Guns N’ Roses Announced Izzy Stradlin’s Departure in 1991
27 Years ago today Guns N’ Roses revealed to the public that guitarist Izzy Stradlin was leaving the band. Izzy Stradlin would rejoin the group in the Spring of 1993 for five shows across Europe and the Middle East while Gilby Clarke recovered from a broken wrist. Throughout 2006 and 2012 Izzy would also join Guns N’ Roses making cameo appearances at various shows. Izzy has been absent from the “Not in This Lifetime Tour”.
Guns N’ Roses Released Their “Appetite For Destruction” 3D Deluxe Edition
Guns N’ Roses released their “Appetite for Destruction” 3D Deluxe Edition 4 years ago today. The live concert was shot in Las Vegas in November 2012 during the band’s residency at the Joint at the Hard Rock Casino.
The show was filmed entirely in 3D and was produced by Barry Summers from Rock Fuel Media. The cover art features part of the original Robert Williams painting that was banned from Appetite For Destruction. Slash had to sign off on the DVD being released. Slash signing off was the first sign of things to come as a year later Axl and Slash buried the hatchet after an almost 20 year feud.
The DVD sold 4,800 copies in the United States its first week. The DVD debuted #1 on the Billboard music video sales chart, selling 6,400 copies its first two weeks. It also won Best 3D Music Entertainment Feature at the 2015 International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Awards. According to ChartMasters, the release has sold 150,000 copies in equivalent album sales
Paul Huge’s Band Mank Rage’s Song Leaks Online!
Paul Huge who was in Guns N’ Roses from 1994-2002 also used to have a band called “Mank Rage”. It looks like one of their songs have leaked online! In 2002, Tobias’ band Mank Rage (David Lank, Darren Mickler and several past drummers) expressed interest in releasing an album, consisting of material recorded prior to his tenure with Guns N’ Roses. In July 2006, nearly four years later, a MySpace account featuring three of the band’s demos was opened.
You can check out the leaked song below!