Guitar icon, Slash maybe considered one of guitar greats… he helped Guns N’ Roses become one of the best selling bands of all time and Slash had other great projects like with supergroup The Velvet Revolver, he also had a solo career and his longtime project with vocalist Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators… Slash has always been “self-conscious” and “insecure” about his own playing. He never liked playing in front of people and never liked wearing headphones in the studio.
He maybe one of the great rhythm and lead players but he always get so scared playing for people. Some of you may ask, if he doesn’t like playing for people, why does he always constantly tour with all of his projects? Well, I’ve read in other articles, he wears his top hat as a way to help him play more confidently on stage.
Read this little interesting article from Guitar World.
Slash maybe one of the greats but he has always been shy and insecure about his playing. He just plays guitar for himself pretty much and the way I see it, that’s how you play great guitar is play for yourself and not be a “show-off”. Slash was never the “show off” type like, “Hey, look what I can do, think you can play better than this?”.
Slash has always been a humble guy and that’s one of the reasons he’s respected.
Slash is a genius at both rhythm and lead. He’s definitely a riff master and he’s a fine acoustic player as well. Speaking of Slash, I’m a fan of all his bands and projects. I love Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and all the stuff he did with Myles Kennedy. Speaking of Slash & Myles Kennedy, I forgot they just released their 4th album this year and I have the first three. I forgot to grab their fourth album from Itunes but I’ll grab their new album sometime in the future.
Slash rules. He’s always been one of my favorites and he’s definitely one of those that sparked my own interest in guitar as well.
I got the last three Grateful Dead albums that I needed to complete their 13 studio album discography. Now I have all 13 Grateful Dead studio albums on my Ipod Touch. Yeah, I’m a huge Grateful Dead nerd or what they all call a Deadhead. Now that I have all their studio albums, I’m going to start collecting their live albums pretty soon.
I now have all 6 Alice In Chains studio albums. I have both the Layne Staley era and the William Duvall era. I love both eras of the band. I’ve been a huge Alice In Chains fan since the very beginning in the 90’s and still pretty loyal to that band to this day. I think Jerry Cantrell is a great guitarist and songwriter. I’ve always admired and respected that man.
As for Guns N’ Roses “Appetite” album, I used to have that album on CD a long time ago but didn’t have it anymore so I decided to get it back digitally. I’ve always loved GN’R and still do. I listened to the “Appetite” album at the gym earlier today and forgot how amazing that album really is. It’s a classic record for sure.
I’ve also picked up two more Clutch albums ’cause I’m really getting into that band. I think I’m gonna collect their entire album discography too. Clutch is an addicting band to listen to and I’m loving them.
Sly Stallone went to Coachella to see the reunited Guns N’ Roses live with his wife Jen and looks like Arnold went with him too. The first video is Sly just arriving to the concert and of course, fans recognized him. Fans were cheering Sly and Arnold on as they make their way through the crowd.
The second video is Sly and Jen enjoying the concert. Sly is a music lover too and he goes to a lot of rock concerts. I guess that’s what he likes to do when he’s not working on movies at this time. He deserves it, though ’cause Sly is a workhorse in the movie business and he deserves a break.
Last night, the Guns N’ Roses official facebook finally confirmed their reunion and their return will be for “Coachella”. Axl himself confirmed it on his official twitter page as well. Slash and Duff McKagan also confirmed that they will definitely take part in the lineup for “Coachella”.
For the Guns N’ Roses new lineup, who is gonna be the drummer and the second guitar player? It’s looking like that Izzy and Steven are both out. Matt Sorum is out too. So the drummer is probably gonna end up being Frank Ferrer and the second guitarist is probably gonna be Richard Fortus both who were part of the previous lineup. It’s still a reunion since Axl, Duff and Slash are coming back.
Some people may not care for Guns N’ Roses anymore and they only cared for Gn’R ten years ago but give it time, y’all. I’m sure the reunited Gn’R will put on a killer set at Coachella and they will blow people’s minds again like they used to do. The reunited Guns N’ Roses will be like a bit of a throwback, a blast from the past kind of thing and that’s what it’s all about, y’all! A celebration of the Guns N’ Roses legacy. It’s gonna be a great set and I hope they stream it live on the internet so I can watch it.
I know I trashed Axl Rose’s singing myself but I’ll admit it was a bad thing for me to do. If you actually listen to him, you can still hear that he is a phenomenal singer. I just listened to Axl sing in these live videos below.
While the performances in the videos below were great, just wait until Slash and Duff comes back. The songs will sound even better when the original guys are back on stage. I can’t wait!
I still love Guns N’ Roses… I still prefer the original lineup like most people. I can’t wait to hear Slash play these songs again. They would definitely sound way better with Slash back, trust me on that.
Axl is still a great singer, though. Whenever you hear Axl singing badly… I think it’s because maybe his voice has gotten worn out after a long tour ’cause toward the end of the tour that’s when your voice starts to get worn out so give him a break. Axl still sings great!
So Guns N’ Roses is set to headline “Coachella” this year. We all know that Slash, Axl and the guys will play all of the band’s singles and hit songs. Like I said before, I hope they throw in some non-hits in there as well.
I also have a feeling that when the reunited Gn’R finishes their set, the audience is never gonna let them leave the stage so there’s probably gonna be a lot of “encores”.
Here’s what the Guns N’ Roses “Coachella” set is gonna look like, I’ll list all the songs in no particular order:
Welcome To the Jungle
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Knocking On Heaven’s Door
You Could Be Mine
It’s So Easy
Live and Let Die
Pretty Tied UP
Dust N’ Bones
Sympathy For The Devil (Stones cover)
And maybe they’ll throw in a brand new song or two we haven’t heard before.
I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be a killer set and will be interesting to hear what their set will sound like in LCD Surround Sound.
Turns out that the original GN’R lineup will make their return to the industry sooner than expected. They will make their TV return on Kimmel Jan. 6th. They’re probably gonna play a few songs and Kimmel will probably interview Axl after to discuss the reunion. The band will confirm their “Coachella” performance and a possible tour. New album too? Maybe.
It is pretty exciting news and it’s long overdue for sure. I’m glad Axl finally decided to bury the hatchet with his old bandmates. Axl always get a lot of spiteful criticism ’cause of his ego and all that but give him a chance, Axl can be a man with class and that man has heart. Proof of that is that Axl knows what the fans want. The fans wanted the original guys back for years and Axl is finally giving it to them so you gotta hand it to Axl this time! \m/
I’m planning on listening to all Guns N’ Roses music on Apple Music streaming so I can be reminded of all their music.
Now that Slash and possibly other original members are coming back to GN’R for a headlining slot at “Coachella”, what will they play on the night of the show? Obviously, they’re gonna play all of their greatest hits. I would think they would play all the hits that Slash played on. I can see them playing songs from all Gn’R albums that night. They’ll play songs from the “Appetite” album, “GN’R Lies”, “Use Your Illusion I and II” and “The Spaghetti Incident?”. While I’m sure the band is gonna play all their hits, I hope they throw in some obscure songs from their albums aka songs that are not hits.
Will they play anything off of “Chinese Democracy”??? I don’t think so ’cause Slash didn’t play on that album. This show at Coachella is gonna be a big celebration of the original GN’R.
Regardless of who’s gonna be part of the lineup, I’m sure they’re gonna put on one sick show now that Slash is coming back finally. Trust me on that. Axl may not be as good of a singer anymore but I’m sure he’ll improve before the show ’cause he’s not gonna wanna disappoint the fans at all. It’s gonna be a great show I’m sure. Slash has always been one of my favorite guitarists of all time.
I’m sure they’re gonna stream the show live on the internet so I can’t wait to watch it. Hopefully they won’t make you pay to watch it. I’m a GN’R fan myself but only the original Gn’R. I never cared for the other guitarists. The other guitarists seemed like a GN’R tribute band to me. I’m glad the original guys are making a comeback finally.
Billboard was the first to break the news that Guns N’ Roses will reunite for the next “Coachella” festival as headliners. As for those who are gonna take part in the lineup? They say Axl, Slash and Duff McKagan is definitely in. As for who the drummer is gonna be, not sure whether or not it’s gonna be Steven Adler or Matt Sorum.
Like I said before, it’s not just gonna be a one off show. They’re planning to do a North American 25 date stadium tour.
I’m sure we’ll get an official announcement on the band’s official website soon. The band themselves will tell us who’s in and who’s out on the website soon.
Will they do a new studio album as well? We’ll have to wait on that too. I’m sure the guys discussed it and if a new album will happen, I’m sure it will happen after their tour. They’ll probably end up writing stuff while they’re touring anyways ’cause that’s what a lot of bands do. Write while they’re travelling on bus or on plane. I’m pretty sure Slash already wrote a bunch of new riffs for the band. Maybe they’ll debut a few new songs nobody’s ever heard before at Coachella? I can see that happening.
So the original Guns N’ Roses is possibly gonna come out of retirement and make a big comeback for possible tour & new album. Could all that be a huge success? I would say so. Guns N’ Roses may have had many different lineup changes over the years but think about why Gn’R went to being a best selling arena band going back to playing the smaller clubs with the new lineups? The other eras of Guns N’ Roses weren’t as popular. I’m talking about the other guitarists that GN’R had in the 2000’s eras: Buckethead, Bumblefoot, Robin Finck and DJ Ashba. “Chinese Democracy” may have been a best selling album at the time it came out but still wasn’t a no. 1 record. Nobody really cares for the other Gn’R guitarists. The only reason people went to their shows anyways is ’cause people wanted to hear all their greatest hits.
I would think an original Gn’R tour would be very successful ’cause people prefers to hear Gn’R songs played by the original guys. The original guys who wrote all the hits: “Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”, “November Rain”, “Live and Let Die”, etc. People would rather hear all those songs by Slash, Duff, Izzy and Steven. So if they’re serious on a reunion tour, hopefully they’ll be playing those large arenas instead of small clubs and smaller theaters. Only Slash and the guys can play those songs well. That’s what the people want.
Axl singing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” without Slash playing that classic opening riff just doesn’t work. That song is only listenable when Slash is playing guitar on it. That’s what everybody wants to hear. This is why everyone wants the reunion to happen.
It could be a big selling tour for sure as I’m sure all the shows will sell out fast. It could make Axl Rose rich as hell again. They could become a mainstream band again for sure.
When the tour happens, hopefully they can play all the shows successfully without feuding again ’cause you never know they could start fighting again when they get back together. It could happen but we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully Axl will leave his ego at the door this time.
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