Friday, May 27, 2016

VIDEO: Duff McKagan recalls meeting Axl Rose in documentary preview

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan recalls meeting Axl Rose for the first time in a new preview of his documentary, “It's So Easy And Other Lies: Live At The Moore.”

“Axl let out one of his screams and it was like nothing I’d ever heard,” says McKagan. “There were two voices coming out of him at once. I suppose there is a name for that in musicology, but all I knew in that instant was that this dude was… different… powerful… and serious.”

Directed by Christopher Duddy, the project sees McKagan telling his life story in a live performance setting at the famed Seattle venue in 2013.

The Seattle appearance was part of a promotional tour by McKagan in support of his 2012 memoir, “It's So Easy (And Other Lies)”, which debuted on the New York Times’ Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list at No. 17.

The documentary is being screened in 50 US cities now ahead of the its theatrical release in Los Angeles on June 3.

McKagan and Rose will regroup with Slash to launch a partially-reunited Guns N’ Roses summer stadium tour of North America at Ford Field in Detroit, MI on June 23.

The band’s 2016 lineup is rounded out by Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese.

See also:

Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan documentary coming to theaters
Guns N’ Roses announce first opening acts for summer stadium tour
Guns N’ Roses expand North American summer tour
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses headline Coachella second weekend
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