This is why I become GNR fan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPWlbPYfWgM
It was all about AXL, Axl made the band so special not that Slash, slut of yours.
There are lot of New Kids On The Block fans who after their beloved homo-kid band splinted .. they actually become "mature R&R dudes" and referenced themselves as Guns N' Roses fans. I say fuck'em! Take your ugly Slash whore in to your ass ... and don't pollute our GNR environment. Say your thoughts at Slash's forums! I don't give a shit about him and I am not polluting his forums with my pro-Axl stand. In a matter of fact I don't even want to know anything about that dirty lying bitch.
For me it's enough knowing that Axl and Izzy formed this band ... and all others were hired musicians walking in through auditions.
And this is another extreme example, albeit in a different direction but just as (or more) annoying.
They all made the band special and not in a thousand years can you say Slash and Duff were hired musicians because they shaped Guns N' Roses probably as much as Axl did. The band we all fell in love with is a true masterpiece and although I believe Axl was the key ingrediant the others (meaning Slash, Duff & Izzy) were just as relevant and important.
Yea. Axl made the band so special and thats why CD reached bargain bin status in BestBuy. Axl without other members is nothing. History of so called New GNR proved that.
That is also a complete bullshit. Chinese Democracy did fairly well considering the histroy and drastic change in the sound. It topped the charts in some countries and it went platinum for selling a few millions which nowadays isn't an easy task. The tours have also been very successful.
You think guys from the old band would be willing to reunite if their current projects were as successful as GN'R were? Do you honestly believe had Velvet Revolver not flopped by the time the second album came out they would give Axl the satisfaction by wanting to return? Do you really think Slash would be so gracious and willing to put it all behind if he was able to headline arenas with his solo band? Not in a million years.
Former members aren't nothing without Axl. And Axl isn't nothing without them. They were simply the best together. None of them achieved that same magic after the split but I would go as far as saying Axl made the best music after the split, but it is also true that he has released the least amount of material.