Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke – who was a member of the fold between 1991 and 1994, and performed on 1993’s “The Spaghetti Incident?” – talked about not receiving an invitation to be part of the band’s ongoing reunion, telling LA Weekly:
“I didn’t feel I needed to make a phone call about it; I didn’t feel I needed to plead my case.
“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.”
Gilby then talked about performing with the band at their 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, while not being part of the inducted lineup, saying:
“From my point of view, I never really thought about it much, ever. I didn’t go through a process of pleading my case to be a part of the band.
“Not being inducted was definitely a bummer. To be a part of something and not be recognized for it.
“But deep down, I didn’t really care. It’s just another two lines on your Wikipedia page. Duff called me literally the day before and said, ‘We had a talk and we decided we’re going to play. We’d love for you to play with us.’
“The only thing that was weird for me was when they went up to accept and I wasn’t there. I actually had to go somewhere else while they did that. That definitely felt weird.”