DUFF MCKAGAN Interviewed On ‘Nights With Alice Cooper’

July 6, 2015

Duff McKagan (GN’R, Velvet Revolver & Walking Papers) was recently a guest of “Nights With Alice Cooper” and answered a list of questions known as the Proust Questionnaire, made famous by French author Marcel Proust.


McKagan’s second book, “How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)”, came out on May 12 and is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed New York Times best selling memoir, “It’s So Easy (And Other Lies)”.

Duff released a three-song EP, also called “How To Be A Man”, in conjunction with the book’s publication. The title track featured former GUNS guitarist Izzy Stradlin and Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell.

Speaking about how the two books are different, Duff told Artisan News: “[Writing ‘How To Be A Man’ didn’t involve] the heaviness of digging deep into my own dark soul and figuring out stuff, mistakes I’ve made. This is… just more a journey into what is a man. Some of the stuff is things I’ve pulled from columns, or thoughts I’ve had discussing columns with my editor at Seattle Weekly. Just a whole list of things we discussed over the years. Yeah, it was a lot lighter [subject matter], for sure.”

Watch the chat with Alice Cooper below: