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    read on!

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    Half-full venue, didn't they say all these shows were sellouts? Whatever, piss on Axl. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by Brett:
    Half-full venue, didn't they say all these shows were sellouts? Whatever, piss on Axl. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    no, I think they said Axl was a sellout!

    [ November 10, 2002, 09:56 PM: Message edited by: hain23x ]
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    And they're charging $500,000 per gig?? Ha!
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    I really hope that GNR's new stuff is up to par. I'll probably end up buying it though there's no way I'm going to see them live.
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    "Axl" is synonymous with "deuschbag"... He blew alright, it just wasn't his vocal cords... [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img]

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    i dont like the so called new gnr, but i can not wait (if this is true) hear what the new stuff from duff, izzy, slash, and matt sound like. i heard they were looking for a singer and that izzy wont tour.
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    I heard a live broadcast of GNR over the WRIF (in Detroit) and was shocked at how much of Axl's voice was still intact.

    He may be a d*ckweed, but he stands a better chance of being "understood" by an audience, young or old, than Roth....and no, I'm not anti-Roth, nor am I against his eccentricities.

    Anyway, Axl needs to quit d*cking around, and get with Slash & Izzy and the boys.

    I could give a sh*t if Izzy tours.....he needs to be there for the rythm writing.

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    11,000 showed up to see them? I'm surprised! I really though they would be lucky to have 4,000 since they don't have Slash, Duff, and Izzy. I guess Kurt Loder liked them a lot since he wrote the article like he was describing Led Zepplin in their prime.
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    Originally posted by Raldo:
    11,000 showed up to see them? I'm surprised! I really though they would be lucky to have 4,000 since they don't have Slash, Duff, and Izzy. I guess Kurt Loder liked them a lot since he wrote the article like he was describing Led Zepplin in their prime.
    Heh heh... I caught that as well.

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    I think Kurt Loder wants to give Axl a blow job [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]
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    If there was ever any doubt that the return of Guns N’ Roses would be an epic mess, singer Axl Rose has all but erased it just three dates into the group’s North American tour.

    Check that: Two dates. Rose, the group’s lone original member, didn’t bother showing up for the tour debut in Vancouver, B.C., last week, transforming it into a bloody, mace-spraying clash between angry fans and local police. (Rose’s record label blamed flight problems for the cancellation; Rose blamed venue management.) G N’ R performed in Tacoma, Wash., last Friday, but even then, vocal problems hampered the evening.

    That made show No. 2 at the half-empty Idaho Center all the more depressing for expectant G N’ R fans. The night dragged on for nearly four-and-a-half hours and served as a soporific warning to the rest of the hopeful hard-rock world: Guns N’ Roses is not back. All that’s really back is Rose’s oversized rock-star ego, which easily dwarfed his ragged, barely audible voice.

    Nothing about this concert made much sense. Two opening acts - rock band CKY and turntable whiz Mixmaster Mike - had been added to the bill, presumably to provide Rose ample time to arrive. If it wasn’t disturbing enough that a DJ was opening for Guns N’ Roses (what has the world come to?), fans suffered through well over an hour of dead time afterward while Rose lounged backstage. Chants of “Axl, Axl!” fermented into a bitter chorus of boos as fans realized that, yes, Rose is a tardy jerk, and, wow, those bright house lights were illuminating an embarrassingly sparse crowd.

    Of course, all was forgiven when Guns N’ Roses exploded onto the bi-level stage in an avalanche of pyrotechnics and flash - at 10:20 p.m. But if the excited fans were looking for a time warp back to 1987, well, it wasn’t happening. Guns N’ Roses, once a lethal hard-rock machine that transcended the sum of its few parts, has become a convoluted, eight-member circus.

    Guitarist Slash, whom Rose refuses to welcome back to the fold, has been replaced by not one, not two, but three men. (Slash must be one helluva player, eh?) Rose also employs two keyboardists, including longtime member Dizzy Reed, who moonlighted on congas during “Welcome to the Jungle.” (Yes, congas on “Welcome to the Jungle.” Repeat: Exactly what has the world come to?)

    Of course, none of this mattered, because Rose’s singing could be heard only intermittently. He strained to project his voice over the band’s boomy barrage, which included a sluggish “Out Ta Get Me,” a blues-free “My Michelle” and a gut-rattling “Nightrain.” Even when Rose sat at the piano for the grandiose “November Rain” or the ballad “Patience,” his vocals lost the battle.

    Dressed in three different oversized sports jerseys (including one from the Idaho Steelheads), Rose worked to atone for the problems, scurrying across the stage, his arms outstretched like a hysterical blind woman's. He often stopped to sing on the sides of the platform, inches away from teleprompters that rolled lyrics.

    Some of the 4,400 fans sneaked away early. Others just chugged more beer and rawked on.

    G N’ R offered just three tunes from the supposedly forthcoming “Chinese Democracy” album. Instead, Guns N’ Roses rolled through classics such as “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Live and Let Die” and “It’s So Easy.” But the songs were methodical. Despite G N’ R’s talented new cast, it came across as a disparate, motley crew that’s incapable of reviving G N’ R’s soul. The sleaze-blues of Guns N’ Roses has metamorphosed into a mechanical-rock onslaught.

    Of the guitar trio, goth-fashion slave Robin Finck of Nine Inch Nails fame conjured up the most heartfelt solos. Session man Richard Fortus wielded his ax with a raucous freedom reminiscent of G N’ R’s glory days.

    Then there was the eerie Buckethead, who looks like the missing member of Insane Clown Posse. Wearing a Michael Myers-like white mask on his face and a KFC bucket on his head, Buckethead spewed shredding guitar riffs, did a ghoulish robot dance - and gave a bizarre, between-song nunchucks exhibition. But his hyped guitar playing was like the fast-food franchise advertised on his dome: Efficient, speedy and lacking any personal touch.

    G N’ R occasionally found a modest dose of energy lurking in its biggest hits. During the encore, the audience even sang along with “Paradise City,” augmented by more deafening explosions and a nifty confetti shower.

    But by this time, Rose wasn’t fooling anyone: Nampa was not “Paradise City.” When he rushed to the microphone to unleash the song’s trademark opening whistle blow ... surprise, fans couldn’t hear it. Probably just as well. In the case of this tour, Guns N’ Roses isn’t signaling the start of anything worth listening to

 

 

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