In a new Interview, GUNS N ROSES Duff McKagan revealed what was the reason behind Izzy Stradlin’s negative decision about not joining the reunion lineup.
Here is the conversation:
“I have to say one thing, listening to this record, you know who would really like this record – Izzy, Unfortunately, he was not part of this reunion, it didn’t work out, what is your take on all of that? It is undeniably unfortunate.”
“Yeah, and it wasn’t from us not trying. I don’t know if I have a take beyond what we tried and do and how hard we worked at that.Touring and a big rock band is not for everybody, that is my take on that.”
Duff also revealed that he couldn’t even figure out why Izzy made such a statement that him not being in the reunion was something related to money.
The host asked this:
“Izzy said it came down to money, which is interesting.”
“Yeah, I don’t even know, I just couldn’t figure it out. There’s a lot of coming and going and this was another chapter of that coming and going.
I don’t want to say anything that is [inaudible] because I love that guy, Slash and I are sober guys and we went at it with solution based: “let’s make this work” but [in the case of Stradlin] it just didn’t and maybe some other time.”