During a new interview with ‘Classic Rock,’ Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan talked about the crazy experience during the tour of South America in 2014, and how did he give Axl Rose pills to avoid sickness due to the thin air.
When asked what it feels like to be close with Axl Rose again, he detailed an incredible experience with the band in La Paz, Bolivia. As we all know, the city of La Paz lacks oxygen due to its high altitude.
Here’s what Duff McKagan stated:
“Oh yeah. We had such a great time together. We played a show in La Paz, Bolivia, at an altitude of twelve thousand feet. I’d done mountain climbing.
I said: ‘Ax, man, the air is thin up there.’ Seriously, people pass out when they come off the plane. They have oxygen at the airport.”
“And we gotta play a rock show there, in a soccer stadium where they don’t have games anymore because no other team will go and play because it’s not fair. So I was taking Diamox, mountain climber shit, and I gave some to Axl.
We go through this journey together, and to watch him sing up there… man, it was an amazing experience.”
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