Duff McKagan

I’m currently writing from 37,000 feet. I’m on my way to Oklahoma

I’m currently writing from 37,000 feet. I’m on my way to Oklahoma City where I will rejoin my new band, Walking Papers, to continue gallivanting… Continue reading

 

It’s incredible to think that it has been five whole years since

It’s incredible to think that it has been five whole years since I started writing this goofy and sometimes inane weekly piece. Sometimes it’s been… Continue reading

 

It’s incredible to think that this week it has been five whole

It’s incredible to think that this week it has been five whole years since I started writing this goofy and sometimes inane weekly piece. Sometimes… Continue reading

 

I’m out on tour with The Walking Papers, and this is our

I’m out on tour with The Walking Papers, and this is our first extensive U.S. jaunt. We have a four-man crew with us, two of… Continue reading

This summer in Seattle has been one of the best I can

This summer in Seattle has been one of the best I can remember. The weather has been stellar, and the outdoor music festivals we are… Continue reading

Whether I am out on the road, or at home here in

Whether I am out on the road, or at home here in Seattle, seeing good live music for me always acts as a “restart.” We… Continue reading

My sister and I went to one of those eateries recently where

My sister and I went to one of those eateries recently where you pick up after yourself and return the tray and rubbish back to… Continue reading

This past Monday, just by chance, I actually—really—heard the lyrics for Macklemore’s

This past Monday, just by chance, I actually—really—heard the lyrics for Macklemore’s “Same Love.” I saw the video last February in Australia and loved it,… Continue reading

No matter what, you get to the gig. Plan ahead. Think of

No matter what, you get to the gig. Plan ahead. Think of worst-case scenarios and contingency plans. No matter what, you get to the gig.There… Continue reading

Last week, we went over some simple living-together-as-a-band-on-the-road tips. This week, I’d

Last week, we went over some simple living-together-as-a-band-on-the-road tips. This week, I’d like to review some of the more mundane, technical aspects of being in… Continue reading

Again, your erstwhile scribe is on tour. I’ve gone from amazing South

Again, your erstwhile scribe is on tour. I’ve gone from amazing South Africa to the green and poetic isle of Ireland. I’m currently on a… Continue reading

The What: Artist Rebecca Miller’s one night solo show, New Works: Charcoal

The What: Artist Rebecca Miller’s one night solo show, New Works: Charcoal Drawings on Antique Sheet Music.The When: 6-10 p.m., Thursday (that’s tonight!) June 6th.The… Continue reading

One of the most important parts of a musicians’ mindset is confidence.

One of the most important parts of a musicians’ mindset is confidence. If you aren’t constantly terrified of your instrument, there is an ease-of-mind that… Continue reading

We Seattleites who are over the age of 15 all grew up

We Seattleites who are over the age of 15 all grew up with the Seattle Supersonics. And if you were a fan of the NBA… Continue reading

Throughout the history of rock ‘n’ roll, bands from the Beatles to

Throughout the history of rock ‘n’ roll, bands from the Beatles to Metallica have played their early gigs in clubs and bars. We all know… Continue reading

I am a sensei warrior in the art of jet lag, a

I am a sensei warrior in the art of jet lag, a master at blending into different countries and cultures. I zig. I zag. I… Continue reading

Once in a while you get to talk to someone or have

Once in a while you get to talk to someone or have an experience that positively readjusts your own view of things. My phone conversation… Continue reading

Editor’s Note: With Johnny Marr coming to Neumos on April 15 to

Editor’s Note: With Johnny Marr coming to Neumos on April 15 to promote his new album, The Messenger, we dispatched SW columnist Duff McKagan to… Continue reading

Yes, I know that my previous reading lists have included a lot

Yes, I know that my previous reading lists have included a lot more than two books. But, like many people, I read at night before… Continue reading

Duff McKagan is the founding bassist of Guns N’ Roses and the

Duff McKagan is the founding bassist of Guns N' Roses and the leader of Seattle's Loaded. His column runs every Thursday on Reverb.Flying and layovers… Continue reading