Gilby Clarke needs no introduction to rock fans. He played in both Guns N' Roses and the MC5. Who else can claim membership in two of the most life-altering rock 'n' roll outfits to ever exist on the planet? Clarke hit the stage with his GN'R running buds at the 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony – he appeared on the band's The Spaghetti Incident, Live Era '88-'91 and Greatest Hits albums, and spent years on the massive Use Your Illusion world tour in the '90s – but his proudest GN'R moment is, he says, the Gilby rolls mode on the GN'R pinball machine!
Before joining the GN'R circus, the guitarist bounced from the great Candy to his own, heartbreakingly ignored, big-riff quartet Kill for Thrills. Clarke has, along the way, toured, and/or recorded with everyone from Nancy Sinatra to Heart to Gene Simmons to Slash's Snakepit. In between touring & recording he was making videos with not only GNR, but Michael Jackson & Slash when MTV was de rigueur. Perhaps you saw him starring alongside Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee on Rockstar: Supernova or VH1 Honors with Rob Zombie, Slash & Ace Frehely?
Then there's his solo career that earned him critical winks and sales for such albums as Pawnshop Guitars (including the American hits 'Cure Me ... Or Kill Me," and 'Tijuana Jail"), The Hangover (two songs made Bruce Willis' The Story of Us), Rubber, 99 Live & Swag.
Clarke, who's an old school mash-up of Keef, Johnny Thunders, and B.B. King, continues to write fist-jacking rock 'n' roll songs with fat choruses, and appear on stages around the globe. He produces worthy bands too. He's also one of the sweetest gents you'll ever meet. He's a guitar hero, certainly, but also a gentleman whose heart happens to rush at rock 'n' roll speed.
Gilby is hitting the east coast of Australia for some intimate, sweaty, raw, totally Rock -n' Roll shows! Gilby will be Will be ripping up a selection of hits from his past bands Guns N Roses, Slash's Snakepit, RockStar Supernova, MC5 and much more with full band in tow.
Gilby Clarke Australian Tour Dates
Thursday 30th November - Crowbar - Brisbane
Friday 1st Dec - Cherry Bar - Melbourne
Saturday 2nd Dec – The Basement - Canberra
Sunday 3rd Dec – Frankie's - Sydney
With the final show at Frankie's in Sydney being a huge party in celebration of their 5th birthday. – FREE ENTRY
Tickets go on sale Mon 9th Oct via: www.hardlinemedia.net