Blabbermouth reports that the former bandmates joined forces onstage at at Mandarine Park in Buenos Aires during a Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators concert. McKagan played on ‘It’s So Easy’, while Clarke – who replaced Izzy Stradlin in 1991 as the group’s rhythm guitarist – joined McKagan and Slash for ‘Paradise City’.
Duff McKagan’s Loaded and Gilby Clarke and Coverheads were the support acts at the Slash gig. McKagan also played the same two songs with Slash at at Teatro Vorterix in Buenos Aires on March 6.
Last summer Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose claimed the band have two new albums almost ready for release. Rose said that the band had finished recording a follow-up to 2008 album ‘Chinese Democracy’, and also confirmed the existence of a ‘Chinese Democracy’ remix album.
“We recorded a lot of things before ‘Chinese…’ was out,” said the singer in an interview with Revolver. “We’ve worked more on some of those things and we’ve written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call kind of the second half of ‘Chinese…’. That’s already recorded. [The remix album has] been done for a while, too.”
In May 2014, a source from within the band’s camp said that recent talk the band is planning to retire is “bullshit” and that the band having clear calendars is nothing new when they are on a break, giving them time to pursue other projects.