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GN’Reunion? Duff McKagan’s Band Opening for Axl Rose’s Band


Last seen cursing out an annoying Nirvana conspiracy theorist, rock’n’roll jack of all trades Duff McKagan will be heading back out on the road with Guns N’ Roses — only this time as a supporting act. The bassist’s band Loaded (and not his other band, Velvet Revolver, which is still seeking a new frontman), will open some shows for GN’R, Axl Rose has revealed. VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” co-host Eddie Trunk broke the news in a tweet after a rare interview with Rose on Sunday morning.

“We did ask Axl about R&R Hall, new music, this lineup, playing with Duff (said Loaded will open shows) and more,” Trunk said in a tweet. The Loaded opening slots would follow an unannounced guest appearance McKagan made with GN’R in London about a year ago, Blabbermouth notes. The October 14, 2010 gig was reportedly McKagan’s first performance with Rose in 17 years.

The hour-long Rose interview, airing on VH1 Classic on November 11, was itself a long time in the making. The interview took place within hours of GN’R’s Miami concert, but not before a series of tweets from Trunk about waiting up all night for Rose to appear. “5:30 AM, got to this arena at 3P yesterday. Still here…. If this interview happens I might dose off for the first time ever in an intv,” Trunk said in one tweet. Later he thanked the crew for putting in a 15-hour shooting day. Trunk last interviewed Rose for a radio show in May 2006.