Duff McKagan ‘helps out’ Guns N’ Roses by filling in on bass

By Andrew Wilson,

Original bass player Duff McKagan is going back to his old position as Guns N’ Roses bassist for five shows as current bass player Tommy Stinson joins his band The Replacements for reunion dates.

According to Billboard, Stinson was locked into the dates for The Replacements and stated that he had someone reach out to McKagan, who was receptive to the idea of filling in. “It's Duff being the kind of good sport he is, trying to help Axl (Rose) out”, Stinson said. “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."

Rumors had been swirling the last 24 hours of a possible GNR reunion with the Seattle native, and McKagan himself gave a hint on Twitter with a picture of a set list with Guns N’ Roses songs with the caption “Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil! See y'all in the next few weeks, Si? GNR.”

image via Twitter from Duff McKagan

McKagan will play 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.



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