Former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven said that guitarist Izzy Stradlin actually had one soundcheck with the band’s reunited lineup, but left greatly unsatisfied and never returned. Niven said on Appetite for Distortion:
“They should have involved him in the last tour. I would think that Izzy is pretty angry that he wasn’t treated with equality, and wasn’t a part of this tour.
“He did get as far as flying out and doing a soundcheck. And he left after a soundcheck, he didn’t want to have anything to do with it.
“It was last year, it was somewhere out in the midwest, when they were doing stadiums. Obviously had it gone well and everybody had been happy, and there had been a little bit of brotherhood, I’m sure he would have stayed with it.
“But something must have really upset him, because he left after the soundcheck, and never turned up for another one or an appearance. I would think right now he is probably a little pissed off.”