posted on Aug, 25 2015 @ 07:00 AM
originally posted by: pfishy
a reply to: aeonminder
Exactly. Slash hasn't stood still. And he and Axl WERE G&R. Axl hasn't been too terribly active. Sorry to say, but it would be a step backwards for
Slash. Not to say he isn't in a point in his career where he could afford to take that step as a passion project, to help an old friend out, but G&R
is not Slash's only claim to fame, unlike that ungrateful jerk he'd be helping.
I think that's a bit of an overstatement to say that Axl and Slash WERE G N' R. Just look at the difference between the rawness and songwriting on
Appetite which was meant to be an album where all the songs could be played live, honed in the clubs in front of audiences and compare it to the Use
Your Illusion albums which were pure studio creations built on a foundation of ego with a decided lack of audience feedback. The main difference
between those albums? Izzy Stradlin. Izzy was the secret ingredient that made Guns what it was. Slash was the picturesque face with the Les Paul and
top hat and the solos sure, but Izzy by and large was a key element of the gritty blues driven riffs that propelled Appetite to where it was. It's
great that Slash and Axl have mended fences and I would likely go see them if they toured or wrote a new album, but for all the bluster and bravado
those 2 brought to the stage, without Izzy, it will still end up a little too polished and will lack the grittiness and street feel of the original
batch of songs. Just my 2 cents on that.