Contact Us

Duff McKagan

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

Duff McKagan
FunnyOrDie.com

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.

Read More

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

Mike McCready-Barrett Martin-Duff McKagan
Rick Diamond, Getty Images / Facebook: Barrett Martin / Mike Coppola, Getty Images

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.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: News, Rock

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

Duff McKagan Jon Bon Jovi
Mike Coppola / David Becker, Getty Images

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.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: Funny, News, Rock

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

Duff McKagan
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

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.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: News

Duff McKagan Offers Advice for Band Survival on the Road

Duff McKagan
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

It's great to jam out with your buddies, but you really find out a lot about a person when you spend every waking hour with them on the road and even the best of friends can start irritating each other. Luckily, Duff McKagan, who knows a thing or two about performing with some rather unique personalities, has offered a few tips for survival on the road in his latest Seattle Weekly column.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: News

Axl Rose on Feud With Slash + Duff McKagan: I’m Surviving This War, Not the One Who Created It

Al Rose
Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose is certainly one of the most beloved, but also detested musicians in rock history. It's almost impossible to run into anyone who doesn't have an opinion on Rose as a human being, but the GN'R icon recently partook in an interview that went pretty deep into the mind of one of rock's most polarizing figures.

Read More

Filed Under: , , , Category: News

Duff McKagan’s Loaded Rolling Out ‘The Taking’ Film in 10 Vignettes

The Taking
YouTube

Duff McKagan is taking a little different approach to promoting 'The Taking' album, as he's got a full-length film that goes along with the music. McKagan and his band Loaded intend to show off the new movie in a series of 10 vignettes that will roll out on the band's YouTube page.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: News, Videos

Susan Holmes-McKagan – Hottest Rockstar Wives

Facebook / Publicity Still / Getty Images
Facebook / Publicity Still / Getty Images

Well done, Duff McKagan, you married a gorgeous lady. Susan Holmes-McKagan is a model (surprise, surprise), swimwear designer and a one-time cast member on the E! network's reality show 'Married to Rock.'

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Special Features

Duff McKagan on Status of Velvet Revolver’s Lead Singer Search: It’s Nowhere

Jo Hale, Getty Images
Jo Hale, Getty Images

Over the course of his illustrious career, Duff McKagan has been in a lot of bands -- and he touched on pretty much all of them during a recent interview with FasterLouder, looking back on his stints with Guns N' Roses and Neurotic Outsiders while looking ahead to his future with Loaded, as well as weighing in on where Velvet Revolver might be headed.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: News

Duff McKagan Shares Battle With Depression He Faced After 9/11 Attacks

Duff McKagan
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

In the latest edition of Duff McKagan's column for SeattleWeekly.com, the Velvet Revolver / Loaded / ex-Guns N' Roses bassist explored the topic of depression. Having never suffered clinical depression in his life, McKagan found himself in a dark mindset after Sept. 11, 2001, when the monumental terrorist attack on the World Trade Center changed McKagan for the worst.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: News

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!