mickeying out all the songs, and Slash walking like a bored zombie around the stage? I don't get how this tour is still selling. The novelty and wonder of seeing the two of them share a stage again faded quickly. It's with the exception of Coma basically the same setlist as 2010. There's no energy. There's no camaraderie. There's no urgency, nor any hint of anything beyond cheap nostalgia in the future. Why would any of you guys waste money on this tour? The last time I saw Axl was in 2006, and that's because honestly, IMO, that's the last time it was interesting, the last time Axl sounded consistently great, and the last time it wasn't just a cashgrab. But this is all just my opinion, you can feel free to disagree.

For us, hardcores. The majority of the fanbase still have not seen them together after all these years

I went to a show, but that was enough for me, though

Edited by Budd Dwyer

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bacardimayne    7,074

I still pay about $25 on the reg to see bands much better than current GNR.

Ha! Clearly you must be a hater. How could you possibly think a band that costs only twenty-five dollars to see is better than the official Guns N' Reunion?

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Budd Dwyer    2,407

LOOOL, this is comedy gold

http://www.citypages.com/music/5-reasons-to-skip-guns-n-roses-and-see-nickelback-instead/404810895

 

1. Nickelback is loyal to the Nickelback brand.

I can defend the flutes, and Axl jumping off an aircraft carrier and swimming with porpoises as he does in the "Estranged" music video.

But Axl's actions in recent times have been the stuff of rock sacrilege for other reasons. His ruining "Shoot to Thrill" and "Thunderstruck" as AC/DC's impostor frontman in 2016 -- subbing for the forsaken Brian Johnson -- warrants throwing away forever my copy of Use Your Illusion II. Forget about giving him my money. He now ranks up there with infamous scoundrels. 

You'd never see Nickelback's Chad Kroger standing in for (fellow Canada band) Rush's Geddy Lee, would ya? That's because he'd never even entertain the idea. Not for all the Stanley Cup rings in the world.

2. GNR has not aged well. 

Have you had a chance to listen to any of the online audio bytes of Axl's voice over time? That which was once gold started sounding like rust around Bill Clinton's presidency. Harsh away all you want about "Photograph" and "Never Gonna Be Alone." Kroger can still sing.

Does dropping $876 (plus fees) for a pair of GNR tickets entitle the ticket holder to act surprised when Axl butchers "Welcome to the Jungle" live?

Hope all you want. Just typing the credit card numbers into the box online doesn't change the fact Axl hasn't been able to hit his notes since 1991.

3. Nickelback are better people. 

Everyone loves Slash, the yoga-practicing biracial guitar guru. But Guns N' Roses lyrics were all about exclusion eons before it slipped into modern politics. Have you listened to "One in a Million" lately? There's some tolerance and healing for you.

Contrast that with the Nickelback guys, who, like all good Canadians, are humanitarians. Treana Peake, wife of Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake, started a foundation to raise money for clean water in Africa. Just like the good Canadians they are, Kroger and other band members champion and give generously to STOMP Out Bullying, the signature program of an American nonprofit fighting school violence among kids. 

4. It's humanly impossible to take modern-day Axl seriously. 

Back in their heyday, Axl couldn't have weighed more than a buck ten sweaty, but still looked badass in his wool kilt and just-below-the-knee leather boots. Their heyday is long gone.

Maybe it's the way too obvious work he's had done on his face. Perhaps the paunch. The man-child lead singer attempting to reconnect with a force in the universe that can't be manufactured. 

As for Nickelback, thank goodness Chad Kroger nixed the metro mullet about the time the Vikings drafted Randy Moss. When they take the stage at the Minnesota State Fair 2017, Kroger will again prove jeans and a T-shirt never go out of style. Hopefully, the set will stay away from the ballad stuff and Kroger will be belting out "Figured You Out" in tastefully tattered Levi's, waist size 32.

5. For the love of Steven Adler, you must not.

Adler was the man about whom Izzy Stradlin, another founding member, said, "[Adler's] sense of swing was the push and pull that give the songs their feel."

Adler hammered GNR's drums for its first five years. He, like other Guns members, danced with "Mr. Brownstone," better known as heroin. His habit hurt Adler's musicianship to the point he couldn't get clean on his own. How did Axl respond to his bandmate in need?

He fired the drummer during the MTV Music Awards in 1990. Axl then threw Adler further under the bus by telling the world the Guns' former drummer is a junkie.

And people wonder why bassist Duff McKagan didn't play with Guns N' Roses for 17 years, and why Slash stayed away even longer.

Nickelback's core three players have remained intact since '95. That's the lineup slated to play St. Paul next year. That's where I'll be. 

I can't argue "I wish you'd unclench your fists, and unpack your suitcase" are cooler rock lyrics than "Wake up late, honey put on your clothes, and take your credit card to the liquor store." 

GNR had Stephanie Seymour licking wedding cake off a knife. Nickelback featured Wayne Gretzky with a hockey stick. Again, no argument there.

But I can tell you which band I'd rather give my money to.

Excitement and upper-deck seats selling on the secondary market will prove too enticing for some Guns N' Roses fans in the coming months. But a sold-out show filled with fans who overpaid for a GNR that's sure to disappoint, at the venue that was built on avarice -- just like this reunion tour -- seems fitting. And doomed. 

Weeks later, maybe my family and I will "See You At the Show," rocking out to a band still doing its damnedest to give fans their money's worth.

Edited by Budd Dwyer

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Towelie    126

What I love about GNR is how no two shows are ever the same. I mean, you literally never know what they're going to play next. If I could make it to a show, I'm sure I would be on tenterhooks the entire time.

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John Bonham    7,426

Does dropping $876 (plus fees) for a pair of GNR tickets entitle the ticket holder to act surprised when Axl butchers "Welcome to the Jungle" live?

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John Bonham    7,426

1. Eliminate some of the instrumentals and covers.

"He managed to get through the AC/DC tour without constantly walking offstage."

2. Change around the set list.

"Concerts aren't Broadway shows. There should be some element of surprise."

3. Utilize Steven Adler more.

"The dude recently flew down to Buenos Aires to play a single song at one show. That's a lot of travel time for a four-minute song."

4. Celebrate Appetite's anniversary.

"Only "Anything Goes" hasn't been done since the Eighties."

5. Bring back Izzy.

"The ultimate dream, of course, is a show with the classic five-man lineup and no others, but that remains very, very hard to imagine. Of course, a tour with Axl and Slash seemed impossible just a couple of years ago, so we suppose anything is possible."

5 Things Guns N' Roses Should Do on Their 2017 Tour

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