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Net Worth:
$20 Million
Apr 8, 1962 (62 years old)
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter
United States of America
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Izzy Stradlin is an American rock musician who has a net worth of $20 million. In the 1980s, Izzy Stradlin formed the group, Hollywood Rose, with high school friend Axl Rose in the early 80s. They released a demo, then went their separate ways, but chose to regroup a few months later. In 1985, they added new members to the group and became known as Guns N' Roses. The band would go on to sell 25 million copies of their debut album, and to subsequently become the only band to ever hold the #1 and #2 positions for album sales at the same time, when they released their two-part sophomore album. The group ran into interpersonal issues and drug problems and after regrouping as a sober band, toured extensively throughout the early 90s. Izzy Stradlin left the group to pursue a successful solo career in 1992.

Early Life and Education

Izzy Stradlin was born as Jeffrey Isbell on April 8, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana to Sonja, who worked for a phone company, and Richard, an engraver. His parents divorced when he was eight, and he was subsequently raised by his mother with his two younger brothers Kevin and Joe. Growing up, Stradlin listened to Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, and Alice Cooper, and learned how to play the drums. In high school, he started his first band, with which he played covers in the garage. Stradlin graduated from high school in 1980 with a D average, and subsequently moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music.

Career Beginnings

After coming to LA, Stradlin joined the punk band Naughty Women. He lasted for two months with the group, and then joined another punk band called the Atoms. Following that, Stradlin joined the heavy metal band Shire. In 1983, with his childhood friend Axl Rose, he formed the glam metal group Hollywood Rose. The band soon split up, and Stradlin briefly played with the groups London and Stalin, the latter of which he formed with singer Eric Leach and guitarist Taz Rudd.

Guns N' Roses

In 1985, Stradlin co-founded the hard rock band Guns N' Roses with Axl Rose and three members of the glam metal band L.A. Guns: Tracii Guns, Ole Beich, and Rob Gardner. A few months later, the lineup consisted of Stradlin, Rose, guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Guns N' Roses went on to perform at nightclubs throughout Los Angeles and to open for larger acts. The band released its debut album, "Appetite for Destruction," in the summer of 1987. Stradlin wrote or co-wrote most of the album's songs, including the hit singles "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Paradise City." The next album by Guns N' Roses was "G N' R Lies," which came out in late 1988; Stradlin wrote the album's hit song "Patience." As the band's popularity grew, so did tensions between its members, exacerbated by substance abuse and other misconduct, such as Stradlin urinating in public on a plane.

On September 17, 1991, Guns N' Roses released the albums "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II," which accomplished the unprecedented feat of debuting at numbers two and one on the Billboard 200, respectively. On the albums, Stradlin co-wrote the hit singles "Don't Cry" and "You Could Be Mine," the latter of which first appeared two months earlier in James Cameron's film "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." Despite the success, Stradlin had become deeply disillusioned with his life in Guns N' Roses, and decided to quit in late 1991. He would later reunite with the band on several different occasions for live performances. Stradlin and the other members of Guns N' Roses were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.


Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds

After leaving Guns N' Roses, Stradlin formed the band Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds, consisting of him, lead guitarist Rick Richards, bassist Jimmy Ashhurst, and drummer Charlie Quintana. The group released its self-titled debut album in 1992, and subsequently went on a world tour. Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds performed their final show in Tokyo, Japan in 1993.

Solo Career

Stradlin released his first solo album, "117°," in 1998. The next year, he released "Ride On." Stradlin's subsequent solo albums were "River," "On Down the Road," "Like a Dog," "Miami," and "fire, the acoustic album." His other releases include "Concrete," "Smoke," and "Wave of Heat." Stradlin has also released some non-album singles online, including "Walk N' Song," "F.P. Money," and "To Being Alive." In 2017, he played guitar on John Mellencamp's song "Grandview" from the album "Sad Clowns & Hillbillies."

Personal Life and Real Estate

In 1995, Stradlin wed Swedish biologist and environmentalist Annica Kreuter.

In March 2008 Izzy paid around $1.1 million for a home in Ojai, California. He previously owned a home in the same area. He bought his previous Ojai home in March 2002 for $1.15 million, selling it just five months later at a $100,000 profit.

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