Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke revealed in a new interview that he was asked to take part in the band’s “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour but had to turn it down. Clarke, who replaced founding guitarist Izzy Stradlin during the group’s 1991 Use Your Illusion tour, told Trunk Nation, “When it first started, they did reach out to me to come and play. My daughter, Frankie, has a band. They asked me the same day my daughter’s band was playing Lollapalooza (in July 2016), which was like the biggest break for her band. It was the same day they were playing Lollapalooza and I had to be there, and I couldn’t really give that up to go (jam with Guns).”
Clarke added that he was still open to getting onstage with the group at some point, saying, “I have nothing against it. It’s just that didn’t work out for me.” He also affirmed that he is on good terms with the members of Guns, remarking, “I mean, I’m still cool with Axl; I’m still cool with everybody. I have no ill feelings or anything.”
Clarke stayed with Guns N’ Roses for three years, exiting in 1994 and continuing to work as a producer and solo artist, while also playing in Slash’s Snakepit, Rock Star Supernova, Heart and other acts. Although he was inducted, he did perform at the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 alongside guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and former GN’R drummers Steven Adler and Matt Sorum. Singer Axl Rose did not attend.
Three-fifths of the group’s classic lineup — Axl, Slash and McKagan — reunited in 2016 after two decades apart for the “Not In This Lifetime” tour, which is still ongoing and has become one of the highest grossing concert attractions of all time.
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