Duff McKagan

Musician

Nationality: American Born: February 5, 1964

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
I think after 9/11, here in America, I saw something extraordinary. I saw neighbors looking after neighbors. I don't think anybody asked who anybody voted for. It was people taking care of other people.
My grandfather John came from Cork. I have six degrees of separation in Ireland.
Attending Seattle Central was an awesome experience - it taught me a lot about discipline in a great way.
I have mutual funds. I have a lot of individual stocks. I'm across the board, really well diversified.
Being in a band is the best place I can think of to be as up-front as possible. If you let something stew, it'll grow into a mountain of nonsensical black mud in no time.
I made money in my 20s, became sober in my 30s, looked around, and didn't know who I could trust for money advice.
There is definitely an art to the dance that is being in a band.
Being from a big band is great because you can do other bands.
Going to talk to my little girl's teacher is a far cry from what people probably think I spend my time doing.
I got to the point of insanity, but I also got out, but during the insane times, I felt invincible, and I felt creative and wonderful, too, but I was also hiding something.
That connectivity with the audience that I get to enjoy, that's my church. It's not one of ego or anything like, 'I'm on the stage and the lights.' It's just this connectivity, and it's always been that way for me.
Read books and keep informed. The conversation can get old if you don't have some good new topics to bring to the table.