Monday, October 31, 2011

Duff McKagan to open for Guns N’ Roses

Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan will open some shows for his old band, according to Axl Rose.

Rose sat down with VH1’s That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk for an hour-long interview after GNR’s Miami concert on Saturday night.

Following the session, Trunk posted that he spoke with Axl about the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame situation, new music, his lateness, this lineup, playing with Duff McKagan – and that Axl said [Duff McKagan’s] Loaded will open some shows.

GNR kicked off its North American tour in Orlando on Friday; dates are scheduled to run until the end of the year.

Last fall, Axl and Duff made worldwide headlines when a chance encounter at a London hotel led to McKagan joining GNR on stage at the 02 Arena for four songs, sending fans into a frenzy wondering about a possible reunion.

The October 14, 2010 show marked the first time McKagan had performed with GNR in 17 years.

Duff just completed a nationwide book-signing tour to promote his autobiography, “It's So Easy (And Other Lies),” which debuted on the New York Times’ Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list at #17.

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Guns N’ Roses – You Could Be Mine
02 Arena – London, UK – October 14, 2010

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