Thoughts on GNR (AXL) at VMA?

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  1. StevenW

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    Was this not the most horrible performance ever?! Jesus christ he literally sounded like Mickey Mouse. whoahhh!
     
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    Somewhere, right now, Slash, Duff, Izzy, Steven, and Matt are laughing their asses off.
    I was a huge, huge GN'R fan back in their heyday. This was embarrassing. The band wasn't bad, but Axl's "singing" was cringe-worthy. I'd like to think that this performance was a fluke, or an off-night, but I get the feeling that it wasn't.
    I hate the fact that this crap is called "Guns N' Roses".
     
  3. Paul Case

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    Sad.

    Axl sounded awful, but he looked worse. He looked like an overweight couch potato Axl impersonator wearing a bad set of fake dreds under that big blue bandana. And what is with the rest of the band? I mean, people used to talk about Slash's hat all the time, but now they have a guy who wears a KFC bucket on his head with a porcelain mask and yellow rain slicker. What is that about?

    Oh well, I was never a huge GNR fan anyway. This was just pathetic, though. I'm pretty sure it made even non-fans the world over cringe.
     
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    Paul,
    You're referring to Buckethead. I believe he was a member of Fishbone and is actually quite respected as a guitarist, despite his eccentricities.

    I didn't see the performance, but I'm not surprised. Axl always had a severe case of LSD (Lead Singer's Disease). Maybe one day he'll learn that the most important part of a band is, well, the band.

    Let the name Guns N' Roses rest already.
     
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    a better name for the band'd be guns n posers...lol
     
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    But I thought the rap performances were among the most non-musical I have ever heard.
    Isn't there supposed to be music involved?
     
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    Axl was just awful last night. People give David Lee Roth a hard time--at least he has charisma. All Rose has left is a band name he has no business using/ruining and that silly dance-thing he does. [​IMG]
     
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    The band sounded good, I dont know what the hell Axl's problem was. Ive heard some tunes from their recent concerts which were a hell of a lot better. He sounded like he lost his voice right after the scream to open up 'Welcome to the jungle'... the running around didnt help him too much either.
    Pretty dissapointing performance. Im keeping my fingers crossed that it was an off night. [​IMG]
     
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    That whole show was a joke (except for Shakira's performance of course [​IMG] ).
    And how could they make such a big deal out of justin looserlake's 'solo' performance. That was such a poor impersonation of michael jackson.
     
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    Wasn't it funny how Michael Jackson thought he was Artist of the Millenium but they were just giving him a birthday cake?
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    I find it terribly ironic to see Axl now. Here is a textbook primadonna type who abused all the power and fame he ever got for selfish indulgence-- and truely felt it could never end. And now when the world grows tired of showering him with their undying love - then he struggle to hold on to his former status.

    It reminds me of the guy you know who mistreats his woman for years, and when she finally gets sick of it and moves on- then he spends all his pathetic energies trying to convince her that he really is worthy.

    Hilarious. I love to see the other show drop.

    -V
     
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    There's another thread on this in the TV section... (shameless plug for my post [​IMG])
     
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    poor Axl???!!! poor Axl???!!! forget about that @ssclown, more like poor Tommy Stinson. What ever was he thinking. This is anything but 'Perfect'.

    sad thing is when their record is finally released it will still do almost half a mill first week

    ps. love how MTV runs the credits over what they considered to be a major 'event'
     
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    I used to love GNR in Junior High School. But it's been so long now, I don't understand Axl's need to resurrect them.

     
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    I haven't seen the show yet, but the G'n'R thing was a big reason I want to.

    My understanding is that the new band is considered damn solid. Axl is the type of singer that can certainly have off nights, simply due to his style.

    People were raving about their Rio show last year, so you have to wonder. Having a bad show on US TV sure is not what you want to do to convince fans you are solid.

    I also don't fully understand his need to have GNR go on without AT LEAST Slash. I mean, Diamond Dave and Mick Jagger do SOLO work, but they can still do the band's songs in concert too. Axl is famous, he could still play GNR songs in concert, people would know what the show was going to be, but go out as Axl (and some clever new band name).

    I mean DLRoth is the PERFECT template. I actually thought his first 2 solo records were as good as or better than 5150 and OU812. He put together a great band (Steve Vai is especially no slouch) and still can sing. He did it the right way.

    What Axl is doing seems more like ELO 2.
    (though ironically the new ELO album is just a Jeff Lynn record, but then much of ELO always was).
     
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    AXL sounded like he sucked on some helium and was then kicked in the nads by steel-toed boot before he went onstage.

    Tracii Guns, Slash, Duff, Steve, etc must have had one hell of a good laugh at that 'performance'..
     

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