Duff McKagan is an american bass guitarist. He is known for being a founding member of the legendary rock band Gun N’ Roses. He left the band in 1997. He was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame with Slash, Axl Rose, Matt Sorum, Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin. He rejoined Guns N’ Roses in 2016.
Duff McKagan was born as Michael Andrew McKagan on February 5, 1964. He grew up in the largely working-class U District of Seattle. He was taught how to play bass by his brother Bruce McKagan. Although an honors student, he dropped out of Roosevelt High School. Answering an ad for a bassist in a local newspaper, he met guitarist Slash and drummer Steven Adler. They joined the Axl Rose’s Guns N’ Roses in 1985. He was an importman figure in the band success. Outside Guns N’ Roses he played with Velvet Revolver, Izzy Stradlin, Loaded, Neurotic Outsiders and 10 Minute Warning. In 2016 its confirmed he and slash will reunite with Axl Rose in Guns N’ Roses.
Duff Mckagan married model Susan Holmes in 1999. The couple have two daughters together. He and his family reside in his hometown of Seattle, Washington. He was one of the last people to see Kurt Cobain before his suicide.