Bassist says he mistakes male bandmates for 'hot chicks'

Ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has chatted about how he becomes what he calls “road gay” while on tour.

McKagan explained that while deprived of the company of his wife on the road he often finds himself mistaking male band members for the female of the species.

“You’re away from your wife and whatever, and I don’t fuck around – but there are no women on the bus,” he outlined. “All of a sudden, well, your bass player’s got long black hair, he’s wearing his little sister’s pants, and out of the corner of your eye he looks like a hot chick.”

He added: “We call it ‘road gay’. We don’t actually act on it…”

McKagan was presumably referring to touring duties with current bands, Velvet Revolver and Loaded rather than his Guns N’ Roses gigging days past. But you never know.

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