2 be honest, don't wanna discuss about the "old" line up.
I wanna talk mainly about Finck (!), Buckethead, Freese and so on.
Ok, i've heard very good reasons here, but the fact, that NO ONE ever talks about their exit in the press makes me wondering - are they scared? Aren't they allowed to talk?
Freese, Finck, Bucket, Brain - these four are very responsible for some chinese democracy parts, Axl mentioned 2006 at Hammerstein before "Better" - "This is a Robin Song" - the solo on TIL for example - unforgettable!
As some clever guy already mentioned, Freese was very responsible for the song "chinese democracy", the parts of Buckethead we don't have to discuss. Everybody who knows the old demo - and hears know the solo from TWAT on it, incredible.
So - it's a kind of mystical thing why they are all gone.
I am very pleased with Ashba and Frank, it's really not a fuckin' Axl Bashing, i was just wondering why it seems to be impossible to keep good persons together.