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7 books of Duff McKagan

A founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his phoenix-­like transformation via a unique path to sobriety. In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In L.­A. only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as “Slash.­” Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N’ Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide. In, Duff recounts GN’R’s unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-­out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, as well as on the band . . .

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A guide to one man’s wisdom gained from fatherhood, business school, and some of the greatest rock bands ever

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Duff McKagan was a co-­founder of Guns N' Roses, with a 13-­year tenure on bass in what was at the time the biggest band on earth. As well as pulling together the classic line-­up (Slash on guitar, Steven Adler on drums, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and vocalist Axl Rose), Duff was the unofficial musical director of the band and the most experienced musician, and played bass, drums and guitar, as well as co-­writing many of the songs. Over the years, Guns N' Roses have broken many records in rock history - APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION is the most successful debut album in the history of recorded music; the band's 1991 records, USE YOUR ILLUSION parts 1 and 2, debuted at one and two on the album charts, a feat never achieve before or since; and their 28-­month ILLUSION world tour is still the longest running concert tour in history.

Duff charts the rise of the group, and his own fall, as with success came heavy drinking and drug use, culminating in his hospitalisation for acute . . .

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In his New York Times bestseller, Duff McKagan, founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, shares the story of his rise to fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his life-­saving transformation via a unique path to sobriety.

In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In LA only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as “Slash.­” Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N’ Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.

In It’s So Easy, Duff recounts Guns’ unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-­out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it . . .

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En 1984, à l’âge de vingt ans, Duff McKagan quitte sa ville natale de Seattle – en partie pour des motivations musicales, mais surtout pour fuir une épidémie d’overdoses d’héroïne qui sévit alors au sein de la scène punk locale. Arrivé à Los Angeles depuis quelques semaines à peine et vivant toujours dans sa voiture, il répond à une annonce pour une place de bassiste publiée par un certain Slash. Peu après naît le groupe le plus dangereux du monde. Guns N’ Roses finira par vendre plus d’une centaine de millions d’albums dans les quatre coins du globe. Dans ce livre, Duff retrace le parcours improbable de GN’R jusqu’à la consécration internationale, entre albums de platine et concerts dans des stades remplis. Toutefois, une telle ascension vers la consécration mondiale peut mener à une chute tout aussi vertigineuse, et c’est ce qui est finalement arrivé à Duff, ainsi qu’au groupe lui-­même. Alors que GN’R commençait à se désintégrer, Duff sentait qu’il en était fini de lui, . . .

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A founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his phoenix-­like transformation via a unique path to sobriety. In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In L.­A. only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as “Slash.­” Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N’ Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide. In It's So Easy, Duff recounts GN’R’s unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-­out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, as well as on . . .

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