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Duff McKagan Interviews Jack White About Solo Disc ‘Blunderbuss’

Duff McKagan and Jack White
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When former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan isn’t rocking out on stage with one of his bands Velvet Revolver or Loaded, he pens a regular column for ‘Seattle Weekly’ that covers everything from sports to politics and of course music. In his latest column, the legendary bassist digs a little deeper into the music scene, interviewing Jack White who recently released his solo debut ‘Blunderbuss.’

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Duff McKagan + Mike McCready Lend Their Talents to Seattle Supergroup Walking Papers

Duff McKagan and Mike McCready
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When Jeff Angell and Barrett Martin decided to form a new band, they didn't have to look very far for support. As two longtime members of the Seattle music scene, with time served in bands like Mad Season and Screaming Trees, they only needed to reach out to some old friends. Some very famous old friends.

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Duff McKagan, Scott Ian + Chris Jericho to Appear in ‘Rockstars Say the Funniest Things’

Duff McKagan / Scott Ian / Chris Jericho
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Get lost, Billy Cosby, metal is invading your territory with the three-night event, 'Rockstars Say the Funniest Things.' Billed as 'a spoken word performance series,' 'Rockstars Say the Funniest Things' will feature musical heavyweights Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Chris Jericho (Fozzy, WWE Wrestler).

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Slash and Duff McKagan Perform Together at Slash’s Seattle Show

Slash and Duff McKagan
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While there remains continual doubt about if and when Velvet Revolver will ever return to the stage with a new singer, it's at least nice to know that the core group of former Guns N' Roses members remain on a friendly basis. That was definitely on display Friday night (July 13) in Seattle when Duff McKagan dropped in on his old pal Slash for a performance at the Paramount Theatre.

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Duff McKagan Praises Slipknot, Motorhead and More in Mayhem Fest Recap

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Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan was one of the crowd members at the Seattle area stop of the current Mayhem Festival tour. McKagan has a column at Seattle Weekly and took the opportunity to write about his Mayhem Fest experience.

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Duff McKagan Awarded High School Diploma

Duff McKagan
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Congrats are in order for Duff McKagan. The ex-Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist just received his high school diploma.

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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Talks Sobriety in MusiCares Video Footage

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Alice in Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan award for his contributions to the MusiCares MAP fund at an event on May 31. In a new video, you can hear Cantrell, former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and more talk about their struggles with sobriety.

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Duff McKagan: Green Day Singer Was Ready to Handle Vocals at Rock Hall Performance

Duff McKagan
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a night of celebration for the attending members of Guns N' Roses, but Duff McKagan says that after having some separation from the big night, he's also a little sad about how things went down with his onetime group.

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Matt Sorum Thinks Phone Call to Axl Rose May Have Made All the Difference

Matt Sorum
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With this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction day now upon us, we’ve heard from quite a few of the past and present Guns N’ Roses members including Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin on why they will or will not be in attendance. Now, former GN’R drummer Matt Sorum is weighing in with what he thinks could have helped sway Rose and Stradlin to attend the festivities.

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Alice in Chains, Duff McKagan + More to Perform at MusiCares Event Honoring Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell
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Alice in Chains will take the stage for the first time in 2012 at the upcoming MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert in Los Angeles. The event will honor AIC singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell, and will also feature performances from Duff McKagan, Billy Idol, Mark Lanegan and more.

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