Callahan Interviews Duff McKagan (From G’N’R To Sobriety And Beyond)

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Duff McKagan Throws out the First Pitch At A Seattle Mariners Game -  O.Greule Getty Images

Duff McKagan Throws out the First Pitch At A Seattle Mariners Game – O.Greule Getty Images

Seattle’s own Duff McKagan, best known for his band Guns N’ Roses, had a big year in 2012: A new Duff McKagan’s Loaded album, an autobiography entitled It’s So Easy and Other Lies, and a climb up Mt. Rainier with a disabled soldierThis Tuesday night, March 26th at The Moore, McKagan brings it all together in a multi-media, spoken word, rock show called It’s So Easy and Other Lies, A Punk’s Review. A movie production team will be on hand, too, to tape the whole thing it for an upcoming film.

I spoke with Duff about the 30 plus bands he’s been in, (“My mother hated the name of my first band, The Fartz,”), his famous rock n’ roll buds (who may show up to help him out with his Moore show), his  sports rock anthem called We Win, (“I got to play it at the half-time of a Seahawks game”), his Masters Degree in Finance from Seattle U, (“I was in G N’R and wondering if our tours were making any money”), helping other rockers with their finances, (“I can’t tell you WHO they are, Lee!”), and how he got clean and sober (“It was cute when I was 17, but ugly in my 20’s…I was in a wet cardboard box, and couldn’t get out, but if I can do it, anyone can.”)

Duff’s an easy-going, generous man, and his show is a must-see. RSVP here at STGPresents.

The interview here:  

-Lee Callahan, Jack Seattle

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