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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 April 1962Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Birth NameJeffrey Dean Isbell
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Izzy Stradlin was born on April 8, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA as Jeffrey Dean Isbell.

Trade Mark (2)

Long black hair
Frequently wears a cap on-stage

Trivia (16)

Left Guns N'Roses in November 1991 due to "creative differences" with longtime bandmate Axl Rose.
Former guitarist for Guns N'Roses.
Arrested in August 1989 for causing public disturbance during a U.S. Air flight, which involved urinating on the floor, verbally abusing a stewardess, and smoking in the non-smoking section.
Left Guns 'N Roses soon after a massive drug overdose in New York City in 1991.
Attended high school with former longtime bandmate Axl Rose.
His third solo album, "Ride On", was released in Japan in December 1999, but never officially released in the U.S.
After Guns N Roses won Best Hard Rock video at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept 11, 1989, Izzy was sucker punched by Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil. Suffered a cut lip from Vince's ring but was otherwise unhurt.
Despite quitting Guns N Roses in 1991, stepped in to play five shows with his former band in late April/early May 1993. Replacement Gilby Clarke was too sick to play those shows, so Axl Rose called Izzy and asked him to step in and play.
-Is the only member of Guns N Roses to have graduated High School.
Is also a college graduate.
Duff McKagan played the bass guitar on his latter four solo albums "117°", "Ride on", "River", and "On Down the Road".
Recorded "Memphis", one of Chuck Berry's biggest success, on his second album
As of 2004, has released five albums after Guns n' Roses: "Izzy Stradlin' and the Ju Ju Hounds", "117°", "Ride On", "River", and "On Down the Road". Only the first two were released in the U.S. "Ride on" was only released in Japan, and the latter two were only released in Europe.
Played a couple of shows with Axl Rose's new Guns N' Roses in May 2006 including the songs "Think About You" and "Patience".
Is of English, French, and Scottish descent.
Just finished making an album with former Guns N Roses bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan. [January 2002]

Personal Quotes (2)

Axl isn't really 24, he's a million of years... he's seen everything.
I knew deep inside that it didn't feel right. I didn't understand any more what was happening or what direction it was taking. - On leaving Guns N' Roses

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