Duff McKagan will fill in for Guns N’ Roses bass player Tommy Stinson for select shows this month
Former Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan is set to get back with the band for five upcoming shows in South America, according to Billboard. McKagan, who laid down bass lines for GN’R from 1985 to 1993, will fill in for bass player Tommy Stinson while he tours with the Replacements.
Stinson says McKagan jammed with Guns N’ Roses last month during band rehearsals in Los Angeles, and a representative for McKagan tells Billboard that he’s stoked to be back with the group for a few gigs.
This isn’t the first time McKagan has sat in with GN’R. The bass player performed with the band at London’s O2 Arena in 2010 and two other gigs that December in North America. He also performed with GN’R at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, albeit Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin did not attend.
“It’s pretty great to play these songs again, and looking forward to playing some gigs with my pal again,” McKagan told Billboard. “South America is always a radical place for rock n roll…and I’m honored to be doing this thing, in that place.”
McKagan’s GN’R gigs including shows April 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; April 9 in Asuncion, Paraguay; April 12 in La Paz, Bolivia; April 15 in Recife, Brazil; and April 17 in Fortaleza, Brazil.