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Duff McKagan

Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan (born February 5, 1964) is an American musician and writer. He is best known for his twelve-year tenure as the bassist ... More »Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan (born February 5, 1964) is an American musician and writer. He is best known for his twelve-year tenure as the bassist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During his later years with the band, he released a solo album, Believe in Me (1993), and formed the short-lived supergroup Neurotic Outsiders. Following his departure from Guns N' Roses in 1997, McKagan briefly reunited with his pre-success Seattle punk band 10 Minute Warning. He then formed the still-active hard rock band Loaded, in which he performs lead vocals and rhythm guitar. Between 2002 and 2008, he played bass in the supergroup Velvet Revolver with his former Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Matt Sorum. In addition to his musical career, McKagan has established himself as a writer. He has written weekly columns on a wide variety of topics for SeattleWeekly.com, Playboy.com, and ESPN.com. A former high school drop-out... [ Wikipedia ]

Book Review: 'It's So Easy: (and other lies)' By Duff McKagan A Deadly, Delicious Rock Memoir : NP

Reading It's So Easy (and Other Lies), GN'R bassist Duff McKagan's entertaining autobiography, one wonders how the band survived as long as it did. Between singer Axl Rose's raging mood swings, the junkie lifestyles of drummer Steven Adler and lead guitarist Slash, and McKagan's ...

Duff McKagan: The man who went from Guns N' Roses to accountancy

" If that sounds an unusual instruction before an audience with one of rock's foremost hell-raisers, then Duff McKagan, bassist with Guns N' Roses when the band carved a new chapter in debauchery, is no ordinary rock star. The Seattle-born musician, 48, experienced the "insanity" of life ...

Axl Rose on Guns 'N Roses, then and now

Axl Rose on Guns 'N Roses, then and now Duff McKagan, left to right, Gilby Clarke, and Izzy Stradlin of Guns N' Roses pose in front of a Hard Rock Cafe banner in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1992. Slash performs onstage at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California. Axl Rose and ...

Duff McKagan Rejoining Guns N’ Roses for 5 Shows

Looks like Axl Rose and Duff McKagan have an appetite for reunification. Beginning last night in Buenos Aires, Guns N’ Roses kicked off a multi-date set featuring original bassist McKagan back in the lineup for the first time since 2010. McKagan is slated to perform with the band ...

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Duff McKagan to rejoin Guns N' Roses for South American shows

The band's original bassist, who left the rock group in 1997, will perform a run of five dates this year according to Tommy Stinson Duff 'Rose' McKagan and Saul 'Slash' Hudson on stage Photograph: Soeren Stache/EPA Founding bassist Duff McKagan will rejoin Guns N' Roses for five gigs in ...

Duff McKagan Delivering CBGB Keynote

Even if you didn’t know it existed, the CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference will have Velvet Revolver and Guns N’ Roses alum, Duff McKagan, doing the keynote address. McKagan is the perfect person to impart his knowledge on a group of rock acolytes. The veteran rocker has a ...

Duff McKagan feels right at home in Walking Papers

Duff McKagan has done it all -- from Guns N' Roses to Velvet Revolver, he's rocked his way across countless stages. Now the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bassist is bringing those skills to Walking Papers, a new Seattle-based band featuring Screaming Trees/Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin...

Guns N' Roses Gutter-Sleaze Nation!

Slash replaced Guns, and Duff McKagan replaced Ole Beich (who only played one show. ) Slash had played for Rose and Stradlin during a short stint in Hollywood Rose. The new line-up came together quickly, but after deciding to go on a "tour" from Sacramento, California to Duff's ...

Duff McKagan reunites with Guns N' Roses live in Brazil – watch

Bassist Duff McKagan's first gig back with Guns N' Roses saw the band perform covers of songs by Misfits, Led Zeppelin and The Who. As reported, McKagan has signed up to cover full-time bassist Tommy Stinson for five gigs in South America this month. He made his return on Sunday ...

Guns N' Roses to Reunite with Original Bassist Duff McKagan for South American Tour

Duff McKagan performs in George, Washington. Founding Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan 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 ...

Duff McKagan Hints At Return To Guns N’ Roses

Seattle’s rock guru and former Guns N’ Roses bassist, Duff McKagan, has been throwing out hints that he might join the band again for their South American Tour. It’s been almost two decades since the musician was officially in the band although he guested with them in 2010. So, how did he hint? ...

SEBASTIAN BACH North American Release Date Set For Give 'Em Hell Album

Give Em Hell is the follow-up to 2011's Kicking & Screaming and was produced by Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ROB ZOMBIE) and features some very special friends and guest stars, including none other than: Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES), and not one but two top class guitar ...

Duff McKagan Joins Slash In Seattle

On tour in support of his new album, "Apocalyptic Love", Slash rolled into town for a gig at the Showbox SoDo, where he was joined by fellow- and former-GNR member Duff McKagan for a pair of their old bands classics. Duff and Slash rocked out on "It's So Easy" and "Paradise City" ...

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Slash 'Unconcerned' by Duff Rejoining Guns N' Roses

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has responded to Duff McKagan rejoining the band, Classic Rock reports. Duff, who played with the band from 1985-1997, is filling in for Tommy Stinson for Guns N' Roses' South American Tour. Stinson is currently on tour with the Replacements. ...

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Duff McKagan Performs First Reunion Show With GN'R, Video Footage Surfaces

Duff McKagan Performs First Reunion Show With GN'R, Video Footage Surfaces Bassist Duff McKagan played the first of five live reunion shows with Guns N' Roses this Sunday (April 6) in Buenos Aires, marking his first full-on GN'R performance in 17 years. As reported, Duff is filling in ...

Duff McKagan Reportedly Reuniting With Guns N' Roses

Bassist Duff McKagan posted a very strong hint that he'll be rejoining hard rock icons Guns N' Roses, at least for a South American tour. Although many fans consider Duff's return to GN'R an impossible endeavor, the bassist did appear onstage with the band in the past few years...

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Velvet Revolver 'Just Waiting fot the Right Singer,' Says Duff McKagan

Bassist Duff McKagan recently touched the subject of Velvet Revolver hiatus return, confirming that the group will definitely work again in the future. During a chat with Billboard, McKagan stated it's only a matter of finding the right vocalist right now, naming the chemistry ...

Duff Mckagan's 'It's So Easy And Other Lies' Book To Be Turned Into Documentary

The film will be produced by Steven G. Kaplan ("The Big Empty", "F--K" and "Sunset Strip") for Rainstorm Entertainment, and by former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, whose life story the film is based on. The start date is scheduled for later this year. Executive producers include ...

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