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The Gilby thread
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:13:29 PM »
This is a thread for all things Gilby Clarke.

First up 2 pieces of news:
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-guns-n-roses-guitarist-gilby-clarke-completes-recording-new-solo-album/

http://www.antimusic.com/news/17/September/20Guns_N_Roses_Guitarist_Gilby_Clarke_Announces_Micro_Tour.shtml

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Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke has announced that he will be hitting the road this week for a trek across Canada that he is billing as a micro tour.

Clarke, who handles guitar and lead vocals, is joined in the three-piece solo band by bass player EJ Curse and drummer Dustin Steinke. They will be supported on the tour by The Road Heavy.

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Re: The Gilby thread
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 09:48:21 PM »
I honestly feel that Gilby was sucked into a black hole after his stint with Gn'R. Really liked the guy, he did a good job with Guns. Will try to give his new solo record a listen.

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Re: The Gilby thread
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 06:56:37 PM »
I honestly feel that Gilby was sucked into a black hole after his stint with Gn'R.

I'm not quite sure whether I agree with you here or not.
Of course he wasn't becoming a huge rock star after his time in GN'R (who would've expected him to anyway?), but I think his "Pawnshop Guitars" album was doing pretty well at the time. (Since then, he's kept releasing music and touring - not too bad.)

Also, he got Axl to sing guest vocals on that album! (I mean: Axl came and sang for him!!!! Who else did he do this for? There aren't so many - I do remember he was guesting on Steve Jones' album in 1989 and years later on Sebastian Bach's. But other than those??)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sphWHiMgOGI
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Re: The Gilby thread
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 09:43:03 AM »
I'm not quite sure whether I agree with you here or not.
Of course he wasn't becoming a huge rock star after his time in GN'R (who would've expected him to anyway?), but I think his "Pawnshop Guitars" album was doing pretty well at the time. (Since then, he's kept releasing music and touring - not too bad.)

Also, he got Axl to sing guest vocals on that album! (I mean: Axl came and sang for him!!!! Who else did he do this for? There aren't so many - I do remember he was guesting on Steve Jones' album in 1989 and years later on Sebastian Bach's. But other than those??)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sphWHiMgOGI

Yes, I really liked that album!!! 'Dead Flowers' ftw!!! I also really liked the opening track, "Cure Me... Or Kill Me" (ft. Slash).

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Re: The Gilby thread
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 08:55:13 AM »
Interview with Gilby (among others):

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Meanwhile, Gilby Clarke — who also agreed to an interview — is putting the finishing touches on his fifth solo studio record, which he describes as a "fresh approach on classic rock." “I'm pretty much finished with the recording — I’m in the mixing stages,” Clarke says. “As an artist, there’s always that question: Do you modernize your sound? I’ve always felt that I am what I am. I would hope that after all these years, I’m getting better at it."

Clarke became aware of the current Guns N' Roses reunion along with everybody else, although he suspected something might be afoot when Duff McKagan began performing with Axl’s band a couple of years ago. He hoped that he would be the second choice after Izzy for the rhythm guitar spot, but he isn’t at all disgruntled with the way things turned out.
“I didn’t feel I needed to make a phone call about it; I didn’t feel I needed to plead my case,” he says. “If it happens it happens, and if it doesn’t it doesn’t. It didn’t, and when it didn’t happen, I just went, ‘Uh, well, there it goes.’ I’m being honest about it. I have such good and fond memories from those years that I don’t need to relive it again.”
http://www.laweekly.com/music/bumblefoot-buckethead-and-gilby-clarke-are-keeping-busy-with-or-without-guns-n-roses-8743188
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