Ex-Guns N’ Roses manager would bet that Izzy Stradlin will reunite with band at Louder Than Life Festival
For many, the Guns N’ Roses reunion consisting of classic line-up members Axl Rose (lead vocals), Slash (lead guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) felt incomplete without the presence of rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler. The latter has made a few appearances playing a few songs each time with Guns N’ Roses during their Not in The Lifetime Tour. However, Stradlin has been missing in action since the tour begun back in 2016.
In a recent Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon podcast episode, Mitch Lafon and his co-host / former Guns N’ Roses and Great White manager Alan Niven spoke about the possibility of Stradlin playing with and reuniting with Guns N’ Roses at the Louder Than Life Festival that is taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, USA on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
The following are excerpts from the article in that regard from Alternative Nation:
“Niven added, “Let me repeat, this is purely me sitting with a cup of coffee and a smoke, and maybe my little vape to keep my good nerves in shape. I’m not a betting man as I just said, I’m not a fan of Las Vegas, I think gambling is the most ridiculous human occupation of all, but I would bet and I would gamble on this one. I would lay dollars to donuts that it’s going to be a genuine reunion, and they’re hoping to get Izzy onstage, not just for a soundcheck, but for a performance. I think it’s very much a, ‘Let’s see how it goes, let’s see if Izzy is comfortable, and we can prep up for next year.’ I would definitely put $5 on a winner, winner, winner, that Izzy is going to be there.”
Lafon mentioned the show is not far from Izzy’s hometown in Indiana.
Niven added that Louisville is close to home to Izzy, and could play a role in it.
“I would be amongst the unsurprised if it turned out to be a genuine reunion of some sort.””