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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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Duff McKagan Offers Advice for Band Survival on the Road

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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