Ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke discussed almost performing on the Not In This Lifetime tour as a guest in a new Seeker interview.
During his time with Guns N’ Roses Gilby Clarke became close with Slash. Gilby Clarke played in Slash’s Snakepit after his time in Guns N’ Roses.
“I was close to Slash, but we drifted apart after Slash’s Snakepit,” Gilby Clarke recalled.
In 2016, Slash, Alx Rose, and Duff McKagan re-united for the Guns N’ Roses “Not in This Lifetime” Tour. According to Gilby Clarke he was invited to play as a guest, but unfortunately he couldn’t make it due to other commitments.
“I think it’s great that Slash and Axl are back together. I think together they can write some great music and finish what they started in putting Guns N’ Roses up there with the best bands ever,” Gilby Clarke replied.
“I was asked to come play as a guest, but it didn’t work out,” Gilby Clarke added.
Gilby Clarke appeared on three Guns N’ Roses albums: “The Spaghetti Incident?”, “Live Era 1987-1993”, and on the “Greatest Hits” album.
What was Gilby Clarke’s favourite song off “The Spaghetti Incident?”
“My favorite track off “The Spaghetti Incident?” was “Down on the Farm”,” Gilby Clarke said.
Gilby Clarke didn’t work in the studio with Axl Rose on that particular record, but the two finally worked together on his solo record.
“The only time I ever worked with Axl in the studio is when he came and sang and played on my solo record. He was a pro in the studio. He knew what to do and what not to do. I loved what he contributed to the song,” Gilby Clarke disclosed.