"Luckily someone was able to reach out to Duff and he was amenable to the idea and was into doing it.It's Duff being the kind of good sport he is, trying to help Axl out." Mc Kagan said he was just happy to be involved."It's pretty great to play these songs again, and [I'm] looking forward to playing some gigs with my pal again," he said.

Founding Guns N' Roses bassist Duff Mc Kagan will reunite with the band for a run of South American gigs this month while the group's current four-stringer, Tommy Stinson, plays his own reunion shows with the Replacements.

Stinson called Mc Kagan "a good buddy" to 10 Things Duff Mc Kagan Learned on the Summer Festival Circuit Mc Kagan had tweeted out a hint to the reunion on Monday, listing the countries he'd be visiting – Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil – along with a snap of some GN' R set lists and the teaser, "See y'all in the next few weeks, Si?

" Stinson is due back in the band for GN' R's May 13th gig in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

"I didn't want to fuck anyone up in Guns by saying, ' Hey, I can't do this tour' or anything like that," Stinson said.

Stinson also expressed hope to that the band would record some new music soon.

"I hope we would fucking throw ourselves in the studio and make another record," he said. as she hides secret messages within her song lyrics in every album!"I don't know that Duff and Axl ever even had bad blood," Stinson said. But he came up and played with us a couple years back, and they got along great.Whatever their history is, they're certainly fine now – I mean, as fine as you can be after knowing someone for 30-plus years." In other Guns N' Roses news, the group will be headlining the Golden Gods Awards later this month, when Rose accepts the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles.The group is also playing the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and headlining the Rock on the Range festival on May 16th.Later that month, the group will begin its second residency at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.