DUFF MCKAGAN Says Classic GUNS N’ ROSES Reunion ‘Could Happen’
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan was recently interviewed on North Central Florida’s classic rock station WIND-FM and they talked about a classic GNR reunion!
Duff said: “It could happen. I mean, this thing could happen, and it could not. And I think it would be wonderful, one day, if we reconciled, first and foremost. That alone would be cool.”
Pressed on why he thinks the classic GN’R lineup fell apart, Duff said: “I think every band is different, for sure. I can’t really… With our band, it was a lot of things. We just got really big… Once we started getting big, we got really big really fast. And there’s no ‘how-to’ instructional manual for that thing, what happens to your life. We’d just fall into every kind of stupid typical thing that we thought we’d never fall into.”
Duff reunited with Axl Rose at five G N’ R shows in South America and the Revolver Golden Gods awards show in Los Angeles in April 2014.
McKagan played with Guns N’ Roses at last year’s concerts to fill in for bassist Tommy Stinson, who was committed to two reunion shows at the Coachella festival with The Replacements.
Last year’s South American shows marked the first time Duff has played full concerts with the band since his departure in 1994.
McKagan’s second book, “How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)”, came out on May 12 and is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed New York Times best selling memoir, “It’s So Easy (And Other Lies)”.