Gilby Clarke
Guitar World|September 2021
THE FORMER GUNS N’ ROSES GUITARIST UNLEASHES SOME “STRAIGHT-AHEAD ROCK ’N’ ROLL” ON HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 20 YEARS
Mark McStea

JOURNEYMAN AXE-SLINGER Gilby Clarke has toured and recorded with artists as diverse as Guns N’ Roses, Heart, MC5 and Nancy Sinatra. He’s just released his first solo album in 20 years, The Gospel Truth, a collection of hard-rocking, instant rock ’n’ roll classics.

Your last solo album, Swag, came out in 2001. Why such a long gap?

I actually never set out to be a solo artist; it was just something I did in my spare time. I had songs, I made a record, then another. As time went on, I started getting a lot of live dates as a solo artist and never really considered that I needed to make a record every couple of years. But then I just thought, goddamn it, you have to make records, it’s the creative part of who you are.

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