Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver shares his story of fame and fortune, drugs and alcohol, his crash and burn, and his transformation after his near-death experience. While growing up in Seattle Duff was no stranger to the music scene, but he needed to get away from the heroin that was claiming the lives of his closest friends. At the age of twenty, and only in Los Angeles a few weeks, he answered a want ad for a bass player. He met Slash and Steven Adler and the rest is history.
I enjoyed reading about Duff's life before the fame. The relationship he had with his mother was sweet. Same with the relationship he had with his dog, Chloe. It's sad that Duff's friends were dropping like flies because of drugs, but when he had to put Chloe down.. OMG the tears!!