Duff McKagan Opening For Guns N' Roses This Weekend

Duff McKagan's Loaded will open for the current version of Guns N' Roses on December 16 and 17.

Duff McKagan Opening For Guns N' Roses This Weekend
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According to Blabbermouth.net, Duff McKagan's Loaded - the band led by Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan - will open for the current version of Guns N' Roses on the following dates: 12/16 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena 12/17 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum McKagan made a surprise guest appearance in October 2010 with Guns N' Roses at London, England's O2 arena. He told Seattle radio station KISW last year that playing in London with the current version of the band he left in the mid-Nineties was "great". McKagan came onstage during the group's October 14, 2010 gig to play on "You Could Be Mine", "Patience", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "Nice Boys", sticking around to take a bow with Rose and the rest of the group at the end of the show. The gig marked the first time McKagan had performed with Guns N' Roses in 17 years. It was announced on December 7 that Guns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro, Donovan and others. Rumors of a Guns N' Roses reunion with the classic lineup have been swirling for years. Rose told Billboard.com in 2009 that he doesn't ever expect to play again with guitarist Slash, saying, "One of the two of us will die before a reunion. However sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is." Rose and original GN'R rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin played a few shows in 2006. When asked if he thinks the entire original Guns lineup will show up at the induction ceremony, original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler - who was thrown out of the band in 1990 - told Rolling Stone magazine, "Absolutely not", adding that the bad blood between Rose and Slash is the sole factor holding up a full Guns reunion: "For twenty years, because of some stupid grudge, which I guarantee you that neither of them could even tell you what it was. They don't even know! ... twenty years of great music wasn't created because of some stupid grudge."

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    Jesus_Dean
    If I was Slash, I would go onstage with Duff and jam a few songs. Imagine the pressure Axl would then be under to join his ex-bandmates on stage. Damn!!
    Crofty89
    Actually Slash could tell you what the grudge was, it's in his autobiography.
    nikki90
    Trent Armitage wrote: OH NO WHERE IS SLASH AT!!
    Probably jamming with Fergie. Stoked about this. Duff and Axl were always close so it's cool they can do things together without having to do a silly reunion thing. Playing on the same bill will excite the fans without hurting anyones musical credibility. Who know maybe Duff will join GNR for a few songs? Tommy wouldnt care.
    de-fexxx666
    nikki90 wrote: Trent Armitage wrote: OH NO WHERE IS SLASH AT!! Probably jamming with Fergie. Stoked about this. Duff and Axl were always close so it's cool they can do things together without having to do a silly reunion thing. Playing on the same bill will excite the fans without hurting anyones musical credibility. Who know maybe Duff will join GNR for a few songs? Tommy wouldnt care.
    If it's like London, it's more likely Duff will play rhythm guitar. He's sure to be jamming with them though, since everything is cool between Axl and Duff. I also think it's great that Duff is up to playing with the current line-up, some people wouldn't be so hot on doing that type of thing... It'll probably just be the predictable stuff Duff jams on, but I'd love to see them bust out something Duff could do vocals on, Attitude or Raw Power or So Fine...
    arnolddrummer
    edinfang wrote: Of all the things in this article the funyn thing is that they had to put "England" next to London... what like some idiot wont know where it is?
    You actually think there's only one city named 'London'?
    edinfang
    Of all the things in this article the funyn thing is that they had to put "England" next to London... what like some idiot wont know where it is?
    Maiden95
    I think this is good news...or at least news that makes me think more with a positive attitude about the Rock Hall Induction.... Just saying.
    slaveskinJACKET
    Jesus_Dean wrote: If I was Slash, I would go onstage with Duff and jam a few songs. Imagine the pressure Axl would then be under to join his ex-bandmates on stage. Damn!!
    Hmm... Axl isn't the one who left Guns N' Roses. Axl isn't the one who didn't return to Guns N' Roses.I don't understand your logic... I'm not saying Slash has been asked to return, but his leaving was completely his own doing -- even if felt pressured to leave, he was never kicked out of the band.
    de-fexxx666 wrote: It'll probably just be the predictable stuff Duff jams on, but I'd love to see them bust out something Duff could do vocals on, Attitude or Raw Power or So Fine...
    So Fine would be ****ing awesome! I saw Loaded a couple of years ago at a tiny bar in Nashville, and they played Attitude as well as Dust N' Bones and It's So Easy... I don't think they played So Fine, but I was pretty hammered; they could have slipped it past me -- I'm pretty sure I'd remember that, though. This would be a great show to go to, though. It would have been cool if Loaded had been on the bill for the Nashville GNR show last week. I really thought I would enjoy seeing Black Label Society, but aside from Fire It Up and Suicide Messiah, I found myself bored to death -- especially by Zakk Wylde's wanky, unmelodic, ****ing boring guitar solo.
    slaveskinJACKET
    edinfang wrote: Of all the things in this article the funyn thing is that they had to put "England" next to London... what like some idiot wont know where it is?
    Or maybe some idiot doesn't realize that there is a London many US states, as well as in many other English-speaking countries around the world.