Joacim Persson of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet conducted a short interview with VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan prior to VELVET REVOLVER's concert at the Hultsfred festival on June 14.
When asked about singer Axl Rose and his new band touring as GUNS N' ROSES, McKagan said, "I really wish that he had used a different name. But things are as they are. Unfortunately neither Slash nor I have any contact with him, and that's a bit sad."
On Axl biting a security guard in Stockholm last summer, Duff said, "Yes, I heard about that. I'll definitely bite someone during my stay in Sweden, too haha."
GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" collection, which was originally issued in March of 2004, was certified triple-platinum on April 11, 2006 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of three million copies. The CD sold 9,000 copies in the United States last week alone (week ending June 24), bringing the total number of copies sold since its release to 3.63 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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