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jason
Aug-10-2005, 04:02
For those of you not in the US that don't know (or maybe you do), it takes a lot of nerve here in the states to admit that you're a big GNR fan. In fact, you'll be laughed at for doing so. They were so big, and fell so hard, they took all of their fans with them.

Well, I'm coming out. I'm a huge Guns fan, and I always have been. I grew up with the stuff, and I still can't give it up.

There is a remote chance that Axl will be coming out with his new album soon (Chinese Democracy), I will be waiting for the store to open the day that disc comes out.

Musical genious is rare, and some of you may only title one or two as such, but I have liberally labeled dozens, if not more, as geniouses, and I'm not afraid to say that Axl is one of them.

I'm not alone, there's a huge GNR forum on the net that I read occasionally, but don't participate in (I'm in denial). What I need to know is, am I alone here?

Jette
Aug-10-2005, 12:09
Well I`m not a Guns N`Roses fan and I wouldn`t call them genius (genius is a word I seldom use), but I do enjoy listening to 2 of their albums, Use your illusion I and Appetite for destruction

Jette https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

mhoarse
Aug-16-2005, 11:13
Hasn't the new album been 'on the way' for something like 12 years?? I used to be a big fan, and since then have been interested in bands like Nine Inch Nails, Primus and Praxis so the addition of members from these bands to Guns N Roses piqued my interest a little, but is there really any chance this album's ever going to be released?

jason
Aug-18-2005, 21:17
^ Ya, it has been. Tiny rumblings around say it's getting closer though. I think someone in the camp said the music is done being recorded, now they just need to mix it, print it, and market it. I hope it's not all **.

savabich2
Aug-20-2005, 20:03
I think you are wrong on a couple of counts. Most people in the states that liked Guns (and there's more than just a few) STILL like the band. No one is going to laugh at you for that.

Calling Axl a GENIUS on the other hand...

Plus you are posting this is in a prog metal forum, while most proggers will be open to appreciate Guns, they are unlikely to share your enthusiasm.

jason
Sep-14-2005, 03:44
I think you are wrong on a couple of counts. Most people in the states that liked Guns (and there's more than just a few) STILL like the band. No one is going to laugh at you for that.

Calling Axl a GENIUS on the other hand...

Plus you are posting this is in a prog metal forum, while most proggers will be open to appreciate Guns, they are unlikely to share your enthusiasm.



I'm still not sure after reading your post two or three times what is that I'm "wrong" about. I actually have been laughed at for being a Guns fan, more than once, and it is my opinion (everyone has them, and I might not like yours) that Axl is a genius. Neither of which is really a debateable topic. Lastly, this is a progressive rock & metal forum, not a progressive metal forum (does such a genre exist?). Sorry I didn't inspire you. I won't try harder next time.

ApeXX
Oct-07-2005, 02:12
For those of you not in the US that don't know (or maybe you do), it takes a lot of nerve here in the states to admit that you're a big GNR fan. In fact, you'll be laughed at for doing so. They were so big, and fell so hard, they took all of their fans with them.

Well, I'm coming out. I'm a huge Guns fan, and I always have been. I grew up with the stuff, and I still can't give it up.

There is a remote chance that Axl will be coming out with his new album soon (Chinese Democracy), I will be waiting for the store to open the day that disc comes out.

Musical genious is rare, and some of you may only title one or two as such, but I have liberally labeled dozens, if not more, as geniouses, and I'm not afraid to say that Axl is one of them.

I'm not alone, there's a huge GNR forum on the net that I read occasionally, but don't participate in (I'm in denial). What I need to know is, am I alone here?





You almost make it sound like you will be called a witch and burned if you admit you like their music https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


I personally am a BIG GNR fan, and am not scared to admit it. However what do you expect from a band that competed with some of the greatest bands (Led Zepplin, Aerosmith, AC DC, etc.) After this mad rush of rock, they just did not come out on top. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

fourtone87
Oct-07-2005, 23:01
GNR is great. I haven't heard one song from them that I haven't like. "Knockin' on Heavens Door" and "The Jungle" are too of my personal favorites.

I definatly wouldn't consider Axl to be a genious. And if he were he wouldn't be any more so than the other members of the band. I did however lose respect for him towards the end of GNR because he sold out to a certain degree in my opinion.

Kaabi
Oct-09-2005, 17:11
Don't be so hard on yourself. A lot of people like Guns N Roses, I have a lot of there songs on my iTunes. I usually listen to them once a week, not too often, but they're there. Too bad they fell apart... it would be so awesome if they were still making songs.

fourtone87
Oct-10-2005, 01:16
Don't be so hard on yourself. A lot of people like Guns N Roses, I have a lot of there songs on my iTunes. I usually listen to them once a week, not too often, but they're there. Too bad they fell apart... it would be so awesome if they were still making songs.



It would be so awesome if they were still making music.

But I don't think it would be a good idea to have some sort of reunion because bands are never as good as they used to be and I tend to lose a little respect for them, ya know?

Beastie Boys for example.

jason
Oct-10-2005, 15:19
A reunion is pretty much out of the question with GNR. I think they're still battling in bitter lawsuits over rights to music to this very day. If I'm not mistaken, Axl is taking home the lionshare (if not all) proceeds from album sales and other incomes.

I've been keeping an eye on it, and there is no further news about the upcoming album (Chinese Democracy).

ApeXX
Oct-10-2005, 23:09
I think we should make a GNR support group. Everyone comes and posts (anonymously) about how they feel about GNR's music, experience, etc. I would be one of the first ones to sign up! :O

Sepheritoh
Oct-30-2005, 14:52
Hi

I am pretty new here (1st post) and thought I'd just add something to the discussion.

I would find it odd to call GnR prog rock, but it seems like most prog rock lovers do like this genre as well. In this side of the great sea and at this southern tip of the Continent there are many GnR fans and I have not yet experienced anybody laughing at any GnR fans. As matter of fact here we (at least the small group of fans hare) do think they are gods. Maybe I'll not yet call axle a genius, but he surely used to be a very skilled musician. Slash had more than only one great moment. He had so many it would do injustice to try and name specifics.

nail bunny
Nov-02-2005, 18:19
oh gocx i luv guns n roses...............i did not kno there were so many ppl who liked them...............

Burn
Dec-19-2005, 02:38
huh, who I have liked the most in G'n'R was Slash. I'm loving this guy. I think he's a really great musician and I admire his project - Slash's Snakepit. I like him also in Velvet Revolver but maybe with no rapture.
As for Axl - well...in my view - a charismatic person but that's all.

jared
Apr-22-2006, 07:46
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gnarl
Apr-23-2006, 05:04
slightly over-rated in my opinion.

Ronin
May-16-2006, 07:15
Very over rated. They certainly are not prog either. They are rock...

They are touring now I think, with a new guitarist.
I really only know their commercial songs, never thought much of them.

savior
Jul-12-2006, 20:11
Sweet child o mine, this song rocks

JLS
Jul-13-2006, 22:31
I did however lose respect for him towards the end of GNR because he sold out to a certain degree in my opinion.

:confused: How on earth can someone from one of the most commercial and image-oriented bands in history "sell out"? One has to first be an artist in order to sell out...:rolleyes:


BTW...Axl Rose a genius? Bach, Mozart, Beethoven...Axl....

Yep, that sits well with me.:bawl:


Someone please start a thread about the trancendent music of Journey so I can just end my life.

Maya
Sep-30-2006, 21:30
Axl Rose has such a distinctive voice. I really like Guns and Roses and thought they were quite brave to cover "Knockin' on Heaven's door" and "Live and Let Die".

I don't think their sound is completely Heavy Metal, but seems to have other influences in there - perhaps even some punk ?

thevibes
Oct-30-2006, 12:01
huh, who I have liked the most in G'n'R was Slash. I'm loving this guy. I think he's a really great musician ....

You are absolutely right here. Slash is the best one in the whole band.

oboegirl
Feb-04-2007, 02:50
I have to call myself a semi fan. I like 2 of thier cds and maybe a few songs from other albums. I have no idea what happened to them though. All of the sudden they were huge and people loved them, the next day you hear all kinds of rumors about Axle and then poof they were gone. I wouldnt mind seeing a comeback from them and would hope the music would have the same tone and standards that the former band did.
oboegirl

Leigh
Apr-15-2007, 20:19
Goodness me I thought GnR were finished a long time ago. Did their tour ever take place? It seemed to be delayed so many times it got comical and I think they lost a lot of respect for that. That said I must admit to liking their original albums and individual songs. Sweet child of mine was a great hit with my group of friends and Slash was one of the most looked up to rock Gods.

rojo
Jul-12-2007, 07:09
Not a big fan, but I have taught the piano part of November Rain to some students... :grin:

Franz_Liszt
Sep-12-2007, 21:14
Guns n Roses????Best band ever I think! I love both new and old Guns n Roses!

Franz_Liszt
Sep-12-2007, 21:17
I will be waiting for the store to open the day that disc



Well, me too !:p:p:p

hawkan2580
Dec-12-2007, 04:30
Ok, I chime in with a musicians point of view (actually analyzed G&R as I've was contracted to head a G&R tribute show as the musical director). G&R was great at what they did, it takes great skill to find the balance of technicality and looseness like they did. From a musical point of view, they managed to be tight but loose .. it sounds like it is played "sloppy" (slash is a big contributer there) but remains within the tight domain.. a fine art in balance act.. too tight and it would have lost the attitude of rock n roll.. too loose and it falls apart. Very skillfully done! As for being geniuses, wouldn't think so... as for being astute musicians/businessmen and knowing how to surround themselves with the right people, absolutely! Only my view though, but when listening to interviews, looking at songs structure, lyrical content and the like, a genius is not something that comes to mind. Certainly smart enough to know exactly what is correct from a marketing point of view but.......

drummergirlamie
Oct-21-2008, 22:50
I'll say this for 'em anyway, That first album had me hoping they'd stand the test of time and develope into an ATG rock band cause that was one hell of an impression. No one of a reasonable mindframe with at least an average ear for the recognition of quality music can dispute this. Had they remained consistant and remained together to the present they'd be widely considered one of the greatest ever. And when I say first album, I'm refering to the first LP. You should know what I'm talkin' about?

hermosotrozo
Dec-16-2008, 17:50
well, i am hard core GNR fan! and i am proud of the fact that i like them, whether someone laughs or not, i give it a s%^t

CARLTONDRAUGHT
Feb-23-2009, 10:03
The Gunners still rock

Marie for CP
Mar-04-2011, 19:16
I'm a fan of their older stuff.....when Axle was the lead singer.

KdC
Jun-20-2011, 18:41
I think appetite for destruction is a masterpiece and I love use your illusion I too

smudgedude
Aug-11-2011, 04:03
slash is an epic guitarist, but i don't think anything of GNR's is what i would consider legendary.

smudgedude
Sep-27-2011, 05:34
that's a cool story, thanks for sharing.

AlderonFrederic
Nov-11-2018, 19:18
Won't be considered Axel as a genius, as well as won't be arguing with those who think an opposite. This is something individual. I like Guns'nRoses, they are pretty unique, as most of the bands in their era. "Knockin' on Heavens Door" and "The Jungle" are totally worth listening, that's for sure.
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