New DUFF MCKAGAN Interview

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland‘s latest battle to get clean led to the cancellation of VR gigs Down Under and there are no assurances the UK leg of the tour will finish as planned. At least not from the group’s bassist Duff McKagan. “Scott is OK as far as I know but I can’t say he’ll be fine when the tour kicks off or when it finishes,” McKagan told UK’s JournalLive. “You just never know. Addiction is crazy and I should know. I can’t be cagey and say, ‘Oh no, we’re going to be fine and everything’s going to go without a hitch.’ The truth is I just don’t know what will happen. I don’t want to read this interview where I’ve said there’ll be no problems and then for us not to finish the tour. I don’t want to have to eat my words. All I can say is that right now I’m confident it will happen and we’ve never sounded better as a band.”

McKagan added, “VELVET REVOLVER is something that’s going to be around for a long while yet. Because of the individuals involved, there are always going to be things going on around the band that will confuse fans once in a while but we’re here to stay. Slash and I have been doing this job for 20 years and nothing is going to get in the way of what we’re doing now.

“This band is the main thing in my life. It’s the thing that I need to fulfil myself mentally. It’s the perfect way for me to express myself musically and artistically. It’s not something that I look at in a commercial sense at all. That’s what will guarantee its longevity.”

Read the entire interview at JournalLive.

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  • ERIKA PATRICIA
    April 9, 2008 at 8:46 am  - Reply

    I CAN’T BELIEVE SCOTT IS NOT MORE IN THE BAND I’M REALLY SORRY BECAUSE THAT BAND IS GREAT I HOPE YOU CAN FIND A VERY GOOD SINGER (BUT PLEASE DONT CHOOSE AXL ROSE PLEASE ¡

    I LOVE YOU GUYS
    BEST WISHES
    ERIKA

  • matt greene
    April 16, 2008 at 12:56 am  - Reply

    hey matt!!
    im broken mate!
    what is it with lead singers?
    the better they are the more it breaks you(as a fan).
    scott is the best singer going round today,like axl was 13,14 years ago.
    matt i was so fuking hanging out to hear your 3rd album,i just wanted to hear the next bit,the progression of the last two,take your time guys n find the right singer!
    you might have to sing matt!……because after six beers n 13 hours work i cant think of any really good rock singers out there :))
    thanks for the tunes, keep em comin
    matt greene

  • Nemanja Cvetkovic
    April 23, 2008 at 10:52 pm  - Reply

    Get together with Axl Rose.We all want that,same as we want to support VR opinion on Axl.
    But the truth is that only way to put back RnR on this sheet of the planet is to get together with him.If he start to do those things that nobody likes,well,Duff can beat him up!!!Best wishes VR!!!

  • Kileeen
    May 5, 2008 at 9:11 pm  - Reply

    Tons & tons of fans for VR!! Keep rockin, don’t stop! Find the singer that fits the band and the passion for the music. Scott is all glam and show, it stops there. VR has depth & real sole. I have been a huge fan of you, Duff and Slash for 20 years! There IS somethin there…all us fans hear it in the music! don’t loose it. Keep writing and find that singer. Then kick ass and take names!
    Kileen

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