Gilby Clarke Talks Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction in 2012
Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist spoke with IndiePower where he talked about the joke that is the rock n’ roll hall of fame.
On performing at GN’R‘s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:
Gilby: “The performance itself, I actually had the time of my life. All the other stuff was a little political. I’m not talking about the band guys; I’m just talking about the whole Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, how they handled things. But the actual playing with the guys — having Myles[Kennedy] with the biggest balls in the world standing up there and singing, doing a great job; having Matt and Steven, the two of them, sharing the stage together. There were some really cool moments. It really felt more like a family, and more like we were on the same team together. To me, that really felt good. The whole thing about not being inducted and stuff definitely hurt my feelings, but it’s part of life. I’m a big boy; I can take it. A GUNS N’ ROSES fan will accept me for my contributions. I had nothing to with ‘Appetite For Destruction’. I had nothing to with the ‘Illusion’ records, and I accept that. All I did was, I was a team member when we went on tour and representing the band all these years later. I think the real fans see that, and I’m okay with that.”
After exiting GUNS N’ ROSES, Clarke continued as a producer and solo artist, while also playing in SLASH’S SNAKEPIT, ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA, HEART and other acts.
Gilby has spent the last few years working on a new solo album that will reportedly feature guest appearances by drummers Stephen Perkins (JANE’S ADDICTION) and Matt Starr(ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) along with members of Clarke‘s solo band, EJ Curse (bass/vocals) and Troy Patrick Farrell (drums/vocals).