Guns N' Roses Mini Reunion: Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke Join Slash Onstage for "It's So Easy" and "Paradise City" [WATCH]
There was a mini Guns N' Roses reunion over the weekend featuring the likes of Slash, Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke. McKagan's Loaded and Gilby Clarke + Coverheads opened the show for the guitarist, who was performing in Argentina with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. The former GN'R bassist hit the stage for "It's So Easy" and stuck around for the Clarke-assisted "Paradise City."
McKagan also performed with Slash Friday, March 6, Blabbermouth noted. Check out some video from the concerts below.
When Guns N' Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Clarke joined Slash, McKagan, Steven Adler and Matt Sorum onstage. Kennedy filled in for Axl Rose, who declined to attend the ceremony. The reclusive Izzy Stradlin, whom Clarke replaced in 1991 following the Use Your Illusion albums, also did not go to the ceremony.
Following the release of Chinese Democracy, Rose made it pretty clear that he didn't want to work with Slash again. But he kept the door open to jamming with Stradlin and McKagan. The latter has joined the new GN'R onstage a few times, with his most recent stint coming last year when current bassist Tommy Stinson missed a few shows to reunite with his former band The Replacements.
Rose spoke to Revolver last summer to announce that the band's follow-up to Chinese Democracy was finished. He even said the group had a second album ready to go.
"We recorded a lot of things before Chinese ... was out," he said. "We've worked more on some of those things and we've written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call kind of the second half of Chinese. That's already recorded. [The remix album has] been done for a while, too."