Axl Rose may have called Slash “a cancer,” but Duff Mckagan claims he’d rather reunite with his estranged former Guns N’ Roses bandmate than Velvet Revolver’s drug-addled singer Scott Weiland. In an interview with Spin magazine, Mckagan doesn’t reveal all the juicy details, but if you read between the lines, it’s all about drug use.
“Axl, if I could only choose between the two,” Mckagan said, on which singer he and Slash would rather reunite with. “Some bad shit happened at the end of that last Velvet Revolver tour. It was brutal.“
Now here’s the reading between the lines bit: “There were late gigs and stuff that reminded me of [the old days in GNR],” he added. “Plus, I’m a sober guy, and I was trying to stay sober and honor our fans. I just wanted it to be over.” And finally, the damage control: “But after saying all of that, I do have a lot of respect for Scott.”
Yeah, he respects Weiland and all. Just doesn’t want to hop aboard the trainwreck.