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  1. With the whole world on house arrest, and every one connected via the 'Net Tour Cancelled Axl lives. Many will die. You know their name. You know their story. On Friday the 13th, witness their resurrection... And prepare for the day everyone fears... Friday the 13th 2020
  2. Confirmed dates April 1 - The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA April 8 - T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV April 9 - T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV April 16 - Coachella Fest, Indio, CA April 19 - Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico April 20 - Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico April 23 - Coachella Fest, Indio, CA NOT IN THIS LIFETIME... June 23 - Ford Field, Detroit, MI June 26 - FedEx Field, Washington DC June 29 - Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO July 1 - Soldier Field, Chicago, IL July 3 - Soldier Field, Chicago, IL July 6 - Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH July 9 - Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN July 12 - Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA July 14 - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA July 16 - Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON July 19 - Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA July 20 - Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA July 23 - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ July 24 - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ July 27 - Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA July 29 - Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL July 31 - Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA August 3 - AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX August 5 - NRG Stadium, Houston, TX August 9 - AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA August 12 - CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA August 15 - Univ. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ August 18 - Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA August 19 - Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA August 22 - Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA October 27 - Estadio Monumental, Lima, PE October 29 - Estadio Nacional, Santiago, CL November 01 - Estadio Central, Rosario, Argentina November 04 - River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, AR November 05 - River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, AR November 08 - Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, BR November 11 - Allianz Parque, Sao Paolo, BR November 12 - Allianz Parque, Sao Paolo, BR November 15 - Estadio Nilton Santos-Engenhao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil November 17 - Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil November 18 - Venue TBD, Rio De Janeiro, BR November 20 - Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, BR November 23 - Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellin, CO November 26 - Estadio Nacional, San Jose, CR November 29 - Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City January 21 - Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan January 28 - Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan January 29 - Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan February 2 - Westpac Stadium, Wellington, NZ February 4 - Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, NZ February 7 - QSAC Stadium, Brisbane, QLD February 10 - ANZ Stadium, Sydney, AU February 11 - ANZ Stadium, Sydney, AU February 14 - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC February 18 - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA February 21 - Domain Stadium, Perth, WA February 25 - Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore February 28 - Bangkok, Thailand March 3 - Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai, UAE http://www.gunsnroses.com/tour Rumored dates 2017 Dublin, Ireland - Croke Park - July 2017 Bracelona, Spain - Estadio Olimpic - July 2017 Zurich, Switzerland - Letzigrund Stadion - July 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Amsterdam Arena - July 2017 Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Veltins Arena - July 2017 Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion - July 2017 Hamburg, Germany - Volksparkstadion - July 2017 Stockholm, Sweden - Friends Arena - July 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark - Telia Parken - July 2017 TBA - Wembley Stadium, London, UK June 2017 - Isle of Wight Festival August 2017 - Leeds Festival, UK August 2017 - Reading Festival, UK 2017 - Slane Castle, Ireland 2017 - Madrid, Spain
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  4. The haunting piano really makes this emotional performance. A few weeks after Chris Cornell died, they'd had a few tries at it and nailed it here. Somehow timelines converged and we got a look at GnR, the 90's kings of grunge. Please share your favorite musical performances from GNR shows in 2017
  5. Just Another "closing" show with a fatshit soundboard and we'll probably get Prostitute, Madagascar in excellent quality where you can hear Axl and Slash butchering the songs "You can hear GNR LIVE on 11/29 10:30pmET/7:30PT on Classic Rewind Sirius XM channel 25"Link Hear the rebroadcast of the final 2017 show from The Forum at 6 pm ET Nov. 30 exclusively on Classic Rewind (Ch. 25)."
  6. Source (with a few great vids from 2016) Where Do Guns N' Roses Go From Here? Will they record a new album? Finally reunite with Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler? Break up? We speculate on rock giants' next move after U.S. tour Guns N' Roses are nearing the end of their reunion tour, and we lay out all the roads they might take from here.Kevin Mazur/Getty By Andy Greene 2 hours ago On Wednesday night, Guns N' Roses will wrap up the 2017 leg of their Not in This Lifetime world tour with a hometown show at the Forum in Los Angeles. The tour resumes in June with a six-week run of festivals and stadiums in Europe, but their plans beyond that are unclear. By the final date of the 2018 European leg they will have been on the road for two years and three months, hitting just about every territory imaginable – from Las Vegas to Osaka, Dubai and Tel Aviv. They managed to do it without talking to any major U.S. press outlet, showing any sign of tension between band members, taking the stage late or igniting even a single riot. But where do they go from here? Here are some scenarios. ?Keep the Tour Going Indefinitely The global audience willing to pony up big bucks to watch Axl, Slash and Duff play the classics is clearly enormous. During the past two years fans coughed up about half a billion dollars and there's certainly plenty more where that came from. If GN'R are so inclined, there's no reason they couldn't do this for at least another three or four years. Sure, they may no longer be able to do multiple nights at football stadiums, but that doesn't mean they can't make huge money playing arenas and festivals. So far, they've only played arenas in the biggest U.S. markets. The country is full of smaller arenas in places like Roanoke, Virginia; Dayton, Ohio; and Bangor, Maine. Guns N' Roses can sell out every one of them and bathe in money each and every night. There's also festivals like Rocklahoma and Rock on the Range that would love to have them. This is basically the REO Speedwagon scenario where the tour never, ever ends. ?Go to Las Vegas The previous version of Guns N' roses sputtered to its final gig at the Hard Rock Las Vegas where they played a long residency. With Slash back in the fold, they could take over for Elton John or Celine Dion at the much larger Colosseum at Caesar's Palace. They could basically set up shop there until the end of time, never change the set list once and sell every ticket every night. Such a move would have seemed absolutely impossible back in 1988, but we live in a weird future where anything is possible. And if the Who are reportedly about to do it, why not Guns N' Roses? ?Record a New Album This may seem like a far-out idea, but most bands do this crazy thing where they write new songs, record these songs and then play them on tour. Guns N' Roses have had a hard time doing that ever since Slash and Duff left the band. There's only been one GN'R record in the past 26 years, and creating it was just about the most laborious/expensive process in rock history. There's not even a tiny hint that Axl is contemplating cutting new music with Slash and Duff. Playing old songs for adoring fans heaving money onto you is one thing, but the tough work and endless compromise it takes to craft new ones is probably too much for these guys at this point. But if they do ever pull it off, they could simply become a normal band again that releases new albums and takes them on the road. ?Truly Reunite the Old Band The Not in This Lifetime tour has been touted as a Guns N' Roses reunion, but that's really not the case. Duff McKagan played a bunch of gigs with the group in 2014 when Tommy Stinson had to step aside for the short-lived Replacements reunion, so this tour was basically just Slash taking the place of guitarists Bumblefoot and DJ Ashba. (And, yes, keyboardist Melissa Reese took the place of Chris Pitman.) Founding rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin never stepped foot near the stage and drummer Steven Adler was only allowed behind the kit on a handful of very, very brief occasions. If they want to get the old fans excited by the same songs yet again, the best move is to bring back Izzy and Adler. ?Get Creative With the Set Lists GN'R have largely stuck to the same basic set list ever since they reunited, though they have added in a few covers to honor departed rock stars and every once in a while they sprinkle in some new Chinese Democracy songs. If they want to keep touring without anything new, they should consider really mixing things up. The most obvious move is to play their albums. An Appetite for Destruction show would be the obvious money-maker, but imagine a multi-night stand where they played both Use Your Illusion albums. (Actually, with songs like "Get in the Ring," that is a little hard to imagine.) Chinese Democracynight might not be a huge hit with the public, even though Slash has added wonderful bits to songs like "Better" and "Prostitute," and seeing him tackle all of it would be fascinating. A complete Liesmeans they'd have to do "One in a Million," and that's not happening for obvious reasons. OK, maybe this isn't the best plan. But there's no reason they can't do Appetite for Destruction in sequence. ?Call It Quits Nobody wants to see this happen, but it's not like Slash, Axl and Duff will be strapped for cash when this tour ends. If they leave now, they really go out on top. What are they going to realistically do at this point beyond continue flogging these songs to death? Axl has gotten his voice into pretty good shape on this tour, but he's just a little over four years away from hitting 60. Perhaps they've always seen this as a swan song. ?Go Back to the Pre-Reunion Groupings Axl and Slash seem pretty copacetic onstage and were even filmed briefly chatting offstage at one point, but who knows what things are like truly behind the scenes? Once Axl fulfills his reunion tour commitments he might pull a Mike Love and go back to the fake GN'R. After all, he owns the name rights and can do whatever he wants. Any group of randos he throws onto a stage instantly becomes Guns N' Roses. They'd be back to playing B-list festivals and large club gigs, but maybe he'd prefer that to putting up with Slash each and every night. Then Slash can get back with Myles Kennedy and it'll be like all of this never happened. That's a little hard to imagine, though. Now that the public has seen Axl and Slash back together and proved how much they'll pay for it, they'll have a hard time accepting any other version of the band. Whether or not they like it, Axl and Slash are now probably stuck with each other forever.
  7. In a perfect world, this is what should have been happening since 2016 Credits goes to RONIN on mygina Yes, new songs will be debuted at Rock in Rio. This will be the teaser for a giant retrospective box set releasing in Christmas which will feature AFD Remastered w/rarities from the AFD sessions, UYI: the original "naked" mixes w/ rarities (1/2 the album will feature the original drumming of Steven Adler), the 1996 "Lost Album" sessions w/ Izzy and Zakk Wylde, and Chinese Democracy era unreleased songs + the original "2000 Intentions" version of Chinese Democracy produced by Sean Beaven and a remixed Chinese Democracy featuring Duff and Slash. For nightrain members only, they will be bundling the box set with retrospective documentaries of the Appetite tour, UYI Tour (w/ backstage access to their legendary theme parties featuring vintage interviews w/ Mike Patton, James Hetfield, and Chris Cornell at the parties), the 2000-2002 shows and a pro-shot compilation 4k blu rays of the 1989 Rolling Stone/GnR shows, the 1991 UYI warm up shows, and the 2000 HOB show + warm-up shows at The Joint in 2001. A bonus retrospective documentary blu ray of the "Wilderness Era" (1994-2005) will also be included in the box set. The "Lost Album" era and Chinese Democracy sessions are the focus of this documentary. It will be produced and directed by Werner Herzog in collaboration with HBO and narrated by Axl, Slash and Duff. The documentary will feature new interviews with the great Paul Tobias, Trent Reznor, Buckethead w/ hand puppet Herbie, Brian May, Izzy Stradlin', Matt Sorum, Josh Freese, Moby, and many others. These will be spliced with commentary and interviews from former producers and Interscope executives who worked on the Chinese Democracy project. Nothing will be held back. All the secrets of the last 25 years will be revealed....at last. You will get behind the scenes footage of those final Fall 1996 sessions w/ Slash, Duff and Matt rehearsing at 3AM with Axl while Del James and Paul Tobias sit in and observe. You will see Zakk Wylde and Robin Finck jamming with Duff, Slash, and Matt. Plus the "lost" 1995 Izzy sessions w/ Duff. The infamous last jam session with Matt Sorum, Axl and Paul Tobias where Matt yells "Fuck you Yoko" at Paul in the parking lot. Behind the scenes footage of Axl taking Slash to dinner and trying to convince him to sign on as an employee of the new Guns n' Roses in the fall of 1995. We will also hear the final phone call between Axl and Slash in 1996 and Axl's secret recording of the final dinner Axl and Duff have in 1997 where Duff quits the band. You will see long hidden "media" footage of Axl running over albums sent by Interscope with his silver Ferrari and Buckethead terrorizing record execs with a butcher knife. The infamous late 90's Halloween Party at Axl's house where he's mistaken for Barney by a kid. The uncomfortable footage of Duff, Matt, and Paul Tobias drinking beers and trying to interact at the 1996 Halloween party (the day after Slash quit) will also be included. The crucial 1995 seance with Yoda/Sharon Maynard where she reveals to Axl that Slash and Izzy have bad psychic energies and may have been taken over by evil spirits trying to destroy Axl. Beta is seen in these sessions comforting Axl. Slash is rumored to be present at the seance, having flown out to Arizona in an emergency effort to save the band. Late 90's footage of Josh Freese and Billy Howerdell jamming and putting together A Perfect Circle out of boredom waiting for Axl to show up. The "lost" Brian May sessions with Sean Beaven. Buckethead's recording for Chinese Democracy w/ a dog shit smelling chicken coop and hardcore porn being played in the background as the man creates his genius compositions while Roy Thomas Baker stares in horror. If that wasn't enough, a double album tentatively named "The Perils of Rock n' Roll Decadence" is being worked on now for a summer 2018 release and a three year "farewell" world tour to support. The 1996 "lost album" and original Velvet Revolver sessions featuring Slash, Duff, Izzy and Matt will be reworked with Axl (and Josh Freese) as the first album. It will be a hard rock album in the vein of AFD and UYI 1. The second album will be more progressive and experimental like UYI 2 and feature four original tracks from the reunited lineup (including Izzy and Josh Freese) + Chinese Democracy II big guns (reworked by Slash, Duff, and Izzy featuring Buckethead, Josh Freese and Brain): Thyme, Soul Monster, The General, Oklahoma, Atlas Shrugged, Oh My God Remixed (industrial elements stripped out) and a new final trilogy of odes to lost love w/ Stephanie Seymour written by Axl and Izzy Stradlin'. There will be some high profile guest collaborations on the 2nd album including Daft Punk, Maynard James Keenan, Dave Navarro and Josh Homme. Richard Fortus, Melissa, and Frank will not be featured on the album nor will they be joining the tour. Both albums will attempt to leverage vintage Axl vocals from the 90's and 2004-2010 as much as possible - anywhere from 30-50% of the album will be culled from these vintage vocals. There will also be a controversial hidden track to stir up some bad PR and keep in tradition with previous album releases by GnR. An instrumental only double album will be downloadable on gunsnroses.com for everyone who bought the album. Mike Clink will be producing the double album along with David Bottrill (Tool) and James Ford (Arctic Monkeys). The instrumental mixes will be produced by Trent Reznor, Empire of the Sun and James Newton Howard (Collateral). The three year stadium world tour will be a celebration of the legacy of GnR and a final farewell to fans. Songs will be debuted at the Superbowl, billboard and mtv awards. All members of the band will be doing press prior to and during the tour. Some of the opening bands for the world tour will be Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, The Smashing Pumpkins (reunited), Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails. There will be a collection of co-headlining shows with U2 and Metallica planned to kick off year two of the tour. Steven Adler will be joining the tour to play all of AFD, Lies, and UYI material with Matt Sorum filling in as needed and playing the maracas and helping Dizzy with the bongos. Josh Freese and Brain will also be joining the tour to share drumming duties on Chinese Democracy and new material with guest appearances from Buckethead, Dave Navarro, Bono, and James Hetfield. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the band will be throwing mega theme parties all over the world after each show. Fans with VIP passes to the shows can hang out backstage with the band and attend these theme parties. There will be a rockumentary produced of this tour by Oliver Stone and HBO which will be released on gunsnroses.com to celebrate their final show. Live Blu Rays of these shows will be released + bonus songs jammed on tour with Izzy and Buckethead will be included on a three album greatest hits collection for the holiday season after the final show of the tour. It's a great time to be a GnR fan!
  8. The "forefather" of metal thinks Led Zep is metal. GNR is metal What Are Ozzy Osbourne's Favorite Metal Albums of All Time? Anne Erickson 06.28.2017 The folks at Rolling Stone checked in with one of metal's founding fathers, Ozzy Osbourne, to give his personal 10 favorite metal albums of all time. Who better to ask than Ozzy, right? Osbourne's choices include Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV, and Highway to Hell, to name a few. Osbourne says Appetite for Destruction is "one of the greatest debut albums of all time." He also asserts, "There's not a weak song in the bunch. I never get tired of hearing it." On Led Zeppelin IV, Osbourne says that Zeppelin has been a longtime favorite for him, explaining, "All of their studio albums are classics but this is one of my all-time favorites." Regarding AC/DC, Ozzy says, "I love Brian Johnson but to me my good friend, the late Bon Scott, was the best singer AC/DC ever had. This album was like an addiction to me." Rolling Stone recently posted their list of "The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time," and Black Sabbath's Paranoid was No. 1. Ozzy Osbourne's 10 favorite metal albums, in alphabetical order, via Rolling Stone: AC/DC -- Highway to Hell Alice in Chains -- Facelift Guns N' Roses -- Appetite for Destruction Judas Priest -- British Steel Led Zeppelin -- Led Zeppelin IV Megadeth -- Rust in Peace Metallica -- Master of Puppets Motorhead -- Ace of Spades Pantera -- Cowboys from Hell Rob Zombie -- Hellbilly Deluxe LOL Ozzy
  9. Here's mine (i'm gonna include Axl's solo band and exclude the very first lineup with Tracii, Rob, Ole, because there is no recording with those guys, plus they were good at one thing: fucked off when they needed to. Also try not to be a nitpicking asshole and do not include "shadow" lineups with Carlos Boey, Dave Navarro and Josh Freese, Paul Tobias, Tracey and Roberta etc.) 1. Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy, Steven: Because AFD. No, because of those shows, those years were the best 2. Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy, Matt, Dizzy: 1990-91 was still cool, still "fresh". Matt was a downgrade, but credit where it's due: he played on the UYI's 3. Axl, Finck, Bucket, 4tus, Brain, Stinson, Dizzy, Pitman: it had so much potential, it was a freak show and Axl was on full Mickey mode, but it was exciting. A thing we haven't had since the 80's. That's why i've elevated them 4. Axl, Slash, Duff, Gilby, Matt, Dizzy: there were great shows in '92-93, at least they tried to do their best. Gilby was a downgrade 5. Axl, Slash, Duff, 4tus, Frank, Dizzy, Melissa: well, we've got our fucking reunion, right there. Steven was a cool surprise, despite the cuck factor and everything. This reunion was 10 years late 6. Axl, Finck, BBF, 4tus, Stinson, Brain/Frank, Dizzy, Pitman: i'd say 2006-7 was a cool short period, but it was a bit too short to achieve anything more, that's why i've relegated them under the current lineup. Axl's voice alone could have been the third best, but let's look at the whole picture here. Hey, the 2006 lineup and the 2002 lineup could be swappable, but fuck it. ---------- Mariana Trench ----------- Fernando's putrid smegma and Beta's sweaty old nanny pussy ------------ 7. Axl, BBF, DJ Ashba, 4tus, Stinson, Frank, Dizzy, Pitman: the worst lineup ever. A pointless caricature lineup mostly on autopilot and even Axl's voice in 2010 couldn't save them from the embarassment: the mustache, the fatness, Ashba, the lies about new music, the wasted years, the ugliest Mickey performances ever, Vegas, Private Wedding shows...
  10. T-109 and counting The game will start soon. Youll get your roles soon Pull out a needle and stick it your friend arm, the game is about to begin. Regular Mafia rules apply Dont try and cheat. Don't communicate outside the thread unless you have permission Dont monitor the PM section because almost everyone will have a reason to contact me. Under no circumstances are you to role reveal. You break the rules, you'll be modkilled. Dont delete or edit your posts. Dont be a pussy. Get in the Ring motherfucker
  11. http://www.inquisitr.com/3795616/i-held-guns-n-roses-together-when-they-were-the-most-dangerous-band-in-the-world-claims-matt-sorum/ Funny article, also debunks most of wasted's and rovim's arguments about how Axl need time to make masterpieces. Puddlehead really want the paycheck “We never knew what the f**k was going to happen. There was no sense of stability whatsoever. “That kept the band in a constant state of aggression. When we got on stage we’d take it out on our instruments in sheer exhaustion or anger. It made the rock show legendary. “People ask me what’s different about rock’n’roll and I say, ‘It’s not as dangerous as it was.’ I’m not saying that’s a good thing. “I was in the most dangerous rock’n’roll band in the world at the time. That’s been an amazing journey, but I can’t handle living my life like that any more.”“Everything was so much different than what I expected. I thought I was walking into a straight-up rock band, a crossbreed of AC/DC and Aerosmith, mixed with the Sex Pistols and Nazareth. “Along came pianos and these epic 10-minute opuses. I was surprised.” Sorum also has fond memories of just how spontaneous and fresh everything was during that time compared with today, where everything is rehearsed to the point of soul-destroying tedium. “We didn’t have a lot of time to prepare – we rehearsed for about a month and went into the studio. We had to learn 33, 34 songs then we went in and recorded everything. “I was so crammed with music. I had so much to learn. In those days it was so crazy, how we operated. We’d take one or two takes and it was in the can. You don’t cut it up, you don’t f**k with it like bands do nowadays. It’s done.” “Everything that happened was so natural and everyone was given free rein. The leader, I would probably say, was Slash ( ) – he had such a work ethic. Axl was the front guy, the guy controlling what was going to happen that night. “ They needed a guy that could hold the fort together and I did that. It was an interesting time because things were moving so fast. “I look back with admiration that we all lived through it. We did it.” Sorum insists he still has nothing but respect for Axl, Duff, and Slash to keep doing what they’re still doing, even though none of the hard-rocking trio are as young as they used to be. “They’re out there doing that, going on stage on time every night. Times have changed, haven’t they? “What’s going on now is great for them, but I was there when it was great too – probably the greatest.”
  12. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/steven-adler-explains-his-absence-from-guns-n-roses-reunion-tour-they-just-didnt-give-me-the-opportunity/ A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what it was like performing with fellow classic-GUNS N' ROSES-lineup members Slash, Duff McKagan and Axl Rose for the first time in twenty-six years in July 2016: Adler: "It was, 'Thank you, God, for this beautiful present.' I'd been playing 'Appetite [For Destruction]' [songs] live, 'Use Your Illusion' and the songs that, obviously, I didn't get to play on 'Use Your Illusion', I was practicing them… I was playing twenty-five songs twice a day for two years. 'Cause once I found out [the reunion] was probably gonna happen, I was, like, 'Yes! I'm gonna be ready and on top of it.' And then second rehearsal, I hurt my back and I had to have a minor surgery. I had a pinched nerve in the L4 [nerve root], and within an hour, I was out of the hospital and I was all better. And I talked to them [and said], 'Let me come back,' but it didn't happen, and I was resentful. And then I talked to my sponsor and I was, 'Okay, you're right. I'm not gonna give in to resentment.' And then they called me, and I [went], 'Holy shit! Here it comes. This is gonna be so awesome.' I'm still smiling about it. I have dreams about it. My wife goes, 'What are you smiling about? You're sleeping and you're smiling.' And I go, 'I was on stage in front of seventy thousand people with Slash and Duff and Axl.' I just wish Izzy [Stradlin, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist] as there, but, shit, I got to do it. Thank you, God. 'Cause I wanted it for twenty-six years. All I did every day was, 'Please, God, let this happen. Let this happen. I wanna play with them again. I wanna do this.' For twenty-six years, every time I'd go out, people — not just one or two, but five, six, ten people, especially when I'd do a show, it was hundreds — [they'd ask me] 'When are you going to get back together?' And I wish I could say it would have been… Well, we would have never broke up, if I had a say." On his 1990 exit from GUNS N' ROSES: Adler: "If people think that I got kicked out of GUNS N' ROSES for doing drugs, they are so mistaken. Everybody in that band was doing drugs. I was doing less than anybody. I got kicked out of the band, and Izzy got kicked out of the band, and then Slash and Duff did, because Axl wanted to take control of everything — he wanted to own the name, he wanted to be the only person who gets paid for the songs. He wanted to be the manager, the accountant and everything, when all he needs to do is get up there and sing like a motherfucker that he does. But he wanted to own and control everything. Like Elton John — he wanted to be like Elton John or Billy Joel. That's where the whole piano thing came in. He wanted to be a piano man, which is cool, but that's not GUNS N' ROSES. Leave GUNS N' ROSES the way it is, and then you do solo albums, like all musicians in other bands do. But that's what he wanted to do, and that's what happened. So I was the first to go, 'cause I was the easiest one; I was the nicest guy. They tricked me. They had me sign some contract with my lawyer there at the office. And I was completely sick at the time. And I had no idea I was signing my rights away, rights to the name, my royalties. They wanted to basically give me two thousand dollars and throw me in the street. And thank God my mom realized what happened and she got a lawyer for me. And thank God everything got taken care of." On whether it was his understanding, while he was rehearsing for the reunion shows early last year, that he would only play one or two songs with GUNS N' ROSES at all the concerts: Adler: "My understanding was I was gonna do all the 'Appetite' [material], the 'Lies' and three or four of the 'Use Your Illusion' songs. And then Frank [Ferrer, current GUNS N' ROSES drummer], who's a wonderful, awesome guy, he was gonna do the 'Chinese Democracy' [material] and a couple of the other [songs]… I was gonna start it, he was gonna come in the middle, and I was gonna end it. And I was cool with that." On when he realized that plans had changed: Adler: "I was ready to do The Troubadour show [on April 1, 2016]. Like I said, I had been playing twenty-five songs twice a day for almost two years — every day. So I was ready to go. And then the second rehearsal… I came into rehearsal in January, February, March. And the fucking second day, I just stretched… All I did was stretch — I put my arms in the air to stretch — and I go, 'I just did something.' And we played another seven songs, and then my back was really sore. And I came home about eight at night, and then by midnight, I couldn't even stand up. It was just terrible. I was out for two weeks, and then I got the epidural after about a week, and then I had the surgery about two weeks… I was ready when they did The Troubadour show. And Duff called me and said, 'Dude, you're not gonna play with us anymore. You're not gonna do these shows.' And I was, like, 'You're the worst fucking person in the world.' And I hung up on him. And I tried to call him back and left a message, saying, 'I'm so sorry I said that.' When I said that he was the worst person in the world, I didn't mean he was, 'cause I was thinking I was the worst person in the world — that I couldn't even fucking get back with my fucking guys after they gave me this opportunity. But I said it to him. And when you have resentments, you say things that you're feeling. And I was feeling that about me, and I said it about him, and I couldn't apologize to him enough, because he knows I love him more than anything. And I got to apologize, 'cause, obviously, I'd seen him last year and we did shows together. And he understood." On whether GUNS N' ROSES chose to use Frank Ferrer as the only drummer for most of the shows because of tour-insurance reasons: Adler: "They already had Frank, so God forbid I couldn't do it, then there was Frank. So it's not an insurance thing. They just didn't give me the opportunity. It's cheaper to just have Frank. I mean, they were only paying me… not that much. I was doing it — 'cause, thank God, I don't need the money that bad — I was doing it because I wanted to play with them, and I wanted to play for the fans. 'Cause Frank is a great drummer, but he does not play the way Steven Adler plays, and Steven Adler doesn't play the way Matt [Sorum] plays, and Matt doesn't play the way Frank plays. We all have our own style, but my style is the one that is on those records that everybody grew up listening to and [made] memories to. So when Frank is playing those songs, he's not playing them right. He's just really a great time keeper. I mean, put it this way: they were playing '[Mr.] Brownstone'… I didn't know they were playing 'Brownstone' until all of a sudden they started singing the chorus. I went, 'That was 'Brownstone'?' 'Brownstone' you know instantly. I came up with a kickass groove. You know that. And I'm standing, going, 'What song is this?' But, like I said, we all have our own styles." On why he only played one song with GUNS N' ROSES at each of the two shows in Buenos Aires, Argentina last November: Adler: "I got there. And I got my wife [who is Argentinian], all her family, her parents, her sisters, her sisters' babies, their mothers, their aunts… I got, like, nine of 'em, and I was up there and I was ready to go up. And Axl says, 'What the fuck is he doing here? He's not supposed to be here 'till tomorrow?' So I was, all, 'Excuse me? I just flew fifteen thousand miles.' So they played a few more songs, and I came up, he introduced me, I played one song and they turned the lights out on me. I went back behind the drum riser. And I was all, 'What the fuck?' And everybody in the crew came around and started hugging me and going, 'Dude, we love you, Steve. It's okay.' I mean, the whole crew — there was, like, twenty people who came up to me and talked to me. And then the next night, I did one more song again. Other parts I don't even wanna talk about. All I know is the best of it is was me and my wife got to be together with her family for the first time in fifteen years. I have seen her family, and she's seen her family, but we'd never seen them together. So that was great… I obviously misunderstood to go to Australia and Japan and, I think, Thailand. And then, I was all, 'Yeah, I would love to do that.' But then I found out that it was either one. It was either, 'You can either come to Australia or you can go to Japan or you can go to Thailand.' And I said, 'I can't do that.' But, like I said, I got some closure, and I'm thankful I got to do what I did." On whether he still harbors any resentment toward the GUNS N' ROSES guys: Adler: "No, no, no. Not at all. I love those guys. It is what it is. What I want it to be is the five of us, and what Axl wants it to be is what he wants it to be, and I respect him for it. I'm just glad I got to be a part of it for the good part — when it was fun and exciting. It was magical when we were together [back in the late '80s]. Back then, even our worst show was great. It was just magic. It was very special. And I couldn't feel more blessed or thankful that I got to be a part of it. Or more proud. I'm proud. I'm gonna die proud. And I'm cool with that. [Laughs]" On whether there is zero chance he will play with GUNS N' ROSES again: Adler: "I have closure to where if they wanna do it the right way, the five of us… And, like I said, I'll share the stage with Frank — I don't care. As long as I'm there doing my songs, I don't care. But if they'd wanna do it the five of us, I am there! I love those guys. I'm proud of what the five of us… and since the five of us are still alive, I think the five of us should play for our fucking fans, give 'em what they want. I mean, I live a beautiful, comfortable life because people still love our music, and that's every musician's dream — to make music that people love. Not just for a week or a month or a year — this is thirty fucking years, and people still… Every time I get in the car and one of our songs [comes on], I go, 'Okay, there's my twenty-five cents. Yeah!' [Laughs]" On whether there will be another ADLER album: Adler: "No, no, no. Dude, rock and roll doesn't sell. Unless I get into a band that's already established, there's no point in doing it, dude. It's such a pain in the ass to fly all over the world, and you play little clubs or bars… Dude, I am so tired of driving up to the gig and going… I have pair of dice in my hand and I go, 'C'mon, seven. Let there be people here. C'mon!' I walk in and I go, 'Fuck! There's twenty people.' It's not the same. So unless I get in an established band, there's no point in doing it. There's no money. And my whole goal is to play for as many people as possible. Don't get me wrong — I love and appreciate playing for that one or ten or hundred people. I was thankful. But I wanna do it right." On whether he thinks there will ever be a proper reunion of the classic GUNS N' ROSES lineup: Adler: "Dude, if the five of us got back together, it would be the biggest reunion tour ever in rock — unless John Bonham came back to life or Jimi Hendrix or Jim Morrison and now [THE DOORS] keyboard player. If the five of us are alive, it would be the biggest thing ever; I mean, people would be so happy. It would be like an event… That's what it should be, that's what it could be, but that's not what it is. I asked Slash if he would talk to Axl about that, like, in July it'll be thirty years that 'Appetite' came out. So I was thinking why don't we just do four or five shows and play all of 'Appetite' from beginning to end, throw [in], like, 'Civil War', and maybe something off of… like 'Patience'… and record it, videotape it. And that's it, if that's all you wanna do. And if Axl's happy after that, then we could do more. But I thought that would be really cool. But that's my idea. If it was up to me, it would be a different story. But it is what it is."
  13. Inspired by a thread on a different place. Yes, i know it will never happen, because this is a shit band, but one can dream. if GNR played a 15 song set with only deep cuts and b-sides, how would that look? Let's say, this is a very special Vegas residency for a few shows Here are the rules: Use any GNR song to comprise your dream "non-hit" setlist. Try to refrain from including songs that have been staples.: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Jungle, Sweet Child, Paradise City, Nightrain, Patience, You Could Be Mine, Don't Cry, Live and Let Die, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, November Rain. etc. If you want to choose CD songs, be my guest, but you're a moron, imho (given the special hypothetical scenario). You're wasting valuable spots You can include Izzy/Duff vocal songs or covers too Keep it to 15 songs (14 regular, one encore) Ok, let's start 1. Shadow Of Your Love 2. Anything Goes 3. Don't Damn Me 4. Locomotive 5. Pretty Tied Up 6. One In a Million 7. Dead Horse 8. Perfect Crime 9. Right Next Door To Hell 10. Back Off Bitch 11. Move To The City (the album version, not the bloated one) 12. The Garden 13. Think About You 14. Reckless Life Encore: 15. Breakdown/Get In The Ring switched show after show without the dated rant/dated Axl babbling
  14. It's probably fake, but hilarious http://heatst.com/entertainment/gunsnroses-to-play-roman-abramovichs-new-years-eve-party/
  15. Here's a pretty decent article written about Izzy and his contributions to the band http://radio.com/2016/09/16/guns-n-roses-use-your-illusion-izzy-stradlin/
  16. Adele: I'm not doing Super Bowl halftime show The Singer claims she turned down the slot, saying "I can’t dance or anything like that." The NFL and PEPSI deny making her an offer. I like the fact Adele said no. She thinks the gig isn't for her even though the exposure would be undeniable. And nice to see the NFL not being able to get anyone they want and now having to lie they ever made the offer. So, who will GN'R and/or AC/DC end up saying "yes" to the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show?
  17. Entry #1 15 May 2010 - 07:49 PM Thank you to all the members - old and new - who make this place worth visiting. <3
  18. when Slash holds his 1st interview/Twitter thing where he extols the virtues of Team Brasil? Optional #2: Will Axl Rose whistle on one of the new Regrupo songs? Optional #3: Will Axl Rose's new 2016 look be Donald Trump-inspired?
  19. "Not that any of our songs compare, but if you hear a short version of 'Layla,' I think you're gonna be pissed off, especially if you're planning on hearing the big piano part at the end. I hate the edit of 'Sweet Child o' Mine.' Radio stations said, 'Well, your vocals aren't cut.' My favorite part of the song is Slash's slow solo; it's the heaviest part for me. There's no reason for it to be missing except to create more space for commercials, so the radio-station owners can get more advertising dollars. When you get the chopped version of 'Paradise City' or half of 'Sweet Child' and 'Patience' cut, you're getting screwed." —The Rolling Stone Interview With Axl Rose Rolling Stone, August 1989
  20. Here's a link because the BBC video player only works in the UK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PELx8T5WOOA Canter did talk about it and they use some of his never before seen photo's and films, some pretty cool shots there (although it has some corny CGI shit) Steven, Slash, Marc, Matt etc. on it Still, worth a watch Btw today is Axl's birthday, but i couldn't bothered to make another thread
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