He briefly performed with Jane's Addiction in 2010 and joined the supergroup Hollywood Vampires in 2016. In 1980, Mc Kagan joined the pop-punk band the Fastbacks as their drummer.
During this time, he also played guitar in the punk band the Living, which opened shows for Hüsker Dü and D. He appeared on their 1981 debut single "It's Your Birthday", which was issued on guitarist Kurt Bloch's label No Threes Records, and on the song "Someone Else's Room", which was included on the Seattle Syndrome Volume One compilation album, also released in 1981.
Michael Andrew "Duff" Mc Kagan (born February 5, 1964) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and author.
He is best known for his twelve-year tenure as the bass guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Mc Kagan rejoined the band in 2016, following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Towards the end of his first tenure with Guns N' Roses, Mc Kagan released a solo album, Believe in Me (1993), and formed the short-lived supergroup Neurotic Outsiders.
Following his departure from Guns N' Roses in 1997, Mc Kagan moved back to Seattle, where he met with many of his old friends, including Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard, who convinced him to reunite 10 Minute Warning.