Duff McKagan is an American popular singer, songwriter, musician, and author. He was born as Michael Andrew McKagan on February 5, 1964, in Seattle, Washington in the USA. He is the youngest of the eight children. Since childhood, he was often called Duff or an “Irish thing,” as he referred. When his parents had a divorce, they were supported by his mother alone, who works as a medical stenographer. Hi brother, Bruce, taught him how to play bass and developed his skills further by playing Prince’ album, 1999 and Black Flag’s Damaged.
Duff was an honour student in Roosevelt High School, but he dropped out during his 10th grade. He later worked as a pastry chef at the Great American Food and Beverage Company while pursuing his General Educational Development (GED). He earned an honorary diploma after becoming a speaker at the graduation ceremony of class 2012. Duff has been the bass guitarist of the Guns N’ Roses, a popular hard rock band during the 80s. He was part of the band from the late 80s until the early 90s, and just returned in 2016 after the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1993, he released his first solo album entitled Believe in Me and also formed the Neurotic Outsiders, a supergroup composing of Steve Jones Steve Jones is a well-known Welsh origin actor, mo >> Read More... , Matt Sorum, and John Taylor. After he departed from the Guns’N Roses, he reunites with the hardcore Seattle punk band, 10 Minute Warning. Subsequently, he formed the band, Loaded, and served as the lead vocals and rhythm guitarist. Duff also played bass in Velvet Revolver, along with his former bandmates, Slash and Matt Sorum of the Guns N’ Roses.
He also performed with the American rock band, Jane’s Addiction in the year 2010 and joined the Hollywood Vampires this 2016. Aside from being a musician, Duff is also a writer for SeattleWeekly.com, ESPN.com, and Playboy.com. He has also written his autobiography entitled It’s So Easy (And Other Lies), which was released in October 2011. In the early 2000’s, he studied at Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics. Later, he founded the Meridian Rock, which aims to educate the musicians on how to handle their finances.
He is also associated with The Heroes Project, who provides assistance to the soldiers and their families. He also had small stints in the 1998 American action film, The Dead Pool and Anthony Scarpa’s Betty Blowtorch and Her Amazing True Life Adventures. He also appeared in an episode of the sci- fi TV series, Sliders. He got married to Mandy Brix (singer of Lame Flames) on May 28, 1988, but the couple had a divorce in April 1990. He marries Linda Johnson in September 1992 and also ended up with a divorce in September 1995. On August 28, 1999, he remarried to Susan Holmes (model), and they have two daughters already. They are currently residing in Seattle, Washington.