It's So Easy (and other lies)

Author: Duff McKagan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409131653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Explosive autobiography of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bass guitarist Duff McKagan Duff McKagan was a co-founder of Guns N' Roses, with a 13-year tenure on bass in what was at the time the biggest band on earth. As well as pulling together the classic line-up (Slash on guitar, Steven Adler on drums, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and vocalist Axl Rose), Duff was the unofficial musical director of the band and the most experienced musician, and played bass, drums and guitar, as well as co-writing many of the songs. Over the years, Guns N' Roses have broken many records in rock history - APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION is the most successful debut album in the history of recorded music; the band's 1991 records, USE YOUR ILLUSION parts 1 and 2, debuted at one and two on the album charts, a feat never achieve before or since; and their 28-month ILLUSION world tour is still the longest running concert tour in history. Duff charts the rise of the group, and his own fall, as with success came heavy drinking and drug use, culminating in his hospitalisation for acute pancreatitis in 1994. Forced to sober up, Duff started taking an interest in business, eventually completing a degree in economics and making a killing on the stock market. He has since worked with Slash in another band, Velvet Revolver, and has continued to play with various artists over the last 15 years. IT'S SO EASY (AND OTHER LIES) is the explosive memoir of a great rock musician who, against the odds, has lived to tell the tale.

It's So Easy

Author: Duff McKagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451606648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A founding member of Guns N' Roses shares the story of his career and private life, covering the band's rise to fame, overcoming alcoholism, and his experiences as a husband and father.

Parallel Parking Is Easy (and Other Lies)

Author: Kristy Grant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1646041585

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3717


Give young drivers the keys they need to be safe and responsible behind the wheel with this essential guide for new drivers. You’ve got your license, and now you need the keys to great driving. Hit the road with the essential know-how, tips, and safety information for every new driver in Parallel Parking is Easy (And Other Lies). While some things about driving are no-brainers (red means stop), not every situation is always so clear. This driving guide is full of super-interesting facts that Driver’s Ed didn’t tell you, as well as preparation checklists, good etiquette when sharing a vehicle, and essential information to know when you’re stuck on the side of the road or wondering what that blinking light means on your dashboard. Inside you’ll find: - Key checklists for your vehicle in good weather and bad - Ways to safely manage distractions like texting and playlists - How to handle a breakdown and getting pulled over - Questions to ask before getting into gear - Real facts to right common driving myths Crack open this easy guide before you get rolling and keep it stored in your car for reference. Feel comfortable and confident in your new driving adventures with Parallel Parking is Easy (And Other Lies).

How to Be a Man

Author: Duff McKagan,Chris Kornelis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306823888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9936


The cofounder of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Walking Papers shares what the hard-knock rock life has taught him about how to be a good dude (in spite of it all). One wouldn't usually turn to a veteran of Guns N' Roses for advice on how to live, but Duff McKagan is not a typical rock musician. As chronicled in the New York Times bestseller It's So Easy (and other lies), Duff got sober at thirty, went back to school, got smart about money, fell in love, became a father, and got his life back on track. Through trial and considerable error, Duff has learned to strike the balance between family and work, travel and contentment, financial aptitude and sacrifice. In How to Be a Man (and other illusions), Duff takes the reader into the life of an international rock musician and shares, with disarming candor and humor, the solid life lessons he's learned along the way to success and fulfillment in both his family life and his career. From hard-won advice on such basics as starting with a strong base and staying humble, to techniques on how to stave off depression and transform darker impulses into something productive, How to Be a Man is the ultimate guide to rocking life -- not as a dissolute train-wreck "rock star," but as a man destined for success and longevity.