Forums > Personal > What do we think of Guns N' Roses

forum rss feed
Author

queenrocks! 10902 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 455 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Jan 05, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Guns N' Roses are a great band
For Axl to sing Bo Rhap with Elton John at the Freddie Tribute Concert was a great honour for him
They are still together but without Slash, Duff and the other guy
What do we think of them?
P.S Getting their Greatest Hits album this Saturday


I'm just a musical prostitute my dear!

FREDDIE MERCURY 1984
Mr.Jingles user not visiting Queenzone.com
Mr.Jingles
Deity: 10532 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Jan 05, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This question should be more divided into 2 secions:
- What do we think of Axl, and what do we think of the rest of the band.

On the recent 'Wish You Were Here' topic I posted how despite being an extremely talented musician an songwriter, Roger Waters led Pink Floyd to a break up thanks to his arrogance and over-controlling attitude.

A very similar case happens with Guns N' Roses. Their shot to fame came nearly instantly when they released their first solo album 'Apetite For Destruction', and all of sudden they were seen as the biggest musical sensation of the generation.

Eventually Axl's antics had to come to the surface, and he wanted to control everything surrounding the band. That eventually lead to all of his fellow bandmates leaving the band.
Not to mention all the riots that Axl started by not willing to perform concerts, and by picking fights on stage with his bandmates, crew, and members of the audience.

Slash couldn't have said it better when he left the band in 1996:

- "With Axl, is just impossible to work with".

I used to be a big Guns N' Roses fan on their heyday, but I hate Axl for being such a prick. I yet admire him a respect him as a musician, but other than that the guy has not many good things to show.

Like Freddie said once...

- All rock bands have fights, but bands break up when there's a prick who is stronger than the rest of the band".


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
Penetration_Guru user not visiting Queenzone.com
Penetration_Guru
Deity: 11013 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Jan 05, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why don't you just go through the Book of Hit Singles, tell us what you think of each group in turn, and then perhaps we could move on.

Gunpowder Gelatine user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2541 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Jan 05, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Guns N' Roses. Granted, Axl Rose was an ass, but they ended up creating some great music before imploding. The Greatest Hits album is good, but try Appetite For Destruction. It's definitely their best album. And Slash was an amazing guitarist.


Resistance is futile. You are now an orb.

OrAnGe SoDa user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 335 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Jan 05, 22:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GNR are awesome(not as awesome as Queen tho...)but...i dont really like axl...

hamsters user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1539 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Jan 05, 23:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I pretty much agree with all that has been said.
I love G&R but Axl, doll, please stay away from the plastic surgeons...and the rest of humanity while youre at it @_@


"Big Man the Laltain sahib, Small Man the Mombatti."

-Arundhati Roy, THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS
Freddieshotdate03 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Rocker: 35 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jan 05, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They're cool but who was the singer that got drunk and passed out on stage?


I love Roger Taylor *)
Brian_Mays_Wig user not visiting Queenzone.com
Brian_Mays_Wig
Deity: 2934 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jan 05, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

love them, enough said.


Chom own mudder fukker.
Mr.Jingles user not visiting Queenzone.com
Mr.Jingles
Deity: 10532 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jan 05, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Everyone seems to love the music of Guns N' Roses, but hate Axl Rose... Doesn't surprise me, really.

I remember attending the New York show for the Guns N' Roses comeback tour in late 2002. It was a great show, believe it or not. Axl's voice was still in good shape despite the huge gut, and the botox.
I remember before the show started, some girl was holding a sign saying...

- "I LOVE YOU AXL, FUCK SLASH!"

Then the whole arena started booing her, and throwing shit at her. That truly showed that people were there for a bit of taste from the past rather than to show their support for Axl's new band.

Turns out to be that the next date after New York, was Philly. The infamous date that ended up in a riot when Axl (once again) decide not to show up on stage. The promoters got so pissed off that they decided to cancel the rest of the tour.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
Iam the one user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 574 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jan 05, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes,they were huge i remeber.It was one of the biggest bands of all time.They were so fucking great.But Axl ruined the band with his sterotype macho style.he wasnt a good leader of the band.But begin in such band,it`s not healthy for anyone.


Fucking and champagne
Wreckage user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 759 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jan 05, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the last great rock bands, but the mix of personalities and experiences and musical styles in the band - which gave them their edge was too volatile too last.

As for Axl, it's a shame his mental state and his work ethic have stopped him from geting the credit that his musical ability deserves.


If you can't beat them with brains, beat them with bullshit
Sonja user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 931 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jan 05, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They were good. Despite Axl's asshole behaviour... he was a great songwriter and their music was good.
Especially the "Use Your Illusion" era was great.
Songs like "November Rain", "Estranged", "Don't Cry" are simply fantastic pieces of music IMO.
I don't care what they're doing now or why they broke up, etc. They won't ever be able to top Use Your Illusion I and II.
I think they should rather spend their time on other things than music and fighting and putting bands together and breaking up again...


"This world may be another planet's hell."

- Aldous Huxley
Queenleaf user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1381 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 18 Jan 05, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great band. Love Mr. Brownstone.


Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands and all you can do is scratch it.

-Sir Thomas Beecham to a lady cellist
Mean Mistreater user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 482 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 18 Jan 05, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guess I'm the only one who is not a fan, and I also thought Axl Rose singing BoRhap was hideous.

Serry... user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 8271 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 18 Jan 05, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think about Guns N'Roses at all!

Krizzy user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1806 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 18 Jan 05, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guns and Roses will be no more because Axl has a lot of baggage he needs to shed before reforming another band. Too bad he's a good singer but seriously f*cked up in the head.

I admire Duff and Slash for having the strength to form a great band like Velvet Revolver, they are really hard rocking and do a great show.

If Axl ever gets it together and forms a new band I would go to see him, but he's got a long road...

Cheers,
Kriz


Long Live Queen!!!
Sebastian user not visiting Queenzone.com
Sebastian
Deity: 6327 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 18 Jan 05, 20:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GnR is fantastic. Expect some comments about them in the next Bechstein Debauchery :)


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
brian_may_wannabe user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 560 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Feb 05, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only song of theirs I listen to is November Rain. The song is quite good.

I'm not overly keen on Axl's voice, he reuined We Will Rock You at Freddie's memorial show imo.


daniel.hughes

made_in_heaven (thats_what_they_day)
English Bowman user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 82 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Feb 05, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

G 'n' R WERE great, but no longer exist. Axl was an idiot, who was a good songwriter with a unique voice that was poor, but he could write songs that hid the limitations, so his voice works on the G'n'R stuff. He was crap at the Queen+ section of the Tribute. His ego ruined G'n'Rs warm up set as well, the "sing along" part of Knockin' on Heavens Door went on way too long and killed the atmosphere that they had done a great job of building up to that point.
I doubt I'll bother with any new G'n'R but would like to see Velvet Revolver. Slash Duff etc are still great.

Dan

Hildur. user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 142 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Feb 05, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Axl Rose very much,and ofcourse guns n roses. I can't get enough of don't cry .. great song,don't you think :) ?