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Duff McKagan Kicked Out of Guns N’ Roses Bootleg Shop in Japan

Duff McKagan isn't just a famed bassist for bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded, he's a hell of a storyteller as well. In McKagan's Seattle Weeky column, he tells a tale of being thrown out of a store in Japan for eating a lovely peanut-and-rice cracker mix, but here's the kicker … the shop McKagan was removed from specializes in selling bootlegged Guns N' Roses merchandise.

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Duff McKagan and Steven Adler Perform Guns N’ Roses Songs Together in Tokyo

A mini-Guns N' Roses reunion of sorts took place this past Thursday (March 7) While touring together in Tokyo, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler both sat in on the other's set to play a couple of their old classics. The videos are embedded below.

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Duff McKagan Breaks Down Bon Jovi’s ‘Seen a Million Faces and Rocked Them All’ Boast

By now, most people are familiar with the Bon Jovi classic 'Wanted Dead or Alive' and could sing it word for word if put on the spot, but Duff McKagan has a question that's long been debated amongst his musician friends that pertains to the lyric "I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all." The bassist ponders if this was truly a fact or just taking poetic license for a great lyric.

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Duff McKagan Regrets Not Receiving Royalties from ‘The Simpsons’ Beverage Duff Beer

Last year, former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver / Loaded bassist Duff McKagan revealed in his autobiography, 'It's So Easy: And Other Lies,' that the iconic 'Simpsons' animated beverage Duff Beer was named after him. McKagan happily agreed for 'The Simpsons' to use his name, but now the bassist has admitted that he regrets not cashing in on the opportunity.

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Duff McKagan Offers Advice for Band Survival on the Road

It's great to jam out with your buddies, but you really find out a lot about a person when you spend every waking hour with them on the road and even the best of friends can start irritating each other. Luckily, Duff McKagan, who knows a thing or two about performing with some rather unique personalities, has offered a few tips for survival on the road in his latest Seattle Weekly column.

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Duff McKagan’s Loaded Rolling Out ‘The Taking’ Film in 10 Vignettes

Duff McKagan is taking a little different approach to promoting 'The Taking' album, as he's got a full-length film that goes along with the music. McKagan and his band Loaded intend to show off the new movie in a series of 10 vignettes that will roll out on the band's YouTube page.

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Duff McKagan + Mike McCready Lend Their Talents to Seattle Supergroup Walking Papers

When Jeff Angell and Barrett Martin decided to form a new band, they didn’t have to look very far for support. As two longtime members of the Seattle music scene, with time served in bands like Mad Season and Screaming Trees, they only needed to reach out to some old friends. Some very famous old friends.

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Slash and Duff McKagan Perform Together at Slash’s Seattle Show

While there remains continual doubt about if and when Velvet Revolver will ever return to the stage with a new singer, it’s at least nice to know that the core group of former Guns N’ Roses members remain on a friendly basis. That was definitely on display Friday night (July 13) in Seattle when Duff McKagan dropped in on his old pal Slash for a performance at the Paramount Theatre.

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Duff McKagan Recalls Guns N’ Roses Bidding War

On Monday, March 26, it’ll have been 26 years since Guns N’ Roses signed with Geffen Records for a reported advance of $75,000 amid a fierce bidding war with other labels over their talents. The band obviously went on to become legendary and has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction looming next month. Still, former bassist Duff McKagan looked back at the old days, when the band was scratching and clawing its way to the top.

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Duff McKagan Doesn’t Know if Guns N’ Roses Will Perform at Hall of Fame Induction

Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan doesn’t know what’s going to happen next month at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. While tongues are wagging over whether or not GN’R will take up their instruments to celebrate this major accolade, the musician maintains that he can only speak for himself, saying that he’ll be there with bells on and that he’s not “that guy” who rallies the troops anymore.

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Slash, Duff McKagan, Nikki Sixx React to Death of Etta James

Iconic soul, gospel and R&B singer Etta James passed away today (Jan. 20) at the age of 72. James had been battling serious illness having first being diagnosed with dementia in 2008. She was hospitalized in 2010 after contracting MRSA and aga

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Guns N’ Roses To Be Supported by Duff McKagan’s Loaded at Upcoming Shows

We’re still a long ways away from a full-scale Guns N’ Roses reunion, since Slash would still rather stomp on the olive branch than hand it to frontman Axl Rose, but some factions of the Guns camp are making nice. Rose will be sharing stages in the near future with former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, revealed Rose in his interview with ‘That Metal Show’ set to air Nov. 11.

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