Friday, August 26, 2011

Duff McKagan announces book-signing tour


Rock legend Duff McKagan is gearing up the release of his autobiography, “It’s So Easy (And Other Lies).”

McKagan promises the book is "not the same story" as former Guns N’ Roses bandmates Slash and Steven Adler told in their memoirs.

"Mine's not really a Guns N' Roses book, where I think Slash's ('Slash') really was...and I haven't read (Adler's 'My Appetite For Destruction')," McKagan told Billboard earlier this year. "I'm not saying one's better than the other. This is just my story. It's really my demise into addiction and stuff, and then my way out and my journey into things. My Guns N' Roses story is my Guns N' Roses story. My Velvet Revolver story is my Velvet Revolver story. It's my rock story, from my distinct viewpoint."

The book is due October 4 via Touchstone Books (formerly Touchstone Fireside), a division of Simon & Schuster.

Duff will help launch the book with a series of book signing events, starting on release day with an appearance in New York City.

Fans should note that Duff will only be signing copies of "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)"….any memorabilia or outside items will not be signed.

Here’s a list of Duff’s book-signing events:

Tuesday, October 4
Strand Book Store Event at 7 p.m.
828 Broadway
New York City, NY 10003

Wednesday, October 5
Bookends Event at 7 p.m.
211 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Thursday, October 6
Book Revue Event at 7 p.m.
313 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

Saturday, October 8
Barnes & Noble Costa Mesa Event at 2 p.m.
901 B South Coast Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Sunday, October 9
Barnes & Noble Santa Monica Event at 2 p.m.
3rd St. Promenade, 1201 3rd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tuesday, October 11
Book Soup Event at 7 p.m.
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Sunday, October 16
Mall of America Event at 2 p.m.
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

Tuesday, October 18
Powell's Books Event at 7:30 p.m.
1005 W. Burnside
Portland, OR 97209

Wednesday, October 19
University Book Store Event at 7 p.m.
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Thursday, October 20
Third Place Books Event at 7 p.m.
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Friday, October 21
Elliott Bay Book Company Event at 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 22
Warwicks Event at 6:30 p.m.
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Guns N’ Roses – It’s So Easy (1987)


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