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Punk Rock Guilt?: Duff McKagan's Favourite Albums
Dayal Patterson , October 7th, 2012 20:01

The Guns N' Roses/Neurotic Outsiders/Velvet Revolver man picks out his top 13 LPs

Having toured the world and achieved remarkable success with Guns N’ Roses - arguably the biggest and almost certainly the best outfit in hard rock history – before co-forming the Neurotic Outsiders (featuring his hero, Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones) and later Velvet Revolver, one would suspect that Duff McKagan has very few boxes left to tick in his career bucket list. Indeed, with such a stellar reputation (his session work has seen him work with such diverse artists as Iggy Pop, Mark Lanegan, Macy Gray and The Manic Street Preachers) one might forgive the bass player and vocalist for taking it easy as he approaches his fifth decade.

Instead, he’s not only taken up writing, penning weekly financial and sports columns as well as his autobiography It's So Easy (And Other Lies), but gone back to his roots with his band Loaded, swapping bass for guitar and lead vocals and returning to the small, sweaty clubs he first encountered in the early eighties (as well as some rather larger venues on the forthcoming Alice Cooper UK tour). But then the Seattle native has always balanced his love for stadium rock bands with the grassroots mentality he picked up as a teenage punk rocker, a point that is aptly reflected here in his top 13 albums.

Click on the picture of Duff below to begin looking through his choices...