Longtime GUNS N’ ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed was recently interviewed by Guns N’ Roses Central. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
Asked what the most rewarding thing has been about being in GUNS N’ ROSES for more than 27 years, Dizzy said: “I think the most rewarding thing is, honestly, just… Axl [Rose, GUNS N’ ROSES singer] gave me an opportunity early on, and he didn’t have to do that. And so my dedication is to him and to that band. And I’m lucky to be able to squeeze this kind of thing [solo concerts] in here and there. And that within itself is rewarding — just being able to be a part of it and perform with them and to get the recognition from the fans. And to be able to use it as a vehicle to have met other great musicians and done other things, like this and like HOOKERS & BLOW and like THE DEAD DAISIES and stuff. So it’s been fantastic — it really has.”
Dizzy‘s new solo album, “Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy”, was released on February 16 by Golden Robot Records. The disc features guest appearances by musicians from W.A.S.P., QUIET RIOT, PSYCHEDELIC FURS, THIN LIZZY, NO DOUBT, THE REPLACEMENTS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, and more.
Reed is the longest-serving member of GN’R after Rose. He joined the band as a touring member in 1990, during the “Use Your Illusion” era, and has played with most of the original members as well as in all the later editions of the group and the current reunion lineup.
In 2012, Dizzy was inducted into the the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of GUNS N’ ROSES.