Izzy Stradlin: I'm not reuniting with Guns N' Roses
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 March 2016
Izzy Stradlin has put an end to rumours that he'll be involved in the Guns N' Roses reunions shows next month and confirmed he's not been in the studio with them
Izzy Stradlin will not be involved in the Guns N' Roses reunion.
The co-founder of the band who quit at the height of the band's success in 1991, has confirmed he's not going to perform with his former bandmates - Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan - when they get back together for concerts in Las Vegas and Mexico and a headline slot at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "At this point in time, I will not be playing at any of the April 2016 GNR shows. 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."
The 53-year-old guitarist - who recorded three studio albums with the 'Paradise City' hitmakers - also shut down rumours he has been in the studio with the rock group, and confirmed that the Twitter account '@Izzystradlin999', where he's seemingly been answering fans' questions, is actually his official presence on the social networking site.
He added: "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."
The news comes after Alan Niven - the first Guns N' Roses manager who served from 1986 to 1991 - had falsely claimed bassist Duff and Izzy had been in the studio.