Duff “Punk Rock” Mckagan Flirted With His Wife Online
Guns N’ Roses, Duff McKagan’s wife, Susan Holmes McKagan has posted video from her photoshoot for the cover of the ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine on her Instagram page.
In the video, the 47-year-old model showed off the shoot and wrote the following
“COSMO cover #bts yesterday’s insane photoshoot‼️ Always enjoyed being on their iconic covers … And to see a Polaroid I came across in my archives, from my modeling diary/journals from my last one I did for them~ followed by a Mugler Paris runway rehearsal, after the shoot).”
Her husband, Duff McKagan commented and wrote this:
“I’ll see you later.”
Guns N’ Roses Fan Is Selling Never Before Heard Rehearsal Tapes!
How about the ability to hear rehearsal tapes with Axl Rose and Slash on them? Well a fan is selling the band’s first rehearsal tape with the classic lineup. Check it out below on ebay here. The listing description is as follows:
Guns N Roses Original Rehearsal and Jam Session TAPE- ULTRA RARE Uncirculated- 1986. One of a kind. Condition is Very Good. Unique Item from the Personal Collection of Tom Zutaut. Mix of jams, instrumental, AND VOCALS featuring unheard recordings with original 5 lineup. Both sides of cassette. All rights reserved for music copyright. Item is for collectible purposes only as novelty cassette item. Not for transfers, unique item for serious collectors. Serious inquiries only. Shipping fees included.
Songs include Move to the City (2 versions including 1 version with Axl), Nightrain (2 versions including 1 version with Axl), Rocket Queen with Axl, Out ta Get Me (2 versions including 1 version with Axl), Paradise City with Axl, My Michelle (2 versions including 1 version with Axl), also instrumental versions of Welcome to the Jungle, Think about You, Reckless Life, and unknown working tunes.
Several song titles are announced by name by Axl himself prior to start of the songs. Additional background discussion between some songs.
This tape represents the only known actual rehearsal of the original 5.
This cassette was acquired by a top collector and is uncirculated and never before heard.
Slash Discusses Dying and Getting Sober
Slash recently appeared on BBC Radio 5, and the Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash looked back on briefly dying at the height of the band’s popularity back in the ’90s.
The musician now said about the whole experience (transcribed by UG):
“I’m really fortunate that I managed to get through all that stuff and come out the other end and have my passion for music intact and to be physically okay. I really look at myself as being just super blessed because it should’ve gone the other way.”Did you ever see [Martin Scorsese’s 1995 movie] ‘Casino’ with Sharon Stone? Remember that part where she’s, like, with the James Woods’ character, Robert De Niro’s taken off and she’s in the hotel and she’s coming down the hall, and she starts to collapse, she dies. That was me, exactly that.”
You obviously had a major overdose, it was kept hush-hush at the time. When you came to sort of going back, could you really remember that moment? Did you have to call upon other people who were witnesses at the time?
“I remember everything up to that moment. And everything after that was just waking up with the paramedics, and I was still in the hotel. I mean, that happened in the hallway of the hotel…”So, up into that point, I remember blacking out and I remember… there’s a thing that happens when paramedics wake you up out of death like that where it’s just, like, this huge shock of energy and lights, voices and pandemonium, and it’s an unmistakable feeling. I’ve had it a few times, and I remember that.”
So when did you become the sober Slash?
“I got sober in 2006, like, 13 years ago. It was definitely not easy. First, you have to come to terms with the fact that you’re beyond repair; your addictions or whatever have gotten to the point where you’re not enjoying yourself and you’re not really functional and so on and so forth.”And you have to have that clarity, which is hard. And then once you have that, you have to keep reminding yourself of that so that you can start. What you want to do is try and have a different kind of existence and it just takes a lot of work to get there.”I wouldn’t be doing anything like what I have been doing for the last 13 years if I was still going like I was. I probably wouldn’t be here, most likely.”