Speaking to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke has shared that how he feels about GN’R reunion right now.
Here’s the statement:
“I was beyond stunned, good analogy. You’ll see me in every interview up until that point going, ‘Yeah, I don’t ever see it happening.’ I’m really, really amazed that Slash and Axl got back together. Amazed.
I can’t say I know Axl, but I did know Slash. That happening was huge. The two of them are a great working duo, I’m so happy they’re back together.
People ask me all the time, ‘Would you have done it?’. The real answer is yes, but I would have to think about it. I have a great memory of those days, and I’m kind of one of these guys that don’t have to relive things over and over again. Once I’ve done it, it’s in my memory bank, but I’m so happy that the team is doing well.”
On his solo album, he said:
“First of all, being inactive really was more or less just not doing any live dates. I just kind of wanted to take a moment and a step back, kind of re-evaluate where I am, what I’m doing.
“Basically, when I first started my solo project, it really was just because I had a handful of songs that weren’t going to be on GN’R records, and I like them, and then I started doing some live dates, and it kind of tipped off from there.
Being a part of Guns was obviously a huge part of my career – I would never ignore that – so we’d always play a couple of Guns songs in the set. Obviously, those were songs that I could sing, so there’s a very limited amount of songs that I could even do.
The audience was fine with it – I could play my songs, I could play some Stones, MC5, Clash, GN’R… it seemed to go well. Seems to me over the last four or five years that if I’m not playing a Guns song, people are just kind of staring at me.
That’s why I wanted to take a little bit of a break, write some new songs, get a new record out there. Kind of get out there and be myself, be who I am.”
Click here to entire interview via Ultimate-Guitar.