KiroTV.com recently conducted an interview with Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED, GUNS N’ ROSES). You can now watch the chat below.
When asked, “What is the most annoying question you get asked?”, McKagan replied. “The question I get asked the most, at rock gigs, is, ‘When is your band getting back together?’ When is GUNS getting back together?’ I understand ]why people want to know], so I don’t get annoyed, because it’s out of love — they love that lineup, the original lineup of the band. So I get it, so I try to answer it the best I can. [And my answer is] probably never, ya know?! But I never say never… It would be fun, if we did it. It would have to be for the right reasons, of course.”
GUNS N’ ROSES lead singer Axl Rose skipped the band’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April and declined to be inducted along with the rest of the group. The singer also reaffirmed that there is no chance of the original lineup reuniting, and seemed to speak directly to fans still hoping for a reunion when he added, “Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn’t owe you your own personal happy ending especially at another’s, or in this case several others’, expense.”
In at least a partial nod to his former bandmates, however, Rose wrote, “For the record, I would not begrudge anyone from GUNS their accomplishments or recognition for such. Neither I or anyone in my camp has made any requests or demands of the Hall Of Fame. It’s their show, not mine.”
Original GN’R members Slash, Steven Adler and Duff McKagan, along with later members Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke, performed three songs at the induction ceremony in Cleveland. They were joined on vocals by Myles Kennedy, who sings in Slash‘s solo band.