INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA
Gilby Clarke is an American guitarist and producer best known for his three year stint as the rhythm guitarist of legendary Guns N’ Roses. Clarke replaced original guitarist Izzy Stradlin in 1991 during the “Use Your Illusion” – tour. Following his departure from the group, Clarke started his own solo career and has played with many different groups like Slash’s Snakepit, Heart, and MC5. Recently Clarke has been busy with his all-star super group Rock ‘n Roll All Stars which just finished a series of shows in South America. Clarke was also participating in Guns ’n Roses Hall of Fame introduction in April 2012. Gilby Clarke started his European solo tour in Helsinki on May 5th which is where we had the pleasure to sit down with the man himself and discuss the current things mentioned above as well as his near future plans. Read on!