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Slash, Duff McKagan, Nikki Sixx React to Death of Etta James

Etta James
Verve Forecast

Iconic soul, gospel and R&B singer Etta James passed away today (Jan. 20) at the age of 72. James had been battling serious illness having first being diagnosed with dementia in 2008. She was hospitalized in 2010 after contracting MRSA and again in 2011 fo

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SOPA and PIPA Vote on Hold as Rockers Offer Mixed Feelings on the Bills

David Draiman / Duff McKagan
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Big news for the entire entertainment world - government voting on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) have both been postponed and possibly dropped after an overwhelming amount of online protesting. Among the most vocal opponents of the bill were hard rock and metal musicians including Lamb of God's Randy BlytheTrivium's Matt Heafy and Disturbed's David Draiman.

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Duff McKagan Joins Guns N’ Roses Onstage in Vancouver

Duff McKagan
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Duff McKagan made a second surprised appearance with Guns N' Roses over the weekend when he popped up on stage with the latest version of the band while making a tour stop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Duff McKagan Was ‘Reluctant at First’ to Open for Guns N’ Roses

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Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Former Guns N’ Roses bass slinger Duff McKagan is once again on the road with his good buddies, as his band Loaded is opening for a pair of dates on GN’R’s uber-raved about tour. When first presented with the offer to play, though, McKagan admits that he wasn’t sure he wanted to join up with his Axl Rose and the current line-up of his old band.

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Duff McKagan Performs ‘You Could Be Mine’ With Guns N’ Roses

AxlDuff
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At last night's Guns N' Roses show (Dec. 16) at the Key Arena in Seattle, ex-GN'R bassist Duff McKagan hopped on stage to perform with his former band and its current lineup. Fans were likely expecting such a cameo, since McKagan's band Loaded opened for GN'R and will do so again tonight (Dec. 17) at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia. Perhaps Canadian fans will be treated to the same reunion of sorts. With the band's loyal contingent of fans hoping for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reunion this April, seeing McKagan perform with Axl Rose again is hopefully a harbinger of things to come in 2012.

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Duff McKagan’s Loaded Confirmed as Openers for Two Guns N’ Roses Shows

Axl Rose / Duff McKagan
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Talk is always cheap where Guns N' Roses are concerned, so if you've taken the rumors about Duff McKagan's Loaded serving as a support act on GN'R's current tour with a grain of salt, we definitely don't blame you. But in this case, it turns out that the rumors were true: a little over a year after he made a surprise appearance at a Guns gig in London, McKagan's crew will be hitting the road in support of the band he quit 14 years ago.

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Duff McKagan Sings the Praises of Motorhead

Duff McKagan and Lemmy
Charley Gallay / Noel Vasquez, Getty Images

If you had the opportunity to share a stage with Lemmy, you'd probably freak out, right? One of the few rock icons who can go by one name, he's been raising the art of the bass to growling new heights with Motorhead for nearly 40 years, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

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Down Joined by Duff McKagan at Brazil Show

Phil Anselmo / Duff McKagan
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Velvet Revolver / ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan got down with Down in concert, sitting in with the band Monday for the song 'Bury Me in Smoke' at a show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Duff McKagan's Loaded were also on the bill, making the all-star onstage collaboration an easy one to pull off.

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Guns N’ Roses To Be Supported by Duff McKagan’s Loaded at Upcoming Shows

Axl Rose / Duff McKagan
Robert Cianflone / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

We're still a long ways away from a full-scale Guns N' Roses reunion, since Slash would still rather stomp on the olive branch than hand it to frontman Axl Rose, but some factions of the Guns camp are making nice. Rose will be sharing stages in the near future with former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, revealed Rose in his interview with 'That Metal Show' set to air Nov. 11.

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‘Simpsons’ Duff Beer Inspired by Duff McKagan

Duffman / Duff McKagan
Fox Television / Michael Buckner

Ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has penned a tell-all autobiography titled ‘It’s So Easy (And Other Lies),’ and the book is due to hit shelves Oct. 4. An 80-page excerpt has been published online and it includes an interesting bit about how Duff Beer on 'The Simpsons' was named after McKagan.

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