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2021.04.23 - Scars and Guitars - Interview wtih Gilby

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Post by Blackstar Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:07 pm



Excerpts from Ultimate Guitar:
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During an appearance on Scars & Guitars, Gilby Clarke looked back on his 1991-1994 tenure in Guns N' Roses, while also touching on Gibson and the guitar manufacturer's new management.

When asked, "Did you bring songs into Guns that were considered for what might have been a new album in the '90s?", the guitarist replied (transcribed by UG):

"Oh yeah, my first record, [1994's] 'Pawnshop Guitars,' I brought all those songs to Guns when we were talking about a record.

"And Slash brought in the whole Snakepit record [1995's 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere'] as songs for Guns.

"We'll never really know what Axl really thinks, but it wasn't the direction he wanted to go in. Then you hear [2008's] 'Chinese Democracy,' you can understand why it wasn't that, it was this."

Are you still a Les Paul guy?

"Absolutely, I'm a Les Paul guy. It's odd, people ask me things like, 'How do you play in Guns N' Roses, Heart, Nancy Sinatra, and MC5?'

"And I go, 'I play the same Les Paul and the same Marshall head in every band.' I'm a Les Paul guy, I just got a brand new, 2021, and it's fantastic, I love it."

Is that the one with the autotuner on the top?

"No, I don't have any of those, it's a new one. Gibson got bought out a few years back, under new management, and the guy is doing a fantastic job.

"They're doing a great job with getting back in touch with some of their core artists and stuff like that, so I've been lucky.

"I've done a couple of their videos for them over the last year too, so they've been doing a fantastic job."

It was touching going to Gibson a few years ago, wasn't it? Did they call you in as a brand investor?

"No, never. I mean, let's be realistic, I'm not Slash or Zakk [Wylde], that's who they want on - those things.

"It would be nice, but no, I never got that. I got to be realistic, and you got to have some drive too."

Is there any aspect of your career that you wish got more attention from people in interviews?

"I think if I ever had to, like, correct a misconception - when I got the Guns gig, which is probably - definitely - one of the biggest steps I've had in my career, people perceived me as a rhythm guitar player because I play rhythm in Guns.

"But that's the first time I actually really worked with another guitar player - with Guns. And look, I'll be the first to say, I'm no Slash, but I was never just a rhythm guitar player.

"It's something that happened from that, which I don't mind, I enjoy it. Rhythm is 95% of the song, but I think it's a big misconception that the guys that are a rhythm guitar player in a band, that's all they do."

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/gilby_clarke_reveals_material_he__slash_brought_axl_for_new_album_before_gnr_fell_apart_shares_opinion_on_new_gibson_management.html
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