Brave Words had an article today on a possible leak of Chinese Democracy reissue and U.S tour news. Apparently we're supposed to watch the Super Bowl for this earth shattering announcement. So it took 15 years to make a mediocre solo album as a followup to the Use Your Illusion stuff. And it's taken 3 years for Axl and crew to come to the U.S. to tour for this. I guess it took that long to figure out of there was going to be a demand?
Look, there is no doubt in my mind that tons of people are going to pay to see this tour. Most of them just for the nostalgic factor of the 80's and early 90's. Because let's face it your average everyday person that grew up on this stuff doesn't keep track of the every day goings on in the hard rock world. But this is where we on the internet sites come in to say, you are going to be disappointed.
Why? Because Axl Rose does not give a fuck about the general public. He will show up late. He will cut the short set. He may even cancel some of those dates. And when he does this, America, I don't want to see a bunch of bitching and griping about it. Guns n' Roses is a shell of it's former self and thusly you will be spending over 100 dollars for a product that wasn't good live since 1988.Trust me, I know. Ask Europe about last year. I walked out of a Gn'R show in 1992 at the height of their powers because it was so bad. Axl will take your money and not give a damn about your feelings or if you got your money's worth. You will be treated like a whore. As the subject line says you've been warned. Don't come to me for sympathy because you won't get it. As long as people blindly keep shelling out money for this 'product' it enables Axl rose to continue do these things he does. My advice would be to just enjoy Paradise City and Welcome to the Jungle for the 1000th time on the radio and stay home.