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recklessroad

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  1. First of all it's a very hard song to sing live. Second I don't think Axl would ever do it because it's A big Slash song just like Slash would never do Nov Rain.
  2. This was 5/1/86 at the Central. Yes the people there didn't care about the band and were disrespectful. All I was thinking was shout the fuck up, they were fucking up my video. Too bad they dimmed the lights after the first song.
  3. The first GNR show was the June 6, 1985 which was the first show with that line up. The sound was bad because the mic had a bad connection. I audio taped all the gigs in Los Angeles which is about 50 of them and video taped about 30 of them starting 1/18/86 Audio was just a walk man and for a few shows, I did a board tape but the vocals were always to loud on the board tapes. The Video was just a VHS cam-corder A few of the videos got out because I would always make the band members a copy so sometimes their girl friends would get a hold of it or something like that. The Central gig on 5/1/86 had a problem with me taking video but when I told Axl about it, he said then if they don't let you we won't play or something like that. He knew that it was important that I was documenting this stuff, so the sound man said fine go ahead. No one else taped the shows, I was the only one who knew that I was catching something special. No good stories. The only problem with doing video was it was very hard to also take photos, but I somehow found a way to do both. It was a lot of hard work and stress making sure I had a good spot where the sound was good and I could see good. If I had to do it all over again I would have got someone else to do the video so that I could focus on taking more photos. That was much more fun for me. Video was slave labor. Also there were so many times that I wished I could have taken photos of something I saw but couldn't to both. If no one else taped the shows than can we assume that all the (club days) video's that have surfaced in the past years are all recordings you have made? Yes.
  4. the Audio from June 28, 1985 Stardust Ballroom and the next gig July 4, 1985 Madame Wongs and Nov 22 1985 Troubadour gigs sound the best. I also like the Aug 23, 1986 video of the whisky because of the fact Sweet Child and Brownstone were debuted and it's cool to see that.
  5. The first GNR show was the June 6, 1985 which was the first show with that line up. The sound was bad because the mic had a bad connection. I audio taped all the gigs in Los Angeles which is about 50 of them and video taped about 30 of them starting 1/18/86 Audio was just a walk man and for a few shows, I did a board tape but the vocals were always to loud on the board tapes. The Video was just a VHS cam-corder A few of the videos got out because I would always make the band members a copy so sometimes their girl friends would get a hold of it or something like that. The Central gig on 5/1/86 had a problem with me taking video but when I told Axl about it, he said then if they don't let you we won't play or something like that. He knew that it was important that I was documenting this stuff, so the sound man said fine go ahead. No one else taped the shows, I was the only one who knew that I was catching something special. No good stories. The only problem with doing video was it was very hard to also take photos, but I somehow found a way to do both. It was a lot of hard work and stress making sure I had a good spot where the sound was good and I could see good. If I had to do it all over again I would have got someone else to do the video so that I could focus on taking more photos. That was much more fun for me. Video was slave labor. Also there were so many times that I wished I could have taken photos of something I saw but couldn't to both.
  6. I would like to see a tour with both bands doing different sets by them selfs and together. That would be 3 different GNR bands and some solo stuff.
  7. I have told Beta many times, but nothing ever gets done. She thinks it's all Slash's fault. I told her it's not about who's fault it is, it's about how to deal with it and move on
  8. We don't control that site but at some point it might be back up. There are some cool clips on You Tube that someone took from the site and made small audio clips mixed with photos from the book. Here are some of them 11/22/85 Troubadour Indiana Ain't My Kind Of Town live 1985 9/28/85 Street Scene
  9. All due respect, Marc, but if the notion of millions of people who would like to see the AFD or UYI lineups live, but didn't get the chance to during their era, was enough to motivate these two individuals to work out their differences, don't you think that would've happened by now? If not for the HOF induction ceremony, then when? It seems to me you are speaking in terms what ideally should motivate them, which I understand and respect. I mean more in reality, given that both seem to be working with bands they enjoy, and outside of financial reasons, what would motivate them at this point to try and work out their differences? What is their incentive at this point, outside of a lucrative financial windfall from touring together? I don't see one. I'm asking if you know of one (a realistic incentive to work out their differences at this point outside of financial incentives). That's all. Ali Because they owe it to them selfs and the world when they made that music together. I'm sure the Bealtes would have done some shows if John was still alive at some point for some kind of charity. If nothing else they could donate the money to world hunger. They have the power to help thousands of people that are dying because they don't have food or water. For that alone would be a good enough reason.
  10. with out any help , no with help 30% chance Could that help come from you in the future? Or should it be from some ex band member like Duff or Izzy for example?? Or are you talking about a professional of some sort (manager, therapist , agent etc...) professional that does this for a living that both parties trust. It would also take a lot of time. There are lots of things to work out. They would have to go on there own long before they would be able to be in the same room together. The only problem is getting them to go. Outside of satisfying the desires of the fans to see a reunion and/or making the money off a reunion tour, what would be the motivation to even do that? They are both doing their things professionally - touring, recording, etc. They are both busy with bands they seem to enjoy working with. You say the problem is in getting them to go. Isn't it more precisely the problem is in them having a reason/motivation to go and work out their differences either privately or with the help of a third party? Ali Because it's in their blood, Because there are millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of fans that didn't get a chance to see that line up that would like to. Together that line up did something very special. Something like that doesn't come around that often. That fact that they are all still alive is a good reason by it's self. If someone had told them in 1985 that one day they would turn down the opportunity to perform their songs in front of sold out stadiums and feel the huge energy of the crowd that is enjoying their music. If they knew then that they would say no because of they don't get a long anymore. They them selfs would be shocked. I never said they should stop the projects that they are now doing. I said there is a way to do both. Most likely it will never happen and it's going to be a shame that at some point they will die never doing what they had the power to do. At the same time Axl will always have this huge monster on his back called Slash. Mean while there are professionals out there that can solve these problems. Even if nothing comes out of it they will live a better life and know how to deal with problems better and at least know that they tried.
  11. with out any help , no with help 30% chance Could that help come from you in the future? Or should it be from some ex band member like Duff or Izzy for example?? Or are you talking about a professional of some sort (manager, therapist , agent etc...) professional that does this for a living that both parties trust. It would also take a lot of time. There are lots of things to work out. They would have to go on their own long before they would be able to be in the same room together. The only problem is getting them to go.
  12. I'll re-ask this question (quoted above), in case Marc missed it the first time around. I'll also add that they (along with Breakdown) are incredible songs largely because of the alchemy between Axl and Slash. Also, who is Dave Lank (a co-writer on Don't Damn Me). Did he help Axl with the lyrics? They are fantastic. Any stories you have about the content or making of these songs would be interesting to read. I don't really know about those songs. Just shut up and sing" type of attitude was something Axl complained about during the 1994/95 songs that ended up being used for Snakepit
  13. with out any help , no with help 30% chance
  14. Got any Finckism Marc? I know nothing...... I don't know anything about it. I'm didn't spend that much time with that line up
  15. Not sure if his former girlfriends/wife would agree with your statement of Axl being a good person... Not sure if inciting to riots, or doing nothing to prevent them like in St. Louis is something a good person would do. (James Hetfield said Axl was backstage like Nero watching Rome burning, he seemed to enjoy the riot). Or running your mouth to the press when Slash tried to meet him in 2005... That was so low. The 'cancer' thing was really disgusting too... I like Axl, but I wouldn't say he's a good person. The Cancer thing was out of line, and had some bad timing too but at the same time because Axl never got any real help to deal with the anger he had towards Slash, it just kept growing into something very ugly. That does not mean he is a bad person, just someone that doesn't know how to deal with certain problems in his life. All I was saying is if Axl were driving down the street and saw someone that needed some help, he would stop and try to help. I can't speak for him when something pushes him over the edge. Thats a different story and is something that no one can help him at the heat of the moment. Thats just the way he was built. I know there are ways to help him deal with that, but he has not figured them out yet.
  16. By the way I just got off the phone with John Parks (the guy that did the longest interview I ever did) with me on Legendary Rock Interviews and I went over some of the things that were misunderstood probably because I was talking so fast. I re quoted some of the things that I wanted to say and it's now posted. http://www.legendaryrockinterviews.com/2012/04/22/legendary-rock-interview-with-guns-n-roses-insider-and-author-marc-canter/ marc
  17. I'm glad you got to meet him. He is a very nice guy. Even through the smallest thing can push him off the edge, it still doesn't change the fact the he is a good person. It's always great to see him laughing about something while he is telling a funny story. It's also great to see him interacting with the fans. A lot of people think that he won't give them the time of day , but he does.
  18. Slash is always willing to help me with anything I need. I have always helped him with things he needed. That's what friends are for. By me saying nice things about Axl, does not mean I have done Slash wrong. I have always said that the spilt was no ones fault. They just were not on the same page anymore so it fell apart. Axl is the one that needs more things fixed because he is the one that always gets the bad rap. So since Axl will not stand up for him self, I feel the need to help out when I see fit to. I hate to see him taking punches and no one knows all the facts. So I try to shed some of my option to try and help out when I can. Sometimes I don't even know all the facts but, I give it my best guess. Even Slash sticks up for Axl sometimes. I'm sure Axl would rather me not say anything on his behalf, but it bothers me to sit and just watch it go on.
  19. No box set at this time. Someday it will get done even if were all dead by then. Your grand kids will love it.
  20. Come on now. We have 25 years of evidece to draw from. What's more liekly? Axl as dictator or Axl as easygoing fun guy? And the evidence is what again? Duff, Izzy and Slash have all stated in interviews that one of the reasons they quit was because of Axl's meglomania and need to control everything. Then of course there is the small matter of Axl fighting for control of the GnR brand name........ What other proof do you need? My latest proof is Marc Canter's latest interview: http://www.legendaryrockinterviews.com/2012/04/22/legendary-rock-interview-with-guns-n-roses-insider-and-author-marc-canter/ Let me paraphrase Marc: Izzy is paranoid, unreliable, scared of cameras, the drug addict that got Slash, Duff, Steven hooked, goes into hiding (where's izzy?), after Izzy sobered up he hated being around Slash/Duff because of their drugs and booze problems, Izzy was afraid of going bankrupt and being liable for GnR's problems, he quit on Axl and Slash to join another band in the early days before GnR, etc Marc: Slash is a liar, Slash lies to make himself look cool, Slash lies when he is boxed into a corner, Slash ruined the 1996 reunion sessions, Slash rejected Axl's 2001 olive branch to do 3 songs on Chinese Democracy, Marc is closer to Axl than Slash eventhough Slash was his childhood friend, etc Marc: Axl views Duff as trustworthy (eventhough Duff erroneously still believes Axl victimized him out of the GnR name) Marc: Axl did not victimize Slash and Duff in signing over their rights to the GnR name, Axl was only trying to protect himself in the case of their deaths due to drugs and booze Marc: Axl is not controlling in the creative music process but he is a perfectionist Marc: Axl loves me and takes care of me, Axl always sends me the latest new technological toys, if there's anything I need Axl will help, Axl supported my book when the other members did not care I don't know about you, but from Marc Canter's account, it seems like Axl was the most reasonable one of them all. So again I must ask again, where is your evidence to support your claims about Axl the evil dictator? where are you getting this from? I didn't say all these things????
  21. Well if it was Duff's idea then I feel a bit better even through Miles did a great job and he know those songs well, and i knew it was all last minute. I was not so sure that it was the best idea for Slash to use him. I was thinking someone like Iggy Pop of some other 3 party person would be cool to sing if members of GNR were going to play live that night. I was thinking this is only going to make things worse between Slash and Axl to have Miles do it. Not that Axl has anything against Miles, it's just that Miles is the front man for Slash's band, so it would be a bit weird and looking like it was a Slash project filling in for Guns. I thought green day or Kid Rock was going to end up playing and maybe the guys that were there that night would jam with them. I didn't talk to Slash about it so i had no idea what was going to happen that night.
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