the band sucked why would i just want to see the singer
the band sucked why would i just want to see the singer
Axl Rose has no place at Coachella, regardless of the incarnation of the band. It's not about the music, but him. 50% chance that he doesn't even show, and if he does, expect the set to start about four hours late.
1/30 Julia Holter @ Teragram, 2/4 GY!BE @ The Cathedral Sanctuary, 2/9 Andrew Bird @ Teragram Ballroom, 2/25 Metric @ House of Blues, 3/5 Emmy the Great @ Bootleg Bar, 3/25 Daughter @ The Ace, 4/9 Operators @ Bootleg, 4/14,17 Lush @ Roxy, Warfield, 4/18 CHVRCHES, Wolf Alice @ Fox Theater, 6/1-5 Primavera Sound
My second opportunity to see Guns n' Roses was during the mega tour with Metallica and Faith No More. I was here in Arizona visiting my dad for the summer and he was really starting to get into the Black album by Metallica. The commercial came on tv for the show and I got so excited, I was 16. My dad was going to take me as he was a concert junkie himself and then the end of the commercial came with the date. The concert was about 6 days after I was supposed to fly back to Chicago. At the time it's safe to say nothing was getting more rotation in my Sony Walkman than Use Your Illusions, Metallica's Black album and Faith No More Angel Dust..
To this day I have never seen any of the three bands. Metallica is now a band I have zero interest in. What can I say. I dig Axl's voice and the musicians he has now may not be the same but they are decent and they can play from what I have heard. I dunno. I'm holding onto a dream. lol At least I will see Faith No More this year though.
Ultimately the first concert my dad took me too was George Thorogood.
Bonnaroo does seem to make a whole lot more sense and you wouldn't be that pissed if they didn't show because there is so much else to see there. I'm fairly certain we will never see them near Coachella. A boy can dream though Erik.
No disrespect at all for the frist time, but why the hell would anyone wanna see Guns N Roses now? They are a horrible incarnation from the joke that was the lineup for Use Your Illusion. They have proven over and over again they were best left in the past with such great memories of what was.
"It's in the K" - Martha Stewart
Since the show list is very minimal...
August 29 // Chemical Brothers w/ Chromeo & Yacht @ Hollywood Bowl
September 26 // Vampire Weekend w/ Beach House & the Very Best @ Hollywood Bowl
October 5 // ARCADE FIRE @ Henry Miller Library
October 13 // Corin Tucker Band @ The El Rey
(someone should give me Sufjan Stevens tickets, aint got none of those)
i was the biggest gnr fan when i was a kid, imagine the first time i picked up the phone and axl was on the line, it was intense.
Sounds promising enough for me. It will be interesting to see if he adds any US shows. He probably figures fuck the US the rest of the world still loves me.
it's weird, was out last night at a party and after getting home had to go get food for the drunk ones. i was driving around and chinese democracy came up on the cars hard drive. random timing to come home and see this thread.
GNR are getting some fantastic reviews of late. It's also worth mentioning Axl isn't touring with a bunch of hacks. He does have Tommy Fucking Stinson of the Replacements along for the ride as well. I'm fairly certain he is pretty respected.
SETLISTIf you’ve been following all the hoopla surrounding Guns N’ Roses‘ current international tour, you’ll know that Axl Rose still knows how to cause a scene, the band’s changed up the set list drastically, and yes, Axl has dropped the braids. But, what you probably don’t know, despite reports from the Korea Times, is that the new Guns sound really, really good, too. In fact, if you weren’t looking at ‘em, you’d swear it was the old band sleazing it up.
Two nights ago in Seoul, Axl & Co. jumped right into a flawless performance of “Sweet Child o’ Mine”, and one fan snagged it all. Shot with an HD camera, the video captures the band in top form. Everything looks solid here. Axl’s running around hitting every note, even donning the trademark bandana, new guitarist DJ Ashba looks like a hipper Slash (Check out the hat!), and drummer Frank Ferrer slams each beat with both precision and joy. If you look closely, you’ll also notice one Tommy Stinson giving it all he’s got on the bass, swinging around and around as if he’s having the time of his life. Probably because he is.
It’s hard to take this band seriously, especially given the mythos surrounding ‘em, but if things continue like this, it’s going to be hard to avoid buying a ticket. Bonnaroo? Rothbury? Fingers crossed, actually. Yes, fingers crossed.
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Welcome To The Jungle (VIDEO)
03. It's So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Shackler's Revenge (VIDEO)
06. There Was A Time (VIDEO)
07. Richard Fortus solo - James Bond
08. Live and Let Die
09. Drum Solo
10. Sorry (VIDEO)
11. Rocket Queen
12. DJ Solo
13. Sweet Child O' Mine
14. Dizzy Solo (Ziggy Stardust)
15. Street of Dreams
16. You Could Be Mine (with F1 on the video screen) (VIDEO)
17. Jam (Black Betty)
18. My Generation in G with Tommy Fuckin' Stinson
20. November Rain (VIDEO)
21. Take A Walk On The Wild Side
23. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Some brother Bob) (VIDEO)
24. Bumblefoot Solo (Pink Panther) (VIDEO)
25. Paradise City (VIDEO)
26. Ending (Bow) (vIDEO)
Last edited by faxman75; 12-16-2009 at 07:32 AM.
I don't know, it just isn't the same without Slash.
Without Slash and Duff, I can't buy into it. Those cornrows have gotta go too.
I need Izzy more than Duff, Izzy was far more integral to the band
you're right, the cornrows are horrible
sorry, were horrible Fax
There is no fucking way this happened. I read Kurt Cobain hated Axl Rose.Backstage Axl exchanged some words with Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. According to Michael Azerrad's book "Come As You Are The Story Of Nirvana" Courtney asked Axl if he wanted to be the godfather of their child. Axl said " You shut your bitch up or I'm taking you down to the pavement!" to Kurt. Kurt glared at Courtney and said "Shut up, bitch!". The Nirvana entourage exploded in laughter.
Axl Rose threatened to kick Kurt's ass once. Stuck his finger in his face and all that jazz. I think Kurt just laughed it off.
That is pretty fucking funny.
I also read somewhere that once Slash offered Nirvana an opening spot on their tour. Kurt declined because he thought Axl was too big of a douchebag (or something along those line). Slash respected his decision.
Kurt was not a fan of GnR.
“I can’t even waste my time on that band, because they’re so obviously pathetic and untalented,” Kurt told US gay magazine The Advocate. “They’re really talentless people, and they write crap music, and they’re the most popular rock band on the earth right now.”