Guns N’ Roses Founder Recalls Izzy Stradlin Fight Story

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Tracii Guns Talks About Getting Into Fight With Guns N’ Roses Izzy Stradlin

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist and founder Tracii Guns revealed that Izzy Stradlin slapped him in the face during a fight in a new interview. He also discussed playing with Axl Rose.

Guns told AL, “What makes most cool guys cool is a certain insecurity. They don’t want to be judged, they don’t want confrontation so they choose their words carefully and when they finally put out an idea, it’s a great idea and well thought-through. And he’s certainly one of those guys. Even when we were teenagers Izzy was the coolest guy in town.

I got in a fight with him and it was the coolest fight I’d ever been in, you know? [Laughs] He was so methodically about the way he slapped me, it was awesome. There’s certain people that have personality like that and you can equate cool with careful, and I believe Izzy’s a very careful person. And he’s very well read, he’s a smart guy and that’s why he’s probably always been kind of out of the public eye other than onstage because he knows better.”