Duff Mckagan Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


7th July 2015

Quote: "Of course you'd say the Dalai Lama, right? And Oprah. But I was thinking, like, Hitler. (I'd ask him), 'What the f**k is your deal...? I've read about you, I know about you; do you realise that you're insane, or do you not think you're insane?'" Rocker Duff Mckagan insists Nazi leader Adolf Hitler would make an interesting dinner guest.


24th May 2015

Quote: "It could happen, and it could not. And I think it would be wonderful, one day, if we reconciled... That alone would be cool." Bassist Duff Mckagan refuses to rule out a GUNS N' ROSES reunion after rejoining frontman Axl Rose for a South American tour last year (14).


20th May 2015

Quote: "I think it's a brilliantly done documentary. It's extremely sad at the end, but it depicts what it was like - not just with them (Nirvana), but... with everybody I knew... And seeing that scene, those scenes at the end, kind of upset my stomach. I watched it with my 17-year-old daughter and to think Frances (Bean Cobain) produced it, and that was the footage she chose to be shown was really heavy." Former GUNS N' ROSES star Duff Mckagan was stunned by director Brett Morgen's acclaimed new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which was co-produced by the tragic Nirvana star's daughter. MCKagan was one of the last people to speak with Cobain on a flight just days before the singer's death in 1994.


28th April 2015

Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES star Duff Mckagan hit the stage for Faith No More's gig in Los Angeles last week (23Apr15) - as the band's masked, silent gimp, who has been a constant presence at recent shows and promotional shots.


26th June 2013

Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES star Duff Mckagan has been named Seattle Central Community College's Distinguished Alumni of the Year. The bassist went back to school to study finance several years ago. He says, "Attending Seattle Central was an awesome experience - it taught me a lot about discipline in a great way. Having a college education has also helped my reputation."


21st November 2012

Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES stars Duff Mckagan and STEVEN ADLER are set to join forces for two shows in Japan next year (13). Bassist MCKagan will play with his band Loaded and drummer Adler will perform with Adler's Appetite at two dates in Japan in March (13).


10th February 2012

Fact: Rocker Duff Mckagan and Alice In Chains leader Jerry Cantrell were among the "family and friends" spotted checking out Van Halen's pre-tour, invited-guests-only show at the Forum in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (08Feb12).


18th April 2011

Quote: "If you were to live my life, you'd see I have to work. I have a wife and two kids. Yeah, I've been very fortunate. But rich? People make huge assumptions about the guys in Guns N' Roses. They think I'm f**king rolling in it. But trust me, you don't have any idea what I make." Former Guns N' Roses star Duff Mckagan is adamant he's not as wealthy as fans may think.


13th April 2011

Fact: Slipknot star Corey Taylor and former Sex Pistols star Steve Jones will join Duff Mckagan's band Loaded onstage at the upcoming Revolver Golden God Awards in Los Angeles. The supergroup will perform a rendition of Judas Priest's Electric Eye at the Club Nokia event on 20 April (11).


23rd March 2011

Quote: "Do you know what, he's a rocker! Man, he actually sings at his gigs, and the band's a real band, and he plays drums and he's f**king great. Justin Bieber is a rocker for sure." Velvet Revolver star Duff Mckagan is impressed with Justin Bieber's live performances.


26th July 2010

Fact: Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have collaborated with former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Duff Mckagan on their upcoming album POSTCARDS FROM A YOUNG MAN.


23rd September 2009

Fact: Rocker Slash's upcoming solo album is promising to be a star-studded affair - he has added Velvet Revolver bandmate Duff Mckagan and Dave Grohl to the list of big name guests. The untitled release will also feature Nine Inch Nails star Josh Freese, ex-Jane's Addiction rocker Chris Chaney, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea, Iggy Pop, Fergie and Chris Cornell.


16th June 2009

Quote: "Slash is doing a new record, I'm doing my thing so we'll reconvene in October. We've tried tons of great guys and we've written brilliant new material." Velvet Revolver star Duff Mckagan insists the rockers will be back in the autumn to announce their new singer.


17th December 2008

Fact: Duff Mckagan from GUNS N' ROSES and THE STRAY CATS' SLIM JIM PHANTOM are among rockers lined up for next year's (Apr09) annual Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, a Los Angeles event where musicians can take the stage with their favourite rock stars.


30th October 2008

Fact: Velvet Revolver bassist Duff Mckagan joined Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and ZZ Top for a charity concert at the weekend (26Oct08) in Los Angeles. The show, at Pomona Fairplex, was part of Love Ride 25, a motorcycle charity event that has raised more than $20 million (GBP12.5 million) for charity since 1984. The TONIGHT SHOW host Jay Leno acted as Grand Marshall of the event.


28th February 2008

Quote: "Maybe Paris Hilton or any one of those chicks, they're f**king irritating!" Velvet Revolver bassist Duff Mckagan insists the socialite is the last person on earth he would want to be trapped in an elevator with.


2nd July 2007

Quote: "I really wish that he had used a different name. But things are as they are. Unfortunately neither Slash nor I have any contact with him, and that's a bit sad." Former GUNS N' ROSES star Duff Mckagan thinks frontman Axl Rose was wrong to keep the band's name alive after his bandmates all quit.


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