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Guitarist Gilby Clarke has quite the resume of bands he has played for during his last sixty years on the planet. Today, the musician turns 60 so let’s take a look at some of these bands he’s worked with.
Gilby Clarke began his musical journey during the early 1980s playing for a variety of rock bands. It was in 1991 that Clarke got his biggest break when he replaced Guns N’ Roses rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin in 1991 during their “Use Your Illusion Tour.” Clarke played with the legendary band until 1995 when he was let go, but he continued to link up with fellow Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash to record music for Slash’s own band Slash’s Snakepit. Following his work with Snakepit, Clarke embarked upon his solo career and has released three solo albums so far. He has also worked with L.A. Guns, Nancy Sinatra, and a reformed version of MC5.
In 2006, Clarke formed the band Rockstar Supernova with Motley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, and vocalist Lukas Rossi, who they discovered through their own reality TV show Rock Star Supernova.
To celebrate the 60th birthday of Gilby Clarke, check out this impressive guitar solo of the birthday boy with Slash here: