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Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses

Date: Jun 18 2007

Themes: Music

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There’s something to be said for spontaneity in music. Back in 1987, Los Angeles five-piece Guns N’ Roses sobered up for few minutes to record songs like “Welcome to the Jungle” which caused kids worldwide to tear holes in their jeans. But since then everyone left the band except for vocalist Axl Rose, who with new musicians has been working on an album called Chinese Democracy for the last 10 years. It’s taking so long that a lot of people have stopped paying attention to GNR. Mason is among those who don’t seem to care about the band’s new material.

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Marni

Marni

Mason

Mason

Marni:  So, uh, have you heard the new Guns N’ Roses track? It’s been leaked.

Mason:  There’s new Guns N’ Roses?

Marni:  Yes, yes, it’s like 10 years in the making, Chinese Democracy, Axl, you know. But Guns N’ Roses from the original band is only Axl Rose.

Mason:  Oh…I wonder who he sued to get the rights to do that.

Marni:  Well, yeah, I mean all that aside, Appetite for Destruction...

Mason:  It’s a classic!

Marni:  Classic!

Mason:  I searched for that like for so long because I had to own it on vinyl, it was a funny thing. And, yeah, so, that’s like one of my prized record possessions.

Marni:  That record came out 20 years ago, can you believe it?

Mason:  ...no kidding? You know and I have the foreign import cover.

Marni:  Oh, nice, because now you can’t get that.

Mason:  With like the crazy painting…yeah yeah yeah…But anyway…

Marni:  New Guns N’ Roses, just Axl Rose, actually one of the member is Tommy Stinson who used to play bass for the Replacements.

Mason:  Oh, that’s cool, the Replacements are awesome.

Marni:  The Replacements are great, but paired with Axl Rose he just seems to be this total tyrant. It will be interesting to see what comes from it. I don’t know.

 

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Discussion

Mason is quite surprised to learn that there is new Guns N’ Roses available for download. Marni explains that the only member still left from the original band is Axl Rose. Mason jokes that he must have had to fight in court for the right to do that.

Marni reminds Mason of Appetite for Destruction, GNR’s most famous album. They geek out about it for a minute.

Among the new members of Guns N’ Roses is former bassist of the Replacements. Marni and Mason both like the Replacements, but they aren’t sure if the new GNR album is going to be any good.

There are a lot of bands touring with only one or two original members these days. Do you think that’s right?

 

Comments

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vicmay_lo-flo@live.com.mx

Mexico

guns and rose’s ::: yeaH)))

07:27 PM Jun 04 2012 |

Defang

Defang

France

I saw Guns And roses 5 years ago and I’m going to see them again in june @Graspop (belgian festival), it’s cool even if it’s not “the real” Guns and roses anymore. But I’ve already seen Duff McKagan and slash in their own band so I don’t care. :p

10:57 PM Feb 28 2012 |

1 person likes this

flylover

flylover

Georgia

oh I love them so much!!! ‘November rain’ is greatest song ever and my life’s soundtrack !  :)))))

12:26 PM Jun 05 2011 |

Tila Tequila

United States

funny title!! :)_

07:23 PM Feb 22 2011 |

Film G.T.O

Film G.T.O

Thailand

i love you Guns N'Roses

and i like  guitarist

06:35 AM Nov 18 2010 |

Lst

Lst

Poland

Awesome new album

04:38 PM Oct 21 2010 |

vera7

vera7

China

dear…i love them so  much!!!!

10:16 AM Sep 11 2010 |

mimixoxo

mimixoxo

Japan

@195854255 Don't cry is my fave song too <3

that song is so beautiful, Axel sings don't cry, but actually it is makes me cry! lol

06:49 AM Feb 12 2010 |

195854255

195854255

United States

I LOVE THIS BAND!  Especially this song——Don't cry.

11:40 AM May 17 2008 |

Rool

Rool

China

Gun and Rose is it?

12:19 PM Dec 31 2007 |

single & simple

China

listening to their songs is  a  beautiful thing .Those songs can  always rock and move me  eassily!

01:40 PM Dec 30 2007 |

cherry.li

cherry.li

China

nice!

07:37 AM Dec 24 2007 |

sunny23

China

Good!

09:27 AM Dec 22 2007 |

vinayaknv

vinayaknv

India

i love november rain too

 

10:15 PM Dec 21 2007 |

banjoln

banjoln

China

I know this band.But I never get the chance of their music.Maybe I have, I forgot. Anyway, it'll be nice if there are some for down loading,mp3's.

04:48 AM Dec 21 2007 |

Basse

Basse

Senegal

It is more than fantastic! We really appreciate it

02:11 PM Dec 20 2007 |

Mr_Angel28

Peru

I love Guns And Roses
The my name’s baby is AXL

03:40 AM Dec 18 2007 |

morfosis

morfosis

Dominican Republic

lesson is very nice. I can learn new worlds here.it is interesting for me.

03:03 AM Dec 17 2007 |

whiterose7685

Viet Nam

New member. Can we have a little talk?

05:34 AM Dec 15 2007 |

marley009

marley009

Peru

is very good …the best band of hard rock for me…

12:15 AM Dec 11 2007 |

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