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Posted: 05 Nov 08, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi! I read something very sorpising in Classic Rock today...I want to share it with you guys...

"Contributions from Queen guitarist Brian May have apparently been axed from Guns and Roses´s new album, Chinese Democracy. May recorded lead guitar parts....May said: "Well......."

Here is the hold story:

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/page/classicrock?entry=brian_may_s_playing_axed

Anybody can give more details?? Any reason? anything else?

Thanks...

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Posted: 05 Nov 08, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was nothing but a solo, from what I heard.


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Posted: 05 Nov 08, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its most likely for the reason Brian mentioned on his soapbox - that Axl probably wants the GNR lineup as it stands to play on the record. As decent as I remember Brian's bits being on the demo I've heard, thats a fair enough reason.
Not that I think this is GNR at all - its the Axl Rose Band. Somehow the manner in which he's made it just him (stealing control of the band then sacking the original members) makes a difference to how I perceive the band, unlike Queen where death/retirement have left just Bri and Rog.
I dont think Axl should be allowed to use the name, but sadly he owns it.


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Posted: 05 Nov 08, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably got Slash in instead.

Hahaha.



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Posted: 06 Nov 08, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes, it´s a fair reason, and a pitty as well. It´d  be cool to have Brian´s giutar there...thanks for the answers guys!

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Posted: 06 Nov 08, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It' not big loss because Chinese Democracy will never be released anyway buahahaha


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Posted: 06 Nov 08, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



boca wrote:

It' not big loss because Chinese Democracy will never be released anyway buahahaha

Yeah, hahaha!

Oh wait.


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Posted: 06 Nov 08, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Lester Burnham wrote:







boca wrote:



It' not big loss because Chinese Democracy will never be released anyway buahahaha


Yeah, hahaha!

Oh wait.

You don't actually believe that do you? [img=/images/smiley/msn/tounge_smile.gif][/img]







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Posted: 06 Nov 08, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Until we actually see the sleevenotes ....

This is a piece of crap journalism fuelling a non story.
Someone writes to Brian and says , I've seen the leaked GNR sleeve and guess what you're not on it.
Brian replies on his website , journalist reads website and reprints story on classicrock.
People read classic rocks website so therefore it must be true.





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Posted: 06 Nov 08, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm so going to buy that album.


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Posted: 06 Nov 08, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was a bit disappointed with the single... Sounds more like Nine Inch Nails than GnR... It's OK, just... not great...


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Posted: 07 Nov 08, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really? There will be no original members in the band? Terrible! Why did he sack them?

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Posted: 08 Nov 08, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Fenderek wrote:

I was a bit disappointed with the single... Sounds more like Nine Inch Nails than GnR... It's OK, just... not great...





If NIN sucked then yeah, it sounded like them.



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Posted: 08 Nov 08, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Axl is just a prick may be this album will be a "HUGE"success as The Spaghetti Incident was.


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Posted: 08 Nov 08, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



April wrote:

Really? There will be no original members in the band? Terrible! Why did he sack them? 




Well, there will be Axl himself, but he sacked 3 of the 4 four other original members, the other one left of his own accord a while before the sackings started.
But in a sense, the GNR on this record are 1/5 of the original line up plus a load of hired... er... guns.

Given Slash was chief music writer (particularly on the guitar based tracks) I think this removes a huge portion of the GNR sound and direction (which you can clearly hear in Velvet Revolver - its got that dirty Slash riff sound) - at least in Queen there were four musicians who wrote.

Perhaps this album should be by a band called Guns N Roses + *insert hired band member names here* !!


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Posted: 08 Nov 08, 22:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't get the fuss.  They were a mediocre band to begin with :/

I do like the way that Axl Rose stops a show when things get thrown at him, though.  That always cracks me up.



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Posted: 09 Nov 08, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

never liked that group - mediocre indeed ... got my demo of catcher with brian, so that's enuff for me. fuck the rest.


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Posted: 14 Nov 08, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It´s ok if you d not like Guns And Roses, but please, do not say they were a bad or a mediocre band, they were a kick ass rock band indeed!

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Posted: 15 Nov 08, 03:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


agree

used to be a GNR fan, too; I have great memories of when Use Your Illusion I & II was released, and when I saw them live in Barcelona with Brian (first time I saw Brian!!!!)


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Posted: 15 Nov 08, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Marcelo_argentina wrote:

It´s ok if you d not like Guns And Roses, but please, do not say they were a bad or a mediocre band, they were a kick ass rock band indeed!

I also agree with this point of view. It was a very good rock band.