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  • Duff McKagan Releases Memoir, Announces Book Signing Tour

    Duff McKagan Releases Memoir, Announces Book Signing Tour

    Duff McKagan has chronicled his life and incredible career in his new memoir, It’s So Easy: And Other Lies, available now. The ex-Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist, who recently launched a wealth management firm, tells of his big break, struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, and return to sobriety into the present. “This... »

  • Signal Snowboards’ Duff McKagan Fender Snowboard Bass

    Signal Snowboards’ Duff McKagan Fender Snowboard Bass

    Some people play bass, and some people ride it. Signal Snowboards is a company that makes handmade boards, and on every third Thursday they get a little adventurous. In their latest edition, they hook up with bassist Duff McKagan and build a snowboard out of his signature Fender bass. The kicker? It’s still playable. »

  • Duff McKagan and Corey Taylor Project in the Works

    Duff McKagan and Corey Taylor Project in the Works

    In a somewhat unlikely pairing, it looks like former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be working together on a new project. Taylor revealed the fact during an interview with Mark Hoppus on the Blink-182 bassist’s Fuse TV talk show. McKagan and Taylorhad first connected when the vocalist auditioned... »

  • Chris Chaney Joins Jane’s Addiction For Tour Dates

    Chris Chaney Joins Jane’s Addiction For Tour Dates

    Chris Chaney will be joining Jane’s Addiction for their upcoming tour dates, spanning North America and Europe. The band will be trekking in support of their newly announced album The Great Escape Artist, due September 27, 2011. The bass role has been up in the air for Jane’s Addiction over the last year since Eric... »

  • Duff McKagan’s Loaded Releases “The Taking”

    Duff McKagan’s Loaded Releases “The Taking”

    Duff McKagan‘s side project, Loaded, has just released their latest album, The Taking, the group’s third studio effort and the follow up to the 2009 release, Sick. The album was recorded in August, 2010 with veteran producer Terry Date (Pantera, Slipknot and others), and features newcomer Isaac Carpenter on drums. The former Guns ‘N Roses... »

  • Dave Sitek To Sit In On Next Jane’s Addiction Album

    Dave Sitek To Sit In On Next Jane’s Addiction Album

    The saga of the bass position in Jane’s Addiction continues as the group revealed that TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek will be contributing on the four-string for their next release, due out this summer. According to Spinner, the producer/multi-instrumentalist will also be writing material with the alternative rockers, but will likely only be a... »

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  • Duff McKagan: Velvet Revolver is Not Done

    Duff McKagan: Velvet Revolver is Not Done

    In a recent interview with Artisan News Service, bassist Duff McKagan announced that Velvet Revolver is renewing their search for a new vocalist. The band, which also features ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, had to let singer Scott Weiland go in 2008 after “erratic onstage behavior and personal problems,” claiming he was not 100% committed... »

  • New Film to Feature Duff McKagan’s Loaded

    New Film to Feature Duff McKagan’s Loaded

    Seattle filmmaker Jamie Burton Chamberlain is gearing up to make a movie based on a new album by Duff McKagan’s Loaded, which is soon to be completed. The album is yet to be titled, though a single from it is being played in rotation during the MLB World Series coverage. McKagan, who played bass for... »

  • Duff McKagan Departs Jane’s Addiction

    Duff McKagan Departs Jane’s Addiction

    Only five months after joining, Duff McKagan will be leaving the ranks of Jane’s Addiction due to musical differences. “Hey we wanted to thank Duff for helping us write songs for our new record,” the band said in a recent email newsletter. “We love the songs we worked on with him – and the gigs... »

  • Duff McKagan’s Loaded Set To Record New Album

    Duff McKagan’s Loaded has announced that they will begin recording a new album in August. The group has been writing material for the upcoming project during the last few months, during which time McKagan has also been working with Jane’s Addiction. “We have been writing for the last few months and next week we start... »