Posts Tagged ‘Duff McKagan’

1991_GunsNRoses-UseYourIllusionsOn this date in history, Sept. 17, 1991, Guns N’ Roses released Use You Illusion I and Use You Illusion II, its last studio albums to this date featuring original members Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Slash and Izzy Stradlin (drummer Matt Sorum already had replaced Steven Adler for the recordings). With media outlets recently reporting Slash and Axl are speaking once again, the nonstop chatter of a reunion has picked up yet again. Will it ever happen? It will take millions and millions of dollars and an office building full of attorneys, but, yes, I think it eventually will happen. But first, let’s look back at those classic albums from GNR. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Duff McKagan has sold millions of albums and toured the world many times over, first as the bassist of Guns N’ Roses, then with Velvet Revolver. But he has never been one to rest on his success, getting fat and rich as he watches the royalty checks roll in. Even before the classic GNR lineup dissolved in the mid-1990s, he released his first solo album (Believe in Me, 1993). He went on to record a second solo disc that was never released (Beautiful Disease); form Neurotic Outsiders with former GNR drummer Matt Sorum, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and Duran Duran bassist John Taylor; reform 10 Minute Warning, the band he played in before GNR; write and record with a host of other musicians; go back to school to earn a finance degree; and in 1998, form the band Loaded. (more…)

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“We are Velvet Revolver, and we still play muthafuckin’ rock ‘n’ roll!”

Those are the first words out of Scott Weiland’s mouth when he addresses the audience at Velvet Revolver’s live shows, and if you don’t believe him, check out his band’s second album, Libertad. (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)