Duff McKagan Says His Tell-All Book Is 'Story Of Redemption'

Duff McKagan says that while his forthcoming autobiography is a tale of redemption, it also makes no effort to hide his past exploits.

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Duff McKagan says that while his forthcoming autobiography is a tale of redemption, it also makes no effort to hide his past exploits.

Responding to a reader question submitted to the Seattle Weekly, for whom McKagan has been contributing a weekly column, the former Guns N' Roses member and current Velvet Revolver bassist wrote: A dilemma that I am now facing is the book that I am just now finishing. It is a story of redemption in the end, but it does tell my whole story thorns, pimples, blood, puke, and all. I have told my kids of my past and they have seen the pictures and read the stories. That is all that I can do for now. Well no, there is one other big thing I can do; and that is to be a loving and trustful Dad.

McKagan went on to intimate that his episodes of excess should serve as a cautionary tale. Hell, I can't hide too much, can I? he wrote. As I write this missive, I am recuperating from a surgery to fix my scarred sinuses from 17-year-old cocaine abuse! My MRI pictures of the battle in my cranium [are] enough to scare ANY kid straight!

No release date has been scheduled for the autobiography. To read the blog in its entirety, click here.

Thanks for the report to Russell Hall, Gibson.com

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    ill be interested to read this book i think slash definitely got the ball rolling on the GNR auto bios but theres such a rich history in that band and Duff has always maintained a great perspective on it all
    I'm looking forward to this! Getting Steven's book for Christmas and already read Slash's. This will be a nice addition!
    I really enjoyed Slash's autobiography. I think this one will be good too, even though rock stars are churning out books like crazy these days.
    Regardless of the PETA thing it's still Duff that I have the utmost respect for. Looking forward to having a read of this soon.
    Liked Slash and Adlers books. I'll read this one, too. It will be nice seeing everyones different viewpoints.
    I'm in the process of reading Slash's, getting Adler's soon. It'll be interesting to read what Duff has to say. Now I'm just waiting on Axl's to come out and read about how he was the "perfect" one of the group and how he's the only one out of the original lineup who wasn't crazy. And how GnR today is the greatest band alive. Can't wait =)
    Don't forget Activision, he got 2 in 1: Activision + Slash
    jesse1994 wrote: Axel Rose's Biography Title: "How to sue a man in 3 seconds"