For those who like Guns n' Roses (The original, not the new crap)

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Kevin Moore, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Kevin Moore

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  2. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    That was a good read.
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  3. dmason

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    I live in Lafayette, IN where a couple of original GNR members hail from, my son even goes to the same high school as Bill Bailey (Axl).

    There's another avid motorcyclist from the band and though I haven't met him I understand his preferences run toward the German and Austrian Marques - Jeff (Izzy) Isbell.
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  4. CaptnSlo

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    Great article.
    I remember someone here posted an RR about his trip to Sturgis traveling with Gilby, Riki Rachtman and some other celebs whose names escape me right now. It was a fun read, I'll try to find it.

    - edit it was OP's (Kevin) RR! I'm very jealous ;)
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  5. kerhonky

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    Very nice. Sounds like a great guy.

    But he wasn't in the original Guns n' Roses.
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  6. Kevin Moore

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    Kerhonky,

    By "original" I meant the band we knew through the 80's and 90's, not the flimsy reincarnation that tours today. But you are correct, Gilby was not a founding member.

    And he is a shockingly nice guy. If you ever walk up and say hi, he'll treat you like a friend.


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  7. Kevin Moore

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    Yup, we're the idiots who went and did silly stuff in Sturgis.

    2010 RR: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809422&highlight=sturgis+rock+roll

    2012 RR: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=833825&highlight=sturgis+2012



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  8. RRVT

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    I recently read Duff McKagan's biography and also read up a lot on him. All I can say, I am EXTREMELY impressed with this guy. After years of alcohol and drug abuse he managed to clean up, got into martial arts and mountain biking, got married and started a family, went back to school to study finance and is one semester short of a BA degree, and started a wealth management consulting company to help musicians close good business deals and not to blow away their money. Plus, he writes a column for Seattle Weekly. In the book he mentions getting a Harley and riding for fun in the Seattle area.

    I've been saying for a while that Axl is a jackass and after reading that book, he is even a bigger jackass than I had thought. His arrogance of showing up late for gigs and letting them wait for hours cost the band a fortune in penalties, overtime pay, not to mention several riots. On top of that, he pretty much blackmailed Slash and Duff into signing over the rights to the GNR label.
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  9. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    That was a cool little read, thanks for posting it.
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  10. Kevin Moore

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    I'm glad you guys like it. They'll be a new story about every month or so. If you want to know when one is posted, you can sign up on the right of the main page at:

    http://www.bikesandbuddies.com

    Kev
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  11. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Great read man. Thanks for sharing. :freaky
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  12. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    I've got it bookmarked, thanks for the link.
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  13. Kevin Moore

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    You're quite welcome. Glad you liked the website!

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