Duff McKagan

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Karaoke Night with Homer Simpson

    Let's be honest: Karaoke is really only fun for the person singing. We tolerate the noise and the cringe-inducing pitchiness for the friend who occasionally drags us to whatever seedy, drunk-infested dive  they've decided to perform in. However, when the singer is Homer Simpson, we'll put up wi ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    The Best Musician Signings And Events At NAMM

    ​With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    Guns N' Grunge

    [Mental Notes] Guns N' Roses' original bassist, Duff McKagan, wrote a great book

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    October 6, 2011

    Duff McKagan on his Sensei, Going Back to School, and Finding a New Singer for Velvet Revolver

    ​Founding Guns n' Roses bassist Duff McKagan released his autobiography this week, It's So Easy...and Other Lies, and is currently on a promotional tour which brings him to Costa Mesa on October 8. Rock bios have been increasing in number lately, but few are as enjoyable as McKagan's. While Duff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    READ: An Excerpt from Duff McKagan's Memoir, 'It's So Easy: And Other Lies'

    ​The following is an excerpt from Duff McKagan's memoir, It's So Easy: And Other Lies, out now via Simon & Schuster. McKagan is a weekly columnist at our sister paper, He's be signing books at the Barnes & Noble at South Coast Plaza at 2 p.m. on Saturday (901 B So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    'Sweet Child O' Mine' Vid Filmed in Huntington Beach 23 Years Ago Today

    ​[via Anti Music] Before Fergie and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas ruined it with their Superbowl version, the signature riff from Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" was an era-defining moment in rock & roll. And the video for it was filmed in a ballroom in Huntington Beach, 23 years ago. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Even Duff McKagan Has an Opinion on the Sac Kings Moving to Anaheim

    ​Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan tells ESPN readers in his column yesterday, "Stand up for your team, Sacramento!" He begins, You could say that I am a sore loser, but I really come to this topic as a citizen who sees the importance of local economies staying local. I am also a fan wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2010

    Release Date for Slash's Debut Solo Album Revealed at NAMM

    When they trotted Slash out at the Marshall Amplification exhibit around 12:30 p.m. today at the NAMM trade show, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center and wraps Sunday, throngs of fans elbowed their way toward the star, snapped pictures and observed that his trademark top hat seemed ... More >>

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Whats that Sound?

    The buzz about Square

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    All About the Groove

    Punk Jesus Wayne Kramer explains it all for you