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Duff Mckagan Biography
Duff Mckagan (Michael Andrew “Duff” McKagan) sometimes credited as Duff “Rose” McKagan, is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and author. He is famous for his twelve-year tenure with the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 2016 he rejoined the band following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Toward the end of his first tenure with Guns N’ Roses, Duff released a solo album, Believe in Me (1993), and formed the short-lived supergroup Neurotic Outsiders. Following his departure from Guns N’ Roses in 1997, he briefly reunited with his pre-success Seattle punk band 10 Minute Warning, before forming the still-active hard rock band Loaded, in which he performs lead vocals and rhythm guitar. He played bass in the supergroup Velvet Revolver with his former Guns N’ Roses bandmates Slash and Matt Sorum between 2002 and 2008. Briefly he performed with Jane’s Addiction in 2010 and in 2016 he joined the supergroup Hollywood Vampires .
In addition to his musical career, he has established himself as a writer. He has written weekly columns on a wide variety of topics for SeattleWeekly.com, Playboy.com, and ESPN.com. A former high school drop-out, he attended Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics in the early 2000s, and subsequently founded the wealth management firm Meridian Rock.
Duff Mckagan Age
Duff was born on February 5, 1964 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. He is 55 years old as of 2019.
Duff Mckagan Height
Duff stands at a height of 1.91 m.
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Michael was born on Seattle, Washington and grew up in Seattle’s largely working-class University District. He is the youngest of eight children. He is the son of Marie and Elmer “Mac” McKagan. He has been called “Duff” since toddlerhood, to which he once referred as “an Irish thing”. After his parents’ divorce, his mother supported the family by taking a job as a medical stenographer. Duff was taught how to play bass by his brother Bruce, further developing his skills by playing along with the albums 1999 by Prince and Damaged by Black Flag. In his autobiography, It’s So Easy (And Other Lies), McKagan said he was influenced by bass driven bands such as that of Barry Adamson in Magazine.
Despite the fact that an honors student, Duff dropped out of Roosevelt High School in the tenth grade. Duff then worked as a pastry chef for the Great American Food and Beverage Company while earning his GED. Later he was awarded an honorary diploma after speaking at the class of 2012’s graduation ceremony.
Duff Mckagan Wife
Duff married his first wife, Mandy Brixx, singer of punk rock band the Lame Flames on May 28, 1988. The couple divorced on April 1, 1990. In September 1995 Duff remarried to Linda Johnson, but this marriage too ended in divorce in September 1995. He married Susan Holmes, a model and swimsuit designer, on August 28, 1999. The couple has two daughters together; Grace Elizabeth (born August 27, 1997) and Mae Marie McKagan (born July 14, 2000). Duff and his family reside in Seattle.
Duff Mckagan Daughter
In 2015 Duff’s daughter the former Guns N’ Roses member’s offspring he released her first EP as the frontwoman for the Seattle band Pink Slips. Titled Say L’or Venus, the six-track effort showcases a sound she describes as “New Wave/synth-pop/punk but with, like, a modern 2014 twist” — and marks the first official step in a career that, as she tells Glide, has already faced its share of challenges.
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Duff again briefly reunited with Guns N’ Roses in 2014. He played five full shows in South America, filling in for Tommy Stinson. McKagan subsequently played with Guns N’ Roses at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in Los Angeles. During Guns N’ Roses’ spring 2014 residency at The Joint in Las Vegas, McKagan played another full concert with the band.
It was announced on December 5, 2018 that Duff is currently in production for a new solo album to be released in 2019. , Duff revealed on March 10, 2019 that the album, Tenderness, would be released on May 31 and also released a track from the album titled “Chip Away”.
Duff Mckagan Net Worth
Duff has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars.
Duff Mckagan Tour
- Thursday, 30 May 2019 – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Friday, 31 May 2019 – City Winery DC, Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
- Monday, 03 June 2019 – Irving Plaza, New York, New York, USA
- Thursday, 06 June 2019 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Saturday, 08 June 2019 – Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- Monday, 10 June 2019 -Historic Scoot Inn, Austin, Texas, USA
- Friday, 14 June 2019 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA
- Saturday, 15 June 2019 – Aladdin Theater, Portland, Oregon, USA
- Sunday, 16 June 2019 – Showbox Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA
- Saturday, 06 July 2019 – Peak to Sky 2019
Big Sky Town Center – Events Arena, Big Sky, USA
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In It’s So Easy, Duff recounts Guns’ unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, as well as on the band itself. As Guns began to splinter, Duff felt that he himself was done, too. But his near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his watershed, the turning point that sent him on a unique path to sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since.
In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff—one of rock’s smartest and most articulate personalities—takes readers on a harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most notorious bands in rock-and-roll history and out the other side.
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Guns N’ Roses To ‘Focus’ On New Album After October Tour
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash said the band was planning to “focus” on a new album after it completes a brief tour in October of this year.
Speculation has mounted that the lineup featuring classic-era members Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and Slash are aiming to record new music after several comments since they completed their Not in This Lifetime world tour in December. Earlier this year, McKagan described the planned LP as “real” and “magnificent” after guitarist Richard Fortus said it would arrive “faster than you think.”
“After [we play in] South America, we go straight to Europe and do the festivals over there,” he said. “And then from Europe, we go back to the States and Canada and do our first Canadian tour, plus some U.S. dates. And that goes until August. And then after that, I’m gonna hook up with Guns N’ Roses.”
He noted that GNR have a “small tour in October. And then … there’s been so much talk about this Guns N’ Roses record, which we haven’t actually done anything with. So we’re gonna sort of focus on that. And then the Conspirators will be [returning] some time coming up, depending on what Guns N’ Roses is doing. But I’ve already started putting together material for the new Conspirators record.”
In a separate interview with Guitar, Slash revealed that he still writes songs using en electric guitar that’s not plugged into an amplifier. “My go-to guitar writing is just a non-amplified Les Paul, because I don’t like anyone to hear what I’m working on – I’m very self-conscious that way,” he said. “The electric guitar played acoustic is great if you don’t want people to pay attention to what you’re working on. I haven’t really grown out of that. I’m still a very self-conscious and insecure guitar player!”
He reflected that he played a similar role in both his bands. “Axl of course is the focus point of Guns, and I just sort of run around doing my thing,” he said. “With the Conspirators … I leave it up to Myles to be the front guy. I don’t talk to the audience or anything, I just again just run around doing my own thing.”