Friday, October 15, 2010

Duff McKagan Joins GN'R on Stage in London!

via Blabbermouth
Former GN'R bassist Duff McKagan joined the band's current lineup onstage at London, England's O2 arena to perform the songs "You Could Be Mine," "Nice Boys," "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and "Patience."

McKagan played bass for the first song and guitar for the other two tracks. Duff played the tambourine for "Patience."

According to Rock Radio, singer Axl Rose claimed the event came about by accident because he and McKagan happened to be staying at the same hotel. He told the crowd: "There was this guy at the end of my hallway playing all this loud music and shit. What the fuck? Oh — it's Duff!"

Original GN'R guitarist Izzy Stradlin jammed with the current version of Guns N' Roses at a number of shows in 2006.

During a 2009 interview with Billboard, Rose insisted that he will never share a stage with former GN'R guitarist Slash again.

"One of the two of us will die before a reunion," Rose said. "However sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is." He also said, "I could see doing a song or so on the side with Izzy or having him out [on tour] again. I'm not so comfortable with doing anything having more than one of the alumni. Maybe something with Duff, but that's it."

According to Slash and drummer Matt Sorum, Duff's band Velvet Revolver is currently rehearsing in Hollywood. They auditioned 2 new singers and are planning to release a new album next year. Yesterday, Velvet Revolver announced the release of a new, live DVD - Live in Houston.

Duff's wife, model Susan Holmes McKagan will star in the E! Entertainment Network reality show, Married to Rock, which premieres on November 7.


Manets said...

I love the comments at Blabbermouth.

Anonymous said...

Still stoked at all this. It's been a while since I was able to bluntly smile in anything regarding guns n' roses, and last night it happened.

Wasn't even in London, but I'm deeply happy that axl and duff were able to meet, play and be with each other. Don't go all hype on reunion and shit 'cause it ain't happening.

But let's all be glad that Izzy and Duff are all able to at least play with Axl. And DUFF IS A GREAT MAN TO BE ONSTAGE WITH A BAND THAT USED TO BE HIS. I'm guessing all this budhism in duff's life is working :)

And thank you Mack, for posting this ASAP :)