Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has responded to Duff McKagan rejoining the band, Classic Rock reports.
Duff, who played with the band from 1985-1997, is filling in for Tommy Stinson for Guns N' Roses' South American Tour. Stinson is currently on tour with the Replacements.
As Slash notes, when it comes to these decisions, Duff is his own man:
"What Duff does is what Duff does. It doesn't really concern me.
"Duff's relationship with Axl is different to mine. That call to me is just not going to happen."
However, Slash wasn't critical of his Velvet Revolver bandmate's decision to rejoin the band, noting that he has a "more amicable" relationship with singer Axl Rose: "I don't judge Duff. He's cool. He just has a way more amicable, neutral relationship with Axl than I do."
Slash, who recently finished recording his third solo album, is set to tour with Aerosmith this summer.