I'm making my judgement of Gilby from seeing him live. I haven't visited GnR sites to see what those viewers think of him, but I was more than happy with his live performance, and the group I was with didn't complain. Talk about not fitting in with their image, Dizzy I don't underestimate the Crue's success. Althought it pretty much died when the 90s rolled around. But I remember Feelgood and Girls and they were kings of the world at that moment. But I have to think that Lee's popularity as a musician has a lot to do with Pam Anderson and that scene. All of sudden everyone reading People Magazine knew that Tommy was a drummer for the Crue, and by adding those that knew Crue he became extremely well known. Yeah, I don't know what drove Jason to do this. He's richer than a king so it can't be money. Who knows, maybe Jason and the rest want to help a singer who may not make it big on his/her own. However, if that's the case why would they want it to be so American Idol'ish which probably 99% of rock fans find disgusting. Surprisingly, there are some decent performers in the show. I might pay a small club fee to see a few of them front a band. ya, but ultimately they chose a very tv friendly bunch. The only one with a unique look is Dylana... remember a few years ago when fashion designers were making grunge cool? Now they've done it with rock... there's this way hairdressers make long hair look, a lot like Gilby Clarke.. it's the ultra-groomed metrosexual rockstar which makes no sense. I still cannot believe that people will play thousands of dollars to look like Axl Rose, Jimmy Page, or Syd Vicious... they were just roll out of bed type of guys. Again, it's not Gilby's playing that's the problem... he has this very Michael Bolton type thing going on... when he strums chords he does these little gestures which are so cheese... ya Dizzy's awful... in fact, that whole UYI tour was an abortion in a lot of ways (except for the music which was truly great). I think Newstead lost a bet and had to do this. He's so incredibly nice to everyone, but a guy like him could summon a real singer. They should have gotten Mike Patton or someone like that... most of these people aren't that fantastic singers, there's a few standouts like Dylana but that's it. That hot girl with the black hair who talks back is T E R R I B L E.