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Discovering the Magic: Duff McKagan’s Passion for ‘November Rain’ and the Epic Brilliance of Slash’s Solo

In a recent chat with Katie Daryl on AXS TV’s ‘Now Listen,’ Duff McKagan delved into his musical journey, sharing cherished songs at various career junctures. Reflecting on 1987, McKagan spotlighted ‘Rocket Queen’ as a pivotal track for Guns N’ Roses, citing its groove and Axl’s poignant lyrics. Describing ‘Appetite’ as a record meant for friends and rock enthusiasts, he saw ‘Rocket Queen’ as an evolution, a next-level anthem.

Fast-forwarding to 2016, McKagan expressed a newfound affection for ‘November Rain.’ The song’s momentous aura, with Axl seated and lighters aglow during Slash’s colossal solo, resonated deeply with him. However, as his musical journey progresses, McKagan embraces newer tunes like ‘Hard Skool,’ ‘Absurd,’ ‘The General,’ and ‘Perhaps.’

This evolution highlights McKagan’s enduring passion for the artistry that defines each phase of his musical odyssey.

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Slash marches to a different rhythm, unveiling his top pick for a live performance in a 2014 Q&A on his official YouTube channel. In the video, he discloses:

“While there can be several songs that spark excitement during a show, ‘Paradise City’ stands out as my ultimate rock ‘n’ roll anthem to unleash live. It consistently hits the mark with its perfect tempo and energy. It’s always been a personal favorite of mine.”

For more insights into the band’s dynamic preferences, check out Duff McKagan’s complete interview with AXS TV below.

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