Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES, DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED) took part in a book-signing event on October 11, 2011 at the Book Soup bookstore in West Hollywood, California. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below (video courtesy of Angela Chase of the 97.1 The Eagle radio station in Dallas, Texas).
McKagan's new book, "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)", landed at position No. 17 on the New York Times "Hardcover Nonfiction" best sellers list. The book arrived on October 4 via Touchstone Books (formerly Touchstone Fireside), a division of Simon & Schuster.
The first 80 pages of "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)" can be read at this location.
In this raw, utterly candid memoir, McKagan, the rock legend and founding member of rock supergroups GUNS N ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER, shares his story of excess, angst, struggle and triumph. "It's So Easy" details Duff's rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, his phoenix-like transformation via a unique path to sobriety, and his success as a savvy business investor and loving husband and father.
In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff one of rock's smartest and most articulate personalities takes readers on his harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most notorious bands in rock-and-roll history and out the other side.
Duff's VELVET REVOLVER/GUNS N' ROSES bandmate Slash has published his own book, as has ex-GUNS drummer Steven Adler, who released his life story, "My Appetite For Destruction: Sex And Drugs And Guns N' Roses", in July 2010.