DUFF MCKAGAN: More Autobiography Details Revealed

According to Crain's New York Business, VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan's autobiography was up for auction last week.

Based on the 40-page proposal that made the rounds of publishing houses, McKagan's book would begin on the day in 1994 when his pancreas burst from alcohol abuse. It would recount his rise through the music scene, his fall into drug abuse and his recovery, which included two years of celibacy and a degree in finance from Seattle University.

Bidding last week topped $250,000, according to an industry source cited by Crain's New York Business.

McKagan's wife, model and swimwear designer Susan Holmes, revealed via Twitter on Febraury 19 that Duff had just returned from New York City where "he met and was wooed [by] 13 of the best book publishers" regarding the U.S. release of his upcoming book.

In a May 2009 interview with TimesRecordNews, McKagan said that his book will be about his life's adventures and experiences.

"I just started writing," he said at the time. "We'll see how it goes, maybe up to 10,000 words and then I'll actually sit down and read it and see if it's going in the right direction. I like writing, and I don't take myself too seriously, so it should be interesting."

A sample of Duff's writing which may, or may not, end up in the forthcoming book can be found at SeattleWeekly.com.

Duff's VELVET REVOLVER/GUNS N' ROSES bandmate Slash has already published his own book, while ex-GUNS drummer Steven Adler will publish his life story, "My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N' Roses", in June.


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