On May 12, former GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan promoted the release of his much-buzzed-about new book, “How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)”, by taking part in a question-and-answer session at the Strand bookstore in New York City. You can watch video footage of his appearance below.
Asked what it was like reuniting with Axl Rose at five GUNS N’ ROSES concerts in South America and the Revolver Golden Gods awards show in Los Angeles in April 2014, Duff replied: “Suddenly going back to do those songs, I sat down… There was a setlist… There was, like, 30 songs. My body knew the songs, my fingers knew the songs, but my ears… There was, like, some sort of weird hearing-the-band-for-the-first-time-ever sensation, because I hadn’t listened to it for such a long time… It was kind of like… I don’t know, man… [It was like] having a pair of pants when you were 20, then you gained a bunch of weight, and then you had a bunch of health problems, and then you got over the health problems and lost the weight, and now you’re 50 and you’re putting on those pants and they fit again. [And you’re, like], ‘All right. I’ve been though all this stuff, and those pants fit again.’ And it was kind of like that, I guess.”
What's your reaction?
Owais 'Vitek' Nabi
About the Author
NEWS: DAVE MUSTAINE Says ‘Megadeth Boot Camp’ Will Include ‘Meditational Program’ And ‘Church Service’ From DAVID ELLEFSON
MEGADETH‘s Dave Mustaine spoke to Q104.3‘s Jonathan Clarke about what people can expect from the Megadeth Boot Camp, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the ultimate fan. The epic weekend will take place on MEGADETH Mustaine‘s [...]
QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre has drawn the ire of Donald Trump supporters by posting a disturbing-yet-hilarious photo that poked fun at the president-elect’s seemingly bizarre relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. A [...]
NEWS: Would You Pay To Meet Your Favorite Musician? DEVIN TOWNSEND Weighs In On Culture Of ‘V.I.P. Packages’
In a brand new interview with Noisey, Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend spoke about the culture of “V.I.P Packages,” which seems to be the only way for fans to meet the bands they admire these days. Some of these come at a [...]
NEWS: METALLICA Frontman Says ‘Life Things’ Kept KIRK HAMMETT From Being Involved In ‘Hardwired’ Writing Sessions
In a brand new interview with the U.K. radio station Planet Rock, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke about guitarist Kirk Hammett‘s lack of songwriting contributions to the band’s new album, “Hardwired… To [...]
Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has blasted “phonies” in the music business “who pretend to be perfect” while suggesting he was racist because a video surfaced of him last year giving the right-arm salute and yelling [...]