Thursday, March 10, 2011

Guns N’ Roses: Duff shoots down Super Bowl reunion rumor

Duff McKagan’s got his hands full these days, with the launch of a new album and movie, “The Taking,” by his band Loaded; he’s starting up Meridian Rock, a new wealth management firm for musicians, and he’s busy with his columns for Seattle Weekly, ESPN.com and Playboy.com.

With all this going on, you think Duff might miss a thing or two, but nope.

Following last month’s Super Bowl, an Indianapolis-based sports guy floated a rumor that the original Guns N’ Roses lineup were in talks with the NFL to perform at next year’s game...in Indianapolis.

It’s a virtually impossible scenario, given so many factors surrounding the people involved.

While the world may have taken a few minutes to ponder what would never be, one Duff McKagan didn’t blink an eye since, as one of the alleged parties involved, he might remember having a conversation about booking such a huge gig.

Well, turns out Duff did have a chat – with his wife – when she brought the rumor into the McKagan household.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Duff clears the air on the whole Super Bowl non-issue.

"That's bullshit. Pure, unadulterated bullshit,” says Duff. “But it's a good story. You know, I heard it from my wife! 'Hey, you know the Super Bowl is asking you guys...' I'm like, 'Honey. Really?' Even in my own house, you can't differentiate what's being said on the internet and the real story. I'm like, 'Honey...it's me. You think maybe I'd know about that?'"

Check out the full Duff interview at Rolling Stone here.

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See also:

Guns N’ Roses: $20 Million lawsuit against Activision goes to trial in January
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses - Duff joins Steven Adler in London
RUMOR: Guns N’ Roses North American tour dates
Guns N Roses: Activision lawsuit docs online
Guns N Roses: Axl Rose sues Activision for $20 million