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Duff McKagan

Biography

Rock bassist most widely known for his period with Weapons ‘N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. He in addition has served as an intermittent article writer for SeattleWeekly.com. He worked well like a server at Dark Angus. He was an excellent student but didn’t finish senior high school, rather finding a GED. He was one semester from graduating from Seattle University or college in the first 2000s, but remaining college to tour with Velvet Revolver. He wedded Susan Holmes in 1999 as well as the few possess two daughters. He once was wedded to Mandy Brixx and Linda Johnson. He is at Weapons ‘N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver with Slash.

Quick Facts


Full Name Duff McKagan
Date Of Birth February 5, 1964
Place Of Birth Seattle, WA
Height 1.91 m
Profession Bassist
Education Santa Monica College, Seattle University, Roosevelt High School
Nationality American
Spouse Susan Holmes, Linda Johnson, Mandy Brixx
Children Grace Mckagan, Mae Marie Mckagan
Parents Elmer McKagan, Alice Marie McKagan
Siblings Bruce McKagan
Music Groups Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Loaded, Jane's Addiction, Walking Papers, Neurotic Outsiders, Road Crew, Fastbacks, 10 Minute Warning, The Fartz, Raw Power, The Gentlemen
Movies Use Your Illusion I, Man In The Camo Jacket, Betty Blowtorch: And Her Amazing True Life Adventures, It's So Easy and Other Lies, Guns N' Roses: November Rain in Paradise City, Matt Sorum: Drum Licks and Tricks from the Rock & Roll Jungle, Behind the Player: Duff McKagan
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 Has released two songs and two videos with his new band, Velvet Revolver, and is now is the studio recording with them. [August 2003]
2 Writes a financial column for ESPN and SeattleTimes.com.
3 Started a wealth management company, whose clients are other musicians.
4 Is a huge fan of British pop group, Girls Aloud, and offered to support them on a tour.
5 In 2000 he attended Seattle University. When he co-founded Velvet Revolver with ex Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Matt Sorum he completed his accounting degree over the Internet.
6 Left-handed, although he plays guitar and bass right-handed.
7 First daughter Grace Mckagan born on August 27th 1997. Second Daughter Mae Marie Mckagan born on July 16th 2000
8 Was a member of a band called Loaded, who released their first studio album in 2001.
9 Played bass on the third and fourth solo albums of Izzy Stradlin, his former Guns N' Roses bandmate.
10 Former member of rock band Neurotic Outsiders, with former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum.
11 Biggest influence is Sid Vicious (The Sex Pistols).
12 Before Guns N' Roses, was in a band called Road Crew with future Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash and Steven Adler.
13 Released a solo album "Believe in Me" in 1993.
14 Officially quit Guns N' Roses in 1997.
15 Recorded a second solo album, "Beautiful Disease" which was never released in the U.S. due to company merger problems.
16 Has two daughters with his wife, Susan Holmes-McKagan.
17 Nearly died when his pancreas exploded on May 10, 1994. Doctors attributed this to his prolongue alcohol and drug abuse, and told him he needed to make a change. Duff did so, and has been sober and grounded ever since.
18 Former bassist of Guns N' Roses.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Desperation 2006 TV Movie writer: "Fall To Pieces" - uncredited
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
xXx: State of the Union 2005 writer: "Dirty Little Thing"
Velvet Revolver: Live in Houston 2005 writer: "It's So Easy", "Used To Love Her", "Suckertrain Blues", "Do It For The Kids", "Big Machine", "Illegal I Song", "Fall To Pieces", "Headspace", "Set Me Free", "Slither"
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Malaysian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Totally Gay! 2003 TV Movie documentary writer: "Sweet Child O'Mine"
The Italian Job 2003 performer: "Money"
The Real Cancun 2003 Documentary writer: "Paradise City"
Monkey Dust 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Daddy 1999 writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Van 1996 writer: "Paradise City" - as Michael McKagan
The Program 1993 writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Stars in Their Eyes 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II 1992 Video documentary performer: "Theme From The Godfather"
Concierto Guns N Roses 1992 TV Movie writer: "It's So Easy", "Civil War", "Sweet Child O'Mine", "Welcome to the Jungle", "Paradise City"
State of Grace 1990 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Lean on Me 1989 writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE" - as Duff Rose McKagen
The Dead Pool 1988 writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"
Bad Dreams 1988 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Lip Sync Battle Philippines 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Captain Fantastic 2016 writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
How to Be Single 2016 writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
Vai que Cola 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Short 2015 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
The Interview 2014/II writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2012-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roffa 2013 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
The X Factor 2004-2013 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Boom Town 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Californication 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Warm Bodies 2013 writer: "Patience"
Rage 2009-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock of Ages 2012 writer: "Paradise City"
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Choir: Military Wives 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gulliver's Travels 2010 writer: "SWEET CHILD O'MINE" - as Duff Rose McKagan
Tung metal 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Megamind 2010 writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
Life as We Know It 2010 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine" - as Michael McKagan
Madden NFL 11 2010 Video Game writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Casal Rock 2010 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Terminator Salvation 2009 writer: "You Could Be Mine"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "Slither"
The Wrestler 2008 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Step Brothers 2008 writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine" - as Michael McKagan
Por Toda Minha Vida 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin 2007 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Australian Idol 2005-2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Gone Baby Gone 2007 writer: "You're Crazy" - as Michael McKagan
HaNefilim 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: NY 2006-2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ha-Shminiya 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game writer: "SWEET CHILD 'O MINE" - as Michael McKagan

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2011 TV Series Counselor
Behind the Player: Duff McKagan 2008 Video
Velvet Revolver: She Builds Quick Machines 2007 Short Desperado #3
Velvet Revolver's Rock & Roll Revolution 2006 TV Series
Sliders 1997 TV Series Harker
Guns N' Roses: November Rain 1992 Video short Duff McKagan
Guns N' Roses: You Could Be Mine 1991 Video short Duff McKagan
Guns N' Roses: Patience 1989 Short Duff McKagan
The Dead Pool 1988 Musician at Funeral (uncredited)
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Jungle 1987 Short Duff McKagan

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Player: Duff McKagan 2008 Video
Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!! 1994 Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry 1993 Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part II - November Rain 1993 Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I 1992 Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II 1992 Video documentary
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz 1988 Video documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's So Easy and Other Lies 2015 Documentary
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Jungle 1987 Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos 1998 Video video "Dead Horse"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Exit Door IV 2012 Documentary short grateful thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk 2017 Documentary completed Himself
Beyond the Bombs 2016/II Documentary Himself
It's So Easy and Other Lies 2015 Documentary Himself
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead 2015 Documentary Himself
Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Portlandia 2014 TV Series Himself
Behind the Music 2004-2013 TV Series documentary
The Postal Service Auditions 2013 Video short Himself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Himself
HARDtalk 2011 TV Series Himself
AM Northwest 2011 TV Series Himself
Bloodied But Unbowed: Uncut 2011 Documentary Himself
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2011 TV Series Himself - Counselor
Mulatschag 2011 TV Series Himself
That Metal Show 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wild Thing 2010 Documentary Himself
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin' 2010 Documentary Himself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Lemmy 2010 Documentary Himself
Rock Prophecies 2009 Documentary
The Heyman Hustle 2009 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Tierra Roja, Sangre Roja 2007 Video short Himself
Velvet Revolver: Live from the 9:30 Club 2007 Video Himself
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - Ex-Guns n' Roses Bassist
Guns N' Roses: The Story 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Hardcore 2006 Documentary Himself
Fashion News Live 2005 TV Series Himself
Likehell: The Movie 2005 Video Himself
Velvet Revolver: Live in Houston 2005 Himself
VH1 Big in 04 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Bass: Velvet Revolver
Top of the Pops 2004 TV Series Himself - Performer
Howard Stern 1996-2004 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2004 TV Series Himself
Inside Out 2004 TV Series documentary
Betty Blowtorch: And Her Amazing True Life Adventures 2003 Documentary Himself - Guns N' Roses / Velvet Revolver
Top Ten 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos 1998 Video Himself - Bass
Guns N' Roses: The Photographic History 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!! 1994 Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry 1993 Video documentary Himself
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part II - November Rain 1993 Video documentary Himself
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I 1992 Video documentary Himself (Bass Guitarist) (as Guns N' Roses)
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II 1992 Video documentary Himself (Bass Guitarist) (as Guns N' Roses)
Concierto Guns N Roses 1992 TV Movie Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself - Guns N' Roses Bassist
Guns N' Roses-Live in Paris 1992 TV Movie Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1991 TV Series Himself
Metalhead Video Magazine Volume 2 1990 Video documentary Himself (Guns N Roses)
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 7 1990 Video documentary Himself
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz 1988 Video documentary Himself (Bass Guitarist) (as Guns N' Roses)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Bassist, Guns N Roses
Video on Trial 2005 TV Series Himself - Accused
Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star 2005 Video documentary Himself
Guns n' Roses: Sex n' Drugs n' Rock n' Roll 2003 Video documentary Himself

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#Trademark
1 Fender Bass guitar
2 His blond hair

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