DUFF MCKAGAN: 'AXL ROSE Is A Very, Very Fickle Guy'

Aidin Vaziri of The San Francisco Chronicle recently conducted a "pop quiz" with VELET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan. An excerpt from the interview follows:

Q: Let's get the big question out of the way first. What's going on with the GUNS N' ROSES album "Chinese Democracy"?

Duff: You know what? You probably know more than I would. I really have no idea. I've been so busy after leaving GUNS N' ROSES. I went up to Seattle, went to school and started having babies. And then this band popped up.

Q: Do you even want to hear it?

Duff: Not particularly. But I wish they would get it out after all this time..

Q: Do you think it's taking so long because it sucks?

Duff: Well, you know, spontaneity and rock 'n' roll go together. And chemistry. It comes back to the old adage: If it takes you more than five minutes to write a song, then just scrap it. I don't know. Axl Rose is a very, very fickle guy, and he changes his mind all the time. So who knows?

Q: Meanwhile, you hit rock bottom and are already back in the arenas.

Duff: I never considered it rock bottom. I never went into any sort of depression when I left GUNS N' ROSES. I just went into a new band and started playing. I went to college, which was something I always wanted to do. And I started having babies, which is definitely not hitting bottom.

Read the rest of the interview at this location.

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