Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan participated the recent podcast of Joey Diaz and revealed an untold story about how Axl Rose revealed his departure from the band to join AC/DC.
Duff said that one day, all of a sudden Axl Rose came up and said that he’s gonna try out AC/DC.
Here is his statement:
“The way Axl Rose did that was amazing. He’s, like, ‘If you guys don’t mind, I’m gonna go try out [for AC/DC], they need a hand here.’
I was, like, ‘Yeah, we know.’ Like, Bon Scott is his all-time [favorite] and it’s, like, ‘Dude, you don’t have to try out for AC/DC.’ Yet, Axl was really nervous.
Axl goes, ‘I’m gonna go try and out and just see if they got a couple of months. It fits in with Guns N’ Roses’ touring schedule perfectly.’ Slash and I are, like, ‘You got the gig!’
But he went to Atlanta and ‘tried out’ and got the gig. I saw him twice on that tour; flew to London to see him, flew to Cleveland to see that… Axl was great.
I just think what it did for him, you know, we got to know Angus through that. Angus came out and played with us a bunch of times and that was I think that thing when you’re 14 or 15 when Axl was that age, like, ‘Man, if I ever got to be in AC/DC!’ You know, you’re singing with a broom and he finally got to do it.”
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