The bassist Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses had a new interview with Paul Henderson of GQ Magazine.
Duff was asked if his bandmates, Axl Rose and Slash’s mood has changed while aging. Duff admitted that Slash is getting mellower day by day but Axl Rose’s intensity is the same.
Here is what Duff said about it:
“Well, Slash was always pretty mellow… The thing about both those guys, but especially with Axl, is that there are no half measures. Axl never just phones it in. When it comes to his intensity level, he’s at 110 percent.
And the Guns community is so incredible that you can’t deliver every time you play. We’ve traveled the world and when you see women in a full hijab rocking out and flashing the devil horns, it’s just full-on.”
Duff McKagan continued:
“And they are just as excited about the band as the guy in Arkansas with the mullet who is head-banging and going crazy. Guns unites a whole cross-section of humanity and it is just amazing to be a part of. So to answer your question, the intensity is definitely still there, we just don’t burn down cities when we are offstage like we used to.”