Gilby Clarke: "I’m a big believer in doubling guitar parts with a different amp and guitar. It’s not just a bigger sound – it gives so much more separation"

Journeyman axe-slinger Gilby Clarke has toured and recorded with artists as diverse as Guns N’ Roses, Heart, MC5 and Nancy Sinatra. He’s just released his first solo album in 20 years, The Gospel Truth, a collection of hard-rocking, instant rock ’n’ roll classics.

Your last solo album, Swag, came out in 2001. Why such a long gap? 

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Mark McStea

Mark is a freelance writer with particular expertise in the fields of ‘70s glam, punk, rockabilly and classic ‘50s rock and roll. He sings and plays guitar in his own musical project, Star Studded Sham, which has been described as sounding like the hits of T. Rex and Slade as played by Johnny Thunders. He had several indie hits with his band, Private Sector and has worked with a host of UK punk luminaries. Mark also presents themed radio shows for Generating Steam Heat. He has just completed his first novel, The Bulletproof Truth, and is currently working on the sequel.