Izzy Stradlin Performs With Guns N' Roses In Saint-Tropez

Ex-Guns N'Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined his former band on stage last Saturday, July 21 to perform almost a dozen songs on a private wedding party.

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According to Blabbermouth, ex-Guns N'Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined his former band on stage last night (Saturday, July 21) to perform almost a dozen songs during a hastily scheduled concert at a private wedding in Saint-Tropez, France. Izzy and the current lineup of GN'R reportedly played the following tracks: "You're Crazy", "Welcome To The Jungle", "It's So Easy", "Mr. Brownstone", "Used To Love Her", "14 Years", "Dead Flowers", "Nightrain", "Patience", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "Paradise City". Also performed last night without Stradlin were the songs "This I Love", "Rocket Queen", "Estranged", "Live And Let Die", "Street Of Dreams", "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Don't Cry".

The Saint-Tropez concert was a last-minute addition to GN'R's itinerary, following the band's performance at Costa De Fuego festival in Benicassim, Spain on Friday and before Sunday's gig at Son Fusteret in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Reports suggest the event was a private wedding for a billionaire and that Bryan Adams was also on hand to perform before GN'R hit the stage.

After last night's show, Guns N'Roses guitarist DJ Ashba tweeted, "Just finished playing a private concert in St. Tropez, France. It was great having Izzy back on stage with us."

Fellow GN'R axeman Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal appeared less enthused about the prospect of playing a last-minute concert, tweeting before the show, "Wow. Diverted without info (or gear or clothes or sleep) to play a wedding in France. Yep. Guess it's not *one show left*." He added, "Crew working dangerously nonstop due to added show. Not ok with that..."

Afterwards, Thal tweeted, "That was actually fun as f--k & everybody was so sweet :)"

Stradlin previously performed with Guns N'Roses on May 31 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Both Izzy and Guns N'Roses lead singer Axl Rose skipped the band's recent induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Stradlin issued a statement the week before the induction, thanking his bandmates, the Hall Of Fame for "the acknowledgment of our works over the years," and the fans who "have supported Guns N' Roses from day one."

Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan joined Axl Rose on stage for the first time in seventeen years at the band's October 14, 2010 concert in London.

For the Rock Hall induction performance, McKagan, guitarist Slash and drummer Steven Adler were joined by guitarist Gilby Clarke and drummer Matt Sorum for three songs "Mr. Brownstone", "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Paradise City" from the band's classic 1987 debut, "Appetite For Destruction". Providing vocals in the absence of Axl Rose was Myles Kennedy, the singer for Alter Bridge and Slash's current solo band.

Sorum played drums for "Mr. Brownstone", while original drummer Adler took over for the other two songs.

Photo above courtesy of Guns N' Roses Facebook page.

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    Why the hell aren't people commenting on this. I'm really happy this happened, since Izzy was my favorite member!
    Petey D
    Izzy Stradlin was always uncomfortable with the level of success that GnR achieved. It was never his intention to be part of a Mega-huge rock band, that's what led to his departure from GnR in the first place, and I'm sure it's a big part of why he didn't want to participate in the HoF induction ceremony. I'm sure that another factor was his loyalty to his childhood friend Axl Rose. Although I'm certain he bears Slash, Duff, Steven Adler, and Matt Sorum no ill will, after all he was present during the early stages of what became the VR sessions, his true alligence lies with Axl.
    Superperfex wrote: Why the hell aren't people commenting on this. I'm really happy this happened, since Izzy was my favorite member!
    My favorite too. A very skilled, and may I add, very underrated guitarist, singer and lyricist. Then again, it's easy to be underrated when you're in a band with Slash. Still puzzled why Izzy never showed up at the HoF though, would've been a killer show.
    I like GNR but do we really need a news article every time he performs with the band?
    DexterF wrote: Izzy's broke?
    Izzy actually has more solo albums than anyone else in the band. He just doesn't like to tour. Also how could anyone be broke after all the money they still get from 'Appetite'?
    Petey D his true alligence lies with Axl.
    I wouldn't call it an aligeance, it's more a friendship thing. Axl's asked him to come back to the band a couple times, and Izzy refused, but since they're childhood friends, he performs with Axl every now and then.
    Hevi Metl
    One of Guns'n'roses plays with Guns'n'roses and it makes the news lol... go figure?!^%$!@!
    Lets face it.... They will never be on the same stage at the same time ever again.... A reunion for this band is not possible.
    This ain't worth a news article. Face it, there'll be no GnR Reunion, doesn't matter who joins who on stage.
    sethkins wrote: izzy has redeemed himself for skipping the hall of fame thing.
    This is the second time since the Hall Of Shame, that Izzy has played with Guns
    Still puzzled why Izzy never showed up at the HoF... is he too humble to accept it personally?