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GUNS N' ROSES Slammed By Boston Globe Writer Over VMA Appearance - Sep. 11, 2002
Click here to read a very humorous — and some say, extremely accurate — commentary on GUNS N' ROSES' appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards, written by Renee Graham and originally published in the September 10th edition of the Boston Globe.

The following is an excerpt from Graham's column:

"Absorbed in the moment, one could almost ignore the fact that those introduced as GUNS N' ROSES were anything but — no Slash, no Izzy, no Duff. Instead, Axl was backed by a bunch of guys who could just as easily have been a very proficient tribute band.

"But soon came the end of the affair, the fading of that old feeling. This wasn't the lithe, sinewy Axl of 1987 but a middle-age man desperate to prove time hasn't eroded his ability to whip an audience into a frenzy. Wearing his trademark bandanna — swaddling what had to be long, braided hair extensions — he huffed and puffed his way through 'Welcome to the Jungle'. By the end of the song, and he only sang a snippet, he couldn't have been more winded if he'd been running up Heartbreak Hill with a piano on his back. For someone who hasn't done much singing in public since the early 1990s, Axl wasn't in good voice. Fortunately, he didn't attempt 'Sweet Child o' Mine', which, given the shakiness of his voice, would have been an unholy mess."
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COMMENT |
posted by : loser
9/11/2002 11:36:42 AM

...hahaha...

COMMENT | Its not GNR anymore!!
posted by : Mr. Brownstone
9/11/2002 11:49:46 AM

This guy is right, it looks like some kind of tribute band. When I saw GNR back in the 80's and late 90's, it was the whole band, each one were cool by themselves. I'm sorry but without Slash, Duff, and Izzy (maybe Steven), it isn't GNR anymore to me. And Axl, shave all your hair off and start over.

COMMENT | damn right
posted by : Greg Howard
9/11/2002 12:16:35 PM

He is right, but they were shit in the 80's too, nothing but a bunch of fuckin' smackheads. Axl couldn't handle been blown off stage every night by Metallica when they toured together so he had to try and start riots. He couldn't handle the fact either that their shit glam rock was dying when Nirvana and all those other Seattle bands broke out so he tried to start a feud with Kurt Cobain, oh well what i'm suppose i'm trying to say is, fuck off Axl Pose and die!!

COMMENT | That article is right on
posted by : kutulu
9/11/2002 12:29:11 PM

At least some media is trashing the show instead of sucking on Asshole Rose's dick.

COMMENT | hah
posted by : yawn
9/11/2002 12:37:41 PM

haha funny

COMMENT | RIGHT THE FUCK ON!!!
posted by : PITIFUL AXL, LET IT GO
9/11/2002 12:41:24 PM

HAILZ TO THE WRITER, FOR REPORTING THE FAT HAS BEEN TRUTH!!

COMMENT | Right on
posted by : NoSetbacks
9/11/2002 1:07:08 PM

Brilliant. You've said it all, man. Axl could barely sing after 2 sprints..I can't figure out how he´s being able to sing a full concert. He was horribly out of key in the song madagascar..and paradise city was just..well..whining..sad, sad. Call it a day, dude.

COMMENT | axl rules
posted by : GNR 4 Life
9/11/2002 1:19:16 PM

well... When Chinese Democracy
comes out I guess it will shut up all you jackasses that don't know shit about music... until then keep on listening to Korn.

COMMENT | i'm waiting
posted by : jazzsnob
9/11/2002 1:22:51 PM

although axl wasn't very good at the vma's, i'm waiting to here the new cd. it isn't the old band, but i am looking forward to this new incarnation. at least he got great players. i wouldn't want to have another appetite. leave that where it is, a great fucking album, a masterpiece.

i do think he should've thought about renaming it, but it doesn't bother me either.

COMMENT | Old man Axl
posted by : Black metal Barbie
9/11/2002 1:28:29 PM

Axl needs a good diet, some exercise, and fresh air. He sounded tired and winded. I think somewhere in there is that old Axl with that screaming, screeching voice that most of us know and love, if only he gets his original lineup together again. But he needs SLASH most of all. Without Axl and Slash together, G n' R are nothing.

COMMENT | This article is right on.
posted by : Cary Grant
9/11/2002 1:30:16 PM

I hope Axl reads it or one of his nut licker's who post here gets it to him. This band is NOT GNR....it's an aging fat ass who can't carry a high note anymore and a bunch of fucking freaks.

COMMENT | Was Axl sweating at the VMA's or was his plastic surgery melting?
posted by : long dongy
9/11/2002 1:33:05 PM

hmmmmmmmmm???

COMMENT | I bet Axl eats out of buckethead's bucket.
posted by : Colonel Sanders! :)
9/11/2002 1:35:45 PM

I have a friend who swears he saw Axl at the VMA's taking pieces of original style chicken out of Buckethead's KFC bucket and eating it......and he swears he saw Axl cleaning his greased up fat fingers on that scrawny dude who was wearing the panty hose on his head...

COMMENT | GNR
posted by : metal up ya ass
9/11/2002 1:54:07 PM

When I heard axl was reassembling GNR without ANY original members, I swore I'd never buy it. But the truth is I can't wait to hear this shit when it finally comes out even though it's not going to be the real guns n roses. Buckethead might be the best pure guitarist since ..... well, ever. The dude is a mindblowing musician and has the funniest fucking stage persona I've ever seen. Will the new band be GNR? No. But do they kick ass? Fuck yeah!

COMMENT | WAS ANYBODY LISTENING?
posted by : sad but true
9/11/2002 2:10:06 PM

AXl SUCKED!! (at the vma's) all the hype, all the excitement, i think everybody in the god-damn place was deaf that night! he was just plain awful, couldn't carry a tune at all and he was out of breath after like two verses.... man, that circus act ruined all my good ole' memories of GNR! any of you who thought AXL rocked better get your ears cleaned out!

COMMENT | Axl is lame
posted by : Gun's are weak
9/11/2002 2:16:15 PM

Axl has been spinning his wheels for years and he still sucks. His album (if we ever see it) may sound better, but we all saw how the loser can no longer hang live. Look at Ian Gillian from Deep Purple, he is the real deal, not an over hyped junkie ego maniac like Axl. God, he sucks I don't believe anyone buys into his lame persona.

COMMENT | idiot
posted by : cliff burton
9/11/2002 2:22:21 PM

THIS JUST PROVES ANYONE CAN GET A JOB IN JOURNALISM WHETHER THEY HAVE RESEARCH SKILLS OR NOT.PROFICIENT??? TALKING ABOUT BUCKETHEAD AND BRAIN??? HOW ABOUT INNOVATIVE-OR EXPERIENCED? DOES THIS GUY EVEN KNOW WHO THEY ARE? I DOUBT IT...AND TO COMMENT ON SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE NO INFORMATION ON IS THE EPITOMY OF IGNORANCE.

COMMENT | the article is sadly correct
posted by : Criminal Mastermind
9/11/2002 2:23:52 PM

I was hoping for a GnR comeback but now my hopes have vanished into thin air. Axl has lost his voice. Guns n' Roses is truly dead. R.I.P.

COMMENT | YEAH NONE KNOW THE BACKGROUND
posted by : T.B. AND NOT THE DESEASE
9/11/2002 2:41:59 PM

I THOUGHT AMERICA CHANGED ....????, "YEAH RIGHT"...ALL PEOPLE WANNA DO IS BASH ,. WE ALL KNOW (BIG FANS THAT IS) AXL DONT LIKE THE PRESS=see song "get in the ring " ....SO LET ME START AGAIN BY SAYING AXL IS 40 .90% OF US WILL GAIN WEIGHT AT THAT AGE AND HAIR WILL GO AND EVEN TURN GRAY , .... GO GET AN AVG, 40 YEAR OLD MAN AND LETS SEE HIM RUN AROUND A BLOCK ???? AND SING LIKE HELL AT THE SAME TIME !.... *axl is in better shape and health than anyone reading this* ,LAST BUT NOT LEAST AS I DEFEND MY TRUE GOD . AXL AND NEW BAND HAD BEEN DOING HUGH TOURS OVERSEAS IS WHY HE JUST MIGHT HAVE BEEN -TIRED-JETLAG ish -STRESSED AND PRESSURED ,... WHEN I FLY ON A PLANE IM A NERVOUS WRECK =ESP NOW DAYS !!!! SO ALL YOU PR*CKS , ....AXL WILL NOT BOW DOWN TO YOU , US TRUE FANS WILL STAND STRONG !!!!

COMMENT | IT WASN'T GNR!! SO IT WAS A JOKE!!
posted by : HOOKED ON PHONICS!
9/11/2002 2:54:22 PM

AND "T.B."-LEARN TO SPELL!!

COMMENT | Ahhh
posted by : Schizo
9/11/2002 2:56:28 PM

Yes, it's too accurate. GN'R used to be a great rock band before they got huge. Axl's performance was a huge debacle. I feel very embarrassed for him!!

COMMENT | YAWN..
posted by : jwhitney
9/11/2002 3:02:32 PM

this is *so* year 2000.

COMMENT | SHAKIRA!!
posted by : HUGEcock
9/11/2002 3:06:29 PM

Who fucking cares about GnR, the highlight of the night on the VMAs was Shakira. Shaking that tight body and fine ass. Who wouldn't want to spray their man juice all over her stomach then rub it in with their cock?

COMMENT | Greg Howard the clueless moron
posted by : t-bone
9/11/2002 3:22:13 PM

Greg - what kind of statement was that - " He couldn't handle the fact either that their shit glam rock was dying when Nirvana and all those other Seattle bands broke out so he tried to start a feud with Kurt Cobain, oh well what i'm suppose i'm trying to say is, fuck off Axl Pose and die!!"

I hope you aren't serious. Guns N roses were the ones who killed off glam my friend - remember all the hair bands singing about happy happy joy joy car songs? Well, Guns sang about the underbelly.

And they also started the grunge trend.

They were the biggest band in the world writing songs about serious issues, opening the door for the likes of Kurt Go-Bang.

I also seem to remember Axl strutting around in plaid and unshaven - basically, being slobbish and not all prettied up.

To call Axl a poser is ridiculous. Nutcase, sure. Asshole, of course. But poser? Come on now.

Judging by your statement, you must be a grunge fan and hate glam, and that's fine.

I suppose you think the grunge guys were "real" eh?

You probably beleieve the shit the gurngers feed you too.

Like "peral jam won't make videos cuz they are against them"

No, they don't make them cuz noone gives a shit anymore, and they need every dollar they can get, so they save production $$$$ by not making a video noone gives a shit about.

Ask a Pearl Jam fan, if they are opposed to videos, then why did they Hire Todd McFarlane to make a video for "do the evolution" and listen to the reasons they cite.

they tried to comeback, and noone gave a shit, so they use ticketmaster and 100 live cd gimmicks to get attention.

But, it's really about the music isn't it?

That's a good one.

COMMENT | Glam Metal
posted by : Hugh G Rection
9/11/2002 3:32:21 PM

I actually preferred bands like Motley Crue, Ratt, Quiet Riot, WASP to Grunge. At lease it had personality and was entertaining. It did not make you wanna blow your brains out with a shotgun. GNR had some Glam in them and it is nothing to be ashamed of.

COMMENT | Wheres the loyalty?
posted by : DR
9/11/2002 3:39:51 PM

I don't know ,I cannot respect Axl. Where is his loyalty to the other guys? In any group situation if 1 person thinks everybody else is hard to get along with, it is usually the opposite. Axl is just a shitty human being. He cannot get along with anyone. Maybe one day he will realize what an idiot fool he has been. The other guys should take the name GNR and get a new singer. Battle it out in court. How did Axl get the naming rights??

COMMENT | just some stupid fish-eatin' bitch's opinion....
posted by : E
9/11/2002 3:43:51 PM

the bitch that wrote this is obviously just another hater. That's what media is all about-building people up so they they can shoot them down. I didn't see this performance but I have 2 bootlegs from shows in '01 with the new line-up. They're great & Axl is doing just fine. The haters will all be eating crow(& probably jump back on the bandwagon) when Chinease Democracy debuts at #1.

COMMENT | Uhh, no Holden MacNeil...
posted by : Killed by Death
9/11/2002 3:54:40 PM

G'n'R didn't kill off glam rock...think!!! AFD came out in '87, and the worst excess of hair metal was yet to come at that point.

Yeah, the trend towards heavier rock and full-on metal was partially influenced by G'n'R (the success of No More Tears, the Black Album, Headbanger's Ball on MTV), but Nirvana totally throttled all the glam shit. G'n'R would love to take credit for that, but they can't, cuz they didn't

COMMENT | T-Boner
posted by : Jeremy Story
9/11/2002 4:01:16 PM

Why is it that Blabbermouth is the only place I ever see people who are pro- G'N'R? I don't know anyone around my age (27) looking forward to the new album.
Hitting #1 on the charts??? I doubt it. I really don't see why these people think that Guns N Roses are going to change the music scene with this album. The young kids could give a shit about Axl Rose and the older fans have mostly forgotten, or moved on to something different.
GNR started grunge?? That's a funny one. The fact is bands like mudhoney were playing the grunge style while guns and roses were wearing hairspray and eyeliner. Grunge didn't start because some cock-rocker wore a flannel shirt, you are confusing a fashon with a music style. If GNR had stuck together they would be playing on the Rockfest tour with Ratt and Poison, and probably drawing better numbers than they will be if they tour in the future.

COMMENT | Metallica Rules
posted by : noisyone
9/11/2002 4:03:54 PM



COMMENT | Ya, Metallica does fule
posted by : Mohamed Salom Skyhook
9/11/2002 4:04:30 PM

mothershitters

COMMENT | Oops, ,that's RULE!!!! you fools
posted by : Mohamed Salom Skyhook
9/11/2002 4:05:02 PM



COMMENT | GNR still rock
posted by : Argo
9/11/2002 4:31:52 PM

GNR still rock and I will be there when the Cd comes out and the tour tickets go on sale.

COMMENT | Axl=Geezer trying to act young and"hip"
posted by : FUnk that
9/11/2002 4:43:54 PM

0000000000000.0000=how many tickets that guns n roses are gonna sell when they go on tour

COMMENT | To all the teenagers
posted by : Old guy(In my Thirties)
9/11/2002 5:22:42 PM

Hey you will not be young forever. When you get older you will gain weight, lose your hair, etc. Who cares? Ozzy is fat but he still makes decent music. Axl could kick the ass of most of you people out there talking shit. Hell he never was very goodlooking to begin with. Classic rock music lives forever. GNR will still be listened to 2o years from now like Zep or Sabbath. Most new rock sucks. GNR RULE!!

COMMENT | stupid Fux
posted by : Axl Rules
9/11/2002 5:50:41 PM

All you idiots who are sitting here trashing Axl and sying he is all washed up are just proving the opposite, He is still
the man or you doushe bags wouldn't be ing around wasting your time talking about him. This is what GNR want ...the buzz is starting and when Chinese Democracy drops it will be the biggest thing since Appitite and GNR will once again save rock and roll from the shitstorm it is presently in...now go listen to some Shit slipnot or Korn you fucking pussy ass geeks.

COMMENT | To the point
posted by : LowLife398
9/11/2002 5:51:42 PM

It blows my mind that the public and media alike are standing in a line that wraps around the block to suck Axl`s dick! He essentially fell of the face of the earth for 10 years, and now people can`t wait for him to come back. Fuck it! Baseball players were talking about going on strike for the rest of the summer and people swore they wouldn`t come back. Granted baseball fans are more intelligent on the whole, but come on! Fuck Axl, everyone else can pay $80 to listen to that fuck wheeze in front of his travelilng circus of a band in 60 cities across the U.S. for all I give a fuck. I`ll be happy knowing I didn`t get suckered into it! By the way the article and t-bone`s comment were right on the money!

COMMENT | fuck you people
posted by : schizophrenicow
9/11/2002 5:54:39 PM

as far as his performance goes i didn't watch it b/c I DONT WATCH MTV!!! that is how i know that most of you are nu-metal asswipes ( i hate you people so much ). so you dont have a right to say. but i'm sure that it did suck since most say it did, however you cant condemn a whole band based on one performance and since most you people know about music what you hear from MTV you should really think about this one before speakin further. so he's old, you're gonna be old, the who got old, ozzy is old, PEOPLE GET FUCKIN OLD. look at lemmy (if you don't know who lemmy is and if you don't just go find a different genre to "dabble" in). i was at a concert of his in pula,croatia and he still packs a punch as he did before. axl is an ass, probably the biggest, he's also the best hard rock vocalist in the world. it one performance, don't judge when you dont know shit yet. anyway, fuck you all (xcept the true rockers) you post-grunge MTV-educated buttpirates. i hope you all die a rid us of your stupidity. and as far as rock critics go, who listens to them but a bunch of suits that look at rock as a social investment for a little adventure (most people at metallica's shows today).

COMMENT |
posted by : F AXL
9/11/2002 6:00:47 PM

PEOPLE WATCHED THAT SHIT BECAUSE THEY LEAKED IT OUT THAT GUNS WOULD BE ON PEOPLE DO GET OLD BUT LOOK AT THE WHO THE STONES AEROSMITH THEIR SINGERS CAN STILL PULL IT OFF HE SOUNDS LIKE SHIT GET OVER IT

COMMENT | jeremy story
posted by : T-Bone
9/11/2002 6:45:09 PM

and mudhoney were groundbreaking weren't they?

my point was, while cock rock was all the rage, the world was waiting on GNR's follow up to AFD, and then they got deep introspective songs, not songs about booze and cars, thus opening the door for the grunge movement to explode.

and also, when the biggest band in the world starts sporting flannel instead of spandex, it opens doors for other bands.

and I am not confusing the two.

since MTV is all about image, an LA band that is the biggest band on earth bucks all la trends musically and fashionwise, it opens up the teenies'minds, who actually buy the albums to, to new ideas.

let's face it, kids are the ones who buy albums.

they listen to what MTV plays for them, and dress how the artists on MTV dress.

while Neil Young actually started grunge, a major act like Guns N Roses in their heyday changing their style to self pity songwriting opened the door for the early 90's trend that was known as grunge.

so yes, they opened the door for 90's MTV grunge.

Funny, them and Nirvana were both on Geffen records.

Like that wasn't planned.

COMMENT | well...
posted by : Ender
9/11/2002 6:52:29 PM

Axl sung incredibly good(as for him) at leeds 2002 just listen to the bootleg he sounds like in the old days

COMMENT | Tesh-tickles...
posted by : A JACKER
9/11/2002 7:07:49 PM

I heard that GNR and John Tesh were going to hit the road as a double-bill. Freakin' killer!

COMMENT | GNR RULEZ YOU DICK HEAD
posted by : new rose
9/11/2002 7:35:53 PM

yeh yeh yeh it's all GREECE to me you fucking morons there will be no one like AXL ROSE he is a GOD SAND from above and dont you forget it BLABBERMOUTH cant stop talking about GNR and AXL ROSE what gives why is this man so popular after 10 years not doing anything and yett the people are talkin about AXL ROSE

COMMENT |
posted by : F AXL
9/11/2002 7:41:49 PM

BECAUSE YOU EITHER WANTED HIM TO COME BACK & KICK ASS OR SEE HIM FALL FLAT ON HIS ASS TOO BAD HE PICKED THE LATTER

COMMENT | give me a break
posted by : dean corso
9/11/2002 8:40:47 PM

lets see how any of the other so called artists that played on mtv's music awards sound in 10 years......thats if they are even around. Guns and roses is axl rose. It was the highlight of the show(I didnt even watch the show and I know it was the highlight). The mtv music awards unfortunately is taken way too seriously along with the grammys. Neither one of those awards mean anything. Its all a bunch of shit. I'm willing to bet the GnR album is going to be quite good. The boston globe writer can go home and suck a dick and get donkey punched. Hahaa....actually I dont even care...this is funny. Mtv rules......right? hahaha.....idiots!!!!!!!

COMMENT | And...?
posted by : Killed by Death
9/11/2002 8:51:42 PM

Uhhh, yeah, so he's forty. Personally, I don't care about him losing hair or putting on weight (even though he should get into shape if he's gonna be touring).

The Stones are around 60, and they still kick some serious fucking ass onstage. Mick's voice is great and he runs around like a maniac for 2 hours...AT 60!

Same goes for Aerosmith, Springsteen, AC/DC...artists far older than Axl...face it, he wasn't well-prepared, his little European tour should've been thought out better, and sadly, he totally blew it and embarrassed himself. I almost feel bad for the guy...almost.

COMMENT |
posted by : F AXL
9/11/2002 9:02:05 PM

THANK GOD SOMEBODY OUT THERE DOESNT HAVE HIS HEAD BURIED UP HIS ASS AXL WAS IN POOR SHAPE ALL AROUND PHYSICALLY & VOCALLY HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER PREPARED

COMMENT | Poor old Axl
posted by : Dead to the Head!!
9/11/2002 9:09:32 PM

The Pre-Madonna should either reform the old group or just fuck off. It is an insult to all the old members of G n R that he has kept the bands original name!! Does the dick think that only he is Guns N' Roses!! The real G n R fans think differently!! No one can replace slash, especially not some dick with a bucket on his head!! The rest are non-descript!!

The biggest insult to the fans is that he has been away for so long and is now so badly out of shape!! Guess he couldn't even look after himself!!

Face it Axl, you are all washed up!!!

COMMENT | I live with IDIOTS!
posted by : Brett
9/11/2002 9:28:09 PM

All of you need to grow the fuck up! Who cares about Axl's "persona" or outside lifestyle. Look at the facts! He still looks good and can still wail like he never has (maybe he was rusty at the VMA's but take a listen to Rock in Rio III bootlegs). Even in his heyday, he was known to be unpredictable and sometimes sounding off and sometimes kicking ass! I can't believe you think Jonathan Davis and POD have good vocals but Axl Rose has lost it??! Get a fucking clue, Axl's range and style is as good as anyone's ever.

COMMENT |
posted by : F AXL
9/11/2002 9:32:31 PM

IT WASNT ONE SHOW LIKE I SAID LISTEN TO ROCK IN RIO 3 HE SOUNDED LIKE SHIT AT THAT AS FOR THIS NEW METAL IT DOES SUCK IM AN OLD SCHOOL ROCK FAN YOU FUCKING INBRED SCUMBAG OBVIOUSLY YOUR DADDY MUST OF HAD ASS SEX WITH BECAUSE YOUR A FUCKING HALFWIT WHAT NEW METAL KID WOULD USE THE WHO OR THE STONES AS AN EXAMPLE OF GOOD ROCK BANDS YOUR DAD & MOM MUST BE BROTHER & SISTER BECAUSE THE DEPTHS OF YOUR STUPIDY IS SIMPLY MINDBENDING PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU JUST READ HERE IN NY WE HAVE WHAT YOU CALL A RADIO THIS AMAZING DEVICE GIVES YOU INFORMATION WHEN TURNED ON

COMMENT | jesus fucking christ
posted by : 666
9/11/2002 10:05:47 PM

GnR sucked back then and they suck now. Its a waste of a good drummer

COMMENT | horrible
posted by : Skyler
9/11/2002 10:54:10 PM

I watche the VMA's and saw them perform... then later downloaded their performance... and it was absolutely horrible. Axl has lost his voice. There was barely a hint of his raspy, signiture screams... instead we got a winded, squealy frontman. GNR is dead.

COMMENT | AXL RULES
posted by : gnr
9/11/2002 11:16:59 PM

GUNS N ROSES IS THE BEST BAND OF ALL TIME. SLAYER SUCKS ASS, AND PAN-QUEERA LICKS BID NUTSACKS!!

COMMENT | kutulu=Criminal Mastermind=F AXL
posted by : Trav
9/12/2002 12:38:16 AM

Same person using different names.What a geek.

COMMENT | AXL...
posted by : eknham
9/12/2002 12:56:32 AM

Call it something else.

COMMENT | Buns & Posers....
posted by : the Dude
9/12/2002 2:50:12 AM

What's all the debate about? That band (especially Transaxle Pose) sucked to begin with. They're no different today than 1985, they've always sounded like shit!

COMMENT | DO YOUR HOMEWORK, HATERS!
posted by : KW
9/12/2002 7:19:51 AM

Talk is cheap, you know?
Just because he sucked at vma' s means he sucks after all....
Anyone of you heard the bootlegs of the new band?
No?
Than shut up!!!!!
And to that guy who wrote the article:
Wake up fucker,
IT' S TIME TO DIE!

COMMENT | they're still very good!
posted by : take that lover
9/12/2002 7:54:41 AM

they just had a bad day at the vma's.
I saw them in Belgium and they were better than ever!!!!
Axl's voice included.

COMMENT | The truth hurts doesn't it Axl ball lickers!
posted by : STP's fat and bloated!
9/12/2002 8:46:01 AM

I believe you all are so diluted with your Axl love...you'd all eat a giant Axl shit burger if he told you to.

COMMENT | Sorry Lads
posted by : noisegod
9/12/2002 9:19:41 AM

I saw GNR at Leeds festival. That's in England for the geographically inept of you. It was his first performance in nine years over here, and he blew the fucking house down. His voice was not quite as good as it was ten years ago, but that's to be expected. He hit all the notes, and the songs were played as perfectly and as faithfully as you could have wished for. The audiience reaction was best described as hysteria. I 've never seen anything like it, and no doubt never will again. Ok, it's NOT "Guns n' roses" as they should be and as we know and love them, but it's the closest we;re going to get, 'till the reunion tour (if ever that happens). The new stuff was fucking wicked too, showing that he's kept an ear to the ground and progressed with the times,. and i'm well looking forward to it. That journalist is full of shit.The performance i saw would indicate that 'Our' Axl is far from done...

COMMENT | I almost have tears in my eyes.......
posted by : THE ENVY FUCKER
9/12/2002 9:40:19 AM

.......when I see all of you people.

All those sad little persons above me.

And for some kind of reason all you guys think right now....

....about last year, about the terror, about the planes, the taken lives and CNN having the movie rights.

And then I cry...

...for the pathetic ones.

And all we

COMMENT | advice for you all
posted by : the adviser
9/12/2002 10:29:01 AM

Better to be thought stupid than open your mouth and prove it!!!!

COMMENT | All of you, take some Prozac!!
posted by : Now get to bed!
9/12/2002 11:27:31 AM

Are you all seated? Good. Okay. First, GNR were great when they came out with Appetite. Years later they decide to reform and do this new Chinese Democracy album that's been in the works for years. Axl has new band members - Buckethead - a good guitarist and one who will most definitely appeal to the nu-metal young ones. And then the NIN guy, who may pull in a few industrial metal types. Could this possibly what they planned? I think so...
On to the show....Axl certainly was out of shape and he could not hit those notes like he used to. It was anembarrassment. That being said, you really do have to remember he is 40 kids, and one day you will be too. And guess what? You porbably can't sing now, imagine how it'll be when you're 40. Expect to get older, Axl is as human as the rest of us. He ages and make no doubt - so will all you nu-metal kids. It's the law of nature. Get over it.

Anyways, the show on MTV was sad. That's all. I have heard that the show in England went well from other sources so it is very possible he had a lot of stress that day. Damn, think! It was the first NA appearance in years! Can you say - give me 18 valium? Probably not but we-ll skip that. I am not Axl worshipping. This show was sad. It was sad. But as to him being too old, hello kiddies!! Most of those nu-metal band guys are in there late 20's early 30's. Age and die. That's life.

COMMENT | Never GnR at all...
posted by : The Unadored
9/12/2002 2:50:49 PM

I did not think that the band had a right to call themselves Guns n Roses when they stopped playing with Traci Gunns way back in the day, so the fact that they are going with it now doesn't matter to me. But you guys are right, sometimes you just get too old to rock and need to either retire or join Eric Clapton on stage to let the dying flame that was your talent burn out slowly and with a little dignity.

COMMENT |
posted by : F AXL
9/12/2002 7:20:24 PM

TRAV:YOU SOLVED THE MYSTERY COLUMBO YOURE A FUCKING DUNCE NOW HOP BACK INTO THE MYSTERY MACHINE & HEAD TO THE OLD ABANDONED AMUSEMENT PARK YOURE ALMOST AS STUPID AS THE DUDE THAT GOT ASSFUCKED BY HIS DAD HE CALLS HIM UNCLE DAD

COMMENT | OK, the VMA performance sucked, BUT...
posted by : hurricanekeith
9/13/2002 12:33:28 PM

So we're now prepared to write off the new Guns N' Roses on the strength of ONE performance and which featured the merest snippet of new material? How's about a few wakeup calls? Firstly, there is more to music than the singer's vocal performance (especially on one show); secondly, I have a shitload of MP3s featuring live performances from the new band, and in the vast majority of them, Axl's voice is absoutely superb - far better technically, in fact, than he was a decade ago. Thirdly, Axl is also a songwriter, and it is here that we should judge the 'new Guns'. Fourthly, I don't see how Axl's weight & hair have ANYTHING to do with how good he & his band is.

Axl's performance at the VMAs was definitely sub-par, but he'll be back for 'round two'. You can count on it.



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