MSL, who originally broke the news several months ago that Izzy Stradlin would not be participating in Guns N’ Roses’ reunion due to financial disagreements, has shared more insight on Stradlin on GNRTruth.
“I don’t think they would trust Izzy to play a 2.5 hour show around the world for 2-3 years and even if they did, Richard already had the spot.
And even if Richard didn’t have the spot, the loot isn’t being split equally among Axl/Slash/Duff, so why would Axl want to have to split it equally with Axl/Slash/Duff/Izzy?
GNRtruth’s position has been clear since day one and we took a lot of flack for reporting the falling out was over money and again we’ve been vindicated.
But Izzy’s tweet is misleading IMO as he was in rehearsals to do a guest spot and equal pay was never being discussed. It was just a question of what he would get per gig for his guest spots and the two sides ended up being very far apart on money.”
Izzy Stradlin recently responded to his former Guns N’ Roses bandmate Axl Rose’s claims about why he isn’t involved in the band’s reunion.
Stradlin tweeted, “Bullshit They didn’t want to split the loot equally . Simple as that . Moving right along……..”
Axl Rose recently told Globo, “Steven did join us. At the same time I have no idea, when this started Steven had just had back surgery. So I don’t have any idea about that. With Izzy, it’s something I can’t really describe. I don’t really know what to say about Izzy. You could have a conversation and think it’s one way, then the next day, it’s another way. So I’m not trying to take any shots at Izzy, but his thing is his thing. Whatever that is.”
Stradlin’s tweet proves months of rumors that the reason why he isn’t involved in the Guns N’ Roses reunion is due to a financial offer that wasn’t comparable to Slash and Duff McKagan’s offers.