…but the superstar bass player still believes a Velvet Revolver comeback is on the cards.
The supergroup – featuring fellow former Guns N Roses alumni Slash and Matt Sorum – have been on hiatus since the departure of Scott Weiland in 2008.
Since then both McKagan and Slash have been busily bolstering the reputations of their respective side projects with both Loaded and the latter’s Myles Kennedy-fronted crew growing increasingly popular.
But in an exclusive interview with RUSHONROCK, McKagan said: “All I can say is that I hope we will see Velvet Revolver play again.
“I hope that singer we’re searching for just steps in at some point and we’ll be good to go.
“The time away has made me realise how much I miss that band. I just hope to play with Slash again. When me and him play that rock n roll thing – with Matt who is one of the best drummers ever – it’s special.
“I miss that thing. But I always knew it would be difficult. I’m a realist. If it’s supposed to happen it will happen.”
Read a full interview with McKagan here soon as the Seattle native talks mountaineering, touring with Alice Cooper, his Hall Of Fame epiphany and a hatred of reality TV!
Catch Loaded on tour with Alice Cooper and Ugly Kid Joe at the following venues:
24 Oct 2012
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
25 Oct 2012
Wolverhampton Civic Hall
27 Oct 2012
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)
28 Oct 2012
Wembley Arena London
30 Oct 2012
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
31 Oct 2012
Usher Hall Edinburgh
01 Nov 2012
Sheffield City Hall