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King_Killah
11-27-2011, 11:00 AM
Well........ Went to the Guns n Roses concert last night. ...and I'll just say right from the start, the show in itself exceeded most of my expectations. For one, the opening band... The Pretty Reckless, check them out. Female fronted rock band, that f*cking rocked. Didn't know what to expect, didn't even know who was opening until about 1/2 before the show. Sebastian Bach is opening some of the shows, but he didn't open last night. Doors were 8pm, The Pretty Reckless came on at 9pm. All of the sudden, loud crunchy guitars kicked in and then Taylor Momsen came on stage wearing next to nothing, but she kicked ass vocally. They played for about an hour or so. Axl didn't come out until almost 11pm, true Axl style there... Opened with Chinese Democracy, then kicking into a fury of classics like Jungle, Its So, and Brownstone. Rolled off another new song, Sorry then hit a cover of AC/DC's Riff Raff. Rocket Queen then a guitar solo, right into Live and Let Die. Another two off of Chinese Democracy then a piano cover version of Baba O'Reilly. Another new song, then You Could Be Mine. DJ Ashba guitar solo into Sweet Child o Mine followed by Another Brick in the Wall. An Axl piano solo intro'd November Rain then Bumblefoot had a guitar solo. Don't Cry, another cover song, Knockin on Heaven's Door, Nightrain finished out the set... Then the encore. A brilliant 15 minute instrumental followed by Madagascar, Patience, Better, and finally Paradise City! 3 hour show... Axl commanded the stage like it was 1991. Didn't miss a beat. The band behind him almost made you forget what the band was before. Totally, totally exceeded all expectations. Kudos to Axl. One for showing up and two for putting on a performance like that.

fancy19
11-27-2011, 01:05 PM
you got me at Taylor Momsen wearing nothing....

canuckthug
11-27-2011, 04:31 PM
^haha
gonna google this chic...


Well........ Went to the Guns n Roses concert last night. ...and I'll just say right from the start, the show in itself exceeded most of my expectations. For one, the opening band... The Pretty Reckless, check them out. Female fronted rock band, that f*cking rocked. Didn't know what to expect, didn't even know who was opening until about 1/2 before the show. Sebastian Bach is opening some of the shows, but he didn't open last night. Doors were 8pm, The Pretty Reckless came on at 9pm. All of the sudden, loud crunchy guitars kicked in and then Taylor Momsen came on stage wearing next to nothing, but she kicked ass vocally. They played for about an hour or so. Axl didn't come out until almost 11pm, true Axl style there... Opened with Chinese Democracy, then kicking into a fury of classics like Jungle, Its So, and Brownstone. Rolled off another new song, Sorry then hit a cover of AC/DC's Riff Raff. Rocket Queen then a guitar solo, right into Live and Let Die. Another two off of Chinese Democracy then a piano cover version of Baba O'Reilly. Another new song, then You Could Be Mine. DJ Ashba guitar solo into Sweet Child o Mine followed by Another Brick in the Wall. An Axl piano solo intro'd November Rain then Bumblefoot had a guitar solo. Don't Cry, another cover song, Knockin on Heaven's Door, Nightrain finished out the set... Then the encore. A brilliant 15 minute instrumental followed by Madagascar, Patience, Better, and finally Paradise City! 3 hour show... Axl commanded the stage like it was 1991. Didn't miss a beat. The band behind him almost made you forget what the band was before. Totally, totally exceeded all expectations. Kudos to Axl. One for showing up and two for putting on a performance like that.
LOL at "Axel showing up.."

Wow, sounds like a hell of a show... gotta love those classics but ... IS G 'n'R still the same without Slash??

Buckeye
11-29-2011, 07:51 PM
^haha
gonna google this chic...


LOL at "Axel showing up.."

Wow, sounds like a hell of a show... gotta love those classics but ... IS G 'n'R still the same without Slash??

Or Duff.....or Izzy......

King_Killah
11-29-2011, 08:29 PM
Since I saw GnR back in the day and then again now, I was a little skeptical that Axl would be able to pull it off, but I have to admit... He did. Back in the day, only Slash played lead guitar. This version has three guys capable of playing lead. DJ Ashba played all of the Slash stuff, and with ease. I agree Guns n Roses isn't the same without Slash, Duff, Izzy/Gilby, Adler/Sorum; that's why I hesitate to call it Guns n Roses, but they certainly delivered.

ih8music
04-11-2012, 04:50 PM
To: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Guns N' Roses Fans and Whom It May Concern,

When the nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were first announced I had mixed emotions but, in an effort to be positive, wanting to make the most of things for the fans and with their enthusiasm, I was honored, excited and hoped that somehow this would be a good thing. Of course I realized as things stood, if Guns N' Roses were to be inducted it'd be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation.

Since then we've listened to fans, talked with members of the board of the Hall Of Fame, communicated with and read various public comments and jabs from former members of Guns N' Roses, had discussions with the president of the Hall Of Fame, read various press (some legit, some contrived) and read other artists' comments weighing in publicly on Guns and the Hall with their thoughts.

Under the circumstances I feel we've been polite, courteous, and open to an amicable solution in our efforts to work something out. Taking into consideration the history of Guns N' Roses, those who plan to attend along with those the Hall for reasons of their own, have chosen to include in "our" induction (that for the record are decisions I don't agree with, support or feel the Hall has any right to make), and how (albeit no easy task) those involved with the Hall have handled things... no offense meant to anyone but the Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony doesn't appear to be somewhere I'm actually wanted or respected.

For the record, I would not begrudge anyone from Guns their accomplishments or recognition for such. Neither I or anyone in my camp has made any requests or demands of the Hall Of Fame. It's their show not mine.

That said, I won't be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of "Guns N' Roses".

This decision is personal. This letter is to help clarify things from my and my camp's perspective. Neither is meant to offend, attack or condemn. Though unfortunately I'm sure there will be those who take offense (God knows how long I'll have to contend with the fallout), I certainly don't intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision. Since the announcement of the nomination we've actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, "damned if I do, damned if I don't" scenario all the way around.

In regard to a reunion of any kind of either the Appetite or Illusion lineups, I've publicly made myself more than clear. Nothing's changed.

The only reason, at this point, under the circumstances, in my opinion whether under the guise of "for the fans" or whatever justification of the moment, for anyone to continue to ask, suggest or demand a reunion are misguided attempts to distract from our efforts with our current lineup of myself, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Frank Ferrer, Richard Fortus, Chris Pitman, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and DJ Ashba.

Izzy came out with us a few times back in '06 and I invited him to join us at our LA Forum show last year. Steven was at our show at the Hard Rock, later in '06 in Las Vegas, where I invited him to our after-party and was rewarded with his subsequent interviews filled with reunion lies. Lesson learned. Duff joined us in 2010 and again in '11 along with his band, Loaded, opening in Seattle and Vancouver. For me, with the exception of Izzy or Duff joining us on stage if they were so inclined somewhere in the future for a song or two, that's enough.

There's a seemingly endless amount of revisionism and fantasies out there for the sake of self-promotion and business opportunities masking the actual realities. Until every single one of those generating from or originating with the earlier lineups has been brought out in the light, there isn't room to consider a conversation let alone a reunion.

Maybe if it were you it'd be different. Maybe you'd do it for this reason or that. Peace, whatever. I love our band now. We're there for each other when the going get's rough. We love our fans and work to give them every ounce of energy and heart we can.

So let sleeping dogs lie or lying dogs sleep or whatever. Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn't owe you your own personal happy ending especially at another's, or in this case several others', expense.

But hey if ya gotta then maybe we can get the "no show, grandstanding, publicity stunt, disrespectful, he doesn't care about the fans" crap out of the way as quickly as we can and let's move on. No one's taking the ball and going home. Don't get it twisted. For more than a decade and a half we've endured the double standards, the greed of this industry and the ever present seemingly limitless supply of wannabes and unscrupulous, irresponsible media types. Not to imply anything in this particular circumstance, but from my perspective in regard to both the Hall and a reunion, the ball's never been in our court.

In closing, regardless of this decision and as hard to believe or as ironic as it may seem, I'd like to sincerely thank the board for their nomination and their votes for Guns' induction. More importantly I'd like to thank the fans for being there over the years, making any success we've had possible and for enjoying and supporting Guns N' Roses music.

I wish the Hall a great show, congratulations to all the other artists being inducted and to our fans we look forward to seeing you on tour!!

Sincerely,
Axl Rose

P.S. RIP Armand, Long Live ABC III

:headbang::lol:

actually, I'm kinda in Axl's camp here. The HOF clearly wanted to invite past bandmates that he's still feuding with. If he shows up & pretends to make nice (like that would ever happen), he won't be happy with himself. If he shows up and acts like a jerk & refuses to play, then he's going to get a lot of crap, too. Better to just sit it out, let the shit fly his way now, and not be a distraction/part of the sideshow.

Kyle
04-12-2012, 01:55 PM
I wasn't sure what to think until:


Maybe if it were you it'd be different. Maybe you'd do it for this reason or that. Peace, whatever. I love our band now. We're there for each other when the going get's rough. We love our fans and work to give them every ounce of energy and heart we can.

So let sleeping dogs lie or lying dogs sleep or whatever. Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn't owe you your own personal happy ending especially at another's, or in this case several others', expense.

But hey if ya gotta then maybe we can get the "no show, grandstanding, publicity stunt, disrespectful, he doesn't care about the fans" crap out of the way as quickly as we can and let's move on. No one's taking the ball and going home. Don't get it twisted. For more than a decade and a half we've endured the double standards, the greed of this industry and the ever present seemingly limitless supply of wannabes and unscrupulous, irresponsible media types. Not to imply anything in this particular circumstance, but from my perspective in regard to both the Hall and a reunion, the ball's never been in our court.

Sounds fine to me. Ultimately I thought he was just fishing for attention but its obvious hes avoiding a large deal of drama here. His heart isn't with his old band mates, hes not emotionally attached to the GnR we all know and love (Well, at least know). And none of us have the right to just expect him to excuse that so we can see a band we used to like get inducted as a group. As he said, he owes nobody a happy ending to something that isn't their business.