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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
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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...

Jane’s Addiction Releases “The Great Escape Artist”
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Jane’s Addiction Releases “The Great Escape Artist”

After nearly two years of writing and with the help of three bassists, Jane’s Addiction have released The Great Escape Artist. The new record is their fourth studio album and their first since their 2008 reunion. After the departure of Eric Avery in 2010, Jane’s Addiction began writing the album, enlisting the help of former Guns ‘N Roses bassist Duff...

ZZ Top Honored with “A Tribute From Friends” Album
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ZZ Top Honored with “A Tribute From Friends” Album

A new tribute album to “Little Ol’ Band from Texas” is now available, featuring performers from across the music world. ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends is the fourth collection of covers to pay homage to the southern rock legends and has all their classic hits. Among the lineup is former Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie, who joins Mick Fleetwood,...

Duff McKagan Releases Memoir, Announces Book Signing Tour
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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 is just my story,” the...

Signal Snowboards’ Duff McKagan Fender Snowboard Bass
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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
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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 for Velvet Revolver, though both...

Chris Chaney Joins Jane’s Addiction For Tour Dates
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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 Avery’s departure. After a six-month...

Duff McKagan’s Loaded Releases “The Taking”
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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 bassist/cofounder had a busy 2010,...