Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist IZZY STRADLIN joined frontman Axl Rose on stage at a gig in Los Angeles last night (17DEC06).
Reclusive musician Stradlin, who quit the group in 1991, made the surprise appearance at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Hollywood, playing guitar on five tracks, including THINK ABOUT YOU, PATIENCE and PARADISE CITY.
The guitarist, who is credited with writing 12 tracks on 1991's USE YOUR ILLUSION, has performed with his former band at several of Guns n' Roses tour dates this year (05), after a 13 year break from the group.
Guns N' Roses final performance on Wednesday evening (20NOV06) will mark the end of the group's North American tour.
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.