At last night's Guns N' Roses show (Dec. 16) at the Key Arena in Seattle, ex-GN'R bassist Duff McKagan hopped on stage to perform with his former band and its current lineup. Fans were likely expecting such a cameo, since McKagan's band Loaded opened for GN'R and will do so again tonight (Dec. 17) at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia. Perhaps Canadian fans will be treated to the same reunion of sorts. With the band's loyal contingent of fans hoping for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reunion this April, seeing McKagan perform with Axl Rose again is hopefully a harbinger of things to come in 2012.
Talk is always cheap where Guns N' Roses are concerned, so if you've taken the rumors about Duff McKagan's Loaded serving as a support act on GN'R's current tour with a grain of salt, we definitely don't blame you. But in this case, it turns out that the rumors were true: a little over a year after he made a surprise appearance at a Guns gig in London, McKagan's crew will be hitting the road in support of the band he quit 14 years ago.
Velvet Revolver / ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan got down with Down in concert, sitting in with the band Monday for the song 'Bury Me in Smoke' at a show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Duff McKagan's Loaded were also on the bill, making the all-star onstage collaboration an easy one to pull off.
We're still a long ways away from a full-scale Guns N' Roses reunion, since Slash would still rather stomp on the olive branch than hand it to frontman Axl Rose, but some factions of the Guns camp are making nice. Rose will be sharing stages in the near future with former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, revealed Rose in his interview with 'That Metal Show' set to air Nov. 11.
Ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has penned a tell-all autobiography titled ‘It’s So Easy (And Other Lies),’ and the book is due to hit shelves Oct. 4. An 80-page excerpt has been published online and it includes an interesting bit about how Duff Beer on 'The Simpsons' was named after McKagan.
Former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan may just be one of rock's classic over-achievers. When he's not starring on the reality TV show 'Married to Rock' with his wife Susan, or writing one of his columns for Seattle Weekly or ESPN he can usually be found touring with his band Loaded, where he fills the triple role of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist alongside bandmates Jeff Rouse on bass, guitarist Mike Squires, and Isaac Carpenter on drums.