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  1. This is where you and I disagree. I think the whole relationship was more complex then any of us imagined. Many of us, yourself included based on reading your posts, based our arguments assuming Axl was the villain without understanding the reasons behind his behavior. We saw things as black and white which, based on Marc's interviews they are not. Wow, just saw this post and was surprised by what I read. Kudos CR. I agree completely. Like most things, there are shades of gray, not just pure black and white in this situation. Ali Thanks Ali, but don't get to excited mate as I still think Axl is an asshole which was reinforced for me by his HoF letter but I do have a better understanding of why he acts as he does and I feel sad for him being so consumed by hate. Still waiting for you to admit he is wrong about anything...now that would be surprising.... I think he's wrong every time he's hours late for a show. But, for me personally, it's not that big a deal so I don't feel the need to hammer that issue over and and over again like some. That's just one example that comes to mind. Ali
  2. This is where you and I disagree. I think the whole relationship was more complex then any of us imagined. Many of us, yourself included based on reading your posts, based our arguments assuming Axl was the villain without understanding the reasons behind his behavior. We saw things as black and white which, based on Marc's interviews they are not. Wow, just saw this post and was surprised by what I read. Kudos CR. I agree completely. Like most things, there are shades of gray, not just pure black and white in this situation. Ali
  3. Why should he be, Chaka Kahn in, Rush not. Fuck that fucking PC organization. I love the fact that he supports his band, and wants no distractions. He even used my "divorce analogy" which I have mentioned before. People move on. Man I love that guy. My parents got divorced 30 years ago, but they both showed-up for my wedding. There are hurt adults in this but no children whose feelings would actually be hurt, so the analogy stops there. It is entertainment. It is not personal to us. It was personal to us...it was his f...g duty to be there....When you start being a star a rock star or any other...you must count that you HAVE TO meet the press, fans sign some photos. take some awards and so on...when you don't want to so piss off...you don't deserve to be in this business and not deserve love of your fans There is a difference between choice and duty/obligation. Axl, Izzy, Roger Waters, Levon Helm and Paul McCartney all made choices not to attend their HOF inductions. Ali
  4. I can't think of another hard rock/metal band that gives that long a show and gives the fans that much bang for their concert buck. Ali
  5. I think part of the reason why Axl gets so much flack is in regards to the perception of how he got the name, i.e. the presumed-to-be-true "blackmail" incident. After reading Marc's comments on this and hearing what Duff said on the Opie and Anthony show, it's not as black and white as many thought it to be, to say the least. It may be just a big clusterfuck because of the middlemen in that scenario. Ali
  6. Apparently Beta was the one who spoke to Axl. But, do we know if Axl was even there at that time? Could it have been Beta was there looking after the place, but Axl was out of town for some reason and Beta relayed to him what happened? I never seen it explicitly stated that Axl was there that night. Just food for thought. Ali
  7. All due respect, Marc, but if the notion of millions of people who would like to see the AFD or UYI lineups live, but didn't get the chance to during their era, was enough to motivate these two individuals to work out their differences, don't you think that would've happened by now? If not for the HOF induction ceremony, then when? It seems to me you are speaking in terms what ideally should motivate them, which I understand and respect. I mean more in reality, given that both seem to be working with bands they enjoy, and outside of financial reasons, what would motivate them at this point to try and work out their differences? What is their incentive at this point, outside of a lucrative financial windfall from touring together? I don't see one. I'm asking if you know of one (a realistic incentive to work out their differences at this point outside of financial incentives). That's all. Ali Because they owe it to them selfs and the world when they made that music together. I'm sure the Bealtes would have done some shows if John was still alive at some point for some kind of charity. If nothing else they could donate the money to world hunger. They have the power to help thousands of people that are dying because they don't have food or water. For that alone would be a good enough reason. Again, you're talking about what SHOULD motivate them to work out their differences. I'm not talking about idealities in terms of motives, I'm talking about realities. Yes, I agree, it would be noble and great if they were to do what you suggest. That does not mean that's a likely motivating factor for them to work out their differences. If money, either to be used for padding their own personal bank accounts or for donation to charity, were enough, I think it would've happened by now. Anyway, with all due respect, I don't see what would really be a motivating factor for Axl and Slash to work out their differences at this particular point in time - given Slash has a new album coming out and is touring, and GN'R is touring and working on a new record. Ali
  8. Yes but if that incentive was enough for these boneheads, they would have knuckled under by now... Exactly. Furthermore, I'm not talking about what one thinks SHOULD motivate, I'm talking about what in reality COULD or WOULD or WILL motivate them to reunite. Ali
  9. All due respect, Marc, but if the notion of millions of people who would like to see the AFD or UYI lineups live, but didn't get the chance to during their era, was enough to motivate these two individuals to work out their differences, don't you think that would've happened by now? If not for the HOF induction ceremony, then when? It seems to me you are speaking in terms what ideally should motivate them, which I understand and respect. I mean more in reality, given that both seem to be working with bands they enjoy, and outside of financial reasons, what would motivate them at this point to try and work out their differences? What is their incentive at this point, outside of a lucrative financial windfall from touring together? I don't see one. I'm asking if you know of one (a realistic incentive to work out their differences at this point outside of financial incentives). That's all. Ali
  10. If nothing else, Richard's comments on recording plans for the future and recording sessions that have already taken place show that this band is intent on moving forward with a new record. Ali
  11. with out any help , no with help 30% chance Could that help come from you in the future? Or should it be from some ex band member like Duff or Izzy for example?? Or are you talking about a professional of some sort (manager, therapist , agent etc...) professional that does this for a living that both parties trust. It would also take a lot of time. There are lots of things to work out. They would have to go on there own long before they would be able to be in the same room together. The only problem is getting them to go. Outside of satisfying the desires of the fans to see a reunion and/or making the money off a reunion tour, what would be the motivation to even do that? They are both doing their things professionally - touring, recording, etc. They are both busy with bands they seem to enjoy working with. You say the problem is in getting them to go. Isn't it more precisely the problem is in them having a reason/motivation to go and work out their differences either privately or with the help of a third party? Ali
  12. It sounds like Richard just basically let it slip that they were recording before the tours last year. So, they have been working on a new record. Ali Be interesting if true if it is new material written with the current band or overdubbing old ChiDem material More likely the latter in my opinion. But, if they hit the studio again, like Richard says they will, who knows? They could incorporate freshly written material. Either way, it's cool as it shows that there is definitely work being done on new material and therefore a desire to move forward with more released music. Ali
  13. It sounds like Richard just basically let it slip that they were recording before the tours last year. So, they have been working on a new record. Ali
  14. Uh-huh. Any takers on this one? Not sure about him being done with Axl, but I do think it's difficult to believe that his anger is about the fans not getting what they deserved, and not about what he feels like he deserved or wanted - a reunion. As far as Axl's comment about reunion lies, I always thought it was in reference to this interview, specifically the part about the current lineup telling Axl he needed to reunite: http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=67085 Ali
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