Duff McKagan's Loaded Biography
Micheal Andrew Mckagan, best known as Duff McKagan was born on February 5, 1964, in Seattle, Washington USA. He headed to Southern California when he was nineteen and became a household name as bassist for Hard-Rock titans Guns N' Roses. Plagued by drug and alcohol addiction, McKagan survived for eight years in the highly volatile band. He worked on several projects and collaborations before joining the Rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, in 2002.
Duff McKagan has been fronting Loaded since 1999; the band was an ever
revolving door of musicians around main members McKagan, guitarist Mike
Squires and bassist Jeff Rouse.
With drummer Geoff Reading they recorded "Dark Days" in 2001.
The band returned in 2008 with the EP called "Wasted Heart" and one full-length album, "Sick", in April 2009, both released through Century Media Records with the latter landing at position #43 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Drummer Isaac Carpenter joined the group replacing Reading.
Duff McKagan's Loaded then parted ways with the label specialized in Metal genres and in April 2011 release "The Taking" via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The CD was recorded at a Seattle-area studio with veteran Rock producer Terry Date; the disc included the pulsating "We Win" and the single "Dead Skin".