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Fender Revamps the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass
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Fender Revamps the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Fender have teamed up once again to refresh the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass. The instrument is based on the ’80s Jazz Bass Special he used to record the album “Appetite for Destruction.”

Duff McKagan Announces New Solo Album
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Duff McKagan Announces New Solo Album

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has revealed he’s putting the final touches on a new solo album that is set to be released in the coming year. Produced by Shooter Jennings, the record is inspired by McKagan’s experiences touring with the reunited Guns N’ Roses over the last few years.

Duff McKagan and The Levee Walkers Release New Songs
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Duff McKagan and The Levee Walkers Release New Songs

In 2015, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan teamed up with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin for a new group called the Levee Walkers. Based in Seattle, the band recently recruited local singer-songwriter Ayron Jones to release the songs “All Things Fade Away” and “Madness” on a two-song EP. The downtempo, introspective “All Things...

Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon
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Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and meet up with bassists Will...

Guns N’ Roses Plot 2017 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Guns N’ Roses Plot 2017 Tour Dates

If you missed the Guns N’ Roses reunion, you’ll have another shot to see the band in action in the coming year. Duff McKagan and crew have announced 2017 dates for their “Not in This Lifetime” Tour. The trek will take them across the U.S. and Canada with a special stop in St. Louis, Missouri. The band hasn’t played the...

The Damned Documentary Available on DVD/Blu-ray
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The Damned Documentary Available on DVD/Blu-ray

A documentary film about seminal British punk band The Damned, by the maker of the “Lemmy” documentary about late Motörhead bassist/bandleader Lemmy Kilmister, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead features interviews with Lemmy (who had a brief stint with the group), fans like Guns ’n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, original...

Guns N’ Roses Reunion Tour Dates Announced
Concerts & Tours

Guns N’ Roses Reunion Tour Dates Announced

The wait is over. Guns N’ Roses have announced the specifics for their “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour. The outing will be bring together original members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan with longtime collaborators Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, and new keyboardist Melissa Reese. The band played their first reunion show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles,...

Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child O’ Mine, Live 1992
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Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child O’ Mine, Live 1992

I’ve been getting pumped up for the Guns N’ Roses reunion this year by checking out older performances, and this one caught me. Shot in Tokyo in 1992, the video starts with Duff McKagan riffing for Axl Rose to intro the band with “Sail Away Sweet Sister” and “Bad Time” before kicking into “Sweet Child O’ Mine”. The song, of...

Guns N’ Roses Announce Reunion Performance
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Guns N’ Roses Announce Reunion Performance

After months of speculation, Guns N’ Roses have officially announced that the band will reunite in 2016. Singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan are all confirmed in the lineup, which is set to headline the Coachella Music Festival on April 16th and 23rd at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The rest of the band’s personnel...

Duff McKagan Speaks on Upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
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Duff McKagan Speaks on Upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Duff McKagan opened up about his thoughts on his upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses. “I don’t [know what’s going to happen]. I know I’m going to go. I can’t, at all, speak for anybody else. And won’t. I’ll be there with...