Thursday, April 24, 2014

Duff McKagan

Photo from @duffmckagan

Duff McKagan rocks. Duff was bassist in the original Guns N' Roses lineup with such huge hits as "Sweet Child O' Mine," "November Rain," and "Welcome to the Jungle." Guns N' Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Duff recently reunited with Guns N' Roses last night at the Revolver Golden God Awards.

McKagan's band Velvet Revolver has released two hard rock albums and won a Grammy. Duff is rhythm guitarist and singer of another rock band, Loaded. I've seen Duff play live with both GnR and Velvet Revolver, and he's an amazing musician. Duff will be touring Europe this summer with his newest band, Walking Papers. Their debut album released in August of last year.

McKagan is also a writer. From 2008 - 2013, he wrote a regular column for SeattleWeekly.com.  He also occasionally wrote for espn.com. Duff released an autobiography in 2011 titled It's So Easy: And Other Lies.

What is Duff McKagan reading?

He tweeted this week, "My newest read. I've been waiting 20 years for this!" with this photo:
 
The Jet is the story of kickboxer Benny "The Jet" Urquidez.
You can follow Duff on Twitter and like him on Facebook.

2 comments:

DiscConnected said...

Althought I have all of his stuff (GNR, VR, solo/Loaded), I've never seen him play live in any incarnation.

Not sure if Velvet Revolver officially is defunct, but they were some smoking albums!

LC

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)