Ex-GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined his former band on stage earlier tonight (Thursday, May 31) at the O2 Arena in London, England to perform the songs “14 Years”, “You Could Be Mine”, Dead Flowers”, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”, “Nightrain” and “Paradise City”.
The last time the “Use Your Illusion II” track “14 Years” was performed live by GUNS N’ ROSES was in August 1991, also in London.
Stradlin previously played with GN’R at a few shows in 2006.
Both Izzy and GUNS N’ ROSES lead singer Axl Rose skipped the band’s recent induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Stradlin issued a statement the week before the induction, thanking his bandmates, the Hall Of Fame for “the acknowledgment of our works over the years,” and the fans who “have supported GUNS N’ ROSES from day one.”
Former GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan joined Axl Rose on stage for the first time in seventeen years at the band’s October 14, 2010 concert in London.
For the Rock Hall induction performance, McKagan, guitarist Slash and drummer Steven Adler were joined by guitarist Gilby Clarke and drummer Matt Sorum for three songs — “Mr. Brownstone”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City” — from the band’s classic 1987 debut, “Appetite For Destruction”. Providing vocals in the absence of Axl Rose was Myles Kennedy, the singer for ALTER BRIDGE and Slash‘s current solo band.
Sorum played drums for “Mr. Brownstone”, while original drummer Adler took over for the other two songs.