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Old 01-29-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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For those who like Guns n' Roses (The original, not the new crap)

Here's a slice-of-life story about their guitarist Gilby Clarke and motorcycles:

http://www.bikesandbuddies.com/2013/...he-unexpected/

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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That was a good read.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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I live in Lafayette, IN where a couple of original GNR members hail from, my son even goes to the same high school as Bill Bailey (Axl).

There's another avid motorcyclist from the band and though I haven't met him I understand his preferences run toward the German and Austrian Marques - Jeff (Izzy) Isbell.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:21 AM   #4
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Great article.
I remember someone here posted an RR about his trip to Sturgis traveling with Gilby, Riki Rachtman and some other celebs whose names escape me right now. It was a fun read, I'll try to find it.

- edit it was OP's (Kevin) RR! I'm very jealous ;)
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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Very nice. Sounds like a great guy.

But he wasn't in the original Guns n' Roses.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
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Kerhonky,

By "original" I meant the band we knew through the 80's and 90's, not the flimsy reincarnation that tours today. But you are correct, Gilby was not a founding member.

And he is a shockingly nice guy. If you ever walk up and say hi, he'll treat you like a friend.


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Very nice. Sounds like a great guy.

But he wasn't in the original Guns n' Roses.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
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Yup, we're the idiots who went and did silly stuff in Sturgis.

2010 RR: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...rgis+rock+roll

2012 RR: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...t=sturgis+2012



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Great article.
I remember someone here posted an RR about his trip to Sturgis traveling with Gilby, Riki Rachtman and some other celebs whose names escape me right now. It was a fun read, I'll try to find it.

- edit it was OP's (Kevin) RR! I'm very jealous ;)
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:22 PM   #8
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Duff McKagan

I recently read Duff McKagan's biography and also read up a lot on him. All I can say, I am EXTREMELY impressed with this guy. After years of alcohol and drug abuse he managed to clean up, got into martial arts and mountain biking, got married and started a family, went back to school to study finance and is one semester short of a BA degree, and started a wealth management consulting company to help musicians close good business deals and not to blow away their money. Plus, he writes a column for Seattle Weekly. In the book he mentions getting a Harley and riding for fun in the Seattle area.

I've been saying for a while that Axl is a jackass and after reading that book, he is even a bigger jackass than I had thought. His arrogance of showing up late for gigs and letting them wait for hours cost the band a fortune in penalties, overtime pay, not to mention several riots. On top of that, he pretty much blackmailed Slash and Duff into signing over the rights to the GNR label.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:47 PM   #9
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That was a cool little read, thanks for posting it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:39 PM   #10
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Thanks

I'm glad you guys like it. They'll be a new story about every month or so. If you want to know when one is posted, you can sign up on the right of the main page at:

http://www.bikesandbuddies.com

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #11
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Great read man. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:59 PM   #12
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I've got it bookmarked, thanks for the link.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:55 AM   #13
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You're quite welcome. Glad you liked the website!

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I've got it bookmarked, thanks for the link.
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