Duff McKagan Talks Guns N’ Roses, Axl Rose & More With Rolling Stone’s “Music Now”

Duff McKagan Speaks Again to Rolling Stone’s “Music Now”

Duff Mckagan spoke with Rolling Stone’s “Music Now” About his latest record, Guns N’ Roses, Axl Rose and more! A fan from the MyGnrForum summarized the interview below! You can listen to the interview below!

Reads books… travels… the civil war… Anne Frank’s house…. :D

Stones as setting the benchmark for older touring rock bands.

Axl apparently busts his behind with the vocal warm-ups and cool-downs.

Lots of anecdotes about Tenderness recording, inspirations… #MeToo, Parkland.

He doubles down on the It’s So Easy  as tounge-in-cheek… different cultural context than today (Sunset in the 80’s as an empowered free love kind of thing?). A piss take on everything going the band’s way when they were nobodies.

One in a Million as a character story; leaving it off the box set.


GNR as not right wing / left wing, political. Captain America’s been torn apart…


Steve Jones as major inspiration.

Scott Weiland / Prince / Cornell as inspiration for Feel.

Depression struggles.

Positive perspective gained from addiction experiences and close calls. “We’re in extra innings.”

Izzy! “I don’t have a take…. it wasn’t from not trying.” “Touring is not for everybody.” Host: “He said it came down to money.” “Duff: Yeah. I don’t even know. I love the guy.” “Maybe some other time.”

His reuniting with Axl anecdote in 2010.

“Are you guys sort of hired guns of Axl’s or in a band?” “We’re in the band.”

“New music would be wonderful.”  “Doesn’t feel like a finite thing.”

Nobody needs to know our business, we got into trouble in the past with that.”


Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Will Lead New “Wedding Band”

Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett will lead a group of musicians under the banner “The Wedding Band” in covering classic rock songs at a special event in Canada next month.

The band will include Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane plus former Queens of the Stone Age and Danzig drummer Joey Castillo, the Wedding Band are scheduled to perform tunes by Black SabbathAC/DC and more during a single show at Ontario’s Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, the Canadian musical instrument retailer organizing the event.

Set for Friday, July 26, at 8PM, during a brief break in Metallica’s 2019 “WorldWired Tour,” the Wedding Band performance is due to follow a Kirk Hammett meet and greet for VIP ticket holders that starts two hours before the show.

“The Wedding Band is not just your typical cover band. Actually maybe they are…” Cosmo Music’s webpage for the event depicts. “But the band members are certainly not typical. We’re extremely excited to welcome Kirk Hammett joined by his good friends Rob Trujillo, Whitfield Crane, and Joey Castillo for a special event. This unlikely bunch is coming to play all your favorite classic covers from bands like AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Billy Idol and more. This is going to be an event you’ll never forget — don’t miss out!”

Tickets — which go for $300 plus tax — go on sale June 27 at 12PM ET/9AM PT. There is a limit of 2 tickets per people, only 100 tickets will be released in total for the special event. The ticket price includes the Kirk Hammett meet and greet, a signed poster and a limited edition Kirk Hammett Monster Mash Up Funko Pop! figure.