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Author:  Louis Lipps Service [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:40 am ]
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Anyone else at this show?

I was a huge fan back in my teenage years. In fact, one of my biggest regrets from those years was not seeing them live in concert before they split up.

Well I got to see them tonight and feel totally fulfilled. I'm sure they were even better in their prime, but goddam were they ever good tonight.

Axl's voice was way better than I ever expected and Slash is a god amongst men.


This show reaffirmed my believe that if axl wasn't crazy and they would have stayed together, we'd be talking about them as one of the best rock bands ever. Appetite For Destruction gets all the hype, but I personally believe Use Your Illisions has the more meaningful songs on it.

Shame they weren't together long, but damn if they didn't try and make up for lost time tonight.

Author:  Kodiak [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:31 am ]
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Author:  Donnie Brasco [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:33 am ]
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I heard Axl is with ACDC now too?

I've been debating going to see GNR because I wasn't sure how good they would sound, but when they come near me I'll probably check them out- thanks

Author:  Louis Lipps Service [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:16 am ]
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Donnie Brasco wrote:
I heard Axl is with ACDC now too?

I've been debating going to see GNR because I wasn't sure how good they would sound, but when they come near me I'll probably check them out- thanks


Yeah, he's filling in for AC/DC now that Brian Johnson retired due to hearing problems.

But yeah, absolutely check them out, you won't regret it.

And rumors keep coming up that the original members of the band are kind of in the background looking to join the band. Steven Adler already appeared at two shows and did some songs. And they said on WDVE this morning that there were rumors that Izzy Stradlin was in the building last night and even rehearsed with the band, though I have yet to see that confirmed.

Just an awesome, awesome show, though. Axl has slimmed down a bit since his horribly fat days. Still not thin by any means, but he's at least not embarrassingly fat. He can't quite get as high as he used to on some songs (which really shouldn't be anyone's expectation), but still sounds damn good.

Slash absolutely stole the show, though. You don't really notice just how much every GnR song is written around him until you see them live and watch him rock all those solos.

Author:  Y-Town Steel [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:41 pm ]
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Kodiak wrote:
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:lol:

Author:  Dan Smith--BYU [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:57 pm ]
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Winner:
Stephanie Seymour

Author:  Jobus Rum [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:56 pm ]
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Louis Lipps Service wrote:
Donnie Brasco wrote:
I heard Axl is with ACDC now too?

I've been debating going to see GNR because I wasn't sure how good they would sound, but when they come near me I'll probably check them out- thanks


Yeah, he's filling in for AC/DC now that Brian Johnson retired due to hearing problems.

But yeah, absolutely check them out, you won't regret it.

And rumors keep coming up that the original members of the band are kind of in the background looking to join the band. Steven Adler already appeared at two shows and did some songs. And they said on WDVE this morning that there were rumors that Izzy Stradlin was in the building last night and even rehearsed with the band, though I have yet to see that confirmed.

Just an awesome, awesome show, though. Axl has slimmed down a bit since his horribly fat days. Still not thin by any means, but he's at least not embarrassingly fat. He can't quite get as high as he used to on some songs (which really shouldn't be anyone's expectation), but still sounds damn good.

Slash absolutely stole the show, though. You don't really notice just how much every GnR song is written around him until you see them live and watch him rock all those solos.

Slash is/was the band...always was the band!

Author:  Steelafan77 [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:58 pm ]
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Glad you had a great time at their show. I can tell you I saw them back in the day and they weren't IMO all that great. Their one and only good album IMO was Appetite for Destruction in 1987. I saw them at a "Day on the Green" at the Oakland Coliseum in 1992 and they didn't fare that well. Body Count (Ice T metal band) and Soundgarden opened for Metallica and GnR. Those three put on a Killer show. GnR didn't start their set for nearly 2 hours after Metallica stopped playing their set. Fans were very infuriated with their stage antics. The crowd tore up the sod in the outfield causing 100's of thousands of dollars in damage. So you had to duck not only bottles, cans, plastic cups (sometimes with beer still in them. Or what we hoped was beer.) you had to dodge clumps of sod raining down. It sucked. Their set wasn't even that long either. I want to say maybe half dozen songs IIRC. I swore I'd never go and support them ever again. I began referring to them as ghosts and rumors from that point on. Again, not to jack up the thread. I'm glad you had a better experience than I did. Wish Pantera was still touring w/dime...

Author:  fractalsteel [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:52 pm ]
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I saw G n R 1991 in Hershey.
They started off in a grand fashion but Slash was a drunken mess by the end of the show. He had a bottle of Jack on stage and drank the whole thing. Then again it could have been an act but after seeing him drunken so many times on youtube I have to assume he was an alcoholic at that juncture.

Axl threw his mike stand towards the end of the show and almost hit a roadie.
Great start to the show but Slash was very sloppy the last half dozen songs.

Best thing the band did was fire the drummer Adler after AFD, cause that dude was lame.

They could have been all time greats.

Author:  OhioSteeler [ Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:32 pm ]
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Steelafan77 wrote:
Glad you had a great time at their show. I can tell you I saw them back in the day and they weren't IMO all that great. Their one and only good album IMO was Appetite for Destruction in 1987. I saw them at a "Day on the Green" at the Oakland Coliseum in 1992 and they didn't fare that well. Body Count (Ice T metal band) and Soundgarden opened for Metallica and GnR. Those three put on a Killer show. GnR didn't start their set for nearly 2 hours after Metallica stopped playing their set. Fans were very infuriated with their stage antics. The crowd tore up the sod in the outfield causing 100's of thousands of dollars in damage. So you had to duck not only bottles, cans, plastic cups (sometimes with beer still in them. Or what we hoped was beer.) you had to dodge clumps of sod raining down. It sucked. Their set wasn't even that long either. I want to say maybe half dozen songs IIRC. I swore I'd never go and support them ever again. I began referring to them as ghosts and rumors from that point on. Again, not to jack up the thread. I'm glad you had a better experience than I did. Wish Pantera was still touring w/dime...


That's the one band I wish I could have seen. My two uncles saw them with White Zombie and Sepultura.

Author:  Steelafan77 [ Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:38 pm ]
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Beyond Driven was the tour. 1993... Pantera had great energetic shows.

Author:  fractalsteel [ Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:11 am ]
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OhioSteeler wrote:
Steelafan77 wrote:
Glad you had a great time at their show. I can tell you I saw them back in the day and they weren't IMO all that great. Their one and only good album IMO was Appetite for Destruction in 1987. I saw them at a "Day on the Green" at the Oakland Coliseum in 1992 and they didn't fare that well. Body Count (Ice T metal band) and Soundgarden opened for Metallica and GnR. Those three put on a Killer show. GnR didn't start their set for nearly 2 hours after Metallica stopped playing their set. Fans were very infuriated with their stage antics. The crowd tore up the sod in the outfield causing 100's of thousands of dollars in damage. So you had to duck not only bottles, cans, plastic cups (sometimes with beer still in them. Or what we hoped was beer.) you had to dodge clumps of sod raining down. It sucked. Their set wasn't even that long either. I want to say maybe half dozen songs IIRC. I swore I'd never go and support them ever again. I began referring to them as ghosts and rumors from that point on. Again, not to jack up the thread. I'm glad you had a better experience than I did. Wish Pantera was still touring w/dime...


That's the one band I wish I could have seen. My two uncles saw them with White Zombie and Sepultura.



Saw them a bunch of times.

Once with Black Sabbath and I got third row seats and ended up with some guitar picks. The Deftones were to open the show but they had their equipment stolen the night before in Philadelphia.

Great live band.

Author:  CaptainFantastik [ Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:51 pm ]
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I saw Gn'R on the epic Guns/Metallica tour at the LA Coliseum w/ Motorhead as the opening act. This was after Montreal where James was burned by the pyro and they had John Marshall on rhythm guitar. And despite that, Metallica still blew Gn'R clear off the stage. That's not to say Guns wasn't awesome (they were), but it's a testament to how great a live band Metallica was in their prime. Nobody could touch them, and nobody will ever convince me otherwise having seen them over 20 times over the last 20+ years.

I was ready to hate this Gn'R tour, but I must admit the clips i'm seeing are awesome. They sound great. And now they've got Steven back in the fold to some degree (probably to gauge his reliability). That said, no way i'm paying those ticket prices to to see them. I saw them at their peak with Metallica for like $70 and no way i'm paying 2-3 times that amount for the 50 year old versions. But I do still believe they were overambitious in booking a US stadium tour, lots of empty seats. They don't have that clout in the States anymore. But they'll do really huge numbers outside the US no doubt.

Author:  955876 [ Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:08 am ]
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They were just in SF on Tuesday. Got an invite from someone who had box seats. Wouldn't have cost me a thing.

Had to turn them down. Wife just had some major major surgery so stretched really thin right now with shit in general.

Would have like to see them again. Saw them years ago at their peak.

Not the same music but had a Vegas trip planned to take wife and daughter to see Britney. Far from my type of music but hey, it's Britney. So I'd have no problem watching her shake it for a couple hours. Had to bail on that too.

Author:  SteelThrillsseeker [ Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:51 pm ]
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955876 wrote:
They were just in SF on Tuesday. Got an invite from someone who had box seats. Wouldn't have cost me a thing.

Had to turn them down. Wife just had some major major surgery so stretched really thin right now with shit in general.

Would have like to see them again. Saw them years ago at their peak.

Not the same music but had a Vegas trip planned to take wife and daughter to see Britney. Far from my type of music but hey, it's Britney. So I'd have no problem watching her shake it for a couple hours. Had to bail on that too.



Damn man. Hope the wifes surgery was successful.

Never seen Pantera, Gun n Roses or Motorhead. Man what an epic fail on me.

Author:  955876 [ Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:40 pm ]
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Always wanted to see Motörhead. RIP Lemmy.

And the surgery did go well. Thanks for the thoughts.

She was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma recently. In layman's terms, it's a cancerous brain tumor. This was her second brain surgery in the past year. The first though was far less invasive as they just went in far enough to remove a sample to get the pathology to diagnose.

This time they went in to remove it. Something's her original doctor said was not possible. Said it was inoperable. The new doctor disagreed. Said he could get it.

Surgery took about 8 hours of which she had to be awake for most of it. After doing the incision and sawing through the skull to remove a portion they bring you out of anesthesia. Patient has to be awake so they surgeon can communicate with them. They stimulate where they want to cut with electrical current. If it disrupts her speech they know they can't cut. If it doesn't, they can remove. Also used an experimental drug not yet FDA approved here in U.S. Brain surgeons have been utilizing it in Europe for the past few years. Interacts with the abnormal cells differently than normal cells. Lights the abnormal cells up like a Christmas tree. Makes them actually glow bright pink. Helps the surgeon see borders that otherwise might not be possible to recognize.

He got it out. Nasty thing is sitting in a pathology lab somewhere and not in her brain. Now we just monitor and hope/pray there isn't a recurrence. The textbook says these things almost always come back though.

We are utilizing some non-traditional therapies that will hopefully aid in preventing further growth.

Author:  SteelThrillsseeker [ Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:27 am ]
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955876 wrote:
Always wanted to see Motörhead. RIP Lemmy.

And the surgery did go well. Thanks for the thoughts.

She was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma recently. In layman's terms, it's a cancerous brain tumor. This was her second brain surgery in the past year. The first though was far less invasive as they just went in far enough to remove a sample to get the pathology to diagnose.

This time they went in to remove it. Something's her original doctor said was not possible. Said it was inoperable. The new doctor disagreed. Said he could get it.

Surgery took about 8 hours of which she had to be awake for most of it. After doing the incision and sawing through the skull to remove a portion they bring you out of anesthesia. Patient has to be awake so they surgeon can communicate with them. They stimulate where they want to cut with electrical current. If it disrupts her speech they know they can't cut. If it doesn't, they can remove. Also used an experimental drug not yet FDA approved here in U.S. Brain surgeons have been utilizing it in Europe for the past few years. Interacts with the abnormal cells differently than normal cells. Lights the abnormal cells up like a Christmas tree. Makes them actually glow bright pink. Helps the surgeon see borders that otherwise might not be possible to recognize.

He got it out. Nasty thing is sitting in a pathology lab somewhere and not in her brain. Now we just monitor and hope/pray there isn't a recurrence. The textbook says these things almost always come back though.

We are utilizing some non-traditional therapies that will hopefully aid in preventing further growth.



Wow. Technology is amazing. Hoping for nothing but positives for you and yours man.

Author:  fractalsteel [ Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:37 pm ]
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SteelThrillsseeker wrote:
955876 wrote:
Always wanted to see Motörhead. RIP Lemmy.

And the surgery did go well. Thanks for the thoughts.

She was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma recently. In layman's terms, it's a cancerous brain tumor. This was her second brain surgery in the past year. The first though was far less invasive as they just went in far enough to remove a sample to get the pathology to diagnose.

This time they went in to remove it. Something's her original doctor said was not possible. Said it was inoperable. The new doctor disagreed. Said he could get it.

Surgery took about 8 hours of which she had to be awake for most of it. After doing the incision and sawing through the skull to remove a portion they bring you out of anesthesia. Patient has to be awake so they surgeon can communicate with them. They stimulate where they want to cut with electrical current. If it disrupts her speech they know they can't cut. If it doesn't, they can remove. Also used an experimental drug not yet FDA approved here in U.S. Brain surgeons have been utilizing it in Europe for the past few years. Interacts with the abnormal cells differently than normal cells. Lights the abnormal cells up like a Christmas tree. Makes them actually glow bright pink. Helps the surgeon see borders that otherwise might not be possible to recognize.

He got it out. Nasty thing is sitting in a pathology lab somewhere and not in her brain. Now we just monitor and hope/pray there isn't a recurrence. The textbook says these things almost always come back though.

We are utilizing some non-traditional therapies that will hopefully aid in preventing further growth.



Wow. Technology is amazing. Hoping for nothing but positives for you and yours man.


Fascinating. Best wishes to you and your wife going forward. And kudos to going beyond what one medical person thought and seeking more alternatives.

Author:  955876 [ Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:38 pm ]
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Thanks for the thoughts.

The first team of doctors essentially said go live your life. That it couldn't be removed and that there was no medical cure at this point in time. Chemo & radiation would hopefully slow it but was not curative. It would be a matter of time.

Obviously not going to be satisfied with that type of "care"...

The chief neurosurgeon where she goes now is considered one of the best in the world. An expert to the experts. And he delivered exactly what he said he was going to do.

Very thankful for being able to have access to that level of care.

Author:  Donnie Brasco [ Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:03 am ]
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Always annoyed with the handcuffs in place in the US. If a family member has something deemed "inoperable" I want them to have access to anything deemed experimental. Yes I realize the risks but I've read far too many stories where the patient and their families don't even have the CHOICE to proceed.

Glad to hear things are positive, 95

Author:  955876 [ Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:46 pm ]
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Thanks Brasco. Appreciate it.

And agree with the rest of your comments

Author:  CaptainFantastik [ Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:58 pm ]
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Wow that's a harrowing story, 95. Very happy that the surgery was successful and I will be keeping my fingers crossed for a continued good prognosis for your wife. This process must have been extremely difficult on a number of levels.

Author:  955876 [ Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:10 pm ]
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Thanks Captain. Appreciate the thoughts.

Definitely has been very challenging given everything that comes with a brain cancer diagnosis. Emotional, financial, logistical, etc etc and the list goes on.

I'm very thankful for having good insurance as well as access to some of the best medical care available for his type of condition. Without that everything would have been infinitely more difficult.

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