Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke has revealed why he refused to take part in the band’s 2016 reunion.
Clarke was a member of the band between 1991 and 1994 and performed on their 1993 album The Spaghetti Incident?.
When the interviewer said, “I heard a story with GN’R’s recent reunion, that you were going to be part of that, or you were asked to be part of that but you didn’t because your daughter had a gig or something that was very important for your daughter. Is that true?”, Clarke replied:
“Yeah, that’s true. They asked me to be a guest at one of the shows, and it just happened to be the day that I was in Chicago with my daughter, her band was playing Lollapalooza.”
“It was great that they asked me to come to play with them. I just went, ‘Yeah, it’s wonderful and I’m not against it, I just can’t do it today. I’m her roadie.'”
“Well, she could do it without me but I wanted to be there, I just thought it was important to see her play at Lollapalooza, and of course, it was really important.”
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“And I told them, ‘Pick another day.’ But there was never another day.”
However, Clarke appeared to rule out a future reunion, saying: “I played enough GN’R songs for my day, I’m okay. Then they’re doing fine, they’re doing great.”
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