According to E! Online, Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES, DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED) and his wife Susan recently posed for PETA's iconic "Ink, Not Mink" campaign to protest the cruel fur industry and prove that they'd rather go naked than wear fur. "Be comfortable in your own skin and let animals keep theirs," the caption reads.
"I think we should know better than that," Susan told PETA. "Whether you're a designer or a celebrity, or a stylist, a photographer, I think everyone should share responsibility in bringing more awareness that, hey, [fur's] not necessary, it's out of fashion, it's completely immoral to the animals."
Duff and Susan can be seen shooting the ad in the December 19 episode of "Married To Rock", the new reality TV series that follows the lives of three rock star wives. The E! network has teamed with "Real World" producer Bunim-Murray Prods. for the series, which also stars Etty Farrell, whose husband is JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell; Josie Stevens, a model married to Billy Idol's longtime guitarist Steve Stevens; and AJ Celi, who has been dating THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy for the past three years.
In a recent installment of his column, which appears on Reverb at SeattleWeekly.com, Duff McKagan wrote about how the "Married To Rock" show was conceived. "With the rise of VELVET REVOLVER, Susan began to be approached by a few different TV producers with varying ideas," he said. "She was, after all, a top model, and now a top mom and swimwear designer. They thought that there was perhaps a compelling TV story or series in there.
"This gave Susan the idea to write and create a scripted show. The things that she had experienced out there with the other wives in VR were just too good and almost juicy . . . and FUNNY. She had caught the TV bug and now wanted to create a show. She had created herself as a model. She had created her own swim line. She had created herself as a kickass mother. Why couldn't she create this show?
"Ah, but scripted shows are not the big and easy money-makers for the networks. Reality shows are. The production costs are minimal in comparison to their scripted counterparts. Susan's show idea went from basically a screenplay to a reality show with HER as one of its 'stars.' Trust me, she doesn't see herself as a 'star,' and thinks the whole thing is hilarious!
"But then there is me. I do not like reality shows. No, I actually despise what little I have seen and think that some of this stuff has really poisoned our perception of reality. But then again, I have a ton of male rock friends who watch this stuff and fucking LOVE it. I don't believe that there is a real place for 'rock guys' on an E! show, and Dave Navarro will be the first to tell you that if he could have done it differently, he would have never done the 'Carmen and Dave' show. He has had to claw his way back into legit musical circles, as he sees it. (I think Dave is just so good at what he does musically that NOTHING could ever do THAT much damage to him)."
Read McKagan's entire column at SeattleWeekly.com.