Izzy Stradlin Out For Guns N’ Roses Reunion
One of the big questions coming into a set of Guns N’ Roses shows featuring original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan was whether former GN’R guitarist Izzy Stradlin would perform with his old mates. Stradlin responded to a Rolling Stone inquiry about his status and the guitarist made it clear he won’t be sharing the stage or entering the studio with the band.
“At this point in time, I will not be playing at any of the April 2016 GNR shows,” Stradlin revealed to Rolling Stone via e-mail. “I’ve also not been in the studio recording or writing with any of the others recently. There is so much speculation, but so very little info, [that] I thought I should reach out.” Izzy recently started a Twitter account and confirmed to Rolling Stone it is indeed him behind the account. “I know there’s a lot of questions regarding my Twitter account, but it’s me. I opened the Twitter account. There was just so much speculation going on regarding my involvement and studio recording. There’s so much misinformation, so I wanted to clarify that I’m not in the studio recording with any of the Guns N’ Roses guys. At this point in time, I’m not involved in the actual shows … A lot of stuff [fans] are reading isn’t true,” Stradlin told the magazine.
Izzy Stradlin was a co-founding member of GN’R and remained in the band through 1991. He first sat-in with a new version of GN’R in 2006 and made a handful of appearances with them through 2014. Guns N’ Roses returns to the stage at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas April 8 and 9.