Theft Lead Duff McKagan To Bass Guitar

09/12/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan turned to the four-string instrument after he was forced to pawn his guitar and was then told he wouldn't be getting it back because it was stolen.

The Velvet Revolver and Loaded man reveals the episode in a preview excerpt of his autobiography, It's So Easy (And Other Lies). He'd acquired the guitar in his home town of Seattle after swapping instruments with another musician, not knowing his new axe had originated in Los Angeles.

McKagan tells how events unfolded in 1984, a few months after he'd moved to LA to find a band with the determination to succeed. He writes: "During those early months I sometimes had to pawn things to make rent while waiting to get paid. One day I heard a knock at my apartment door. When I opened it, I found two cops." more here

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