Duff McKagan is an American singer, author, bass guitarist and songwriter. McKagan is best known for being a member of Guns N’ Roses which is a hard rock band. Duff was part of the group for twelve years. He parted with them and then rejoined it in 2016.
After leaving the Guns N’ Roses, he embarked on his solo career. He released a solo album titled Belief in Me released in 1993. Shortly after, he formed Neurotic Outsiders. His other bands are 10 Minute Warning and Velvet Revolver. Here is a quick summary of Duff McKagan’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Duff McKagan Early Life
McKagan was born in 1964 on 5th February to Marie and Elmer McKagan. His birthplace was Seattle, Washington D. C. and he also grew up there. Duff has seven siblings, and he is the youngest. His parents ended up separating.
Duff attended Roosevelt High School but fell out Of School in the tenth grade.
McKagan and Mandy married for the first time in 1988 on 28th May. She is a singer of Lame Flames which is a punk rock band. After the marriage ended in 1990 on 1st April, he remarried in September 1992. His second and current wife was Susan Holmes in 1999 on 28th August. She is a swimsuit designer and a model.
The couple has two daughters namely Grace Elizabeth and Mae Marie McKagan. They reside in Seattle.
Later, Duff decided to go back to school. Duff joined Santa Monica Community College for a basic finance course in 1994. Then, he enrolled full-time Albers School of Business and Economics of Seattle University. Up to date, he is yet to graduate.
Duff Mc Kagan Career
His first band was Vains which he formed in 1979 when he was only 15. The following year they released a single titled School Jerks. At the same time, Duff was also playing guitar for Living band. He joined Fastbacks and became their drummer. He has appeared in It’s Your Birthday and Someone Else’s Room in 1980. His next one was The Fatz which later changed its name to 10 Minute Warning. One of their alba is titled You; We See You Crawling.
At one point, McKagan served an appetizer at a restaurant called Black Angus, Northridge. While there, he met Slash and Steve Adler. The three formed a group called Road Crew that did not last for long.
McKagan replaced the bassist of the Gun N’ Roses known as Ole Beach in June 1985. The bad had been newly formed by Izzy Stradlin and Axl Rose who are a guitarist and a singer, respectively. Later that month, Adler and Slash of the Road Crew joined that band. The group’s debut album was Appetite for Destruction. Steve Adler was fired, and Matt Sorum took his position in 1990. Another member who left was Izzy, and Gilby Clarke replaced him.
Other albums of the band were The Spaghetti Incident cover album, Use Your Illusion I as well as Use Your Illusion II. The last two were released in 1993. That same year, he released his debut solo album, Believe In Me. Two years later, he formed another band, Neurotic Outsiders. Its other members were John Taylor, Steve Jon’s and Matt Sorum.
He left the Gun N’ Roses in 1997 and left for Seattle. There, he reunited his former band, 10 Minute Warning. He also released his second solo album, Beautiful Disease. In 2000, he formed a Loaded band. Two years later they formed another one, Velvet Revolver putting the other one on hiatus. Their debut album, Contraband was No. 1 on the U. S. Chart. Weiland left the group, and since then it was on hiatus.
Subsequently, Duff reunited Loaded. They released an EP, Wasted Heart and their second studio album, Sick. He then joined Jane’s Addiction band, but six months after McKagan joined, it was disbanded.
In 2010, McKagan was first spotted with Gun N’ Roses and later also reunited with Loaded. Then two years later, he went on a tour with Rock N Roll All Stars that then downsized and became the King of Chaos after a year. In 2014, he reunited Guns N’ Roses yet again.
Awards and Achievements
Duff McKagan does not have an award as an individual, but he is a member of an award-winning band, Guns N’ Roses. It has won 4 American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 4 MTV Video Music Awards and 2 World Music Awards.
Net Worth of Duff McKagan
Duff Mc Kagan has an estimated net worth of over $22 million. His main source of income is his career as a musician. He has been a member of various bands. While a member, the multiple groups have released singles as well as albums and he has received his share of the same. In addition to that, Duff also pursues a career as a solo artist. He has some solo albums. Their sales and his songwriting and authoring contribute to his net worth.
Duff McKagan born Michael Andrew McKagan is a talented singer. Besides that, he is a bass guitarist, author and songwriter as well. McKagan has been a band member of several groups. They include Loaded, Guns N’ Roses, 10 Minute Warning, Velvet Revolver, Neurotic Outsiders and Jane’s Addiction. In some of them, he has been a founder.