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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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