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Duff returning for a few South American dates? - TRUE

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Post by Uli on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Looks like Duff will be on bass for a few shows:

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/01/mckagan-hints-about-guns-n-roses-return


The bassist posted a teaser tweet to fans, suggesting he could be joining the current GNR's line-up on tour in South America.

He wrote: "Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil! See y'all in the next few weeks, Si (yes)? GNR."

The announcement, which came on the eve of April Fools' Day, makes sense for fans of GNR as Rose's current bass player, Tommy Stinson, is preparing for a reunion of his own with the Replacements at the upcoming Coachella festival.

According to the tweet, McKagan will join the tour in Buenos Aires for a show on April 6.
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Post by Soulmonster on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:39 pm

Very interesting if it isn't an April's fool joke.
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Post by Soulmonster on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:02 pm

I had those Replacement shows come up the same time the (South American) tour came up, and it got to be a scheduling issue right out of the gate," Stinson tells Billboard. "I didn't want to fuck anyone up in Guns by saying, 'Hey, I can't do this tour' or anything like that. Luckily someone was able to reach out to Duff and he was amenable to the idea and was into doing it. It's Duff being the kind of good sport he is, trying to help Axl (Rose) out. So I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one.' I think people are gonna be really stoked about it. It's gonna be fun for everyone.[Billboard, April 1, 2014]
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Post by Soulmonster on Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:15 pm

Whole article from Billboard:

GNR's former bassist is filling in on bass for five shows while Stinson tours with The Replacements. "I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one'"

Re-joining Guns N' Roses for five shows in South America is just Duff McKagan's way of being "a good buddy" according to current GNR bassist Tommy Stinson.

After McKagan tweeted a hint to that effect on Monday, the GNR camp confirmed that the group's founding bassist will spell Stinson, who was already locked into Replacements reunion dates, starting April 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and for the balance of the South American tour, including shows in Asuncion, Paraguay on April 9, La Paz, Bolivia on April 12, Recife, Brazil on April 15 and Fortaleza, Brazil on April 17. GNR opens the tour on Tuesday in Florianapolis, Brazil, and also plays April 3 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with Stinson, who will be back in the GNR bass saddle on May 13 in Bethlehem, Pa.

"I had those Replacement shows come up the same time the (South American) tour came up, and it got to be a scheduling issue right out of the gate," Stinson tells Billboard. "I didn't want to fuck anyone up in Guns by saying, 'Hey, I can't do this tour' or anything like that. Luckily someone was able to reach out to Duff and he was amenable to the idea and was into doing it. It's Duff being the kind of good sport he is, trying to help Axl (Rose) out. So I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one.' I think people are gonna be really stoked about it. It's gonna be fun for everyone."

Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6029516/duff-mckagan-reuniting-with-guns-n-roses-to-help-axl-out-says-tommy-stinson
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Post by Johan on Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:55 pm

Wow, it is actually true!  Smile

I just think that now everyone hopes that Duff will stay for good, although this appears highly unlikely, also seeing the part about Tommy returning on May 13.  
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Post by Soulmonster on Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:49 am

It's pretty great to play these songs again, and [I'm] looking forward to playing some gigs with my pal again. [...] South America is always a radical place for rock & roll, and I'm honored to be doing this thing, in that place. [...] I don't know that Duff and Axl ever even had bad blood," Stinson said. "I don't really know the whole story. But he came up and played with us a couple years back, and they got along great. Whatever their history is, they're certainly fine now – I mean, as fine as you can be after knowing someone for 30-plus years.[Rolling Stone Magazine, April 2, 2014]
Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/guns-n-roses-to-reunite-with-original-bassist-duff-mckagan-for-tour-20140402
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