Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin opens up about GNR Reunion: ‘That's Life’

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin has recently released a statement to address his absence from the band's reunion tour.

"The current Guns N' Roses tour has been a great success for the guys. My nonparticipation was simply not being able to reach a happy middle ground through the negotiation process," Stradlin told the Wall Street Journal in an email. 

That's life, sometimes things don't work out.

In a since deleted tweet from an unverified Twitter account, Stradlin criticised his band mates, saying "they didn't want to split the loot equally" in 2016 when Slash and Duff McKagan rejoined the group.

Former Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven said that Stradlin had flown to a undisclosed stadium show in the Midwest but left without taking part in the show. "Obviously had it gone well and everybody had been happy, and there had been a little bit of brotherhood, I’m sure he would have stayed with it."

But something must have really upset him, because he left after the soundcheck, and never turned up for another one or an appearance.