Ex-GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan joined the latest version of GUNS on stage last night (Saturday, December 17) at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to perform two GN’R classics: “You Could Be Mine” and “Civil War”.
A couple of photos of the performance can be seen below.
McKagan also performed “You Could Be Mine” with GUNS on Friday at the Key Arena in Seattle.
Duff‘s band LOADED opened for GUNS at both the Seattle and Vancouver shows.
McKagan tweeted earlier today, “Thanks, Axl Rose [GUNS N’ ROSES lead singer and sole remaining original member — Ed.]. My friend….. A really great couple of nights. Thank you Seattle and Vancouver. And… good fuckin night!”
In the latest installment of his column, which appears on Reverb at SeattleWeekly.com, McKagan stated about the prospect of opening for his old band, “I was somehow reluctant at first to do this. I love that dude [referring to Axl], but wanted to sort of stay out of the fray, especially after that whirlwind tour of the world we had just done. AND that damn book tour.
“But this fray is only a fray if I let it be. And now I am actually pretty excited to see my old pal. His band is the nicest bunch of fellas, and I will be home after all. The KeyArena will be rocking . . . and I hope you all show up.
“After all, it is just some dudes doing what they know how to do best: connect with the audience, that fan-ship that has honored us with their presence for so damn long. And THAT, my friends . . . is overwhelming.”
McKagan made worldwide headlines in October 2010 when he joined GUNS onstage for four songs at a concert in London, England, marking the first time he had set foot on a stage with GUNS N’ ROSES in 17 years.
GUNS N’ ROSES will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next April in Cleveland, prompting speculation about whether the event could lead to a reunion of the band’s original lineup.