Frank is good and all but Brain is a fantastic drummer and do you really believe he left because he had a kid?
(that must be why hes continued recording and playing live with Buckethead since resting from Gnr?)
Have to agree with this. When I heard from Bill Laswell
in ’04, that Buckethead wouldn’t be going back to GNR. I thought it was unthinkable for Brain to remain a member of the band for much longer. Both Buckethead leaving for sure as well as Brain’s probable departure in progress, were concepts almost the whole GNR community didn’t think much of. I was very surprised by this, because both concepts were strongly supported by reality. The reality is/was that Laswell is a very credible and respected man (who probably won’t BS you). And much (not all) of the attraction of playing in GNR, for Brain and Buckethead, was to give their strong friendship yet another (common) professional dimension. I could be wrong, but really don’t expect Brain back anytime soon. To me he’s indeed eons ahead of Frank.