Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses): It's So Easy and Other Lies | Season 3: Ep. 8
The Rock Star Biography Podcast
Did you know that Homer Simpson's beer of choice, Duff beer, derived its name from Michael "Duff" McKagan? It's true! But did you also know that Duff McKagan is actually more famous for a band called Guns N Roses? It's true! Yes, folks, the rumors are real! It's no illusion! Martha and Christian are heading into the jungle of Duff McKagan's "It's So Easy." THRILL as our co-hosts get intimate with Duff's appetite for self-destruction! DISCOVER that Duff wears Converse high-tops in cycling competitions!! BE AMAZED that Duff once led a band called The Fartz! MARVEL as Duff writes a college-entrance application!!! Duff's book proves that from the hot and dirty pavement of L.A his band grew those roses inch by inch with sweat, blood, and lots of strippers from The Seventh Veil. The episode that you've been asking for is finally here! (You just had to have a little Patience).
Donate to Seattle Theatre Group at http://stgpresents.org/donateOn April 16th Regan Hagar and Stone Gossard, atop their newly rebooted Loosegroove records will offer, for your listening pleasure, the long lost recordings of The Living. A band that played around the NW for about a year in 1982 before it went the way of most bands. It morphed, into something else. Luckily, in that year, the boys would go up to American Music in Fremont WA and lay to tape, what they'd been up to. Had it come out then, that recording would have been the first time the "world" would hear Greg Gilmore on drums, and, at a salty 17 years old, Duff Mckagan, making his debut as an absolute monster of a creative driving force. Seattle Today was lucky enough to have, both Greg, and then Duff come to The Moore Theatre to talk with us about that period in their lives. We were also blessed with a visit from the Mighty Blaine Cook, who would be the singer in the band that both Greg and Duff would follow up The Living with, Ten Minute Warning.Duff Mckagan is a Seattle musician. From 1979-84 after spending time in numerous bands rehearsing and performing around the northwest (including The Fartz and The Fastbacks) the first band in which he was the creative driving force was The Living. A long lost recording of The Living is being released this month on vinyl courtesy of Loosegroove records. Obviously we were beside ourselves that he agreed to come on Seattle Today and talk with us about this formative and foundational period of his artistic trajectory. While it's no secret Duff and Geoff have been pals forever, and played in (the band) Loaded together, it's also no secret Duff is not necessarily fond of doing press, in general, and (what amounts to prolonged torturous press) podcasts, in particular. If was definitely an honor to have him on, and he even took the time to give Steve a much needed bass lesson.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/seattletoday/message
Ep. 166 Geoff Reading (Duff McKagan's Loaded/Green Apple Quickstep)
Our 2nd guest for Drummer Awareness Month 2021 is our close friend and former bandmate in Duff McKagan's Loaded, Geoff Reading. Geoff is the kind of guy you want in your tour bus cuz he's always down to get into some fun and he isn't restricted to a bunch of shallow superficial conversation. As a fella you just can't do much better than Geoff and we're excited to be getting him in a video soon, as well. Go check out Geoff's podcast, Seattle Today, which is recorded at Seattle's historic Moore Theater. If you're enjoying the Couch Riffs podcast or our accompanying quarantine cover song videos please support us at PATREON! Your support is what makes this podcast keep happening and what enables the videos to get better and better as time goes on. Thank you so much for listening, watching, and for your continued support there. https://patreon.com/couchriffs https://couchriffs.com
https://www.duffonline.com https://320festival.comDuff McKagan is one of the most recognized bassists in rock music history, best known as a founding member of Guns N’ Roses. McKagan has become a prolific writer, as a five-year columnist for Seattle Weekly, and has had stints as a weekly sports columnist for ESPN, as well as a financial columnist for Playboy.com. He is the author of the bestselling autobiography “It’s So Easy: and other lies”, followed by his second book, “How to Be a Man: (and other illusions)”. After attending Albers School of Business and Seattle University in his thirties, McKagan has established himself as a voice of business from within the music industry. Developing a reputation for financial knowledge, McKagan was highly sought after amongst other musicians for his advice on managing money. In 2011, McKagan partnered with investor Andy Bottomley to start Meridian Rock, with the aim of creating a capital management firm for musicians. McKagan resides with his wife Susan and two daughters, Grace and Mae, in Seattle, Washington.
In this Episode of Sonics Forever, Brad Burns is joined by Sam Perkins and Duff McKagan. They discuss Sam's trade to the Sonics, going up against fellow UNC teammate, Michael Jordan in two NBA Finals and more. The trio closes with a game of "21" that answers the question about Duff's place in The Simpsons history and other amazing revelations about Sam and Duff's history!