The iconic bass guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Duff McKagan, was the recent interview guest of Metal Hammer, and the interview just shared via Louder Sound. In the conversation, Duff mentioned a lot of things about his musical career, personal life, and the recent tour experience with GN’R.
While talking about his musical career, Duff said that he never felt like a rockstar even being the bass player of one of the biggest rock bands ever, Guns N’ Roses. Then, the interviewer reminds him that he’s in Guns N’ Roses and asked, ‘how would it be possible.’
“Yeah, I’m in Guns N’ Roses, but I don’t like the term. The bands and the crowd are so in it together, and ‘rock star’ always felt like this thing above it all. And I’m not that.
I remember doing a signing when we first came back with Velvet Revolver, Slash, and I, and these kids were going, ‘Legends! You’re legends!’ Really? Legends? We were only 40! It’s strange to think in those terms.”
“What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?”
“Fuck! So many. My wife said something when we first got together that has really stuck with me. She said, ’99 % of the stuff you worry about never comes true.’ It’s fucking true! You wake up at three in the morning worrying about stuff that never actually happens.”
You can reach the source of the statement here.