Tuesday, September 6, 2011
So That's Where It Got It's Name...
"When Guns n’ Roses began to break into the public consciousness, I was known as a big drinker. In 1988 MTV aired a concert in which Axl introduced me — as usual — as Duff 'the King of Beers' McKagan. Soon after, a production company working on a new animated series called me to ask if they could use the name 'Duff' for a brand of beer in the show. I laughed and said of course, no problem. The whole thing sounded like a low-rent art project or something—I mean, who made cartoons for adults? Little did I know that the show would become The Simpsons and that within a few years I would start to see Duff beer glasses and gear everywhere we toured."
From the autobiography It's So Easy (And Other Lies) by Duff McKagan