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Posts Tagged ‘Duff McKagan’

Stewart Copeland on Fringe Benefit of Being in a Band Called The Police

JayMohrStewartCopelandThe latest episode of Jay Mohr‘s weekly podcast Mohr Stories saw The Police’s former drummer head west of the 405 in Los Angeles to sit down for a chat. Mohr has two more big names from the music side this month: Sex Pistol Steve Jones (October 14) and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Duff McKagan (October 28).

The perks of being in a massively successful band like The Police are for the most part pretty obvious. But at one point during the Mohr conversation, Copeland outlined a less sexy, druggy, rock’n roll-y one:

“A strange twist of fate meant that for about 20 years, I never got a speeding ticket or anything. I would get pulled over… ‘Mr. Copeland, I cannot give you a ticket. Have a nice day. Can you sign this for all my buddies back at the station?’”…

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Duff McKagan Memoir Makes LA Librarians’ ‘Book of the Year’ List

Need a book to read over your holiday vacation? Or in the spare minutes your Scrooge-boss lets you free between finishing your TPS reports? The librarians at the LA Public Library have put together a list of the best books of 2011. We hadn’t read a single one. We’re not sure if that’s because we’re lazy and pea-brained, or because the list includes GN’R bassist Duff McKagan‘s memoir It’s So Easy: And Other Lies. Guillermo del Toro‘s The Night Eternal is also on there.

Weightier fare like Julian BarnesThe sense of an Ending also made the cut.

Sadly, the longest piece of fiction we’ve been able to get through in the past few months was Mikhail Saltykov‘s How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials. Biting Russian satire in under 10 pages!