OK, everybody knows that Gilby Clarke was in Guns N' Roses but did you know that he also played guitar for the MC5, Nancy Sinatra, Heart and now Rockstar: Supernova? As a singer, guitarist and songwriter he's an old-school mash-up of Keef, Johnny Thunders, and BB King.
See, the tousled guitar hero was but a 17-year-old Cleveland punk when he split for the sparkly glitz of Hollywood. A fresh-off-the-bus cliché? Nah, Clarkee made it all his own.
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Gilby's European tour kicks off in London on Monday at the Camden Underworld. Also on the bill we have Guns 2 Roses (The official Guns N' Roses tribute band). Gavin Micky Felvus and the G2R boys have played with various members of GNR and visa versa, not just in London but all over the world. I really cannot wait to see what's going to happen Monday night at the Underworld.
In October 2010 Guns 2 Roses jammed with members of the current Guns N' Roses line-up, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and Frank Ferrer. They were then invited as guests on the 2010 Guns N' Roses tour of the UK. Here they are with bass guitar vet Wee Harry Nolan from Witchwood School of Rock.
Gilby's tour dates are:
2/6 - The Underworld - London, UK with Guns 2 Roses and Badmouth
2/7 - Yardbirds - Grimsby, UK
2/8 - Bannermans - Edinburgh, UK
2/9 - The Diamond - Sutton in Ashfield, UK
2/10 - L'Empreinte - Savigny Le Temple, FRANCE
2/11 - Atelier des Moles - Montbelliard, FRANCE
2/12 - Boite A Musique - Wattrelos, FRANCE