The former bassist of Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan, will reunite with the band for a string of shows in South America over the rest of the month.

McKagan is filling in for current bassist Tommy Stinson.  Stinson had a scheduling conflict.  He will be touring with The Replacements.

Stinson explains to Billboard, "It's Duff being the kind of good sport he is, trying to help Axl (Rose) out. So I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one.' I think people are gonna be really stoked about it. It's gonna be fun for everyone."

McKagan will play five April shows in South America.  When Guns N' Roses returns to the United States, Stinson will be back with the band.

Duff McKagan joined Guns N' Roses in 1985.  He was with the band throughout their rise and biggest years.  He left in 1997.  He's spent the last two decades playing with fellow former Guns N' Roses member Slash in Velvet Revolver.  He also played with Jane's Addiction and various other bands.