Mike Gossard wrote:I'm really hoping that Slash, Duff, Izzy, Steven, an maybe even Matt say, FUCK YOU AXL ROSE, and go on a 70 date tour with Myles Kennedy, and play the shit out of Appetite, Lies and Illusion 1 and 2 for all the fans.
You did notice that G 'n R Greatest Hits was back in the top 10 during/following the club tour? Has any of those guys (as much as I like them all, too) done that with ANY of their albums?
Interpret that how you will - popular doesn't matter, it's a greatest hits, it's new fans (which would be an ironic rationalization). But, it MEANS something.
Myles Kennedy is not doing that. Sorry. Yes, Axl can seem a bit much at times. But, if you read what he wrote, it's actually well thought out, and you can see what he can't come right out and say, but is getting at. The fact is DJ Ashba is every bit the guitarist Slash is (yes, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the original line-up), and he's more accomplished in other areas (producing, etc.).
There's a clear disagreement between the group (and if Steven Adler, of all people involved, is on YOUR side, you're not starting off with a good team). And with such things, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. However, musically, nothing Slash has done since touches what he did with G 'n R, and his current versions while good, are missing 1 important ingredient - Axl. So, ultimately, Axl holds the cards.
So, the opinions of Axl may be proper. I for one would prefer to see G 'n R as it is currently constituted with Axl, then your "dream" line up with a pretender up front. That's like wanting Page to play with Coverdale and being happy about it.