Bassist Duff McKagan joined his former GUNS N' ROSES bandmate Steven Adler's current band ADLER'S APPETITE on stage earlier tonight (Monday, February 28) at The Underworld in London, England to perform two GN'R classics — "My Michelle" and "It's So Easy". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be viewed below.
McKagan previously played with ADLER'S APPETITE on July 28, 2007 when he and fellow ex-GUNS N' ROSES member Izzy Stradlin jammed with Steven's band during its headlining appearance at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. Although ex-GN'R axeman Slash did make it to the venue earlier in the night and had every intention of playing with Adler, something reportedly came up that forced him to leave before he could go up on stage and performing with the other guys. As expected, GUNS N' ROSES' lead singer Axl Rose was a no-show at the event , which was meant to celebrate the 20th anniversary of GN'R's classic debut.
McKagan joined Axl Rose on stage for the first time in seventeen years on October 14, 2010 in London.
Rumors of a GUNS N' ROSES reunion with the classic lineup have been swirling for years. Rose told Billboard.com in 2009 that he doesn't ever expect to play again with guitarist Slash, saying, "One of the two of us will die before a reunion. However sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is."
Rose and original GN'R rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin played a few shows in 2006.