G 'N R Reunion At Steven Adler & Tracii Guns's Gig Last Night?

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Between Duff's, Slash's, and Steven's books, you get a pretty good triangulation of what went on, but yeah, not really enough on the Illusions stuff. I think that in addition to being a nice guy, Duff is also a total dork.

getting good with gulags (beachville), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think Slash's book had ample Illusions/post-Illusions era material

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

<i>But he's a tad too diplomatic, I agree. It might have something to do with the fact that the different relationships are finally getting better (story with Axl in London) and that he's too nice of a guy..?</i>

Doing anything other than walking on eggshells with Axl generally results in immediate shutdown of all communication/a torrent of verbal threats/onstage disses/bad-mouthing in the media/the occasional millon-dollar lawsuit, so yeah, there might be something to that idea.

Duff strikes me as the wisest and most personable of the original quintet, and with the HOF induction coming up, he has a vested interest in not getting on Axl's bad side. When Axl is pissed, the motherfucker doesn't burn bridges, he nukes them.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

But how lovable a dork!

Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

wolf cola probably OTM

Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

somedude, I was referring to Duff's book specifically, but really I don't think any of them go into the recording sessions for Illusions the way they did for Appetite.

getting good with gulags (beachville), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have a feeling going into the recording sessions for Illusions is not extricable from stepping on Axl's toes.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope the group's inducted early with Axl hiding backstage, and then an hour and a half later, Axl just walks out on stage - oblivious to whatever's happening on it - and does that slow building scream at the beginning of "Jungle"

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

preferably right in the middle of the Beastie Boys induction

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Be funnier if Axl holds up the entire ceremony for two hours.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

That possibility seems a lot more boring to me than him ASSUMING they waited

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's sad that the most irreverent thing to ever happen at a Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame induction came courtesy of Madonna

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing the Nirvana two will be teary and proud, and it looks like g'n'r will treat this like a class reunion. I hope instead of listing the infinite number of rappers that belonged in the hallowed hall before them, the beasties just lip-sync to "Fight For Your Right" and smash the mics a la American Bandstand.

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing the Nirvana two will be teary and proud

Gettin' a little ahead of ourselves are we? These guys aren't in just yet. I mean, yes, obvious shoe-in, but in a few more years.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

How long til Foo Fighters are in? Be hilarious if Foo Fighters preceded Nirvana.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's no way that'll happen. Nirvana will be eligible for 2014 class, iirc. Foo's will be 2020. Those old Rolling Stone types that vote for this love Nirvana.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I know that, I just was naming people who in some ideal world could at least provide some cartoon irreverence for the night.

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean it'd be great if if courtney, krist and dave would go through "smells" and "heart shaped box" after screaming "HEY AXL, WHERE'S AXL?" from the podium, but I'm guessing Dave's spent too much time with the Macca for that to happen now, and Krist will probably be on his best behavior for Kurt's memory. Courtney remains an x factor.

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gah, why are people even pretending that this reunion will be anything more than the literal "all the original members of the band in the same room" sort? There is no way Axl (who just turned 50, btw!) gives a shit about the other guys. I just saw GNR a week ago - it was exhausting/robotic - and Axl seems pretty cozy with his current set-up, which seemed designed/built to work around his exact eccentric specifications. Like them letting him leave the stage every minute, or letting his lame guitarists cover the Henry Mancini and John Barry. He and Tommy seem like best buds.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 February 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

imagining baby elephant walk here.

beachville, Monday, 27 February 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink


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