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With his autobiography, It’s So Easy (and other lies), crawling up the New York Times Bestseller list and a book tour in support of that release unfolding as we speak, Duff McKagan’s dance card is pretty full. He is first heading to the UK, where he will tour with his band Loaded while managing a string of appearances in support of his book. Aggressively dodging all opportunities for rest or relaxation, he is then touring South America with Seattle’s Alice in Chains before jetting over to Germany to play some dates with Motörhead.

But wait—there’s more.

As this all unfolds, his other band, supergroup Velvet Revolver, continues their search for a new vocalist in the wake of Scott Weiland’s departure. And then there’s the little matter of his former band, Guns N’ Roses, basking in their recent nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A compelling case for Duff being the busiest man in music, for sure.

But wait—there’s more!

In addition to his musical pursuits and the myriad obligations of a bestselling author on book tour, Duff also authors weekly columns for Seattle Weekly and ESPN.

Moreover, he is a registered investment adviser who recently launched a wealth management firm, and he is actively engaged in social media, all of which he balances with a wife, two daughters and most beloved dog.

How he manages to field a fantasy football team is a miracle that rivals the Lady of Lourdes.

Considering that seventeen years ago, his pancreas had exploded from alcohol abuse as he stormed towards certain death, his story is a miracle incarnate.

TNB Music was honored to sit down with Duff to chat about his book, his bands and his struggles with addiction, fatherhood and the never-ending obligations of touring.

 

Congratulations are in order — your book is officially a New York Times Bestseller. That’s got to feel pretty good.

Yeah, I don’t know if I’ve had a moment to even realize that the book’s out, you know? (laughs) This is a whole new thing for me, being on the New York Times Bestseller list. The New York Times Bestseller List… it hasn’t sunk in at all.

 

Unlike many other artists who have released autobiographies, you’ve been publishing your writing for quite some time as a regular columnist for ESPN, Playboy and Seattle Weekly. How did the experience of writing a book feel different? Apart from the length, that is.

When I started writing the book… well, I didn’t really start the book. I won’t actually say that — that would be a miscue. I started writing side stories that really weren’t pointed enough or focused enough for ESPN. And they were brutally honest pieces that I wrote in column-like format, or maybe twice as long, and that’s really how this whole book was written. We tried to edit some of that choppiness feel out it, but we purposely kept a lot of it in, too, because life is choppy, you know? It’s not this long, smooth thing.

You know, I haven’t ever wanted to write a prize-winning column. I’ve read great writers that have won Pulitzer Prizes for their articles, like Thomas Friedman, but me getting on the New York Times Bestseller List? For a book nerd like myself, that’s the biggest thing I could ever hope for.

 

This has been quite a month for you, recognition-wise, because about a month ago, Guns N’ Roses (“GNR”) was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Yeah, it’s weird, you know? I’ve never striven to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Never in my life have I thought, “Man, I gotta get a Grammy.” In sports you try to win it all, but music’s a different deal. So the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was never on my radar. As a matter of fact, I don’t know how we got roped into it, but when we (Velvet Revolver) inducted Van Halen, it went south. I don’t know if you remember that. It just went south. The band (Van Halen) was fighting, and the only ones to show up were Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar, and it was like, “Ohhh, boy…”

So when we (GNR) got announced, that’s what I remembered. But I do understand that for the fans, it’s important. It’s important to the people who buy your records and come to your gigs and connect with some lyric that you wrote or a groove or something. I mean, I’m part of social media — I write a couple of columns online, and people comment on those. I have Twitter and I’m on Facebook and I read people’s comments about how they feel about us being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so then it’s important to me. Only then. And I’ve learned to just say thank you.

 

There are a few parallels between GNR and Van Halen, the biggest one being the turnover in membership, both during and after your involvement. Assuming Guns gets right in, how do you envision your induction? What do you see it looking like?

I can’t. I can’t picture it. Your guess is as good as mine. There is no picture. It’s bound to happen but I’d love to call the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whoever they are, and say, “Hey guys, why don’t you put this off for another ten years? Thank you! Thanks for nominating us — it’s great, but how about you put it off for ten years?”

 

Would ten years give things more time to settle?

You know, that’s all I need to say about this. I care about our fans and that’s it.

 

Let’s talk about your book. You open with the Upton Sinclair quote from The Jungle: “He went on and on down the road, finally coming to a black woods, where he hid and wept as if his heart would break. Ah, what agony was that, what despair, when the tomb of memory was rent open and the ghosts of his old life came forth to scourge him!” Is that how the experience felt to you?

I read that passage once and I thumbnailed that page in the book. I thumbnail a lot of stuff, and yeah going back, I wrote about those clarion turning points in my life that informed me. Like Sly Stone- seeing him (as a desperate drug addict in the apartment above him). I grew up with Sly Stone(‘s music) and seeing him in this shithole apartment, smoking crack… I remember thinking: “Remember this. Learn from this.” That was a teachable moment for me.

And the heroin days of Seattle when my friends sat me down and said, “Dude, you gotta get out of here, because we’re all strung out.” Those turning points in your life. The St. Louis riot—it’s not like they were tough points for me to remember, it’s just that when you start writing about something, and you’re writing to yourself and your Word document, and you start to go into some stuff… I’ve deleted some sentences because I was lying to me and my Word document. I was like, “What are you doing?” I’d just delete the sentence and start over again.

But it was uncomfortable for sure, because you find accountability. If you’re being honest, you find your own accountability, and maybe it didn’t have everything to do with all the good shit and nothing to do with all the bad stuff—maybe it had something to do with both of them. I understood my part in my own life.

 

At the end of the book, in your Acknowledgements, you speak to your daughters. Was it tough to walk the line between knowing what to discuss in your book, knowing that they’d be reading it someday?

Well, as your daughters get older, you talk to them about this and that, and they ask you questions like “Why don’t you drink when everyone else does?” and “Why can’t you have a glass of wine?” I have to say, “Well, I can’t, because if I do, I’ll drink everything in the house maybe, and then I’ll have to go to the store and get some more, and then I’ll buy some more there, and I’ll come back to the house, and then I’ll be upside down, and then I might crash my car, so I don’t.” Then they say, “Wow, yeah, that’s probably a good idea that you don’t.” So it’s a natural conversation that we have as they’re young.

I’ve been really fortunate that I have the Seattle Weekly column especially, because I’ve been able to write about some things, and learn how to write about them without including all the gory details. My book has plenty of gory details, for sure, but when it’s really bad I just let the narrative fall apart, so you get a sense of where I was without me spelling it all out into this many ounces and that many drinks, and all that. You get the gist—I don’t need to spell it all out.

I did a reading last Thursday in Seattle at a theater with a video and pictures behind me. This theater’s beautiful—it’s a hundred-year-old theater, and there was a lap steel player behind me, playing songs from my whole career, and I read certain passages. And it was heavy, but it was good. I picked the guitar up once or twice here and there, and I’d play a little piece of the song with the guy. My daughters came and I read some heavy excerpts from the book—the hospital excerpt (when McKagan’s pancreas exploded), and my girls had known about it, and they think it’s kind of boring. “Yeah, yeah, Dad, the drugs and the alcohol, blah, blah, blah…” But I think we had a moment there, after I did the event, and they really understood. I don’t know if they’ll ever read the book. They might just say, “We got it. Our dad almost wasn’t here way before we were born — got it.”

 

Slash and Steven Adler both have their own books out, and many other books have been written about Guns N’ Roses that already cover parts of your life. When you sat down to write your book, was there anything you felt that needed to be corrected or cleared up?

No. No, I read Slash’s book because we were on the road together with Velvet Revolver when that came out. It doesn’t matter what’s correct or what’s not correct. There’s stuff in Slash’s book that I remember in a different way, but that’s all there is. My experience of the same situation is different than his — that’s what life’s about, right? We all have different experiences, sometimes with the exact same thing.

When that book came out, I had no inclination to write a book. This book sort of wrote itself out of these little side columns that I was writing. So many people have asked me, “How much did you drink?” and “How did you get into that hospital bed?” And a lot of people ask me, “How did you get sober?” In other words, “How did you get out of that hospital bed?” And that’s really what I wrote to — that was the mission statement. The arc became clear as I wrote — my family, my mom, my kids—how important all of this stuff is to me. And it’s just a guy’s story. I happen to be in a couple of rock bands, but it’s just that guy’s story.

Guns N’ Roses is a weighty subject, but in the same breath, I don’t take it that seriously. It was an extraordinary circumstance that happened to all of us. Shit, we all survived! That’s great! A lot of my fellows out there didn’t. But at forty-seven years old, I look back and see that we fell into every goddamned trap that there was. But we were honest. We were a dangerous, real band. We were real. Nobody was faking it, and I’m proud of that.

 

You speak to your own accountability in your book, which is unique by rock memoir standards. In particular, when you talk about the Riverport riot in St. Louis, you address Axl’s expanding habit of showing up late for gigs. Interestingly, instead of discussing Axl’s behavior, you focus more on the fact that you never called him out for that. You never confronted him, and you take accountability in that sense. But do you think that he would have been receptive to that if anyone had said something to him at that point?

I don’t know. You raise the point of my self-discovery of my role, but the other part (how Axl might have reacted) is a whole separate study. But this is also a book written by the guy now — I’m writing this book and I’m sure as I can be of myself today. I couldn’t say that when I was twenty-seven. Saying “I’m a bad ass motherfucker!” isn’t being sure of yourself, that’s just being full of yourself.  So I know that if I were the guy I am now back then, I would’ve said, “Okay guys, alright—let’s everybody just stop. Stop.” I would have said to the management, “Stop — don’t book us another gig. We need to come off the road and we need to step back and examine this whole thing. The band needs some time away from all this stuff so we can figure our shit out.” Because we were really close dudes, and now we’re all separate. Or I might’ve also said, okay—like Izzy did—if you can’t stop it, I’m out.

So it’s really a study of my own self. I didn’t stand up when I should have. I didn’t rise to the occasion. I did rise to a lot of occasions, but I didn’t rise to as many as I think I did. And the self-medicating…

You know, it’s also a study of life. You always think you’re gonna have time to take care of some shit in a couple of months. “I’ll take care of the panic attacks, I’ll take care of the drinking too much.. a couple of months. I’ll get to it.” It was nearly too late with me.

 

You open up an interesting discussion about your own struggles with anxiety. When you talk about playing with the Rolling Stones — the gig where Axl famously called everybody out from the stage (threatening to disband GNR if unnamed members didn’t curb their drug abuse), you guys kept going after that. What was it like still playing in the band with that threat hanging over your heads?

He said it and we were like, “Oh, we’re discussing this stuff in public now?” When we were all into it. We took care of our own shit inside, and I’m sure Axl had his reasons for that, and they were probably valid. At the time, I could see it. I was pissed off, too. So half of me was with him, but half of me was like, “No… not here, not now. Not here. Not in front of eighty thousand people…” (laughs) But that’s the way he was, and I can’t really speak for how he is now, but love him or hate him, at least there was no filter.

 

Was there one memory of playing in Guns N’ Roses that stands out as your absolute favorite? One thing that really makes you feel proud?

All of it. I mean, really, most of it. I could write another whole book about the first eighteen months of our band, and it would be fascinating, and fun and good, because nobody believed in us. I touched on it in the book. We just believed in us, and we weren’t accepted into any little section of L.A. rock, and so we just did our own little thing. We were just young, young dudes and we just really knew that whether there were two or two hundred people who knew who we were, we were going to change their perspective on music. We were learning how to write songs together, and the chemistry was stunning. We were more punk rock than any punk rock band I’ve seen. And it was more Judas Priest than Judas Priest, and it was more Elton John than Elton John.  It was just kind of everything. Some nights we were the best band on the planet.

 

If you could go back and change anything, would you?

Um… I don’t even really dance around with that kind of stuff. The closest I ever get is looking back at events as the guy I am now, then I could tell you what I might do differently, but I don’t think I could change anything. So to even speculate would bring up issues of resentment and regret, and those are things that I’ve worked through. Some people ask, “Dude, how can you just walk away from that question?” Well, if you were me and you sat around and asked yourself, “Why’d the band break up?”, and let that sit in your head, you wouldn’t be able to move on with life. So I’ve dealt with those questions and I feel pretty sure of myself as to how I’ve dealt with them.

But no, the success of that band, and what we accomplished with the songwriting, that’s what I mean by success — you can’t take that away. Ever. Ever. And it was really great at times. There are really good songs — some really good turns of a verse into a chorus and some really great moments.

 

To then move on from GNR into Velvet Revolver—how hard was it to be eight years sober and to then have to lock into a creative process with someone who was still in their disease (Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland battled with addiction at the time)?

Well, it was different. I’d known Scott. When you’re around and playing in bands, you know these guys before you work with them. I mean, I know people today who are still fucked up and I just don’t get too close. But suddenly I was in a band with Scott, and people said, “Well, Duff’s the guy, Duff will take care of it.” I’d been sober long enough — I’d been through Seattle U, I’d had kids, and I just thought I was so far removed that I thought I could handle it. I was doing martial arts, and I still do, but when I got up to the mountain I didn’t realize that I was mixing all of that stuff — martial arts, healing, and spirituality with commerce.

But the creative process with Scott was great. He handled himself well for that first record and that first tour, and he’s a good guy. Like a lot of people. So I’d danced around, but never with someone that close who was still using.

 

You’re in the eye of the storm now—there’s so much speculation about finding a replacement for him, but you don’t hear people talk about who would best serve the sound. You mentioned Judas Priest. They play like Judas Priest no matter who the singer is. Is that true with Velvet Revolver, or does the singer influence the rest of the band’s sound?

I think there’s so much familiarity there. Number one, with the way that Slash plays. Number two, with the way that Slash and I play together. Number three, with the way that Slash and I and Matt play together. With the three of us, it was our sound that brought us together. We were like, “Oh shit — that was pretty great.”

People didn’t think that Slash and Matt and I going back to playing together would work out. They started asking, “What are they gonna do, go out and get a new singer and that’s it?” So I think that we kind of like being the underdog. Guns N’ Roses was always the underdog. Me going back to school made me an underdog, with people thinking this guy’s gonna be a dumbass, you know? Having kids and staying sober through it, and raising healthy girls — all kind of underdog moves.

So here we are, discussing Velvet Revolver. I’m sure that we’ll succeed if we put a hundred percent into it. Because that’s what we do — we overcome shit.

 

So do you think we’ll see another Velvet Revolver album when you guys are ready to move forward?

I hope so. I can tell you that I hope so. You know, without a singer I couldn’t say. You’ve got to have that singer that adds, so I hope we find that guy, and I hope that Slash and I play together again. And Matt, and Dave, because they’re a great group of guys and nobody works harder than them. And it’s a positive environment to be in, so at some point, yeah, I think we’re gonna make an attempt at finding a guy pretty soon.

 

What’s more difficult to you — three months of touring, three months of martial arts training or three months of mountain bike training?

I often do them all at the same time. My first three months of kickboxing, my very first three months when I was going through all that stuff, when my body was rebuilding and my mind was rebuilding, and Benny (the Jet, Duff’s trainer) and I were doing a bunch of work—that was the toughest, but it was also the best. I’m one of those guys who responds better when it’s harder. Touring is tough for me now because being away from my wife and kids for a long time is hard. That’s harder than anything. But the physical part of touring for me isn’t hard for me. I can go through security, get on a plane, check into a hotel and do all that traveling in my sleep. And then the gigs—that’s for free. That’s just awesome. I do the gigs for free—I get paid for traveling.

 

What’s next for you?

Well, I leave in a week and do nine days in the UK with Loaded, and then I do four book and in-stores. The book comes out in England on November 1. Then I fly to South America to do some shows with Alice in Chains, and then fly back to Germany and do some gigs with Motörhead, and that will get me to the end of November, and then I’ll find out what December holds.

 

We like to close our interviews with an Either/Or segment. I’ll give you two choices and you pick one. Fair enough?

Okay.

 

First off — The Clash or The Sex Pistols?

Oh, man… you’ve gotta choose one or the other?

Ugh.

Come on… (laughs) That’s not fair…

Yes.

 

“Yes” is an acceptable answer. Is that your final answer?

That is.

 

Okay, touring America or touring Europe?

Hmm… touring Europe because the drives are not as far.

 

Stocks or bonds?

Right now?

 

Right now.

Right now… Fuck… (long pause) Well, you gotta have both, but stocks. Stocks.

 

Guitar or bass?

Because I miss playing bass right now, it’s bass.

 

Last one — Use Your Illusion I or Use Your Illusion II?

Okay, now you’re asking the wrong guy, because I’m the guy who doesn’t know which songs are on which record. (laughing) Because here’s the deal, I don’t know if any of us do. Because we recorded twenty-nine songs, or whatever it was, and then we said, “Yeah, okay, these ones go on this one, and these ones go on that one,” and that was it. I never listened to the records, I’d just go out and play them. We didn’t play them as Use Your Illusion I and II, so I’d have to look at them. But I really love that song “Double Talkin’ Jive” and “Pretty Tied up,” some deeper tracks that were never singles that I really like. So if those are both on one record then I’ll choose that record.

 

Duff, thanks a bunch for your time and good luck out there.

Thanks, Joe. It’s been a pleasure.

 

TO READ OUR REVIEW OF DUFF’S BEST-SELLING AUTOBIOGRAPHY, IT’S SO EASY (AND OTHER LIES), CLICK HERE

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Joe Daly JOE DALY writes for a number of publications, including the UK's Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazines, Outburn, Bass Guitar Magazine and several other print and online outlets. He is the music and cultural observer for Chuck Palahniuk's LitReactor site and his works have been published in several languages. When he is not drafting wild-eyed manifestos, Joe enjoys life in San Diego's groovy North County, teaching music journalism, doing yoga, running, playing guitar and spending tireless hours in deep and meaningful conversations with his beloved dogs, Cabo and Lola. You can check out his rants at http://joedaly.net and follow him on Twitter: @JoeD_SanDiego

37 Responses to “TNB Music Chats with Duff McKagan”

  1. Zara Potts says:

    Cupcake, this is a great interview. You mix it up in such an entertaining way- your questions elicit great responses and I really enjoyed this. TNB is lucky to have you!
    Oh, but ”Yes’ is not an acceptable answer to the Pistols v Clash question! Pistols all the way!
    Nice work Duff and Cupcake- you are the rockingest duo on the web!
    Xx Pookie.

    • Joe Daly says:

      Pookie! Glad you dug the interview- a fun one, indeed!

      It was probably unfair to hit him between the eyes with Pistols v. Clash in the first Either/Or, but I had a lot of caffeine that morning.

      I love that you love the Pistols. I love the Clash too, but I would have taken the Pistols as well. Always said you had savagely good taste. :)

      • D.R. Haney says:

        I have go to with Z. on the Pistols, although I can well understand the “yes.” Meanwhile, I can think of a number of reasons why touring Europe would be preferable, and the driving distances would be one of them.

        • Joe Daly says:

          Duke-

          If you had a third choice, who would it be?

          That’s right- you’re well acquainted with Euro-travel. I’d agree as well- more variety in a tighter driving area. Although I hate the UK’s left side driving. Despite a significant amount of travel over there, I’ve still managed to compile an impressive number of near-fatalities from looking the wrong direction before crossing.

          • D.R. Haney says:

            Actually, I had meant to write “wouldn’t be one of them,” not “would,” as a little joke about the Euro chicks that one is obviously more apt to meet on the road in Europe than in America. Also, for me at least, there’s just more to be learned in Europe than there is in America.

            In terms of a third choice, I might have to go with the Ramones, although they could be characterized as a proto-punk band rather than a punk band per se, and they’re obviously not English. But without them, I don’t think there would ever have been a punk scene in Britain, or a punk scene, period, even if Malcolm McLaren had managed the New York Dolls and all that. The Ramones were, hands down, one of the most influential rock & roll acts ever, spawning bands, in their early days, almost everywhere they played, but maybe especially in the UK, which has consistently appreciated groundbreaking American music far better than it’s appreciated in the US.

            Now, here’s a hard question I faced onstage on at TNB event this time last year: Black Flag or Minor Threat? I chose the latter, being a huge fan of Ian MacKaye.

  2. Great stuff, Joe. As always!

    I agree with Zara that YES is unacceptable. However, I’m with the Clash all the way. Haters can go ahead and hate.

  3. I once had that GnR poster on my wall, heh. Also, I’m running out of ways to tell you how cool you are, JD. I give up.

  4. dwoz says:

    I don’t know if this is a good interview or not, but I do know that I came away from it with a completely, COMPLETELY different view of the man than when I went in to this interview.

  5. J.M. Blaine says:

    I think Duff is a Misfits fan
    like me but yeah, Pistols all the way.
    Though the Clash were great…

    Joe Daly, I’ll say it again –
    you are making TNB
    so much cooler for me…

    • Joe Daly says:

      JMB-
      Trust me-
      he did not want to
      have to answer that
      question.

      It was really funny
      the way he squirmed
      before rendering his
      diplomatic answer.

      I’m stoked
      that there’s an audience
      for straight music pieces
      here on TNB.

      I say for TNB’s
      tenth anniversary,
      you and I do an
      on-the-road with Molly Hatchet
      piece.

      Just think about it.

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  7. Wasn’t one of the GNR guys in an 80s hardcore band? (I want to say the Fartz…) Was that Duff?

    If anyone will know, it’s Joe Daly…

  8. jmblaine says:

    Correct.

    & Duff covers
    “Attitude” on the live in Paris
    show.

  9. Ben Loory says:

    great interview.

    “You always think you’re gonna have time to take care of some shit in a couple of months.” <——– truth

  10. Well done, Joe!

    Duff and I both write for the Seattle Weekly’s music section and in my limited interaction w/ him, he’s been nothing but smart and wonderful. (Really, everyone, read his column: he provides distinct insights and stories and plays fair.)

    Really enjoyed this interview and am looking forward to Duff’s book.

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  12. Art Edwards says:

    From the review:

    “Specifically, rather than blame Rose for riots that erupted during GNR shows, McKagan offers a stunning admission- neither he nor any of his band mates ever confronted Rose on this behavior or demanded that he fall in line with the rest of the band.”

    This explains a lot.

    Bands, like ball teams, need that guy who has enough respect from everyone in the clubhouse that when he calls out a member on his bullshit, the member listens. Rock musicians–who inherently love harmony and hate dissonance–are not the best at this type of thing. Everyone is standing around waiting for someone to say something, then they all go get loaded. Too bad, especially in the case of GnR.

    Thanks for the peek, Joe.

    • Joe Daly says:

      Art-

      Man, talking about someone who knows whereof he speaks. Well said. Unfortunately, the first guy in the GNR camp to actually be “that guy” was Matt Sorum, who showed up a bit late to the party, no doubt giving Axl plenty of (illegitimate) reasons to dismiss his concerns.

      I can’t throw stones though. I once followed the rock cliche of breaking up a band and then reforming exactly as we were, save for one member, simply because none of us had the brass knockers to fire the guy.

      • Art Edwards says:

        Yes, I’ve done that little move before too.

        Rock musicians love harmony and hate conflict. It should be self-evident when we listen to the music. Take “More than a Feeling.” All those instruments in perfect harmony, pristine guitars. And don’t tell me Metallica is any different. Everything so in tune and in synch with each other.

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  15. Karen says:

    Great interview with Duff McKagan. Like your style.

  16. Becky Palapala says:

    Wasn’t Duff one of the last people to see Kurt Cobain alive? Some kind of 6 (okay, like, 2) degrees of separation thing going on with that and the Axl vs. Kurt discussion we’ve had here at TNB more than once.

    I guess it would have been gauche to ask…

    • Joe Daly says:

      He was indeed. He discusses the whole incident in his book- a chance meeting at the airport as both of them were flying home to Seattle. Both in pretty bad shape at the time.

      At one of his readings in Seattle, a guy got up during the proceeding and walked up to the front of the stage and started berating Duff for, in his estimation, not doing enough to help Kurt at the time. Really weird scene that ended with the man being forcibly removed and Duff. Here’s that clip: http://kfmx.com/duff-mckagan-removes-a-heckler-during-book-signing-video/

      • Becky Palapala says:

        From the sounds of things, that guy fancied himself a crack investigative reporter.

        Trying to catch Duff in some kind of lie, it sounds like? How bizarre.

        If I ever make any respectable amount of money, I’m totally going to Duff with it.

  17. J.M. Blaine says:

    Duff is TNB’s
    Dark Side of the Moon.

    A year on the charts
    & still in the top ten….

    • Joe Daly says:

      It still amazes me.
      The power of Duff.

      One of these days we’ll have to
      put some stats together.

      I think Mike Portnoy got the most likes for his interview (600+)
      The Dave Lombardo interview got the most pingbacks (too many to count), after we broke the news on the new Slayer album
      But Duff keeps on keeping on

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