The dude still wants to get paid as a musician, and i'm sure the opportunity to remix Hollywood Rose presented itself and he took it to get paid I don't see that as dwelling on his GnR stint. He could be out there touring and playing nothing but GnR tunes. And I agree with him saying Axl should have moved on, Rage against the machine turned into Audioslave and it worked they did not keep calling themselves Rage and they could have seeing as there were still 3 members left as opposed to Axl being the only one. I think Chinese Democracy would have been more successful if it was call W.A.R or something..
I disagree. I think it has everything to do with him once being a part of the band and he will take any job associated with the name in a heartbeat. That's the way I see it.
Just a random advertisement, but you can see what I'm talking about. I'm not trying to discredit Gilby, all I'm saying is that a guy who never wrote one song in GN'R and was lucky enough to play a massive tour with them should refrain from critisizing Axl for using the name, while that same name is the only thing that kept his career alive.
Calling it W.A.R would be almost childish and a very poor choice.
It depends on how you look at Chinese Democracy being successful
. Records that sell millions and millions need to have singles that stand out. Those singles need to be accompanied with videos and if you have a major hit song the albums sales explode. Here's what I'm talking about:
AFD - Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O'mine, Paradise City
GN'R Lies - Patience
UYI I - Don't Cry, November Rain
UYI II - Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You Could Be Mine, Estranged
"SI?" - no hit single.
CD - Better would be a contender but the marketing strategy never fully started
My point being, around those songs the legacy of the record is built. Chinese Democracy is not radio friendly. It's not MTV friendly. It's the opposite of that, hence it could never be as successful as its predecessor.