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Duff McKagan Too Old to Comment on Current State of Rock Scene

Behind The Velvet Rope presenter Arthur Kade caught up with former Guns & Roses & Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan recently. Here are some of the highlights:

On whether he is aware of the influence Guns & Roses’ music still has almost thirty years after the release of the band’s debut album:

“It’s dawning on me. The last few years, it’s kind of hit me, like, ‘Oh, yeah… I guess we…’ We did something that people still really care about it. And maybe it’s because my kids are teenagers and I see all their friends, and they’re really into it — they’re into the band I was in when I was just a little older than them. And it’s 2015. So it’s dawning on me that we made an impact, yeah.”

On the current rock scene:

“I don’t really have a comment on the state of rock today, because, frankly, I’m probably just too old to make a comment on it. I know what’s genuine, and that can be rock, it can be R&B. I think Bruno Mars is awesome. I think that’s genuine R&B. ‘Uptown Funk’ is the best R&B song in thirty years or something, maybe — since ‘Little Red Corvette’ [from Prince]. It’s the best genuine R&B song that I’ve heard in a long time.”

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