Guns N’ Roses Izzy Stradlin Memorabilia To Be Auctions

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Guitar Once Belonging to Izzy Stradlin Up For Sale

An electric guitar that once belonged to former Guns N’ Roses rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and was used to record ‘Appetite for Destruction’ is reportedly up for auction. Backstage Auctions is selling the Gibson ES-175D guitar, which is Arctic White at a starting bid of $50,000.

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The seller claims Izzy had gotten the guitar from a rep at Gibson in 1987 and it was used at various live shows, most notably the Ritz 1988 show in addition to recording Appetite for Destruction. The seller claims Izzy sold the guitar to Howie Hubberman. Since then it’s been in the possession of Izzy’s girlfriend friends for the past 3 decades who bought it from Hubberman’s guitar store.

Izzy even told Guitar World Magazine in 1993

 “The Gibson ES-175s were a big favorite of mine when we first started. I like Les Pauls but the hollow bodies are great because I can play them in hotel rooms or anywhere without an amp. I just love the look, the feel, and the sound those things get.”

Guns N’ Roses Ex-Drummer Matt Sorum Having His First Child

On social media, Guns N’ Roses former drummer Matt Sorum, 60, revealed that him and his wife Ace Harper, 36 are expecting their first child. He posted the news on his instagram page as you can see here.

Duff McKagan Talks Slash In New Book

In the newly released book ‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’, which shines a light on the hair metal era of the 80’s, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan reveals his first thoughts on meeting future bandmate Slash saying

“I moved down to L.A. in September of ’84. As a punk kid from Seattle, it was a total culture shock. Of course, I knew about, like, Eddie Van Halen and that kind of guitar playing.

“And I knew that first Mötley record they had put out themselves. But moving here and seeing all the flyers on the telephone poles and stuff…

“It was a lot of bands, a lot of long hair, a lot of outfits, you know what I mean?…

“He [Slash] had this ad that said, ‘Influences: Fear, Aerosmith, early Alice Cooper.’ And his name was Slash.

“So I thought he was a punk rock guy like me. I called him up, we talked on the phone – totally cool guy.

“Then I went to meet him and Steven at Canter’s Deli. He said, ‘We’ll be in the left booth at the end.’ So I look in the left booth and there’s, you know, basically all this hair!

“But also, I was wearing like this long red-and-black, like, super-fly jacket with an anarchy A on the back of it, and I had short blue hair. So I’m sure they’re looking at me and going, ‘Huh?’

“Slash’s girlfriend at the time, she was a very out-front kind of girl, and she goes, ‘Are you gh ay?’ I’m like, ‘No, I’m not gh ay.’ She goes, ‘OK, well, maybe we can find you a girlfriend.’

“We ended up that night going back to Slash’s mom’s house. We’re hanging out in his room in the basement and drinking vodka and he starts playing guitar.

“And I’d never been in a room with a guy my age who played guitar like that.

“But the Road Crew thing, there was no singer, and they’re like, ‘Maybe you can sing…’ But I had already moved away from home, I was ready for the next step.

“I wasn’t going to play with some guys who just got out of high school the year before and had a bunch of riffs. Even if they had a guitar player like Slash.”

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