Music Gear News
Duff McKagan recovering from surgery
Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan is recovering well after undergoing sinus surgery.
The rock bassist - one of the founding members of Guns N' Roses, who also worked with Jane's Addiction earlier this year -thanks fans and dismissed rumours he has gone back to using cocaine, although his drug use was behind the reason he had to undergo surgery earlier this week.
He tweeted: "Thank you all for the very nice well-wishes regarding my sinus surgery recovery. I do want to make it clear for those of you who may be wondering: The surgery was a result of scar tissue build-up from my cocaine use, which ended sixteen years ago.
"I have not relapsed on cocaine."
The confusion as to whether he had gone back to drugs stemmed from a tweet by his wife, Susan Holmes McKagan on Tuesday (14.12.10), where she wrote: "Kids, don't do drugs! Say a prayer for Duff as he's getting surgery on his sinuses (a hole the size of a quarter from years of abuse)."
Duff, after a lifetime's worth of rock 'n' roll excess, got sober in the early 90s after contracting alcohol-induced pancreatitis and being told by doctors he would die within a month if he did not clean up.
He has previously said his favourite thing about sobriety is "waking up and being able to have a cup of coffee and be aware of what's going on around me and being comfortable in my own skin, and being curious about what's gonna happen that day. Simply, just waking up is the best thing."Posted on 17 Dec 2010 16:15 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Remidi are nearing the launch of their much anticipated Remidi T8, a glove that grants the user the ability to make music with their hands alone
Open to the public, the DJ decks are led by professional sound engineers and music producers encouraging commuters to try their hand at mixing.
The MEGS initiative aims to break small companies and emerging artists into overseas markets
Not Impossible Labs have developed a vest that is aimed at providing an equal experience for deaf and non deaf concert goers alike.
Classic FM's Illustrious Music Teacher Awards are set to the biggest ever, showcasing the outstanding educational achievements of music teachers from across the UK
In a bid to retain the standard of musical education across the board, the UK government endeavor to preserve their teaching incentive
Recent Music News
Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table
With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.
His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material
Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package
A promotional offer from Akai running until the 31st December allows the user to explore a vast array of professional sounds on the renowned MPD218
Opening a public forum on Facebook, Behringer are looking to make the dream product, catering to their customers every need.