The band that keeps on giving…
Last fall Guns N’ Roses finally gave us Chinese Democracy, which I enjoyed.
Now comes news that GNR and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan will write a financial column for Playboy. I look forward to it. I am serious. The guy went to business school. He has a set of life experiences traditional members of the media do not have. He has been writing for years. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
The last time we saw McKagan was during one of the top moments in award show history, when he and Slash drunkenly stumbled to the stage twice during the 1990 American Music Awards.
I love this clip. Note some guy taking Duff’s drink away as he left his seat. Note that this was not the Golden Globes, which has tables and serves booze openly. Note Duff and Slash holding hands. Note the random cut to Winger. Note Duff’s V-neck shirt that almost reaches his bellybutton. Note the smash-edit from the director when it appears things will spin out of control. Note that upon receiving a second award, Slash is holding what is obviously their booze/drugs bag. Note how the female presenter disses Duff’s shot at a kiss. Note the second smash-edit after the two f-bombs.
This is television at its best – unpredictable, honest, hilarious. I look forward to reading its magazine equivalent.