To me, I kinda seems like he is saying the band is just calling the performance in. Which...makes sense. I mean Richard is in how many other bands? He was on tour with Thin Lizzy just a few months ago. So does that make him any more or less a part of these bands then GNR. DJ is a slash clone....no one can deny that. Does a great job but I mean top hat, smoke les paul... and IN GUNS N ROSES. Its a little to ironic. He goes on to say some good things about AXL and well deserved. Axl is trying to make this a band and sell its as GNR. We all no its not and its starting to become painfully obvious to people that you cant buy or fake heart. These guys have nothing invested in any of the old songs other then a fat pay check. And the new stuff, what are they doing 4 songs a night! Out of a 3 hour concert. The guys in the band are excited to say they are in GNR and I am sure they love the big gigs and the travel around the world, but I mean its starting to show that the intensity and drive that made GNR was what made the band special. The songs were and are great, any body can play them, but you cant sell it if you are just a hired guy. That's what this guy is talking about and I have to agree with him.
P.S - The line about Frank was bang on....he plays the songs very poorly. Who let him in the band in the first place.
I'm sure most people would call it blasphemy and rape if they changed anything.
This review is just like what happened in Antwerp 2010: Everyone who went said it was great (on online forums, on the radio,...) but the reviews were all pretty bad. One reviewer actually aknowledged that by saying "it was worse, but you seemed to enjoy it"
I can accept bad reviews but not if they're all about "this ain't the original band, so it sucks anyways"... Especially if you go back into the history of those magazines and discover they gave Appetite a worse review back than
(which they offcourse had to ignore later on)!