Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in
Published: March 20, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1451606648
ISBN - 13: 9781451606645
From the Publisher
A FOUNDING MEMBER OF GUNS N' ROSES AND VELVET REVOLVER SHARES
THE STORY OF HIS RISE TO THE PINNACLE OF FAME AND FORTUNE, HIS
STRUGGLES WITH ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ADDICTION, HIS PERSONAL CRASH
AND BURN, AND HIS PHOENIX-LIKE TRANSFORMATION.
IN 1984, AT THE AGE OF TWENTY, Duff McKagan left his native
Seattle-partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host
of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in
the local punk scene. In L.A. only a few weeks and still living in
his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone
who identified himself only as "Slash." Soon after, the most
dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N' Roses went on to sell
more than 100 million albums worldwide.
In It's So Easy, Duff recounts Guns' unlikely trajectory
to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concerts, and
global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it
did-ultimately-on Duff, as well as on the band itself. As Guns
began to splinter, Duff felt that he himself was done, too. But his
near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his
watershed, the turning point that sent him on a unique path to
sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since.
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 a harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most
notorious bands in rock-and-roll history and out the other side.
"McKagan recounts his (tale) with flamboyance and an engaging wit."