IZZY STRADLIN Talks About Touring With AXL ROSE's 'New' GUNS N' ROSES

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin's official web site, ChopAway.com, has been updated with a new interview with Izzy. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow:

Q: You recently released four albums on iTunes ("Ride On", "River", "On Down The Road", "Like A Dog"). Do you see the Internet being an important part of your music future or are you still a CD/cassette/vinyl man at heart?

Izzy: The future looks a bit digital at this point in time but we will have to wait and see.... They are closing down the Tower Records stores in America as we speak and it feels like a big hit to the whole system. It was a rock monument... no mas!?

Q: Obviously a lot of fans would like to ask various questions on the GUNS N' ROSES tour. Anything you feel comfortable telling us would be appreciated...how it came about, your reaction to getting that first telephone call inviting you, any future plans with the band...

Izzy: I spent my summer vacation touring with Axl's new GUNS N' ROSES and had some fun playing live again. Amazing fans out there.... It's hard to believe at times. Fantastic! GNR tour: Axl and I connected via cell phone this year. I stopped by to see if he looked as old as he might be... Same age as myself, you know, and he looked great! It was nice to reconnect with an old friend/war buddy/fellow musician. I told him later I'd like to join the fun in some way and he said I was welcome to come and play something, so I did! Took me about three weeks to recover from the six weeks of touring!!!!

Read the entire interview at this location.


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