The 68-year-old singer, songwriter and musician Alice Cooper recently talked about the 2016 reunion of the iconic band Guns N’ Roses and Izzy Stradlin’s (band’s founding guitarist) apparent absence.
According to Rolling Stone, Cooper talked about the reunited Guns N’ Roses, which officially welcomed Bass player Duff McKagan and lead guitarist Slash back. “I had a feeling it was going to happen,” Cooper said.
Cooper is bothered regarding the absence of founding GN’R guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who is a twelve-year bassist of the hard rock band. “I’m just wondering why isn’t Izzy in there?”
“I have no idea about drums, but certainly Izzy is capable of working successfully. You’d think if Slash and Axl Rose are collaborating – and Duff McKagan is one of those guys that gets along with everybody – then at least Izzy would be one of the guys who would be a shoo-in.”
However, as stated by BlabberMouth, the latest rumor states that guitarist Izzy will participate in the reunion “for sure,” in what has been recounted as a “limited” capacity.
It has been said that Stradlin will at least perform with the Gun’s N Roses at its two April shows in Las Vegas, although the founding guitarist may be spotted at other gigs.
Alice Cooper seems to be a good friend of the group, as he recorded a version of his “Under My Wheels” with Axl Rose and lead guitarist Slash in 1988, and made a guest appearance on Guns N’ Roses’ “The Garden.” Cooper also took Guns N’ Roses out on the road in 1987.
Ultimate Classic Rock reports that the band is performing in two sold-out dates on April 8-9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and on April 16 and 23 at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California.