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Free songs for all!

Symfonia have released their debut album, ‘In Paradisum,‘ over on AOL.  I know what you guys are thinking:  Who the hell are Symfonia? Well, if you like power metal then this is a wet dream for you. This is a side project involving guys from Helloween, Sonata Arctica, Angra and Stratovarius.  The album has been released in Europe for a couple weeks now and is getting released today in North America.  Check out the album here.

Also over at AOL, Duff McKagan’s solo album, ‘The Taking,‘ is available for streaming.  You don’t care, do you?  Don’t worry, neither do I.  The album has been released today.  Click here if you want to listen.

Turn off your Job For A Cowboy or Black Dahlia Murder songs and check out a brand new Morbid Angel song from their upcoming album,  ‘Illud Divinum Insanus,‘ which hits stores June 7th.

And finally, if you are down with generic metal-core coupled with lousy clean vocals and pathetic growls, check out the new The Plot In You album. It’s called ‘First Born’ and it was released today.  Rise Records uploaded it and you can listen to it right here.


Duff isn’t rich

Don’t believe everything you hear. Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan isn’t rich.

Yeah, I’ve been very fortunate. But rich? People make huge assumptions about the guys in GNR. They think I’m fucking rolling in it. But trust me, you don’t have any idea what I make.

Read full interview here.

I have one question… Who makes these assumptions? I never thought many bassists were ‘rolling in it’ and certainly not Duffy. Not even in the GNR days, let alone now. I do have an idea what he makes:  not much.

Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate his honesty, but it’s like me saying “Yeah, in spite of popular belief, I am not that amazing in bed… Just moderately amazing.”


Some facts for Sunday

Sit down, it’s time for Sunday school. I know what you’re thinking, you’re tired, hungover, dreading the thought of work tomorrow, and what you really want, is to be bombarded with bullshit facts from your favorite Metal site. Well consider it your lucky day then.

Fact #1 – 666 isn’t the number of the beast, 616 is. Wikipedia doesn’t lie kids. So next time you’re singing along to The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden, make sure you alter the lyrics accordingly. Same applies to Slipknot‘s Heretic Anthem.

Fact #2Korn can change their sound as much as they like, they’re still going to suck.

Fact #3Duff Mckagan isn’t rolling in cash.

Fact #4 – I’m awesome.

Fact #5 Dose of Metal is perhaps the greatest independent Metal site on the whole of the internet. *

That’s it for today, stay tuned to Dose of Metal for more amazing posts like this, and much more.

* N.B. Some of these facts may not be facts in the conventional sense, they are more like lies. Factual lies.


Duff McKagan blows

Duff McKagan

Quite literally so. Apparently the former Guns N’ Roses bass player underwent a successful sinus surgery on December 14, which was due to his heavy cocaine use and consequential sinus damage received back in the day his former band was rich enough to buy drugs.

Luckily (for his health), Velvet Revolver can’t afford to get high, but he did admit that he probably snorted his body weight in cocaine before he became sober (which was 14 years ago). Ah, the good old, snort your body weight game… Don’t know how it’s played? 1) Get in a band; 2) Make money; 3) Spend as much time as you can snorting cocaine; 4) Make some mediocre music in the meantime which will secure you more money for drug use 5) As you go on, you lose your body weight, which makes it easier to beat the game; and finally, 6) Leave Guns N’ Roses, or optionally, write a book on how you beat your addiction and blame your bandmates and the evil rock n’ roll lifestyle for becoming a junkie.


Duff-Man talks

Duff and Axl

No, not the beer mascot superhero from the Simpsons, the dude that played bass for Guns N’ Roses around the time the Simpsons just started out (a few decades ago), Duff McKagan. He answered a few questions regarding his recent performance with his old buddy Axl and the new Guns N’ Roses. We won’t post it here, because we’ve already wasted quite a few kilobytes on this band, and we’re going green. Read it here.

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