Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan performed with the band last night (Wednesday, April 23) at the Revolver Golden Gods awards at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. This marked the first time that McKagan has performed with the group on U.S. soil, following appearances in London, Vancouver and, most recently, five shows in South America.
McKagan joined GUNS 'N ROSES onstage for the first time in 17 years at an October 2010 concert in London. He also performed with the current version of GUNS in December 2011 at shows in Vancouver and Seattle. All three appearances were for a few songs, not full gigs.
Professionally filmed video footage of the "Welcome To The Jungle" and "Paradise City" performances from last night's event can be seen below.
This month's South American shows marked the first time he has played full concerts with the band since his departure in 1994. He stood in for current bassist Tommy Stinson, who was committed to a REPLACEMENTS reunion at Coachella.
VH1 Classic will also air the 2014 Golden Gods awards on Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose took home this year's Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, while Joan Jett was the first female recipient of the Golden God Award.
In addition to GUNS N' ROSES and Jett, performers included THE PRETTY RECKLESS, SUICIDE SILENCE, A DAY TO REMEMBER and Zakk Wylde.
Also appearing at the show were members of BLACK SABBATH and LINKIN PARK, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Andrew Dice Clay, Carmen Electra, Tony Hawk, Richie Sambora, Jacoby Shaddix of PAPA ROACH, Alice Cooper, Ace Frehley and others.