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Title: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: shaundix on February 14, 2024, 09:35:19 AM
Also says solo dates happening "in the fall"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YebwOCjKjck


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Wooody on February 14, 2024, 10:41:19 AM
I never would have guessed 2016-2024 would have been so unproductive.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: kyrie on February 14, 2024, 01:31:56 PM
Haven't listened
Is he referring to touring?


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: GNR2014 on February 14, 2024, 01:43:29 PM
Haven't listened
Is he referring to touring?
What else do they do?


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Oliver on February 14, 2024, 02:14:40 PM
Haven't listened
Is he referring to touring?
What else do they do?

New exciting merch?  :P


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on February 14, 2024, 04:08:14 PM
Can't say they don't deserve a break but I have to agree with Wooody on the unproductive part when it comes to new music.  Duff said he's excited about pursuing a solo endeavor.  Nothing to indicate the "5 guys in the room" for the band to be working together on new stuff.  Sounds like it's a touring band on break and what it will be going forward.  I guess it's good to recognize what you are and let people pursue their passion.  May not be what we want for the band but what the band wants for themselves.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 15, 2024, 06:43:04 AM
2021: Two singles
2023: Two singles

That's four more singles than they released between 2016 and 2021.

Slash is busy touring, how do people figure they will be able to record when someone is busy elsewhere? It's obvious they decided to take some time off.

This is exactly what some fans asked for. For years it was "Stop touring!". Be careful what you wish for.... These people made the (wrong) assumption that a band on a break from touring equals them being locked in a studio writing another Appetite For Destruction.





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on February 15, 2024, 11:54:09 AM
Yeah, they went their separate ways.  Not assuming a band on break means they are coming back or working on new music.  Not even assuming they are at a full stop.  They're just gone.  Miss you GNR.  Wish you well.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 16, 2024, 07:07:22 AM
Even Duff said it in the interview, they needed to give everyone a break.

People took them touring every year for granted.





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on February 16, 2024, 07:57:19 AM
They've been fairly active since 2016, and we did get some new music last few years. They probably don't want to get burnt out with GNR and have other things they'd like to do at this point.

If you were expecting them to put out a full length album and take over the world like they did 30+  years ago that's not gonna happen. 

No complaints here, its been a very productive handful of years for the band. I expect them to be back in 2025 and they'll be fresh coming off a break. 


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Wooody on February 16, 2024, 09:28:53 AM
They've been fairly active since 2016, and we did get some new music last few years. They probably don't want to get burnt out with GNR and have other things they'd like to do at this point.

If you were expecting them to put out a full length album and take over the world like they did 30+  years ago that's not gonna happen. 

No complaints here, its been a very productive handful of years for the band. I expect them to be back in 2025 and they'll be fresh coming off a break. 

That should have been their mindset.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: ITARocker on February 16, 2024, 11:05:51 AM

No complaints here, its been a very productive handful of years for the band. I expect them to be back in 2025 and they'll be fresh coming off a break.  

Yeah but don't twist reality: they haven't been productive, the songs were there already. 2 added random solos and a couple of bass lines doesn't make them "productive". They followed the easiest path. They just factually turned into a nostalgia touring act, like kiss, rolling stones etc. The difference between these bands is that here the original band melt and there was a 20 years hiatus so fan are obviosly missing new, original material (if we talk about that, it's been 30 years of hiatus): something they will never have. Axl is the laziest guy on earth and knowing that everything depends on him it's game over. And even if they are gonna put out something, it's probably gonna be a huge flop cause they are just old for the majority of the market.. Knowing that it's basically a money driven thing, they don't won't to risk anything at this point. They gonna put out these "old - new" songs whose costs have been absorbed already  by touring and overpriced memorabila and that's it, they gonna put out that fuckin album with all these already released songs and a couple of new ones, maybe sung by duff so Axl won't spend any minute into the studio  :rofl:. The excuses (if we can talk about excuses, at the end of the day they can do whtever they want) came to an end years ago for any rational guy, all the others are just naive enough to keep believing or are just too involved to describe reality for what it is... But at least i laugh my ass off listening to and reading all the amount of bs perpetrated during all these years.

-  they can't write an album while touring
- they have just ended a tour, they need a a break and after that they gonna make the new album
- oh they announced another tour (that they are not forced into) so maybe after this one they gonna write something new
- oh fuckin covid, what can u do during 1 year and more of covid
-  there's another tour, but i think after that they won't wont go in the studio they have to keep their distances...be safe!!
- another couple of tours with old/new songs released...axl want to release all the cd 2 songs left and after that...
- ah after all these tours they need a break, you're so pathetic if you think they gonna go in the studio to record something...and axl still has all the  cd 2 songs left to release yet
- happy fuckin valentine's day

Yep guys... this is gnr today. What can u expect, really..


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: AXLRIVERS on February 16, 2024, 01:56:57 PM
No ones saying they are unproductive in terms of touring. I will go and see them in the UK everytime no matter where. Am I still disappointed they cannot write (and release) one song together , from scratch in nearly 10 years. Absolutely. Am I owed it..nope. would I like it..yup.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Wooody on February 16, 2024, 04:02:03 PM

No complaints here, its been a very productive handful of years for the band. I expect them to be back in 2025 and they'll be fresh coming off a break.  

Yeah but don't twist reality: they haven't been productive, the songs were there already. 2 added random solos and a couple of bass lines doesn't make them "productive". They followed the easiest path. They just factually turned into a nostalgia touring act, like kiss, rolling stones etc. The difference between these bands is that here the original band melt and there was a 20 years hiatus so fan are obviosly missing new, original material (if we talk about that, it's been 30 years of hiatus): something they will never have. Axl is the laziest guy on earth and knowing that everything depends on him it's game over. And even if they are gonna put out something, it's probably gonna be a huge flop cause they are just old for the majority of the market.. Knowing that it's basically a money driven thing, they don't won't to risk anything at this point. They gonna put out these "old - new" songs whose costs have been absorbed already  by touring and overpriced memorabila and that's it, they gonna put out that fuckin album with all these already released songs and a couple of new ones, maybe sung by duff so Axl won't spend any minute into the studio  :rofl:. The excuses (if we can talk about excuses, at the end of the day they can do whtever they want) came to an end years ago for any rational guy, all the others are just naive enough to keep believing or are just too involved to describe reality for what it is... But at least i laugh my ass off listening to and reading all the amount of bs perpetrated during all these years.

-  they can't write an album while touring
- they have just ended a tour, they need a a break and after that they gonna make the new album
- oh they announced another tour (that they are not forced into) so maybe after this one they gonna write something new
- oh fuckin covid, what can u do during 1 year and more of covid
-  there's another tour, but i think after that they won't wont go in the studio they have to keep their distances...be safe!!
- another couple of tours with old/new songs released...axl want to release all the cd 2 songs left and after that...
- ah after all these tours they need a break, you're so pathetic if you think they gonna go in the studio to record something...and axl still has all the  cd 2 songs left to release yet
- happy fuckin valentine's day

Yep guys... this is gnr today. What can u expect, really..

Rolling Stones is not a nostalgia act. they just released an album !


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: MrMojoRa on February 16, 2024, 07:16:30 PM
A friend of mine after I shared this disappointing news said, "Only GnR can make an album spread over multiple decades without writing a new song and yet have a huge fan base".

Best case scenario would be a late year release of something significant and then an announcement of a tour in early 2025.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 17, 2024, 10:24:08 AM
I'm not convinced that they will never work on new material. I just don't make assumptions on when it will happen.

What amazes me is this obsession with when a song was created and by who. If the three of them sat down before a show somewhere and wrote a song, it's automatically better than the last singles they released? Or it's automatically better than something Axl, Duff or Slash came up with previously?

Basically:

A song written together recently > A song previously started by Axl, Duff or Slash and only finished later

How can you be so sure?




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on February 17, 2024, 12:30:36 PM
Together is far superior and that doesn't mean a zoom meeting either.  There's a vibe and connection with somebody right in front of you that you work off of.  Listen to Tommy's interview.  Duff referred to continuous working leads to more creativity, output.  You can pick up a piece that you were working on but didn't finish it back then but you bring in stuff from the all that time in between and what's relevant now.  Something Neil Young explains in his book.

That's the short answer.  There's a lot more to explain about human behavior that favors in person for creativity and output.  But what works for one person doesn't work for everybody.  We can talk about it all day long, GNR will do what they do.  I kind of like what Slash and Duff have done.  We can't do it here so we'll do it some other way that suits themselves.  I feel like Axl has the power and control over how GNR does it and what goes on suits him.  Up to the fans to find what suits them for their happy spot with GNR.  Giving unsolicited advice without all the facts or expertise seems to keep most of us entertained.   :hihi:

I do have a question.  I'm not a singer.  What does Axl do to warm up and cool down his voice for all that time?  Practice his scales?  Holy crap, that's 6 hours, each show of his own voice.  You think he's tired of hearing it after that?   :hihi:


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: ITARocker on February 17, 2024, 02:45:24 PM
I'm not convinced that they will never work on new material. I just don't make assumptions on when it will happen.

What amazes me is this obsession with when a song was created and by who. If the three of them sat down before a show somewhere and wrote a song, it's automatically better than the last singles they released? Or it's automatically better than something Axl, Duff or Slash came up with previously?

Basically:

A song written together recently > A song previously started by Axl, Duff or Slash and only finished later

How can you be so sure?




/jarmo

I think itís more about closing the circle. Gnr split was so bad that everybody have this feeling of incompleteness . The album could suck obviously, thatís a real risk,  but itís like seeing what it could have been. Weíve already seen what axl is capable ofÖ we havenít seen yet what they are capable of all together. And Time goes bye. Releasing 1 song every year doesnít allow you to gain time, itís exactly the opposite.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 17, 2024, 05:23:18 PM
I think itís more about closing the circle. Gnr split was so bad that everybody have this feeling of incompleteness . The album could suck obviously, thatís a real risk,  but itís like seeing what it could have been. Weíve already seen what axl is capable ofÖ we havenít seen yet what they are capable of all together. And Time goes bye. Releasing 1 song every year doesnít allow you to gain time, itís exactly the opposite.


Well, that's a theory. But, here's another one. They split when they were a certain age and at a certain point in their lives. They got back together with experiences and wisdom they didn't have when they split. I mean, some seem to assume that they would produce another Appetite at this point. Is that really a valid assumption to make? They've obviously gained a lot of experience since they made that album. All of us have since 1987.



Together is far superior and that doesn't mean a zoom meeting either.  There's a vibe and connection with somebody right in front of you that you work off of.  Listen to Tommy's interview.  Duff referred to continuous working leads to more creativity, output.  You can pick up a piece that you were working on but didn't finish it back then but you bring in stuff from the all that time in between and what's relevant now.  Something Neil Young explains in his book.

That's the short answer.  There's a lot more to explain about human behavior that favors in person for creativity and output.  But what works for one person doesn't work for everybody.  We can talk about it all day long, GNR will do what they do.  I kind of like what Slash and Duff have done.  We can't do it here so we'll do it some other way that suits themselves.  I feel like Axl has the power and control over how GNR does it and what goes on suits him.  Up to the fans to find what suits them for their happy spot with GNR.  Giving unsolicited advice without all the facts or expertise seems to keep most of us entertained.   :hihi:


I think the funniest thing that could happen is for them to release songs no one knows when or how they were written! If there were no previously announced song titles or illegally obtained versions of songs, no one would know how to judge the songs. Imagine someone daring to criticize a song they had just written or praise a song written in the 1990s.... :hihi:




I do have a question.  I'm not a singer.  What does Axl do to warm up and cool down his voice for all that time?  Practice his scales?  Holy crap, that's 6 hours, each show of his own voice.  You think he's tired of hearing it after that?   :hihi:


I'm assuming there are certain exercises singers do to warm up / cool down.




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on February 17, 2024, 07:03:08 PM
Here's some warm ups from the School of Rock:  https://www.schoolofrock.com/resources/vocals/9-best-vocal-warm-ups-for-singers
The straw ones look like fun and the motor boat.  :hihi:


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: ITARocker on February 18, 2024, 02:49:41 AM
Here's some warm ups from the School of Rock:  https://www.schoolofrock.com/resources/vocals/9-best-vocal-warm-ups-for-singers
The straw ones look like fun and the motor boat.  :hihi:
Caruso used to sing the Italian nursery rhyme Ď San Michele aveva un gallo bianco, rosso, verde e giallo per addomesticarlo gli dava latte e mieleí  :hihi: i use my own version ĎPadre Carlo aveva un gallo Bianco rosso verde e giallo per ammaestrarlo usava pane e mieleí on different octaves and different voices (if u want). He had his own version too  :hihi: you have to sing this in one breath only, so it helps you with the breath control and the dittongo AE of ammaestrarlo gives you an extra training on vowel modification 😃


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: shaundix on February 18, 2024, 04:44:25 AM
If at this point in 2023, somebody said ďby this time next year, youíll have officially released versions of Perhaps and the General, plus accompanying music videos for eachĒ people wouldíve been legitimately excited.

The same people got exactly that, but continue to complain.

Guns is one of my favourite bands, but my world doesnít revolve around their output. When they do release something, cool. When they donít, so what?

Didnít Axl say something once about how people should live their lives and not waste time waiting for what might or might not come next?


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 18, 2024, 08:14:25 AM
Guns is one of my favourite bands, but my world doesnít revolve around their output. When they do release something, cool. When they donít, so what?

Yes.

I can understand some fans being frustrated, even by something they have no control over, or they think is "wrong" and needs to be fixed. This is human nature, everyone likes to think they are experts on everything.



Didnít Axl say something once about how people should live their lives and not waste time waiting for what might or might not come next?

"If you're waiting...don't. Live your life. That's your responsibility not mine. If it were not to happen, you won't have missed a thing. If in fact it does, you might get something that works for you ó in the end you could win on this either way. But if you're really into waiting, try holding your breath for Jesus 'cause I hear the payoff may be that much greater."

Axl Rose, August 2002



/jarmo



Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: sky dog on February 18, 2024, 12:23:10 PM
Good time for a Chinese Democracy boxset!!!


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: shaundix on February 18, 2024, 12:24:33 PM
Man, that Axl quote. Says it all.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 18, 2024, 02:57:07 PM
Good time for a Chinese Democracy boxset!!!

We have AFD, UYI. Still missing "TSI?".... Maybe after that.

 :confused:



/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Wooody on February 18, 2024, 06:36:56 PM
Guns is one of my favourite bands, but my world doesnít revolve around their output. When they do release something, cool. When they donít, so what?

Yes.

I can understand some fans being frustrated, even by something they have no control over, or they think is "wrong" and needs to be fixed. This is human nature, everyone likes to think they are experts on everything.



Didnít Axl say something once about how people should live their lives and not waste time waiting for what might or might not come next?

"If you're waiting...don't. Live your life. That's your responsibility not mine. If it were not to happen, you won't have missed a thing. If in fact it does, you might get something that works for you ó in the end you could win on this either way. But if you're really into waiting, try holding your breath for Jesus 'cause I hear the payoff may be that much greater."

Axl Rose, August 2002



/jarmo



yeah yeah yeah, then he says there's two volumes of chidem left... blablablah :hihi:


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: sky dog on February 18, 2024, 09:52:46 PM
Good time for a Chinese Democracy boxset!!!

We have AFD, UYI. Still missing "TSI?".... Maybe after that.

 :confused:



/jarmo


That was a jokeÖ.last I checked they donít sell Chinese Democracy on their official website.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 19, 2024, 07:52:50 AM
Good time for a Chinese Democracy boxset!!!

We have AFD, UYI. Still missing "TSI?".... Maybe after that.

 :confused:



/jarmo


That was a jokeÖ.last I checked they donít sell Chinese Democracy on their official website.


Maybe that will change when the boxset is released!  :hihi:

(Before someone reads too much into that joke, I'm not confirming one will be released. I have no idea).





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Wooody on February 20, 2024, 08:13:57 AM
Good time for a Chinese Democracy boxset!!!

We have AFD, UYI. Still missing "TSI?".... Maybe after that.

 :confused:



/jarmo


That was a jokeÖ.last I checked they donít sell Chinese Democracy on their official website.

that's nuts !


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: sky dog on February 20, 2024, 12:04:07 PM
It could have something to do with the Slash Duff Axl partnership back in the day but Iím spitballing. They can put the 4 Singles on their because Slash and Duff are involved in the official final product, credits, etcÖ.just guessing but it seems plausible


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 20, 2024, 12:25:55 PM
It could have something to do with the Slash Duff Axl partnership back in the day but Iím spitballing. They can put the 4 Singles on their because Slash and Duff are involved in the official final product, credits, etcÖ.just guessing but it seems plausible


Could be.

Or is it still supposed to be a Best Buy exclusive?  ???




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Oliver on February 20, 2024, 02:06:09 PM
Can we still get a Dr. Pepper when we buy it?


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 20, 2024, 04:40:44 PM
Can we still get a Dr. Pepper when we buy it?

Maybe someone can start a GoFundMe page so you can get one?




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: The Wight Gunner on February 20, 2024, 04:50:34 PM
Can we still get a Dr. Pepper when we buy it?

Maybe someone can start a GoFundMe page so you can get one?




/jarmo


But Bucket and Slash don't get one still...


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 20, 2024, 05:19:09 PM
Can we still get a Dr. Pepper when we buy it?

Maybe someone can start a GoFundMe page so you can get one?




/jarmo


But Bucket and Slash don't get one still...


Well, rules are rules... Axl said he would share his free soda with Buckethead back in 2008.

 :hihi:




/jarmo



Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Vezara on February 21, 2024, 06:10:31 AM

What amazes me is this obsession with when a song was created and by who. If the three of them sat down before a show somewhere and wrote a song, it's automatically better than the last singles they released? Or it's automatically better than something Axl, Duff or Slash came up with previously?
/jarmo


That is an interesting observation. I think it has to do with the musical direction that CD has taken. While most of us here appreciate CD, there are loads of nostalgic fans that think that Axl is responsible for the CD musical direction. Asking for fresh music from the whole band is indirectly hoping for GnR music to sound like AFD or UYI did. Will that be the case, I personally doubt it.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 21, 2024, 07:54:07 AM
I kinda suspected that this could be a reason.

But the people involved aren't living in 1991 anymore. On the other hand, a song like Hard Skool, to me, sounds pretty close to "classic GN'R".

UYI and CD were both a mix of styles. I don't think GN'R would stop doing that.




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: ITARocker on February 22, 2024, 09:27:19 AM
I kinda suspected that this could be a reason.

But the people involved aren't living in 1991 anymore. On the other hand, a song like Hard Skool, to me, sounds pretty close to "classic GN'R".

UYI and CD were both a mix of styles. I don't think GN'R would stop doing that.




/jarmo

the point is: what can they write togheter from 0? itís not about how they soundÖSlash himself is VERY different from 30 years agoÖ I doubt he could perform a super melodic solo like in estranged without shredding a little bit, for example. Frank is different Ö Axlís voice is different. They gonna sound different in any case. But, again, can they really work on something from 0? Cause like I said, playin a solo here and there on an already written song itís all another animal


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Bridge on February 22, 2024, 10:05:12 AM
Rolling Stones is not a nostalgia act. they just released an album !

ALL legacy bands are ultimately nostalgia acts, whether they release new albums or not.  If the Rolling Stones play a concert of 50,000 people, maybe 2 of them will be attending to hear the new album, and a large number won't even realize they even had a new album.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 22, 2024, 01:55:14 PM
ALL legacy bands are ultimately nostalgia acts, whether they release new albums or not.  If the Rolling Stones play a concert of 50,000 people, maybe 2 of them will be attending to hear the new album, and a large number won't even realize they even had a new album.


Most bands with new albums out go on tour and play maybe four songs from the album. GN'R doesn't release an album, puts out four singles and played all of them on tour.


the point is: what can they write togheter from 0? itís not about how they soundÖSlash himself is VERY different from 30 years agoÖ I doubt he could perform a super melodic solo like in estranged without shredding a little bit, for example. Frank is different Ö Axlís voice is different. They gonna sound different in any case. But, again, can they really work on something from 0? Cause like I said, playin a solo here and there on an already written song itís all another animal


Usually when people work together, they give each other feedback.





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: GNR4LIFEJD on February 22, 2024, 06:43:55 PM
This is where it would be nice if Axl spoke to the fans gave us an idea of what his thoughts are on the future of GNR. Im not asking for timelines like when an album is coming out or whens the next single out. But just get a general no pun intended feel for where Axl is does he feel in this Age of music we are in now does it make sense to come out with a full album does he think releasing singles is the way to go? I say this respectfully about Axl but i do wonder what he does have left vocally speaking the man is in his 60s singing songs he did in his 20s and thats gotta be hard on him. I would love nothing more then new music to continue coming out whether singles or an album. But it would be nice to hear from Axl.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 22, 2024, 08:43:59 PM
I think he's learned from past experiences. Even back in the UYI days, they kept saying it would be out in ___ and then in _____ and then later on in _____ .

Now with the Internet and so on, news travels fast, and whatever you say will be used against you. And there are things that are out of your control that will get blamed on you.

Unfortunately.





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Bridge on February 23, 2024, 12:46:50 AM
Most bands with new albums out go on tour and play maybe four songs from the album. GN'R doesn't release an album, puts out four singles and played all of them on tour.

Yes, but that isn't my point.  As I said before, it doesn't really matter if you have new music out or not.

Why do fans in present day come to see the Rolling Stones?  Guns N Roses?  Metallica?  Bruce Springsteen?   In all cases, it's because their old material has stood the test of time, whether there is new material or not.

It's not a matter of right and wrong.  It happens to all bands who reach a certain age.  I just think it's amusing when people try to differentiate their favorite band from other bands by saying "They aren't a nostalgia act!", when in fact 99.9% of fans attend the shows to hear songs from decades ago, whether there is new music or not.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Wooody on February 23, 2024, 07:45:04 AM
Most bands with new albums out go on tour and play maybe four songs from the album. GN'R doesn't release an album, puts out four singles and played all of them on tour.

Yes, but that isn't my point.  As I said before, it doesn't really matter if you have new music out or not.

Why do fans in present day come to see the Rolling Stones?  Guns N Roses?  Metallica?  Bruce Springsteen?   In all cases, it's because their old material has stood the test of time, whether there is new material or not.

It's not a matter of right and wrong.  It happens to all bands who reach a certain age.  I just think it's amusing when people try to differentiate their favorite band from other bands by saying "They aren't a nostalgia act!", when in fact 99.9% of fans attend the shows to hear songs from decades ago, whether there is new music or not.

I disagree. I like the stones new music  ;D It had plenty more plays than GNR new singles.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Mysteron on February 23, 2024, 11:26:24 AM
This is where it would be nice if Axl spoke to the fans gave us an idea of what his thoughts are on the future of GNR. Im not asking for timelines like when an album is coming out or whens the next single out. But just get a general no pun intended feel for where Axl is does he feel in this Age of music we are in now does it make sense to come out with a full album does he think releasing singles is the way to go? I say this respectfully about Axl but i do wonder what he does have left vocally speaking the man is in his 60s singing songs he did in his 20s and thats gotta be hard on him. I would love nothing more then new music to continue coming out whether singles or an album. But it would be nice to hear from Axl.

Duff has said GN'R are taking this year off, but has also referenced a new song that has been worked on. I don't think there is any need to add anything else. As anyone taking a break or on holiday, Axl should just chill, switch off and enjoy life


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 23, 2024, 02:58:13 PM
Most bands with new albums out go on tour and play maybe four songs from the album. GN'R doesn't release an album, puts out four singles and played all of them on tour.

Yes, but that isn't my point.  As I said before, it doesn't really matter if you have new music out or not.

Why do fans in present day come to see the Rolling Stones?  Guns N Roses?  Metallica?  Bruce Springsteen?   In all cases, it's because their old material has stood the test of time, whether there is new material or not.

It's not a matter of right and wrong.  It happens to all bands who reach a certain age.  I just think it's amusing when people try to differentiate their favorite band from other bands by saying "They aren't a nostalgia act!", when in fact 99.9% of fans attend the shows to hear songs from decades ago, whether there is new music or not.


I got it. Just pointing out that a new album doesn't necessarily mean 100% new setlist because, as you pointed out, most attendees wanna hear the classic hits.

Nowadays it seems like albums are an excuse to tour. Some artists, like the ones you mentioned don't always need a new album to be able to tour. Sometimes they make it about celebrating the past, like "we're playing this album in order in full on this tour"....




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Executioner on February 25, 2024, 02:43:58 PM
Rolling Stones is not a nostalgia act. they just released an album !

ALL legacy bands are ultimately nostalgia acts, whether they release new albums or not.  If the Rolling Stones play a concert of 50,000 people, maybe 2 of them will be attending to hear the new album, and a large number won't even realize they even had a new album.
Yeah but they've a huge catalog of Albums behind them and even released a new one last year, GnR have 4 original albums which is pathetic considering how long they've been in existence, Duff and Slash have no problems releasing new music with their side projects shame they can't do that with GnR .


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: ITARocker on February 26, 2024, 09:57:15 AM
Rolling Stones is not a nostalgia act. they just released an album !

ALL legacy bands are ultimately nostalgia acts, whether they release new albums or not.  If the Rolling Stones play a concert of 50,000 people, maybe 2 of them will be attending to hear the new album, and a large number won't even realize they even had a new album.
Yeah but they've a huge catalog of Albums behind them and even released a new one last year, GnR have 4 original albums which is pathetic considering how long they've been in existence, Duff and Slash have no problems releasing new music with their side projects shame they can't do that with GnR .

I would add that at 60/65 years old you can't be perceived as somebody who has something fresh and new to show. People automatically place this band in history in the "worst" meaning of that. The majority of people or fans won't care about new music coming from these "dinosaurs" (it's what they are at this point), music belongs to the younger generations. 20 years ago i didn't care about a new rolling stones album (and mick jagger was younger than axl and I saw him as an old fart, as much as i respected him...). A 20 years old guy don't care about gnr. They had this window just after the reunion, the hype was still there, shows were good but no, let's waste another shitload of time. Again, Is not that centellinating and saving songs keep that hype high, it's the opposite. It's like that they (he) want to show they are doing something, but we all know they aren't doing shit. If Slash would have signed an exclusive contract with gnr he would have left already, all in with the nuts. I know that at a certain age you even want to enjoy your milions and stay in your hivory tower but you've been doing this ever since i can remember...like u said...4 albums. I mean I don't like people who put out 1 album per year, but cmon now. Long story short: my "fear" is that they won't release anything new (apart from, like i said, the 1 album of cd leftovers + a couple of new songs) because they know that the album will never have a great response from the public. So, knowing that the "artistic part" of gnr has probably gone if they don't see any money coming, they would follow the easiest path, they won't risk any money in any case.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: sky dog on February 26, 2024, 06:30:37 PM
Whatís the point of bitching in every single post? I donít get it. I really donít.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: ITARocker on February 27, 2024, 02:13:45 AM
Whatís the point of bitching in every single post? I donít get it. I really donít.
why donít you ask the same thing to people who are excited or over excited in every single post? You have to rebalance the world somehow. And you can always skip the answer. Plus Iím a bitch so you got your answer  :rofl:


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: sky dog on February 27, 2024, 06:23:29 AM
Fair enoughÖ


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Bridge on February 27, 2024, 10:09:33 AM
Yeah but they've a huge catalog of Albums behind them and even released a new one last year, GnR have 4 original albums which is pathetic considering how long they've been in existence, Duff and Slash have no problems releasing new music with their side projects shame they can't do that with GnR .

Firstly, it's not an apples-to-apples comparison with GNR and Slash/Duff.  Within their solo projects, Slash and Duff call all the shots about what/when/why to record.  It's much easier when it's not a democracy (Chinese or otherwise, pardon the pun).  With GNR, they have to balance all that with Axl's desires.

Secondly..... how long GNR has been in existence?  It can easily be argued that they didn't exist from 1993-2016.  And even if you count the Chinese Democracy era, you have to factor in that the lineup was ever-changing and never stable -- not a suitable atmosphere for writing and recording.

I'm not entirely disagreeing with you.  It's just that I've long since grown accustomed to the fact that GNR have never played by any of the rules or supposed "requirements" that other bands do.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on February 28, 2024, 05:49:47 AM
You also have to keep in mind that GN'R is a bit bigger than the solo projects. The name carries more weight, more expectations etc. Not just from fans, but also the business side.




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: reayj2003 on March 04, 2024, 02:41:48 PM
So do you think no singles this year @jarmo?


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on March 05, 2024, 06:12:01 AM
No clue.

If there's no shows, the singles wouldn't really be promoting anything.



/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: reayj2003 on March 05, 2024, 07:02:57 AM
No clue.

If there's no shows, the singles wouldn't really be promoting anything.



/jarmo


Well the logic of when the last ones got released seemed off to me. The week the headlined Glasto seemed the time to release perhaps. The promotion of The General came after the tour.

We know monsters is sitting ready to go & presumably Atlas is done. I was hopeful they might release them this year.

Is there nothing coming to push the renewal of ďnightrainĒ membership?


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on March 05, 2024, 07:09:03 AM
Well the logic of when the last ones got released seemed off to me. The week the headlined Glasto seemed the time to release perhaps. The promotion of The General came after the tour.

We know monsters is sitting ready to go & presumably Atlas is done. I was hopeful they might release them this year.

Is there nothing coming to push the renewal of ďnightrainĒ membership?


Perhaps did come out during the North American leg. The General was unfortunately delayed until after the tour.


Nightrain will have new merchandise packages for 2024. Details will be announced when they are finalized.






/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: slashsbaconpit on April 26, 2024, 12:31:38 PM
Iíve kinda moved past the idea that there will ever be a new album.
As fans weíll never understand how some bands put out new music every year or two and GNR can tour for eight years and not get 10 tracks together for a record. Hell, that last Rolling Stones album was awesome!

Instead they all go do their side projects that no one outside the die hards care about. Sorry, but even if I like some of Slashís and Duffís solo work, there is a part of me that resents it. Theyíre putting their efforts into this stuff rather than GNR. And Axl, a true legend in every sense of the word, but itís like the guy is allergic to recording studios. Yeah weíve got four reworked songs released over the past eight years. Thatís one song every two years.

Theyíre just gonna do whatever, who gives a shit if the fans want to hear what they come up with. Thatís fine, I hope they are happy with their legacy and their lives. Every song that gets leaked or released is a gift we cherish. But I just donít think weíll ever see an album from them. Who knows if they are even capable of making one together?  Yeah Iíd love it more than my dog if they put one out, but they donít seem interested in it. And thatís OK.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on April 26, 2024, 03:46:19 PM
Iíve kinda moved past the idea that there will ever be a new album.
As fans weíll never understand how some bands put out new music every year or two and GNR can tour for eight years and not get 10 tracks together for a record. Hell, that last Rolling Stones album was awesome!

Instead they all go do their side projects that no one outside the die hards care about. Sorry, but even if I like some of Slashís and Duffís solo work, there is a part of me that resents it. Theyíre putting their efforts into this stuff rather than GNR. And Axl, a true legend in every sense of the word, but itís like the guy is allergic to recording studios. Yeah weíve got four reworked songs released over the past eight years. Thatís one song every two years.

Theyíre just gonna do whatever, who gives a shit if the fans want to hear what they come up with. Thatís fine, I hope they are happy with their legacy and their lives. Every song that gets leaked or released is a gift we cherish. But I just donít think weíll ever see an album from them. Who knows if they are even capable of making one together?  Yeah Iíd love it more than my dog if they put one out, but they donít seem interested in it. And thatís OK.

Not more than the dog!   :hihi:



Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on April 26, 2024, 05:47:30 PM
Well, I don't agree with you on that. I do think there'll be an album. I just don't know when, or expect one without any kind of confirmation that this is the plan.

Chinese was gonna come out because Axl had talked about it multiple times. Made no sense to me not to release it. This time, we haven't really heard any confirmation (yet). They've mentioned wanting to do it, but nothing concrete, and wanting to release songs they have worked on.



/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: slashsbaconpit on May 06, 2024, 11:49:54 AM
Thatís cool. I hope youíre right. I doubt it, but Iíll bet you a whole dollar we donít see one in the next five years.

Anyway, thanks for all you do to keep this place up and running! 


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 06, 2024, 12:42:59 PM
Thatís cool. I hope youíre right. I doubt it, but Iíll bet you a whole dollar we donít see one in the next five years.


In 2012 Axl said "Not In This Lifetime" when asked about reuniting, and it happened in 2016. So who knows!


The way music is consumed these days, the idea of singles/standalone tracks seem more interesting. I guess on the other hand, some would be annoyed getting new songs every few months instead of everything at once.





Anyway, thanks for all you do to keep this place up and running! 


My pleasure. :)




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 07, 2024, 07:17:38 AM


personally I want an album with 10 original tracks that no one knows from this current line up.

so in my mind, reworked CD era tracks doesn't count for the next LP
for them I think it's cool to have a single from time to time.

for the album, I see things in a more traditional way, in terms of distribution


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 07, 2024, 08:28:15 AM
But how would you know when the track was first created?

Unless you knew of the song title from somewhere, or made the decision to obtain tracks elsewhere.




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 07, 2024, 12:48:46 PM

credits ?


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 07, 2024, 02:28:32 PM

credits ?

So you would read the song writing credits and decide based on that whether or not the track would count as new or not. Got it.

Once again, this reminds me of AFD and UYI featuring songs that were created before GN'R existed... No one seemed to mind back then about the Hollywood Rose, AFD leftovers etc.




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 07, 2024, 05:01:42 PM

credits ?

So you would read the song writing credits and decide based on that whether or not the track would count as new or not. Got it.

Once again, this reminds me of AFD and UYI featuring songs that were created before GN'R existed... No one seemed to mind back then about the Hollywood Rose, AFD leftovers etc.


/jarmo



it was more of a quick answer to state we all big GNR fans here and we can determine while listening to tracks by whom they were written, or at least which period of time they were, giving credits where credits are due.

I don't think anyone on GNR boards can confuse Chinese Democracy era tracks composed by Robin Finck, Josh Freese or Paul Tobias with Duff and Slash material. different musicians, different approach.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 08, 2024, 05:07:54 AM
Sure.

At the end of the day, is it good or not?

Also depends on what the band was going for with the album. If the goal is to not use anything created before April 1st, 2016, then it's different from say choosing unreleased songs they have written at any point.


Paul Tobias? Are you telling me GN'R fans think Shadow Of Your Love and Back Off Bitch doesn't sound like GN'R with Duff and Slash material? He was writing songs with Axl before GN'R existed...



/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 08, 2024, 10:14:07 AM
Sure.

At the end of the day, is it good or not?

I'll answer to you after listening the next record  :hihi:



Also depends on what the band was going for with the album. If the goal is to not use anything created before April 1st, 2016, then it's different from say choosing unreleased songs they have written at any point.


Paul Tobias? Are you telling me GN'R fans think Shadow Of Your Love and Back Off Bitch doesn't sound like GN'R with Duff and Slash material? He was writing songs with Axl before GN'R existed...



/jarmo



that's why I wrote "or at least which period of time they were" because the kind of songs written in the 80s are very hardrock oriented and it was before GNR opened up to other influences, and it depends on that too.




Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 08, 2024, 11:19:06 AM
If you listen to Duff's and Slash's latest solo material, and Chinese Democracy, you might notice that there really isn't just one style that you can say is how GN'R would sound in 202X.

The same way November Rain doesn't sound like Jungle or You Could Be Mine.


Would they write a song like Oh My God now? No clue.




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 08, 2024, 02:06:13 PM



yeah, I don't see them going the Oh My God road or Slash writing something like Scrapped, Shackler or Riad for example, but of course I could be wrong.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 08, 2024, 05:15:05 PM
On the other hand, something like Street Of Dreams or I.R.S. doesn't seem that far fetched....




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 08, 2024, 08:37:38 PM

I never would have guessed 2016-2024 would have been so unproductive.


I figured Slash basically had 2 conditions when this was all hatched in 2015 :

-  more professional behavior from Axl on tour
-  they would actually function as a viable band

But also thought, in his heart of hearts...the first was a must, and the second would just be nice if it happened.

In other words, so long as he could get professional GNR shows with no nonsense, he knew he would always still have his solo stuff as a creative outlet. Only with this set up, he'd also have a shit ton more money in his pocket.

I have no complaints.  

This is a legacy touring band at this stage of the game.  Which is fine.  So long as you are going to do that, just do it right.

And they have.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Gavgnr on May 09, 2024, 02:21:58 AM

I never would have guessed 2016-2024 would have been so unproductive.



This is a legacy touring band at this stage of the game.  Which is fine.  So long as you are going to do that, just do it right.

And they have.

Canít really argue with this. I expect nothing more from GnR


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 09, 2024, 05:49:43 AM
They played more new songs in their shows last year since the beginning of the tour. Four new songs is pretty common for most bands who are out promoting their latest release.

The Rolling Stones are doing three from their latest album. Depeche Mode did four when I saw them on their latest tour.


I get it. You want quantity. As long as they release albums, but the tours are about the old hits, it's ok. They're not a legacy touring act.

The reality is that any band with a longer career is touring thanks to their old hits. Most ticket buyers go see the Foo Fighters because of their hits, same with Metallica and Depeche Mode. Etc etc. Some GN'R fans use this as a label. On the other hand, not many bands have that kind of a timeless catalogue. Most bands touring would love to be in that position.  :)




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 09, 2024, 02:33:53 PM
On the other hand, something like Street Of Dreams or I.R.S. doesn't seem that far fetched....

/jarmo



I don't know for I.R.S., but certainly a track like Street Of Dreams could have easily found its place on the Use Your Illusions LPs,
however if I'm not mistaken it's predominantly an Axl composition albeit with the input of the other band members, so in terms of songwriting it remains in line with previous material.




Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 09, 2024, 05:22:46 PM
I don't know for I.R.S., but certainly a track like Street Of Dreams could have easily found its place on the Use Your Illusions LPs,
however if I'm not mistaken it's predominantly an Axl composition albeit with the input of the other band members, so in terms of songwriting it remains in line with previous material.


Really? A guitar heavy track like that? It would sound different with Slash playing the guitar, but it's not as different as something like Riad or Shacklers....





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 09, 2024, 08:05:18 PM


yes it's probably an intermediate title, of course it's guitar driven, but it sounds a bit too modern to me in its structure to be considered as a "could be on UYI" track,  probably because of its hip hop rhythmic too

as Slash said when CD came out, and I know you remember the quote " Itís a record that the original Guns Ní Roses could never possibly make."


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 09, 2024, 08:10:29 PM

This is a legacy touring band at this stage of the game.  


not only. we had 5 (very good) new songs since the reunion. it's half an album.
quite a lot, in GNR standard.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 10, 2024, 05:44:00 AM


yes it's probably an intermediate title, of course it's guitar driven, but it sounds a bit too modern to me in its structure to be considered as a "could be on UYI" track,  probably because of its hip hop rhythmic too

as Slash said when CD came out, and I know you remember the quote " It’s a record that the original Guns N’ Roses could never possibly make."


Yeah, maybe. But it's still something that could've been on an album that came after Use Your Illusion. Even if the band members didn't go their separate ways.

As a whole, that band in the 90s wouldn't have made exactly the same album (obviously) as Chinese Democracy. But some of the songs created after UYI, I think could've been released in a little different versions. Hard Skool, Perhaps, Street Of Dreams, This I Love etc.





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 13, 2024, 10:08:42 AM

This is a legacy touring band at this stage of the game.  


not only. we had 5 (very good) new songs since the reunion. it's half an album.
quite a lot, in GNR standard.

Yeah, but just in the form of a fresh coat of paint slapped on demos from 20 years ago, composed by other dudes, long gone.

The reality is that they have been back in communication since 2015 sometime and that has not produced one piece of music.  You just can't shine that up.

To which I say...don't put yourself through it.  This band is no longer a creative entity and has not been for some time.  This is not news.

Stop trying to get blood from a stone, I say.  Just enjoy the shows.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 13, 2024, 02:31:56 PM
You're really trying to make it seem like what you type has some weight to it.

The fact is, they released four songs since they reunited.

Let's count! 1. Absurd 2. Hard Skool 3. Perhaps 4. The General
That equals four.
And I'm not even including Shadow Of Your Love because that song was actually an old recording.  : ok:

You trying to argue that it's not the case because the songs were written in a different era of the band's history doesn't really change that fact.

Or maybe you point out to anyone who likes Shadow Of your Love how it's not really a GN'R track, since it was written by another band and people who weren't in GN'R once it was actually released?




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 14, 2024, 08:16:51 AM

Or maybe you point out to anyone who likes Shadow Of your Love how it's not really a GN'R track, since it was written by another band and people who weren't in GN'R once it was actually released?


Yeah, you cling to that.  What a good faith argument you are making.  Absolutely the point being made here.  ::)

Funnily enough, our overall point is largely the same.  Things are good in GNR land.  Enjoy what you got.  I'm not disagreeing with that premise.

Yet in 8 years back together, they have no new creative artistic output.  8 years, including a whole year where we were all locked in our houses.  Still no.  Whole music industry...yes.  GNR...still no.

That just is what it is.  I'm not saying it's a crime against humanity.  Just acknowledging a basic truth.

Ultimately, you're in the gaslighting business.  I'm not.  I'm in the reality business.  We all know your motivations for such.  This isn't our first day here.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 14, 2024, 08:33:25 AM
Man, I'm just pointing out a fact. They have released four songs since the reunion. You can complain about it because it's not what you wanted, and say the songs are old, but it won't change the fact. Just accept it.

Things are better than you describe!

The alternative that some think is that they would've just written and recorded something from scratch, but is that the only alternative? No, realistically it's not. There's the alternative where they said "Awww, let's not bother doing anything, let's focus on the tour".


Again, your version of events makes it seem like they didn't want to do something. Is it possible they wanted to get these songs out before they focused on something else?

LOL. You're in the reality business? Essentially you really just throw theories to a wall and see what sticks. That doesn't make it reality. A lot of assumptions that sound right in your own head so they must be true. Because "I know for I told me so"....

 :D


So, the big questions are. How will the next album sound like? And when are/were those songs written? Is there a Best Before Date for the songs?




/jarmo



Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: GNR4LIFEJD on May 14, 2024, 04:48:34 PM
I think the fair question to ask that we will probably never get a straight answer to is what Axl's feelings are about releasing new music. His vocals are never going to be like they were on AFD or UYI and unfortunately he gets criticisms for how he sounds live now. Even CD Axl was more UYI era sounding then he has on the recent releases which alot have had a lot of filtering in like in the general and perhaps. He probably has a vault of unreleased music somewhere. When they do tour while we fans that come to sites like these love to hear new music i think alot of the fans that do go want to hear the hits from yesteryear and when they do play a hard skool or the general or perhaps their is not as much of a sentimental connection like with sweet child or paradise city or nighttrain. And axl unfortunately isn't getting younger and not sure how many more years left he has the desire I don't know if he can be like mick jagger dancing and singing into his 70s.

We will just have to take what we get whether its touring, a single release here and there and as far New New material only time will tell.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 14, 2024, 07:11:34 PM
I think the answer is somewhere between the release of the singles and the unknown. If he didn't have any interest in releasing new music, he wouldn't have.

Then again, is there interest in making albums because "everyone else does it", or would they find some alternative (like singles/EPs), more appealing? That's the unknown.




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 14, 2024, 08:35:27 PM

Again, your version of events makes it seem like they didn't want to do something. Is it possible they wanted to get these songs out before they focused on something else?


8 years, dude.  One of them, locked in our houses for a year with nothing but time and literally zero real life conflicts.

In 8 years time, you find some time.  If you want to.  if you don't, you don't.  And that's all I'm saying.  I'm not saying that's illegitimate, if that's your call..

What I am saying is illegitimate is that you couldn't find a window for even a new piece of music you did, one song...is preposterous.

It's just not a priority for them.  And it's not all part of some masterplan either, 8 years in.

Come on, now.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 14, 2024, 08:36:29 PM

This is a legacy touring band at this stage of the game.  


not only. we had 5 (very good) new songs since the reunion. it's half an album.
quite a lot, in GNR standard.

Yeah, but just in the form of a fresh coat of paint slapped on demos from 20 years ago, composed by other dudes, long gone.

The reality is that they have been back in communication since 2015 sometime and that has not produced one piece of music.  You just can't shine that up.

To which I say...don't put yourself through it.  This band is no longer a creative entity and has not been for some time.  This is not news.

Stop trying to get blood from a stone, I say.  Just enjoy the shows.


you have to start with something.

it doesn't matter if the songs were co-written by people who aren't in the band anymore, and when.
I wanted The General, I want Monsters, I want Eye On You, because these are great songs.

I don't give a damn if Duff wasn't in the studio when they were composed, or if Slash wrote a pre chorus in 2018 instead of 1996.
these are not fans concerns. I don't care if Roger Waters wrote The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking for a proposal to Pink Floyd and finally released it as a solo artist.

I understand what you mean by "this band is no longer a creative entity" but we have no clue.

Slash and Duff have apparently already wrote material and likely had Axl listen to it (no point to write stuff if not)

was he into it? that's a question I'd like an answer.
how does it sounds? old Guns? Velvet Revolver? something different? 

and yeah, when can we expect the first post reunion single written by this line up?


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 15, 2024, 05:29:05 AM

Again, your version of events makes it seem like they didn't want to do something. Is it possible they wanted to get these songs out before they focused on something else?


8 years, dude.  One of them, locked in our houses for a year with nothing but time and literally zero real life conflicts.

In 8 years time, you find some time.  If you want to.  if you don't, you don't.  And that's all I'm saying.  I'm not saying that's illegitimate, if that's your call..

What I am saying is illegitimate is that you couldn't find a window for even a new piece of music you did, one song...is preposterous.

It's just not a priority for them.  And it's not all part of some masterplan either, 8 years in.

Come on, now.


But you must have missed the fact that during lockdown they were working on those songs...

I know you don't like being reminded that you can't control nor do you really have any idea about what the band thinks.
Sorry to have to remind you of that again.

Just like Use Your Illusion was used as a way to record and release songs that had been around since before Appetite was released, maybe this was their plan. To get songs they had ready out first. You don't know, I don't know. You don't like it, so you go on about how it can't be true.



/jarmo





Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 15, 2024, 01:44:53 PM

Slash and Duff have apparently already wrote material and likely had Axl listen to it (no point to write stuff if not)

was he into it? that's a question I'd like an answer.
how does it sounds? old Guns? Velvet Revolver? something different?  

and yeah, when can we expect the first post reunion single written by this line up?


Obviously, we got the songs we got so far because Axl opened up the Magical Mystery Vault and they all thought they could do something with some of that they heard.

And I think, overall, that's been good for us, as fans.  I love 'Perhaps'.  Play it all the time.

But musicians, creative people by nature, have not produced one new song in 8 years.  And, I'm sorry, "how do you know they haven't" is just a coping mechanism.  It does not advance the conversation forward, frankly.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 15, 2024, 01:52:45 PM

Just like Use Your Illusion was used as a way to record and release songs that had been around since before Appetite was released, maybe this was their plan. To get songs they had ready out first. You don't know, I don't know. You don't like it, so you go on about how it can't be true.


"When people show you who they are, believe them". - Maya Angelou

In the past 30 years of this band, roster has undergone some serious changes.  There is one common denominator.  And he calls the shots.

Amongst all those folks that have been in this band in some capacity over those 30 years...they all seem to be able to release things once they get away from his control.  That can't be an accident.

I don't claim to know what goes through the man's head.  I know I would not want to get into a discussion armed with the last 3 decades of his career and argue with a straight face the man is a creative workaholic.

Live performer?  Excellent.  Clearly still digs that very much.  Doing new stuff?  About as welcome to him as a kid told they have to clean their room.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 15, 2024, 08:13:47 PM

But musicians, creative people by nature, have not produced one new song in 8 years.  And, I'm sorry, "how do you know they haven't" is just a coping mechanism.  It does not advance the conversation forward, frankly.


both Duff & Slash wrote songs for themselves in this period of time, so I don't know why you assume they didn't in GNR context.


And, I'm sorry, "how do you know they haven't" is just a coping mechanism.  It does not advance the conversation forward, frankly.

we wouldn't ask you the question if you didn't repeatedly pulling things out of your ass, frankly.





Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 16, 2024, 08:12:10 AM
In the past 30 years of this band, roster has undergone some serious changes.  There is one common denominator.  And he calls the shots.

Amongst all those folks that have been in this band in some capacity over those 30 years...they all seem to be able to release things once they get away from his control.  That can't be an accident.

I don't claim to know what goes through the man's head.  I know I would not want to get into a discussion armed with the last 3 decades of his career and argue with a straight face the man is a creative workaholic.


But you can't compare them.


For example, no one expects a Keith Richards solo project to be like the Stones. And that's ok. He probably has certain freedoms because he doesn't have to take into account that it's for the Rolling Stones audience etc. Same goes for any solo or side project.

Did you listen to Max Creeps? Duff didn't use his own name to put that out. Because it doesn't necessarily fit with what he does as a solo artist. He does his solo records and doesn't have to think about whether or not all GN'R fans will like it.



A GN'R song/album will have certain expectations tied to it. That's just how it is. Does this mean it's a reason why they can't release new music? No. But it means comparing a GN'R release to solo projects isn't exactly a fair comparison.





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 20, 2024, 10:51:32 AM

we wouldn't ask you the question if you didn't repeatedly pulling things out of your ass, frankly.


It's a pointless retort.  It can't be proven or disproven.

And seems to be driven by <gasp!> having to avoid say something critical.  Perish the thought, I know.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 20, 2024, 10:52:56 AM


According to Slash, several other older GUNS N' ROSES tracks have also been reworked during the pandemic. "There's a handful of those songs that we actually fixed up and did when we were in lockdown," he explained to "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk". "So those have yet to be released. So those are gonna come out. They're really good, too. So I'm excited for those. We're just gonna put out like one or two songs, and another one or two songs. And I think that's gonna be pretty much all of 'em. I'm not sure exactly how many we did in total."



Cool.  I'm here for it.

Perhaps when they gear it back up in later 2025 or whenever we can at least get a song or two before the tour.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 20, 2024, 02:00:07 PM

we wouldn't ask you the question if you didn't repeatedly pulling things out of your ass, frankly.


It's a pointless retort.  It can't be proven or disproven.

And seems to be driven by <gasp!> having to avoid say something critical.  Perish the thought, I know.


so mostly what we do here is speculating.
some prefers speculate about positive things. others, negatives ones.
doesn't mean we can't criticize things, but real ones, which are known by you, Jarmo, me, and everyone on this board.





Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 20, 2024, 02:08:06 PM
And seems to be driven by <gasp!> having to avoid say something critical.  Perish the thought, I know.


Once again, thinking you know or understand something, doesn't mean you do.

Personally I don't give a fuck about trying to boost some kind of imaginary online reputation by having a perfect ratio of critique and praise.

Wasting time whining about stuff you can't control might be productive for some, I'd rather focus on more fun things. Also, never understood why fan forums are supposed to be the safe haven for those who actually don't really enjoy whatever the forum is dedicated to. But that's just me.


I've seen plenty of fans assume they know better than the band how to conduct their business over the years. It's kinda cute, because it's easy to say things like "they should...." when you don't have to take any of the consequences of those words. It's like watching sports on TV and thinking you know better than the coach. I mean, if everyone did, how come there aren't more professional coaches in the world?  ;)



/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: slashsbaconpit on May 20, 2024, 09:40:53 PM
Thatís cool. I hope youíre right. I doubt it, but Iíll bet you a whole dollar we donít see one in the next five years.


In 2012 Axl said "Not In This Lifetime" when asked about reuniting, and it happened in 2016. So who knows!


The way music is consumed these days, the idea of singles/standalone tracks seem more interesting. I guess on the other hand, some would be annoyed getting new songs every few months instead of everything at once.





Anyway,  ;Dthanks for all you do to keep this place up and running! 


My pleasure. :)




/jarmo

True story. Are albums even a relevant thing anymore? Iím I just an old man? Are you !?  Are we all oldies for wanting a record!?


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 21, 2024, 05:37:40 AM
It's amazing how much the way music is "consumed" has changed. Most of us used to listen to the radio and watch MTV when GN'R released Appetite. We would get records from a store, record club or maybe a mail order catalogue. If you couldn't afford to buy a single, you'd tape it off the radio.

Fast forward to the early 2000s. Now you could download any track you wanted and get a digital copy of it for free. No more taping off the radio or borrowing your friend's CD/LP to copy that. Until people started buying tracks for $0.99 on iTunes.

And now. Streaming and songs catered to the Tik Tok crowd where songs are basically made to fit in a video clip posted on social media....



If you look at the people who buy tickets to go see GN'R. I wonder how many of them actually buys physical records. Of any artist.





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 22, 2024, 06:11:03 PM


...and now generative AI with which you can create your own music tracks,
in the style you desire, possibly with the voice of your favorite singer.

In the near future, we might be able to subscribe to artificial intelligences of
well-known musicians and form our own bands with them, to then create our
own albums. Imagine Universal creating this service that will allow artists to
have their AI double, the dream of seeing musicians, whether deceased or
alive, playing together.




Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: NaturalLight on May 23, 2024, 11:44:32 AM
It's amazing how much the way music is "consumed" has changed. Most of us used to listen to the radio and watch MTV when GN'R released Appetite. We would get records from a store, record club or maybe a mail order catalogue. If you couldn't afford to buy a single, you'd tape it off the radio.

Fast forward to the early 2000s. Now you could download any track you wanted and get a digital copy of it for free. No more taping off the radio or borrowing your friend's CD/LP to copy that. Until people started buying tracks for $0.99 on iTunes.

And now. Streaming and songs catered to the Tik Tok crowd where songs are basically made to fit in a video clip posted on social media....



If you look at the people who buy tickets to go see GN'R. I wonder how many of them actually buys physical records. Of any artist.





/jarmo


I'm gonna sound like the old guy that I am, but damn those were the days! The countdown to a new video (which often meant a new song if you didn't own the cassette or album); the rumors that took longer to verify since there was no internet; the radio stations that would say something like . . . "Tune in at 5 p.m. today for a major concert announcement." (the then-96 Rock in Atlanta did that in the 80s).

In regards to your last question, my guess is that if you look around at the crowd, you will see a mix that can be determined by age. Those my age might buy the hardcopies and the younger crowd might be more into streaming - or albums, since they're making a comeback (even the younger folks are jumping onboard). Oddly enough, I'm a spotify guy now but that's only because - when I got a new car about three or four years ago - it didn't come with a CD player. If it did, I'd still buy them. Of course, I'm pretty much stereotyping here and could be completely off.

But I wanted to reply because your comment created an enjoyable sense of nostalgia that I'm glad I was able to partake in. I will admit, however, I did not enjoy camping out for concert tickets or trying to call in and buy them over the phone and getting a constant busy signal. However, because it was the musical hardcopies making the bands money, the tickets were cheaper. That I do miss!


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 23, 2024, 02:18:06 PM

...and now generative AI with which you can create your own music tracks,
in the style you desire, possibly with the voice of your favorite singer.


You ever check out the Axl ones on YouTube?

Some, obviously horrendous.  I would put the vast majority as good, not great.

But the ones that are great are EXCELLENT.  I have a few of him doing Roxette tunes and Adele tunes.  Not artists that typically populate my iPod.  But they are fucking incredibly well done.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 23, 2024, 03:37:55 PM
In regards to your last question, my guess is that if you look around at the crowd, you will see a mix that can be determined by age. Those my age might buy the hardcopies and the younger crowd might be more into streaming - or albums, since they're making a comeback (even the younger folks are jumping onboard). Oddly enough, I'm a spotify guy now but that's only because - when I got a new car about three or four years ago - it didn't come with a CD player. If it did, I'd still buy them. Of course, I'm pretty much stereotyping here and could be completely off.

Personally, I buy physical copies from artists I really like. But I buy less than I used to for sure. Thanks to streaming, I don't need to buy every single CD/LP that has a few good tracks.


There's all kinds of fans at shows. Some, as you pointed out, still like to buy CDs and/or LPs. But I'm sure there are people there who like to listen to the artist on streaming only, and they will still go see the artist every single time. And not just young people.

On top of that, how many of them listen to albums start to finish.



But I wanted to reply because your comment created an enjoyable sense of nostalgia that I'm glad I was able to partake in. I will admit, however, I did not enjoy camping out for concert tickets or trying to call in and buy them over the phone and getting a constant busy signal. However, because it was the musical hardcopies making the bands money, the tickets were cheaper. That I do miss!

The first show I saw was GN'R in 1991. I think my ticket was about $20.



/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: D-GenerationX on May 23, 2024, 07:58:22 PM

The first show I saw was GN'R in 1991. I think my ticket was about $20.


Whenever anyone posts an old concert ticket stub, I am immediately drawn to the price, like...damn.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on May 23, 2024, 11:36:40 PM

The first show I saw was GN'R in 1991. I think my ticket was about $20.


Whenever anyone posts an old concert ticket stub, I am immediately drawn to the price, like...damn.

I got some that say $5 and I was right up front.   :hihi:  Last few posts are bringing back a lot of memories.  Lots of regrets I missed a lot of bands because at the time the money wasn't there.  Albums I didn't get to own.  But music sure had it's place in my life at one time and it was good.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: NaturalLight on May 24, 2024, 12:11:17 PM


There's all kinds of fans at shows. Some, as you pointed out, still like to buy CDs and/or LPs. But I'm sure there are people there who like to listen to the artist on streaming only, and they will still go see the artist every single time. And not just young people.



The first show I saw was GN'R in 1991. I think my ticket was about $20.


/jarmo



Haha, I can guarantee it's not just young people. I'm getting up there in age now and try to see my favorite artists every time. But, like I noted earlier, I sold or gave away most of my CDs once I got a car that didn't have a player and went to Spotify. I'm like you, however, in regards to (uber) favorite artists: I will still buy hardcopy editions of new music, although, admittedly, some of it is more for display.

I saw them about the same year as you and my ticket also was about $20.  :beer:


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on May 26, 2024, 04:15:20 AM
I guess it's a convenience thing. Streaming doesn't take up any shelf space.  :hihi:




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: DeN on May 26, 2024, 01:26:10 PM

...and now generative AI with which you can create your own music tracks,
in the style you desire, possibly with the voice of your favorite singer.


You ever check out the Axl ones on YouTube?

Some, obviously horrendous.  I would put the vast majority as good, not great.


But the ones that are great are EXCELLENT.  I have a few of him doing Roxette tunes and Adele tunes.  Not artists that typically populate my iPod.  But they are fucking incredibly well done.


yes, "AiXL ROSE" is a very well trained AI for example, my favorite


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Oliver on May 27, 2024, 09:08:42 AM
I've heard AI Axl has refused to record new vocals.  :hihi:


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Mysteron on May 27, 2024, 09:13:52 AM

The first show I saw was GN'R in 1991. I think my ticket was about $20.


Whenever anyone posts an old concert ticket stub, I am immediately drawn to the price, like...damn.

I got some that say $5 and I was right up front.   :hihi:  Last few posts are bringing back a lot of memories.  Lots of regrets I missed a lot of bands because at the time the money wasn't there.  Albums I didn't get to own.  But music sure had it's place in my life at one time and it was good.

I saw Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Vixen et al at Milton Keynes Bowl in 1989 and the ticket was only £10 lol


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: The Wight Gunner on May 28, 2024, 01:57:19 PM
In regards to your last question, my guess is that if you look around at the crowd, you will see a mix that can be determined by age. Those my age might buy the hardcopies and the younger crowd might be more into streaming - or albums, since they're making a comeback (even the younger folks are jumping onboard). Oddly enough, I'm a spotify guy now but that's only because - when I got a new car about three or four years ago - it didn't come with a CD player. If it did, I'd still buy them. Of course, I'm pretty much stereotyping here and could be completely off.

Personally, I buy physical copies from artists I really like. But I buy less than I used to for sure. Thanks to streaming, I don't need to buy every single CD/LP that has a few good tracks.


There's all kinds of fans at shows. Some, as you pointed out, still like to buy CDs and/or LPs. But I'm sure there are people there who like to listen to the artist on streaming only, and they will still go see the artist every single time. And not just young people.

On top of that, how many of them listen to albums start to finish.



But I wanted to reply because your comment created an enjoyable sense of nostalgia that I'm glad I was able to partake in. I will admit, however, I did not enjoy camping out for concert tickets or trying to call in and buy them over the phone and getting a constant busy signal. However, because it was the musical hardcopies making the bands money, the tickets were cheaper. That I do miss!

The first show I saw was GN'R in 1991. I think my ticket was about $20.



/jarmo

I still buy CD's and vinyl, my 1980's  Hifi is the envy of my kids  :hihi:  Love getting oriignal pressings of vinyl too, loads of artist have been run through my stylus and the analogue sound and richness of those recordings still rock. Caught the postman the other day sat on my doorstep "taking a breather  :rofl:" whilst I played The Wall by Floyd. He did say he loves that album and is minded to get a copy himself.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: Chandler on May 29, 2024, 09:04:46 AM
I saw GnR, Metallica and FNM for $35 in 1992. God how things have changed!


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: FreddieJames on May 30, 2024, 02:36:42 PM

...and now generative AI with which you can create your own music tracks,
in the style you desire, possibly with the voice of your favorite singer.


You ever check out the Axl ones on YouTube?

Some, obviously horrendous.  I would put the vast majority as good, not great.

But the ones that are great are EXCELLENT.  I have a few of him doing Roxette tunes and Adele tunes.  Not artists that typically populate my iPod.  But they are fucking incredibly well done.

I am really ashamed of asking this bc I know Axl will hate these AI cover, but which one of Roxette did you hear? I can't seem to find it anywhere and I am curious which song it is. I listened to the Someone Like You version and I am amazed at how good it is, especially in the chorus. Sounds almost 99% like Axl in early 90's.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on June 25, 2024, 06:32:08 PM
Might have dodged a bullet taking 2024 off.  The news ran a story that the post pandemic concert bubble may have burst.  Here's Coachella talking about their problems which is basically what the news story was saying.  Few more rumbles in this area if you google the topic.

https://eraofgoodfeeling.com/post/coachella-slump-has-the-music-festival-bubble-finally-burst

I can tell you too many people, in a too big venue and high ticket prices have me saying no. 


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on June 26, 2024, 12:33:12 PM
Might have dodged a bullet taking 2024 off.  The news ran a story that the post pandemic concert bubble may have burst.  Here's Coachella talking about their problems which is basically what the news story was saying.  Few more rumbles in this area if you google the topic.

https://eraofgoodfeeling.com/post/coachella-slump-has-the-music-festival-bubble-finally-burst

I can tell you too many people, in a too big venue and high ticket prices have me saying no. 


You don't like stadium shows?




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on June 26, 2024, 07:09:42 PM
Might have dodged a bullet taking 2024 off.  The news ran a story that the post pandemic concert bubble may have burst.  Here's Coachella talking about their problems which is basically what the news story was saying.  Few more rumbles in this area if you google the topic.

https://eraofgoodfeeling.com/post/coachella-slump-has-the-music-festival-bubble-finally-burst

I can tell you too many people, in a too big venue and high ticket prices have me saying no. 


You don't like stadium shows?




/jarmo


Hell no.   :hihi: 

I'm waiting for them to put the story I heard up online to post it.  They were talking about cancellations, not for shows like Taylor's, of shows before they even get out on the road.  They went further to say all this expectation that people are going to fly and take vacations and do things like go out to eat are not going to materialize.  The story was mostly about the concert business but they did go into people's spending habits on entertainment. 

The white bison has been born.  Old native American lore, change is coming, good or bad, but there is hope and it will all be worked out in the end.  Depends how you spin it.  But Yellowstone is going to be busy this summer unless the volcano erupts and then we're all in big trouble.


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on June 27, 2024, 05:18:01 AM
Are you aware that tours do get cancelled before they start due to costs, or other reasons, already? It's not something new.

It's a business. Bands can't afford to tour for charity.

Ticket sales is also a way to see where the band actually has an audience.



/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: NaturalLight on June 27, 2024, 10:41:29 AM
Are you aware that tours do get cancelled before they start due to costs, or other reasons, already? It's not something new.

It's a business. Bands can't afford to tour for charity.

Ticket sales is also a way to see where the band actually has an audience.



/jarmo


Agreed.

I remember back in the 90s when U2 came under fire because they didn't make any money off a tour due to their big production/Stage/etc, so the next time around they got - I believe - Budweiser to sponsor it and people were crying that they "sold out."

Also, here's an article about the Who and Daltrey talking about how bands often start off in the hole and don't make money until their eighth or ninth show.

https://www.billboard.com/music/rock/roger-daltrey-the-who-may-never-tour-america-again-1235300180/


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on June 27, 2024, 11:45:00 AM
Big productions cost money and it's not unheard of for a tour not to make a profit until way later into the tour.

And some bands choose sponsors to help pay for the investment.




/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on June 28, 2024, 12:09:23 AM
Are you aware that tours do get cancelled before they start due to costs, or other reasons, already? It's not something new.

It's a business. Bands can't afford to tour for charity.

Ticket sales is also a way to see where the band actually has an audience.



/jarmo


Aware of that but this story was pointing out more than normal are being cancelled.  And it is not because a band doesn't have an audience.  Might be because the audience is about to need charity.   :hihi:


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: jarmo on June 28, 2024, 05:05:43 AM
Aware of that but this story was pointing out more than normal are being cancelled.  And it is not because a band doesn't have an audience.  Might be because the audience is about to need charity.   :hihi:


That's true. After 2020, and 2021 to some degree, it seems like everyone has started touring. There's more shows to choose from. On top of that, everything has become more expensive which means people have less money to spend on concerts.





/jarmo


Title: Re: New Duff podcast - "Gn'R taking 2024 off"
Post by: cineater on June 28, 2024, 03:32:22 PM
Aware of that but this story was pointing out more than normal are being cancelled.  And it is not because a band doesn't have an audience.  Might be because the audience is about to need charity.   :hihi:


That's true. After 2020, and 2021 to some degree, it seems like everyone has started touring. There's more shows to choose from. On top of that, everything has become more expensive which means people have less money to spend on concerts.





/jarmo


I just hope GNR get to do what they want to do and excuse me and the fans for asking for the doesn't make business sense.   :hihi:  Not a musician, not a business woman, just a fan.