Eric Blair of “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show” conducted an interview with Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES, DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED) at the seventh annual Johnny Ramone Tribute Concerton October 1 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Duff‘s new book, “It’s So Easy (And Other Lies)”,
arrived on October 4 via Touchstone Books (formerly Touchstone Fireside), a division of Simon Schuster. The first 80 pages of the book can be read at this location.
In this raw, utterly candid memoir, McKagan, the rock legend and founding member of rock supergroups GUNS N’ ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER, shares his story of excess, angst, struggle and triumph. “It’s So Easy” details Duff‘s rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, his phoenix-like transformation via a unique path to sobriety, and his success as a savvy business investor and loving husband and father.
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 his harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most notorious bands in rock-and-roll history and out the other side.
Duff‘s VELVET REVOLVER/GUNS N’ ROSES bandmate Slash has published his own book, as has ex-GUNS drummer Steven Adler, who released his life story, “My Appetite For Destruction: Sex And Drugs And Guns N’ Roses”, in July 2010.