Former-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke has tapped Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins for his latest single, “Tightwad.” Clarke spoke about the track, explaining, “Lyrically I was inspired by deceit, treachery and the creative extremes people will go through to get ahead. I tried to get my message through with humor, but if it hits to close to home, maybe we all should take a closer look at ourselves & make improvements.”

He went on to say “I was lucky to have some wonderful musician friends contribute to the recording of this track, Nikki Sixx & Stephen Perkins. Stephen, as always, came through with a beat that drives the song and Nikki found a cool bass groove that accentuates the feel I was looking for. I tried to get my message through with humor, but sometimes the truth hurts.”

Gilby Clarke’s latest solo album, titled The Gospel Truth, is set for release later this year.


  • Gilby Clarke joined Guns N’ Roses in 1991, replacing co-founder Izzy Stradlin during the band’s Use Your Illusion tour.
  • Clarke appeared on the band’s Spaghetti Incident, Live Era ’88-’91 and The Greatest Hits albums.
  • He currently splits his time between his solo career and Kings Of Chaos led by Matt Sorum and an all-star alumni that has featured Steven Tyler, Joe Elliot, and Gene Simmons.

CHECK IT OUT: Gilby Clarke’s 2020 single “Tightwad” featuring Nikki Sixx and Stephen Perkins: