For music lovers and more so rock music lovers, you may have come across the name of Duff McKagan. Notably, he can be remembered from the rock band, Guns ‘N Roses. We love his voice as well as his proficiency with both the guitar and the drum. However, in this piece, we will seek to know the net worth of Duff McKagan in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Michael Andrew, also known as Duff McKagan was born on 1964 February the 5th. He is also credited as Duff Rose McKagan. He is an American bass guitarist, songwriter, singer and author. The musician can be remembered for his 12 years tenure with Guns N’ Roses, hard rock band. This earned him worldwide success during the late 80s and early 90s.
He grew up in Seattle in a working-class family University District. Mr. McKagan has 8 siblings, and the youngest of Marie and Elmar McKagan’s children. As a toddler, he used to be called Duff. When his parents divorced, his mother took the job of a medical stenographer to support his family. His brother by the name Bruce taught him how to play bass, and he further developed this skill as to play along with 1999 by the prince as well as Black Flag’s Damaged.
Duff McKagan’s real name is Michael Andrew McKagan. He is 6′ 3″ (1.91 m). He is married. In 1988 May 28th, he got married to his first wife Mandy Brixx, who too was a Lame Flames punk rock band. They later divorced 2 years later on 1st April 1990.
He then remarried in 1992 September to Linda Jameson, but this one too ended a few years later in 1995 September. He then married a model and swimsuit designer Susan Holmes in 1999 September the 28th, and they were blessed with 2 daughters namely Grace Elizabeth and Mae Marie McKagan.
Career, Awards & Nominations
When he was only 15 years old, McKagan formed Vains, which was a punk band. He played bass for the band, and by 1980, they released their single School Jerks by 1980. He, at the same time, used to play guitar for the Living rock band, and this opened shows for Husker Du and the DOA and developed a good following.
He joined Fastbacks, which was a pop-punk band in 1980 and became a drummer, appearing on their debut single It was Your Birthday in 1981. This one got issued a guitarist Kurt Bloch label #3 records on the song dubbed Someone Else’s Room. The song was added on the compilation of the Seattle Syndrome Volume One in 1981.
He went to be the drummer for The Fartz band in 1982 and with them, he recorded various demos where five of them got included on the You, We See You Crawling album in 1990. There followed several line-up changes that saw The Fartz getting involved in the post-punk band, 10 Minutes Warning and McKagan played the guitar.
Over time, he has won the American Music Awards four times and nominated for the same 8 times, Billboard Music Awards ones, nominated 4 times, won MTV Video Music Awards 4 times and nominated 8 times, World Music Awards 2 times and got nominated twice. He has also been nominated for the Juno Awards, (1), Grammy Awards (3), Echo Awards (1) and Brit Awards (4). In total, he has won 14 awards and got 31 nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
Duff McKagan net worth is estimated to be $45 million. His career as a musician is thought to be his only source of income, and over time, he has been a member of many rock bands producing both hit singles and albums. He is also a solo artist through which he has released solo albums.
Duff’s story and career can be traced from afar. His talent started long ago, and he has since shown that if one holds on to their passion, they can make good of it. His story demonstrates that one can earn a lavish livelihood out of their talent.