Saturday, November 1, 2014
Duff McKagan Not Ruling Out Chance of Recording with Guns N' Roses Again
Within the past year former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has been seen touring with his old band for the first time in about two decades; filling in for official bassist Tommy Stintson while he has had other obligations to attend to. These mini-reunions while temporary have definitely done well for the old fans of the band.
During an interview on the Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show McKagan has stated that he has certainly had a good time playing the shows with his former band mate (singer Axl Rose). McKagan was asked if he would consider ever recording with the current line-up of Guns N' Roses to which he responded:
“I never say never to anything, actually, these days. I’ve kind of learned, you never know what’s around the corner. All that aside, I’m just glad he and I were able to get together and talk about some stuff and then laugh about a lot of other s— that happened.”
This definitely wouldn't be the first time a former GN'R band member has reunited with Rose to record. Former rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin is rumored to have also written and recorded a song titled Down By the Ocean which has yet to be released.
Either way, it would be great for Duff to bring back some of that element of punk that the original line-up had. It might end up making some of the new Guns N' Roses music sound closer to the material that the old fans have been accustomed to.