Izzy Stradlin

Rock Musician
Born Apr 8, 1962

Jeffrey Dean Isbell, known by his stage name Izzy Stradlin, is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the co-founder and former rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, which he left at the height of its fame in 1991. Following his departure, he led his own band Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds for one album and tour. Since the late 1990s, Stradlin has released ten solo albums, the last six independently.… Read More

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    Guns N' Roses To Reunite At Coachella 2016
    Huffington Post - Jan 05, 2016
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    Guns N' Roses To Reunite At Coachella 2016
    Huffington Post - Jan 05, 2016
  • Hell Freezes Over: Are Slash And Axl Rose Reuniting Guns N' Roses For Coachella? Los Angeles Times
    Google News - Dec 30, 2015
  • Seven Year Old Girl Covers Guns N' Roses, Kills It On Guitar
    The Hollywood Gossip - Apr 15, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Izzy Stradlin.


1962 Birth Born on April 8, 1962.


1979 17 Years Old Despite his aversion to school, Stradlin graduated in 1979 with a D average. … Read More


1983 - 1987 3 More Events
1988 26 Years Old He also wrote the hit "Patience" off the follow-up album G N' R Lies, which was released in November 1988 to US sales of five million copies, despite containing only eight tracks, four of which were included on the previously released EP Live?!*@ Like a Suicide.
1989 27 Years Old As their success grew, so did interpersonal tensions within the band. In 1989, during a show as an opening act for The Rolling Stones, Axl Rose threatened to leave the band if Stradlin, Slash, and Steven Adler didn't stop "dancing with Mr. Brownstone," a reference to their song of the same name about heroin use. … Read More
1991 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 1991, Guns N' Roses released the long-awaited albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, which debuted at No. 2 and No. 1 respectively on the US chart, a feat unachieved by any other group. … Read More


1992 - 1993 2 More Events
1995 33 Years Old In 1995, Stradlin began recording material for his second solo album, 117°.
1998 36 Years Old Released in March 1998, the album was recorded in fits and starts over a period of two years and featured his former band mates Duff McKagan and Rick Richards, as well as former Reverend Horton Heat drummer Taz Bentley, whose work Stradlin admired. … Read More
1999 37 Years Old In December 1999, Stradlin's third solo album, Ride On, was released on the Universal Victor label in Japan. … Read More


2003 41 Years Old In 2003, Stradlin recorded his sixth album, Like a Dog, with guitarist Rick Richards, drummer Taz Bentley, and bassist JT Longoria. … Read More
2005 43 Years Old However, the album was not released until October 2005, when Stradlin—prompted by a fan petition—made it available through internet order. … Read More
2006 44 Years Old In May 2006, thirteen years after his last performance with Guns N' Roses, Stradlin made a guest appearance at the band's show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York; he played on "Patience", "Think About You", and "Nightrain". … Read More
2007 45 Years Old Stradlin released his seventh album, Miami, through iTunes in May 2007. … Read More
2008 46 Years Old Stradlin's next iTunes release, Concrete, came out in July 2008. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old Stradlin then released two more albums through iTunes: Smoke, which came out in December 2009, and Wave of Heat, which followed in July 2010 and again featured McKagan, who appears on seven tracks.
2010 48 Years Old Also in 2010, Stradlin appeared as a guest on Slash's first solo album, Slash; he performs rhythm guitar on the first track, "Ghost".


2012 50 Years Old In April 2012, Stradlin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the classic lineup of Guns N' Roses. … Read More
2016 54 Years Old Amidst rumors and speculation, Stradlin confirmed in a statement to Rolling Stone that he will not be involved with the 'reunited' Guns N' Roses lineup in 2016. … Read More
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