Duff McKagan: Autobiography Release Date Revealed

As a former member of the self proclaimed "most dangerous band in the world", you'd expect that Duff McKagan would have a story or two to tell about his life.

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As a former member of the self proclaimed "most dangerous band in the world", you'd expect that Duff McKagan would have a story or two to tell about his life in the fast lane.

Indeed, it would seem that the ex Guns N' Roses bassist is following his former band mates Slash and Steven Adler into the autobiography game. In an interview with VH1 Radio, Duff has confirmed to Dave Basner that his as yet untitled book is finished and will be released on October 11 via Touchstone Fireside.

While fans might be hoping for the dirt on Guns N' Roses from one of their former key players, Duff has warned that his book might not be the "tell-all" volume that some will be hoping for. When he announced the volume last year in his column for Seattle Weekly, the famed bassist had the following to say:

"I want to make clear that this book is not a GN'R 'tell-all' or some other such 'rock' book. There are a lot of those at this point. Sure, I will touch on all of that, as it is part of my story, but only just a part of it. Rather, it will be a story of an ordinary guy who met with extraordinary circumstances, and the circumnavigation through these situations. If you have been a reader of my column, then you get the general idea of my headspace. I WILL be writing this myself, thick or thin."

Even if he isn't dishing the dirt on life on the road with Axl Rose, Duff's as yet untitled volume will no doubt have some stories to tell. McKagan's excesses became so much after his depature from Guns N' Roses that his pancreas swelled to the size of a football due to acute alcohol-induced pancreatitis. The Taking, the third album by McKagan's current band, Loaded, is scheduled for release on April 19th.

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    the_hoodster
    I look forward to getting this, I enjoyed Slash and Steven's book so this would be a welcome addition to my small book collection. I just hope Izzy and Axl write a book in the near future to complete the set!
    syn4ever
    the_hoodster wrote: I look forward to getting this, I enjoyed Slash and Steven's book so this would be a welcome addition to my small book collection. I just hope Izzy and Axl write a book in the near future to complete the set!
    Slash's book was really detailed and interested. Stevens kinda blows thru it a little bit but still good. I can't wait for this one. As for the Axl book, I'd love to see what he has to say lol
    -Annihilation-
    I need to get my hands on a copy of that book. I wish Axl would come out with one...there'd be a ton of pissed people.
    Conbactity
    Izzy wrote a book many years ago, unfortunately it's out of print nowadays and I haven't had the opportunity to lay my hands on a copy. I'm really looking forward to this book! Slash's was great, I'm reading Steven's right now and knowing how good Duff is at writing and and analyzing things I thing this will be a masterpiece!