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  1. Pleople still around a cd2 thread? people still living the dream!
  2. No, another Guns N' Roses album is not on the way – at least not yet. "It's something that we would love to do," says lead guitarist Slash, who after two decades of strife with frontman Axl Rose, reunited with the group in 2016 for an ongoing reunion tour. "We just need to come together and start working that out, so it could definitely happen." In the meantime, the 53-year-old rocker, whose real name is Saul Hudson, is gearing up for the release of "Living the Dream," out Friday, his third album with singer-songwriter Myles Kennedy and band The Conspirators. Largely written in 2014 and 2015 prior to the GNR reunion, and recorded this past spring, the album is "leaner" and "more uptempo," he says, than his previous studio effort, "World on Fire," which was "more densely populated with random riffs and had a lot going on." Slash sat down with USA TODAY for a wide-ranging chat about the new music, the current state of mainstream rock, and the phone call that ended his feud with Rose. Question: What's the significance of the title, "Living the Dream?" Slash: It was just a tongue-in-cheek remark about domestic and global politics, but people have been looking into it as being something about what it is that I do. Which it applies, but that's not where it came from. Q: Was any of the new music inspired by what's going on in the news? Slash: This one is actually less political than the last one. It's more about personal experiences for Myles and a couple shared experiences, but not so much politics. But I did have to say something, so I titled the record the way I did. Q: "Civil War" is arguably GNR's most political song. What do you remember about writing and recording that with Axl? Slash: That was something I just came up with on acoustic and an idea that Axl had, and the two just came together. It’ll be interesting to see what's on the next Guns N' Roses record if we get around to doing that. I'm not wanting to be a political advocate myself, but it'd be interesting to see what Axl comes up with. He definitely is more outspoken in that area. Q: For the first time this past year, R&B/hip-hop overtook rock as the most popular genre in terms of total consumption. How do you feel about the state of the genre? Slash: Rock isn't mainstream anymore, and in some ways, I like that. It harks back to when rock 'n' roll was more of an underground concept, when people were speaking about things that they weren't necessarily comfortable saying in the mainstream arena. As far as hip-hop is concerned, it's become so generic at this point. It's definitely taken on a very top-40 thing. Q: Who are some of your favorite rock acts right now? Slash: I love Foo Fighters. My favorite band consistently has been Queens of the Stone Age because they always put out cool, interesting records. But I still listen to a lot of old stuff because the rock 'n' roll that turned me on as a kid, not too much of it exists. Q: I understand that it was Axl who reached out to you a few years ago, after a couple decades of not speaking. Was that cathartic? Slash: It was nice that it happened. I don't know if I would have had the wherewithal to call him, just because I'm introverted and it might have been hard for me. Not during that initial phone call, but after that, it was really good to be able to get rid of some of the negative baggage that we'd been carrying around for a long time. It'd been 20 years of not talking and letting this bad blood continue to be perpetuated by the media. It turned into something way bigger than what was really going on, so it was good to get past that. Q: Do you regret waiting so long to make amends? Slash: Things happen as they happen. I make it a point of not having any regrets. Q: Revisiting GNR's catalog on tour, is there one fan favorite that you get sick of playing live? Slash: No. Our approach to our material has a very devil-may-care thing to it, where you can make up (expletive) in the middle of songs. You just keep it interesting. It sounds the same to (audiences), but the way I’m playing it is different and that keeps me occupied. "Paradise City" is a song that you can play in a lot of different ways. So I've never fallen into that rut of resenting having to play a song every single night. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/09/20/slash-living-dream-guns-n-roses-and-axl-rose-feud/1356821002/
  3. auad

    Living The Dream

    Living the Dream > White Album
  4. the king of beers is now the king of nonsense politically correct.
  5. auad

    Please don't post music

    I hate to admit ... but it's a good idea. Think about @John Bonham
  6. auad

    The Return of Woke Axl Rose

    10 likes for this? "And Guns N' Roses doesn't have a singer" nonsense
  7. auad

    Living The Dream

    off course. 1000 times better.
  8. Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan was asked by Dean Delray in a new interview about Izzy Stradlin’s exclusion from the reunion. Alternative Nation transcribed quotes. Dean mentioned the mystique who was going to be in the band. Dean mentioned the rumors at the time, “Is Izzy in? Then boom, there is the Troubadour, and you see who is in. Then reports coming out of course, Izzy wanted this or whatever. It gets down to money, is that stuff real? Or is it a lot of fabricated stuff?” Duff said, “I’m not sure what exactly you’re talking about. The thing is, I don’t really go on social media, or on the computer. When I’m busy doing my thing, nose to the grindstone, that’s what I’m doing. So we were rehearsing and doing stuff, I know there were a lot of rumors probably flying around, my wife would tell me stuff. I’m like no, that’s absolutely not anything close to what is happening. You know, I don’t really want to talk about machinations of how that came together. I’d rather it remain one of the last remaining mysteries. A lot of hard work, just a lot of hard work, and it was a real positive vibe about the whole thing.” “Things were tried, and ascended to and not amended to, and you’ve just got to let it go, that’s it, and keep your nose to the grindstone. That was it, but it was all very positive.” http://youtube.com/watch?v=/dVLM8CrcDSI
  9. auad

    GnR are over. Fuck'em.

    Guns N' Roses Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide (We Think) http://ultimateclassicrock.com/guns-n-roses-sexist-lyrics/?trackback=tsmclip
  10. auad

    GnR are over. Fuck'em.

    very cool link of the ultimate story. incredible pictures. How many damn times have I already said here that GNR is dead? thousands! So the band has sexist lyrics? This is a fucking rock band! should make even more sexist lyrics, considering that they have a blonde bitch in the current lineup.