Rock and Roll Is Getting Louder: Gilby Clarke

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Gilby Clarke, has released a video for his song “Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder.” The tune will appear on his upcoming solo album ‘The Gospel Truth,’ which will be his first LP in 18 years.

There is no firm date for the release of the album, but it is due to arrive later this year. The video (link below) features members of Clarke’s live band plus cameo appearances by stars of the Hollywood rock scene.

Clarke spoke about the new song: “It’s about having a rebellious spirit. Rock and roll means many things: rebelling, freedom and being who you are on your own terms. Therefore, ‘Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder’ means ‘I am what I am, I won’t change that, and I stand up for things that are important to me, even if it’s not popular.’”

Clarke added, “It always starts with a “good guitar riff, then add the devil’s drumbeat. It’s good when you can put some interesting lyrics to it too.” Clarke said that he doesn’t like to get complicated: ‘I always try to find a new way of saying something simple. I don’t like to complicate my lyrics, but I never duplicate them either.”

How does ‘The Gospel Truth’ compare to Clarke’s previous efforts? Clarke said, “I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel. I have found the music that I like as an artist and a musician. It’s important that I get better at it and try new things, but I like rock ’n’ roll, and loud guitars are good for the soul.”

‘The Gospel Truth’ features contributions from drummers Kenny Aronoff and Matt Starr from Mr. Big and Ace Frehley’s band, bassist Muddy Stardust and others


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