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Izzy or Isn't He: The Associated Press circulated an unconfirmed report Thursday that rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin has left Guns N' Roses. The wire service carried a statement from Geffen Records in which lead singer Axl Rose said, "Izzy and I have been together 15 years so it's kind of a shock to my system." Rose said Stradlin and the band were "going in separate directions, and he's not really into touring or video or anything like that." It has been rumored in recent weeks that Stradlin might quit. Gilby Clarke of Kill for Thrills will reportedly replace him on the Los Angeles' hard-rock band's upcoming tour.

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