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It's Axl Rose's 50th Birthday

#1 User is offline   heymisterk 

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:41 AM

Ah, Axl: your vision helped create one of the best albums, and - briefly - fronted one of the best bands.

But then, your ego and spoiled brat-dom brought that to a pathetic halt.

Bummer. Had you, Slash, Izzy, and Duff stayed together and continued to write music, I believe Guns 'n Roses could have been as relevant as Black Sabbath or, dare I say it, Led Zeppelin.

'Twas not to be...

It's your birthday, Axl...that's all I can say.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:42 AM

I wonder if he has grown up yet?
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:44 AM

Happy Birthday Axl. May you regret some of the decisions you made in your past. Like the end of Gn'R. oh and enjoy the birthday while you're at it

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:56 AM

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:01 AM

Didn't Axl record some songs written by Charlie Manson? I believe Manson actually got some royalty money too. Axl is creepy.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:56 AM

HB2U...Axl...

To be fair, the whole G'n R charade is/was rather over-hyped

More to do with clothes than music :blink:

There is more depth and creativity in Led Zep and Who music...and less drugs...

It all comes down to interest/variety in the end, how many G'n R or Slash albums can one listen to back to back?...

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

View PostVersatile, on 06 February 2012 - 09:56 AM, said:

...and less drugs...

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How do you measure that?

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

View PostVersatile, on 06 February 2012 - 09:56 AM, said:

HB2U...Axl...

To be fair, the whole G'n R charade is/was rather over-hyped

More to do with clothes than music :blink:

There is more depth and creativity in Led Zep and Who music...and less drugs...

It all comes down to interest/variety in the end, how many G'n R or Slash albums can one listen to back to back?...

V

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Overall, I agree. But I would put Appetite up there with any of Zeppelin's best.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

View Postheymisterk, on 06 February 2012 - 10:41 AM, said:

Overall, I agree. But I would put Appetite up there with any of Zeppelin's best.


Are you out of your mind?

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:56 AM

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:52 PM

wow 50! everyone is getting older (YES DAMN IT - ME TOO!!! LOL)

Always had a soft spot for Mr Brownstone - Appetite For Destruction was a classic, every track hard rock fun :)



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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

View Postheymisterk, on 06 February 2012 - 10:41 AM, said:

Overall, I agree. But I would put Appetite up there with any of Zeppelin's best.


I would too. :)
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:59 PM

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

^^^gotta love that pause.

Did you guys see the That Metal Show interview of Axl? I yawned,

He was a bada$$ mofo but today he seems a shadow of what he once was, surrounding yourself with yes-men is not a good thing, if you see that episode (which I am sure is available on VH1 online) you will see.

Gn'R was a killer band, not a fad, they produced one of the best Rock n' Roll albums in history and Use Your Illusion defined as an imperfect masterpiece is just that. Had they not imploded they would still be great.

Izzy Stradlin is a great songwriter.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

Happy BDay axl u and slash should be together again!!
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

View PostRiffster, on 06 February 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

^^^gotta love that pause.

Did you guys see the That Metal Show interview of Axl? I yawned,

He was a bada$$ mofo but today he seems a shadow of what he once was, surrounding yourself with yes-men is not a good thing, if you see that episode (which I am sure is available on VH1 online) you will see.

Gn'R was a killer band, not a fad, they produced one of the best Rock n' Roll albums in history and Use Your Illusion defined as an imperfect masterpiece is just that. Had they not imploded they would still be great.

Izzy Stradlin is a great songwriter.

I was lucky enough to see them live in their full splendor [thumbup]



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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

View Postpfox14, on 06 February 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

Are you out of your mind?


Um...no I'm not. And I find it ridiculous for you to imply otherwise. Notice I didn't say: "EVERYBODY should put Appetite up there with Zeppelin's best..."

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

View PostRiffster, on 06 February 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

^^^gotta love that pause.

Did you guys see the That Metal Show interview of Axl? I yawned,

He was a bada$$ mofo but today he seems a shadow of what he once was, surrounding yourself with yes-men is not a good thing, if you see that episode (which I am sure is available on VH1 online) you will see.

Gn'R was a killer band, not a fad, they produced one of the best Rock n' Roll albums in history and Use Your Illusion defined as an imperfect masterpiece is just that. Had they not imploded they would still be great.

Izzy Stradlin is a great songwriter.

I was lucky enough to see them live in their full splendor [thumbup]


Well said, and I agree. When I first heard of Guns 'n Roses, I thought, "Great; another Poison." Boy, was I wrong. And I liked the Illusion albums too, even though they were definitely uneven and self-indulgent.

I too saw them before Axl started having a temper tantrum over every little thing and before Izzy left, and it was a glorious, glorious show.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

View Postheymisterk, on 06 February 2012 - 03:45 PM, said:

Well said, and I agree. When I first heard of Guns 'n Roses, I thought, "Great; another Poison." Boy, was I wrong. And I liked the Illusion albums too, even though they were definitely uneven and self-indulgent.

I too saw them before Axl started having a temper tantrum over every little thing and before Izzy left, and it was a glorious, glorious show.


I loved the acoustic tracks on the lies album [thumbup] Somewhere I have the a cd which has there cover of them doing AC DC's Whole Lotta Rosie. The crowd even chant Angus at the beginning which is great fun!!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:57 PM

I was lucky enough to see this one in 87:

10.08.87 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
opening acts: Quireboys, Faster *****cat
set: It's So Easy, Move To the City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Reckless Life, Mama Kin, Sweet Child O' Mine, Whole Lotta Rosie.

One of the best gigs I've ever seen tbh.

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