Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan offered Izzy Stradlin his old job back as the full time rhythm guitarist for the Guns N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour according to Duff McKagan in a new Classic Rock interview.
“My non-participation was simply not being able to reach a happy middle ground through the negotiation process.”
Now, in a new interview in the latest edition of Classic Rock magazine, bassist McKagan has shed more light on the situation from the point of the band.
He says: “I don’t know what the actual truth is. We definitely wanted him to do it, and I think he entertained the thought, but he never came down and rehearsed.
“We had amps for him, ready to go. The first month of rehearsal went by… nothing. The second month of rehearsal came by, and we’re talking to him: ‘We’re getting close, Iz.’
“The third month of rehearsal went by… nothing. I guess he just didn’t want to tour this big and for so long.
We definitely wanted him to do it, and I think he entertained the thought
“I love that dude, but I gotta say that Richard Fortus is a hell of a player and we couldn’t ask for a better guy.”