Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan was interviewed by Rich Eisen on Thursday, and he discussed how Axl Rose fought through his injury a few years ago, and was evasive when it came to discussing specifics about the new Guns N’ Roses album.
Duff: Do I have an update on [the new Guns N’ Roses album]? No, I just would say that things are very positive in that world and I understand, I did say something about it in an interview, people are super interested in that, and I understand why but I do like the mystique factor of Japan and I shall keep it there. However, things are positive.
Eisen: Things are positive?
Eisen: Are there any details you can give on why they are so positive?
Duff: Just saying that they’re positive is a good detail.
Duff: Things are great. You know, we had a wonderful two and a half year tour we just did and it ended on just such a high note. It was overwhelming how many people came to see those shows. We played a hundred and fifty nine shows.
Duff: You know, after the Troubadour, we played The Troubadour on April 1st 2016. Axl [Rose] broke his foot around the third song in and I thought ‘well, we got this one show under our belt, we did this thing’. Axl wanted to continue on he was like:
“This isn’t going to stop me”
Duff: We played a bunch of shows with him in a cast, in the chair, we just went through so many revelations of things and ended that [tour] on a high note. That’s where we are still at.