Former guitarist of Guns N' Roses who released solo albums, starting with Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds in 1992.
He was offered a position in the supergroup Velvet Revolver, but he declined.
He was replaced by Gilby Clarke in Guns N' Roses.
He met Axl Rose during high school, where they formed their first band together.
He married Aneka Kreuter and he grew up in Lafayette, Indiana.