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Duff McKagan’s Family Reportedly Victimized by Stalker

The family of Velvet Revolver / Walking Papers / ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has reportedly been victim to a stalker. According to various news sources, while the musician was out traveling with his wife, Susan Holmes-McKagan, a 21-year-old stalker arrived at and refused to leave the home of the McKagans, leading to an arrest by Los Angeles police.

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Walking Papers, ‘The Whole World’s Watching’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

Seattle is a cornucopia of musical talent, especially in the rock genre so it’s no surprise that a band like Walking Papers would emerge from the Emerald City. Featuring bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season), as well as singer-guitarist Jeff Angell and keyboardist Benjamin Anderson (both of the band the Missionary Position), the members of Walking Papers have impressive resumes, to say the least.

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Duff McKagan + Slash To Rock With Revamped Stone Temple Pilots at MusiCares Benefit

Slash and Duff McKagan will not only be on hand for the 2013 MusiCares Map Fund Benefit this week, but the longtime Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver collaborators will share the stage with Stone Temple Pilots and their new frontman, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington.

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Stone Temple Pilots Members Minus Scott Weiland to Play Benefit with Slash, Duff McKagan + More

For those wondering about the future of Stone Temple Pilots without Scott Weiland, the first clue will come later this month when the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz perform at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in Los Angeles. The trio is being advertised as 'Members of Stone Temple Pilots,' lending credence to the notion that they'll be able to continue utilizing the band name without worry.

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Duff McKagan Kicked Out of Guns N’ Roses Bootleg Shop in Japan

Duff McKagan isn't just a famed bassist for bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded, he's a hell of a storyteller as well. In McKagan's Seattle Weeky column, he tells a tale of being thrown out of a store in Japan for eating a lovely peanut-and-rice cracker mix, but here's the kicker … the shop McKagan was removed from specializes in selling bootlegged Guns N' Roses merchandise.

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Former Guns N’ Roses Members Duff McKagan + Steven Adler Perform Together in Japan

The original Guns N' Roses lineup may never reunite, but every once in a while there are little slivers of past glory with at least a couple of members teaming up onstage together. That was the case this past week when Duff McKagan's Loaded and Adler shared the stage together in Shibuya, Japan for a pair of shows.

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Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters + Helmet Rockers Fail Postal Service Auditions in ‘Funny or Die’ Clip

One of Coachella's biggest draws this year is the reunion of the indie outfit Postal Service, which features the synth-led sounds of Jimmy Tamborello paired with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard's vocals. But according to a new Funny or Die video, there were actually several recognizable rockers that tried out for the job before Gibbard was selected.

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New Band Boasts Current + Former Members of Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees + Guns N’ Roses

Mad Season were one of the '90s more interesting supergroups, but the deaths of frontman Layne Staley and bassist John Baker Saunders stalled the release of the band's planned second album. However, drummer Barrett Martin and guitarist Mike McCready spent a good portion of the last year finishing off some of their unreleased material for a special expanded reissued of their 1995 debut 'Above' and that reignited friendship may lead to even more recordings.

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Duff McKagan Breaks Down Bon Jovi’s ‘Seen a Million Faces and Rocked Them All’ Boast

By now, most people are familiar with the Bon Jovi classic 'Wanted Dead or Alive' and could sing it word for word if put on the spot, but Duff McKagan has a question that's long been debated amongst his musician friends that pertains to the lyric "I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all." The bassist ponders if this was truly a fact or just taking poetic license for a great lyric.

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Duff McKagan Regrets Not Receiving Royalties from ‘The Simpsons’ Beverage Duff Beer

Last year, former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver / Loaded bassist Duff McKagan revealed in his autobiography, 'It's So Easy: And Other Lies,' that the iconic 'Simpsons' animated beverage Duff Beer was named after him. McKagan happily agreed for 'The Simpsons' to use his name, but now the bassist has admitted that he regrets not cashing in on the opportunity.

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