Izzy Stradlin
American rock musician
Izzy Stradlin
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.
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Guns N' Roses To Reunite At Coachella 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Guns N' Roses To Reunite At Coachella 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Hell freezes over: Are Slash and Axl Rose reuniting Guns N' Roses for Coachella? - Los Angeles Times
Google News - about 1 year
Los Angeles Times Hell freezes over: Are Slash and Axl Rose reuniting Guns N' Roses for Coachella? Los Angeles Times 1980s press photo for the classic Guns N' Roses lineup (from left): Duff McKagan, Slash, Axl Rose, Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin. 1980s press photo for the classic Guns N' Roses lineup (from left): Duff McKagan, Slash, Axl Rose, Steven Adler and Izzy ... Guns N' Roses' 2016 reunion tour: Will it stop in Texas?Chron.com Flashback: See Jason Aldean's Hard-Hitting Guns N' Roses MedleyRollingStone.com Is Guns N' Roses getting back together for Coachella and a 2016 tour?Mashable CNN -ABC News -New York Daily News -Billboard all 345 news articles »
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Seven-Year-Old Girl Covers Guns N' Roses, KILLS IT on Guitar
The Hollywood Gossip - almost 4 years
The THG Way Too Talented Kid of the Day Award hereby goes to this adorable seven-year-old girl, who's been turning heads online with her guitar work. Listen to her perform Guns N' Roses' classic "Sweet Child O' Mine" ... 7-Year-Old Plays Sweet Child O' Mine The really cool part - besides her age and the fact that she plays so well - is how she transitions between Slash's lead / solo and Izzy Stradlin's rhythm guitar. Like it's not even a thing, either. Someone get her a record deal! What did your kid do today? Probably not cover "Paradise City," but then again, this one threw back a foul ball at the A's game... so the bar is set pretty low.
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Guns N' Roses: Drummer Matt Sorum on Rock Hall, surviving the band
LATimes - almost 5 years
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum has spoken out about his role in Saturday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in Cleveland, issuing a statement he said is intended to “bring closure to the night’s events” and to “alleviate numerous press statements and interviews about the subject.” Chief among them was fan and media debate over which members of GNR’s ever-shifting lineup ought to be inducted and who attended and who didn’t on Saturday after singer Axl Rose’s high-profile decision to boycott the event, which Sorum said "should be respected."  Sorum also said it was his suggestion that the inducted band members — including himself, guitarist Slash, drummer Steven Adler and bassist Duff McKagan — invite guitarist Gilby Clarke to join them and guest singer Myles Kennedy during their performance. The songs followed an induction speech delivered by Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong. Plus Sorum elaborated on his joke from the stage about how Adler had been dismissed ...
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Steven Adler and Guns N' Roses Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
North Hollywood- Toulca Lake Pat - almost 5 years
Studio City resident Steven Adler was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum over the weekend, along with other members and former members of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Adler, the group's original drummer, received the honor, along with Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Axl Rose, Slash, Matt Sorum and Izzy Stradlin. Patch has interviewed Adler before and attended one of his shows for his band Adler's Appetite: Welcome to the Jungle: Visiting With Studio City's Very Own Rock Star Steven Adler VIDEO: Will the Original Guns N' Roses Members Ever Reunite? More With Steven Adler ... VIDEO: What Was the Secret Formula to Guns-N-Roses' Success? Part 3 With Steven Adler ... VIDEO: Adler's Appetite Kicks Off Summer Tour Music Review: Adler's Appetite at Brixton Adler has also been recording a new album with a new band at NRG Recording Services, Inc. in North Hollywood: Steven Adler Recording Album With New Band in North Hollywood The ...
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Video: Mission Viejo Alum Told Slash to Call Axl Rose
Mission Viejo Patch - almost 5 years
Mission Viejo's contribution to Guns 'n Roses tried to patch the band up before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction Saturday night, but wasn't successful. Matt Sorum wanted the band's lead guitarist Slash to call rock star Axl Rose and bury the hatchet, the drummer told Artisan News Service in the video to the left of this article: "I said Slash, Slash why don't you call Izzy (Stradlin, founding G'nR guitarist), and then you call Axl. But, didn't happen I guess." Sorum joined G'nR in 1990 for their multi-platinum albums Use your Illusion I and II. He said he's happy to have the band's original lineup perform at the ceremony. "I'll be happy eating my steak or whatever they're going to feed me watching it," he says in the video. What does he think of Greenday playing Guns 'n Roses songs? He said it would be "kind of weird, but it might be interesting."
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Axl Rose declines induction into Rock Hall
Blue Ridge Now - almost 5 years
NEW YORK (AP) — The acrimony that helped dissolve Guns N' Roses nearly 20 years ago still lingers. Axl Rose announced Wednesday that he won't be showing up to see the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and declined the honor for himself. In a letter to the hall, band fans and "To Whom It May Concern," Rose listed several reasons for not attending Saturday's ceremony in Cleveland, including a feeling that the hall does not respect him. In declining his own induction, he added: "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf." The hall said in a statement that it still plans to induct Rose with the rest of the group. "We are sorry he will not be able to accept his induction in person," it said. According to the rock hall only the Sex Pistols have declined induction before. Although Rose now fronts a reconstituted version of Guns N' ...
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Axl Rose Declines Rock Hall Induction
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
NEW YORK — The acrimony that helped dissolve Guns N' Roses nearly 20 years ago still lingers. Axl Rose announced Wednesday that he won't be showing up to see the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and declined the honor for himself. In a letter to the hall, band fans and "To Whom It May Concern," Rose listed several reasons for not attending Saturday's ceremony in Cleveland, including a feeling that the hall does not respect him. In declining his own induction, he added: "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf." The hall said in a statement that it still plans to induct Rose with the rest of the group. "We are sorry he will not be able to accept his induction in person," it said. According to the rock hall only the Sex Pistols have declined induction before. Although Rose now fronts a reconstituted ver ...
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Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers Make Rock Hall Of Fame
MTV News - over 5 years
Guns N' Roses, Donovan and the Faces will also be inducted in April. By Gil Kaufman <P>More than a quarter century after they brought hard rock back to the top of the heap, the original lineup of legendary Los Angeles band <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/guns_n_roses/artist.jhtml" target="_blank">Guns N' Roses</a> will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Guns were among the acts named on Wednesday as the Class of 2012, which includes fellow L.A. rockers the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/red_hot_chili_peppers/artist.jhtml" target="_blank">Red Hot Chili Peppers</a>, iconic New York rap trio the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/beastie_boys_featuring_santigold/artist.jhtml" target="_blank">Beastie Boys</a>, 1960s pop singer Laura Nyro, the Small Faces (and their later Rod St ...
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La prensa inglesa se asombra con el estilo rockero de Amado Boudou - Perfil.com
Google News - over 5 years
Algunos de los músicos internacionales y nacionales que usaron preferentemente esta clase de guitarra fueron Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Izzy Stradlin, Chris Cornell, y Gustavo Cerati
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67th Sebastian County Fair - The City Wire
Google News - over 5 years
The group gets its name from an unusual confluence of lead singer Heath Molton's influences — songwriters Willie Nelson and Izzy Stradlin of Guns N' Roses. On Saturday the fair wrapped up with a parade in the morning followed by a livestock auction,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Izzy Stradlin
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 53
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In a statement released through Duff McKagan's blog for Seattle Weekly, he thanked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "for the acknowledgement of our works over the years," his former band mates, and his fans for their continuing support. Known to avoid public attention, Stradlin did not attend the induction ceremony. In the month following the induction, Stradlin joined Guns N' Roses on stage during two shows at London's O2 Arena, where they performed a range of songs including "14 Years," which had not been performed live since his departure in 1991. He also performed with Guns N' Roses in July, at a private show in Saint-Tropez and a concert in Palma de Mallorca, and again in November, during the last two shows of the band's twelve-date "Appetite for Democracy" residency in Las Vegas. Also in November, Stradlin released the iTunes-only single "Baby-Rann"—his first release in over two years; an accompanying video was made available via YouTube.
  • 2010
    Age 47
    Also in 2010, Stradlin appeared as a guest on Slash's first solo album, Slash; he performs rhythm guitar on the first track, "Ghost".
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  • 2009
    Age 46
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 45
    Stradlin's next iTunes release, Concrete, came out in July 2008.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his regular collaborators, Stradlin also invited Duff McKagan to play bass on three songs, including the title track.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    Stradlin released his seventh album, Miami, through iTunes in May 2007.
    More Details Hide Details It again featured Rick Richards, Taz Bentley, and JT Longoria, as well as keyboardist Joey Huffman. Guitarist Richards described the album as being "a bit of a departure from Like a Dog but still quite a rocker." In July, a remixed version of Miami was released through iTunes; Stradlin called the new mix "much louder and more powerful sounding." In November of that year, he released a second iTunes-only album, Fire, the Acoustic Album, which also featured Richards, Bentley, and Longoria.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    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".
    More Details Hide Details He then performed with Guns N' Roses for 13 shows during the band's summer European tour. Stradlin said, "Axl Rose and I connected via cell phone this year, I stopped by. 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!" In December, he played three shows with the group at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
  • 2005
    Age 42
    However, the album was not released until October 2005, when Stradlin—prompted by a fan petition—made it available through internet order.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Stradlin re-released Ride On, River, On Down the Road, and Like a Dog through iTunes.
  • 2003
    Age 40
    In 2003, Stradlin recorded his sixth album, Like a Dog, with guitarist Rick Richards, drummer Taz Bentley, and bassist JT Longoria.
    More Details Hide Details It was originally scheduled for a late 2003 release, with just under one thousand promo copies made.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 36
    In December 1999, Stradlin's third solo album, Ride On, was released on the Universal Victor label in Japan.
    More Details Hide Details It featured the same line-up as his previous release. To promote the album, Stradlin—with McKagan, Richards, and Bentley—played four shows in Japan the following April. With the addition of keyboardist Ian McLagan, the group recorded two more albums: River, which was released in May 2001 on Sanctuary, and a second Japan-only release, On Down the Road, which followed in August 2002 on JVC Victor. Stradlin was then asked by his former Guns N' Roses band mates Duff McKagan, Slash, and Matt Sorum to join the supergroup Velvet Revolver. Although he contributed to the songwriting process while the band was in its formative stage, Stradlin ultimately declined to join due to his aversion to life on the road and his unwillingness to work with a lead singer, although he offered to share vocal duties with McKagan.
  • 1998
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details As before, Stradlin had little interest in promoting his music; he did few interviews and played no live performances. The album turned out to be his last release on his long-time label Geffen; as a result of the merge between Geffen and Interscope, Stradlin was dropped from the label's roster.
  • 1995
    Age 32
    In 1995, Stradlin began recording material for his second solo album, 117°.
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  • 1993
    Age 30
    In May 1993, Stradlin reunited with Guns N' Roses for five shows in Europe and the Middle East to fill in for his replacement, Gilby Clarke, who had broken his wrist in a motorcycle accident.
    More Details Hide Details After Stradlin returned to the Ju Ju Hounds, Axl Rose dedicated the Stradlin-penned "Double Talkin' Jive" to him during several shows. In September, the Ju Ju Hounds undertook a tour of Japan, where the band played its final show at the Shibuya Public Hall in Tokyo. Stradlin then took time off from music, during which he traveled extensively and dedicated much of his time to his other passion—motor racing, even building a track close to his Indiana home.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 29
    Their self-titled debut album was released in October 1992 to positive reviews; Rolling Stone called it "a ragged, blues-drenched, and thoroughly winning solo debut."
    More Details Hide Details Ju Ju Hounds played its first show in September at The Avalon in Chicago, before embarking on a tour of Europe, Australia, and North America.
  • 1991
    Age 28
    On November 7, 1991, it was announced that Stradlin had left Guns N' Roses.
    More Details Hide Details He had played his final show as an official member of the band on August 31 at Wembley Stadium. Of his reasons for leaving, Stradlin later said, "I didn't like the complications that became such a part of daily life in Guns N' Roses," citing the Riverport riot and Axl Rose's chronic lateness on the Use Your Illusion Tour as examples. He stated that getting sober played a part in his decision to leave, saying, "When you're fucked up, you're more likely to put up with things you wouldn't normally put up with." Following his departure from Guns N' Roses, Stradlin returned to his hometown of Lafayette, Indiana, where he began working on new material. He formed the band Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds, which consisted of Stradlin on vocals and rhythm guitar, Rick Richards of Georgia Satellites on lead guitar, Jimmy Ashhurst of Broken Homes on bass, and Charlie Quintana on drums.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Stradlin co-wrote the hits "Don't Cry" and "You Could Be Mine", and performed lead vocals on the songs "Dust N' Bones", "You Ain't the First", "Double Talkin' Jive", and "14 Years". Like on their previous records, his preferred guitar during the recording of the albums was a Gibson ES-175. By the release of the Use Your Illusion albums, Stradlin had become dissatisfied with life in Guns N' Roses. He later recalled, "Once I quit drugs, I couldn't help looking around and asking myself, 'Is this all there is?' I was just tired of it; I needed to get out."
  • 1989
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After being sentenced to a year probation for urinating in public aboard an airplane, Stradlin decided to attain sobriety; he returned to his mother's home in Indiana, where he detoxed from drugs and alcohol. The following year, Adler was fired from the band because of his cocaine addiction; he was replaced by Matt Sorum of The Cult.
  • 1988
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 24
    In July 1987, Guns N' Roses released its debut album, Appetite for Destruction, which to date has sold over 28 million copies worldwide, 18 million of which in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Stradlin wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on the album, including the hits "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Paradise City".
  • 1985
    Age 22
    In March 1985, Stradlin founded Guns N' Roses with Axl Rose and several members of L.A. Guns.
    More Details Hide Details By June, the line-up consisted of Stradlin, Rose, guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. They played nightclubs—such as the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy, and The Troubadour—and opened for larger acts throughout 1985 and 1986. It was during this period that the band wrote most of its classic material, with Stradlin establishing himself as a key songwriter in the group.
  • 1983
    Age 20
    In 1983, Stradlin formed Hollywood Rose with his childhood friend Axl Rose, who had moved to Los Angeles the previous year. In January 1984, the band recorded a five-song demo featuring the tracks "Killing Time", "Anything Goes", "Rocker", "Shadow of Your Love", and "Reckless Life", which were released in 2004 as part of the compilation album The Roots of Guns N' Roses.
    More Details Hide Details The group disbanded in August, following which Stradlin briefly joined Sunset Strip staple London. He also formed the short-lived band Stalin with singer Eric Leach and guitarist Taz Rudd of Symbol Six. In December, he reunited with Hollywood Rose.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 16
    Despite his aversion to school, Stradlin graduated in 1979 with a D average.
    More Details Hide Details Set on a career in music, he subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California. Shortly after his arrival in Los Angeles, Stradlin joined punk band Naughty Women. During his ill-fated first show with the band, audience members began attacking the musicians; Stradlin recalled, "I just grabbed a cymbal stand and stood on the side trying to fend them off, yelling, 'Get the fuck away from me, man!' That was my introduction to the rock scene in L.A." His two-month tenure in Naughty Women was followed by a stint in punk band The Atoms, before his drum kit was stolen from his car and he switched to bass. Stradlin then joined the heavy metal band Shire, during which he took up rhythm guitar to aid his songwriting.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on April 8, 1962.
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