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Old 01-30-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
RRVT
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Duff McKagan

I recently read Duff McKagan's biography and also read up a lot on him. All I can say, I am EXTREMELY impressed with this guy. After years of alcohol and drug abuse he managed to clean up, got into martial arts and mountain biking, got married and started a family, went back to school to study finance and is one semester short of a BA degree, and started a wealth management consulting company to help musicians close good business deals and not to blow away their money. Plus, he writes a column for Seattle Weekly. In the book he mentions getting a Harley and riding for fun in the Seattle area.

I've been saying for a while that Axl is a jackass and after reading that book, he is even a bigger jackass than I had thought. His arrogance of showing up late for gigs and letting them wait for hours cost the band a fortune in penalties, overtime pay, not to mention several riots. On top of that, he pretty much blackmailed Slash and Duff into signing over the rights to the GNR label.
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