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  1. Christ that's pricey! Can't say I'm surprised though, they were charging £125 for the best seats in 2006 and given the sudden surge in concert ticket prices I expected a much bigger price than the '06 price. No way I could justify spending £300+ on a concert ticket, no one's that good. And if that's "and up" then £300+ for nosebleed seats is crazy. Surprised people would buy them at that price.
  2. Some shows in the autumn apparently: http://www.nme.com/news/the-rolling-stones/64919 If Bill Wyman's back in the fold I'd really be tempted to go, the only thing is the price. Back when I saw them in Twickenham in 2006 the ticket I got was £90, given the recent surge in the price of concert tickets I dread to think how much they'll cost now. They always do put on a killer show though and it was definitely money well spent in 2006.
  3. Personally I thought Chinese Democracy was worthwhile. I also highly doubt McKagan will rejoin GN'R full time especially as Velvet Revolver are indeed searching for a new singer.
  4. There are a couple on YouTube I think. I wonder if he'll be onstage at Birmingham as well? I can but hope! I doubt it as it seemed like a spur of the moment thing.
  5. Duff McKagan Reunites With Axl Rose Onstage McKagan plays with Guns N’ Roses for the first time seventeen years Duff McKagan joined Axl Rose onstage for the first time in seventeen years tonight, playing bass on (at least) "You Could Be Mine" and "Knockin' On Heavens Door" at London's 02 Arena. (The band confirmed this [on Twitter https://twitter.com/gunsnroses].) Rumors of a full-fledged Guns N’ Roses reunion are sure to come, but Rose has made it abundantly clear that he will never share a stage with Slash again. "One of the two of us will die before a reunion," Rose told Billboard in 2009. "However sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is." Axl did play with original GNR rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin at a number of shows in 2006. "I could see doing a song or so on the side with Izzy or having him out [on tour] again," Rose said in 2009. "I'm not so comfortable with doing anything having more than one of the alumni. Maybe something with Duff [McKagan], but that's it." Last year McKagan told Rolling Stone that he's also open to the idea of working with Rose again. "I'm not going to be one of those guys who's like 'fuck that, that'll never happen.' he said. "It could very well happen. I love Axl. We've been through a lot of shit together that nobody can take that away from us." McKagan joined Jane's Addiction this year, only to split with the group in September over musical differences. Earlier this week, Slash announced on his MySpace page that Velvet Revolver is auditioning new singers. "It's great to hook up with Duff, Matt & Dave after all this time," Slash wrote. "I'll keep you posted on any interesting developments from those sessions as they happen. The creative juices are definitely flowing. I'm positive something awesome is going to surface soon." [Taken from the Rolling Stone website]
  6. I was at Reading a couple of weeks ago and it was a truly amazing show (even if we didn't get the last two songs due to the power being cut). I'd say that Axl and co do definitely put on one of the greatest live shows around. Definitely as good as Slash's solo shows if not better in some respects. I read about the train wreck that was the Dublin show. Whilst it is to be expected that Guns won't take to the stage until around 22:30 at the latest its not necessarily acceptable. At the end of the day people need to get buses and trains back home and these usually stop around midnight. So obviously a show that starts at 22:30 will finish at 00:30 at the earliest and therefore you're kind of screwed. Bottle throwing isn't acceptable in any shape or form but then neither is punishing an entire audience made up of thousands for the actions of two people. Axl could have came back out and given the fans a great show. Instead he deliberately gave them a half arsed performance they paid good money to see by which time no doubt after the 'break' the idiots who threw the bottles had left therefore the only people he as punishing were his fanbase. As a huge GN'R fan and supporter of Axl's musical endeavours it saddened me to read about his behaviour at the Dublin show, especially after they took Reading by storm. I hope the Birmingham show in October isn't like the Dublin show...
  7. 1. Led Zeppelin 2. Guns N' Roses 3. Pink Floyd 4. The Smashing Pumpkins 5. Marillion
  8. Well I doubt I'll get to see this as it looks like a US only tour , that said hopefully will definitely catch Black Country Communion if/when there's a tour. I think this Led Zeppelin Experience tour will be great, the tribute CD Jason did called In The Name Of My Father was awsome.
  9. Got my ticket for Birmingham :D Two Robert Plant shows and two GN'R shows in a year!
  10. Thought I'd add this news. A UK Tour has been announced for October. O2 Arena in London: October 13, Birmingham LG Arena: October 17 Manchester MEN Arena: October 18. Presale is tomorrow (planetrock.com) General on sale through Ticketmaster Friday. A bit annoyed at the lack of the Cardiff date and the fact that London is mid week so it looks as if I'll be going to the Birmingham one and staying in a hostel overnight and an early train back to get back to university on Monday.
  11. Grateful Dead- Rocking The Cradle. A live DVD/CD of their '78 performance in Egypt. Checked out a couple of tracks on the DVD and sounds great. Will watch the whole thing later when its dark.
  12. Coverdale/Page is up there in my list of all time great rock albums. It's criminally underrated, I love it to bits. Jimmy's playing is brilliant on it. Shame they only ever made one album. Some of the songs are easily as good as Zeppelin.
  13. If you have any local record fairs they may sell boots. It's at a record fair I picked up the Earls Court show DVD. Also, if you live near London check out Camden Market.
  14. I got my first bootleg the other day, Earls Court '75, 24th May DVD. I usually download the CDs but downloading DVDs can be a pain as they are such big files. So I'm going to keep to collecting the DVDs. I downloaded a DVD of the O2 show though as I've yet to see a copy of the O2 DVD at any record fair. I also got Nirvana at Reading '92 DVD.
  15. Hi all! Just thought Id say that "Over The Rainbow" now have a Myspace page so it seems as if everything is in motion and is definitely going to happen. I, myself cannot wait and hope they do some dates in the UK. OTR Myspace Link
  16. It would be interesting but I dont think his voice would be good a doing any Zeppelin covers.
  17. Of course! I think as bands go they're unrivaled! JPJ - master of the strings, keyboards and everything else! Jimmy - guitar God and one of the best damn producers there are. Robert - the best voice in rock (and now bluegrass as well it seems!) Bonzo - the best drummer ever, nuff said. Jason - amazing performance at the O2. I think why they're so good is their versatility, theyve played every genre under the sun and carried it off. Whatever Im currently listening to musically theres gonna be a Zep or solo song which fits with it.
  18. Agree with you on the Rainbow line up! He's acting like a Harry Potter character because he wants to is the short answer, which I dont see a problem with, a musician will be their best when they're doing what they want to do. (Not sure about the costumes though!) More in depth reason why Blackmore's Night formed: (from Wiki)
  19. I agree with you on the nativity play bit, it does look very silly indeed! I also think it cheapens the music somewhat, the first time I saw a live vid of them I thought 'my God this is beyond Spinal Tap!' I also read somehwere that the first few rows of their gigs go to people who dress up in medieval gear.
  20. In 'Classic Rock Magazine' there have been some really harsh reviews of Blackmore's Night and harsh comments about the man himself such as labelling him a 'lost' guitarist of the rock world. Therefore for ages I stayed well away but after looking recently I see that those comments were far too harsh, he still is a master of the guitar even if it is on an acoustic and he does get the strat out on many occcasions on their albums. He himself is quoted as saying he's doing a Bob Dylan but the other way round and tehrefore he gets abuse! Similar to the Plant/Krauss thing in that people dont want them to make quieter music. I think itd be worth seeing Blackmore's Night for Ritchie's playing if nothing else. And yes JR Blackmore is also a great guitarist, would rather have a reunion with Ritchie and Dio but as Dio's busy with Sabbath at the moment and Ritchie with Blackmore's Night doesnt seem as though anything involving the 'classic' lineup will happen again.
  21. 100% agree, Cornell would be the best guy, seems as though its Myles Kennedy though, who also appears to be a great guy for the job. I like Coverdale's idea for Jimmy to do what Santana does and have many singers on one album. They would still need one singer for a tour though.
  22. Another huge fan of Blackmore and his many bands here! Caught the current incarnation of Deep Purple at Brighton last year and was amazed. May not be the same without Blackmore and Lord but the band are still an amazing live act. There seems to be too much Blackmore vs Morse stuff going on on the internet, IMO both are simply amazing guitarists. Currently been getting into Blackmore's Night, very underrated band, once you get past the medieval costumes there is some fantastic music. There seems to be a lot of negativity surrounding them similar to the Plant/Krauss project in that people are saying Ritchie should be playing louder music. But with closer inspection Ritchie still does dig the strat out. And his playing on acoustic instruments is also fantastic. Also when it comes to singing Rainbow/Purple stuff Candice is a fantastic singer. Youtube vids of BN being loud: Smoke On The Water Black Night Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (Only audio) Really looking forward to this Rainbow 'reunion' with Jurgen Blackmore next year. Hopefully they will play more places than Russia. Jurgen is a great guitarist himself so it should be a really good project. Jurgen Blackmore Hope to catch Over The Rainbow and Blackmoe's Night next year. 2009 seems to be looking likea good year gig wise, "Rainbow" and hopefully something Zeppelin related.
  23. I sure hope so too! Been checking fan forums and it seems a though they may play the O2 again on 25th and 26th of April, only rumours you understand. My 18th birthday is on the 19th of April and this would be one hell of a way to celebrate! REALLY hope they add more London dates, can see them selling out a stadium easily - Wembley or Twickenham perhaps? There's also aways the Hard Rock Calling festival in Hyde Park. Hopefully they'll be an announcement soon, otherwise I shall go and see Airbourne in November!
  24. Upcoming concerts for me: Joan Baez Richie Havens Leonard Cohen Stan Webb's Chicken Shack So a 60s autumn for me!
  25. Sabbath are one of the all time great bands. Its Dio era for me, went to an Ozzy solo show last year and thoight it was great but then a few months later I saw Heaven and Hell and Dio is by far the better singer nowadays, the Ozzy era is great but the Dio era is sublime. I'd say Sabbath was best with Dio but Ozzy's solo stuff is amazing. I'm a huge Zakk Wylde fan and love the Ozzy solo stuff for that reason as well. Hope they come back to the UK, you lucky people in the US get a tour with Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell and Motorhead, hope this comes the way of the UK. Cant wait for the new Dio era album.
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