Duff McKagan's memoir, It's So Easy, is being released by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in October.
We're excited to be the first to share with you the cover of Reverb columnist Duff McKagan's memoir, It's So Easy and Other Lies. Duff's publishers at Touchstone/Simon & Schuster will start showing him off later this month at the Book Expo of America in New York City. The literature community is about to get a taste not only of Duff's uncommonly natural voice and refreshingly snark-free analysis of pop culture, rock, and current events, but of his work ethic.
In the nearly three years that Duff's written this column (dating back to August 2008), he has released two records with his band Loaded, taken a turn with Jane's Addiction, started a financial firm, and picked up a gig with ESPN.com, all while raising two daughters and picking up quarts of milk on the way home (on his Harley). Through it all, you're be hard-pressed to find a single week he hasn't lent his prose to this space.
Duff's written a number of columns about what it takes to make it in the music industry, including this week's column, "The Top 10 Rock Band Dos and Don'ts." But aspiring rockers need only look back at the trail of columns, questions, and answers he's left behind--some written on his Blackberry, some on transatlantic flights. Don't think for a second that Duff's discipline, versatility, and reliability hasn't had more than a little something to do with his success.