- 14 Mar 08
Duff McKagan has exclusively revealed to Hot Press that Velvet Revolver are in pole position to support Led Zeppelin if they decide to go ahead with a full-blown reunion tour.
“I understand that we have it, although I imagine there will be plenty of bands prepared to kick and punch us out of the way for the privilege!” laughs the former Guns ‘N’ Roses man and all round rock ‘n’ roll legend. “I would so love to have been at their London gig before Christmas, but we had dates of our own that obviously took precedence.
“What made up for it was running into Jimmy Page at an awards ceremony and him not only knowing who I was, but also saying he’d caught a couple of Velvet Revolver shows. No way did I think in 1977 when I saw Led Zep in Seattle that one day I’d be hanging out with the guitarist. Things like that I still pinch myself!”
Meeting up this week with Hot Press before the second of Velvet Revolver’s Ambassador Theatre shows, Duff also talked about the early days of Seattle, his favourite Guns ‘N’ Roses moments, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, his love for Ireland and what Velvet Revolver got up to while staying in Dublin. You’ll be able to read all about it in a forthcoming issue!