Gilby Clarke: How I Feel About GN’R Not Inviting Me to Be Part of Reunion

Ex-GN'R guitarist Gilby Clarke was asked by LA Weekly about not being invited to be part of the band's ongoing reunion, to which he replied:


“I didn’t feel I needed to make a phone call about it; I didn’t feel I needed to plead my case.

“If it happens it happens, and if it doesn’t it doesn’t. It didn’t, and when it didn’t happen, I just went, ‘Uh, well, there it goes.’

“I’m being honest about it. I have such good and fond memories from those years that I don’t need to relive it again.”

Gilby also discussed performing with the guys at their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony back in 2012, saying:

“From my point of view, I never really thought about it much, ever. I didn’t go through a process of pleading my case to be a part of the band.

“Not being inducted was definitely a bummer. To be a part of something and not be recognized for it.

“But deep down, I didn’t really care. It’s just another two lines on your Wikipedia page. Duff called me literally the day before and said, ‘We had a talk and we decided we’re going to play. We’d love for you to play with us.’

“The only thing that was weird for me was when they went up to accept and I wasn’t there. I actually had to go somewhere else while they did that. That definitely felt weird.”


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