It's So Easy: and other lies

It's So Easy: and other lies

Duff McKagan


A founding member of weapons N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver—and Rock & Roll corridor of status inductee—shares the tale of his upward thrust to the head of reputation and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug dependancy, his own crash and burn, and his phoenix-like transformation.

In 1984, on the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his local Seattle—partly to pursue track yet more often than not to escape from a bunch of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest staff of neighbors within the neighborhood punk scene. In L.A. just a couple of weeks and nonetheless residing in his automobile, he responded a wish advert for a bass participant put via somebody who pointed out himself in basic terms as “Slash.” quickly after, the main harmful band on the planet used to be born. weapons N’ Roses went directly to promote greater than a hundred million albums worldwide.

In It’s really easy, Duff recounts weapons’ not going trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concert events, and international acclaim. yet that sort of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, in addition to at the band itself. As weapons started to splinter, Duff felt that he himself used to be performed, too. yet his close to demise as an immediate results of alcoholism proved to be his watershed, the turning element that despatched him on a distinct route to sobriety and the unforeseen offerings he has made for himself since.

In a voice that's as sincere because it is indelibly his personal, Duff—one of rock’s smartest and so much articulate personalities—takes readers on a harrowing trip throughout the darkish middle of 1 of the main infamous bands in rock-and-roll heritage and out the opposite part.

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