|Real Name/Full Name||Michael Andrew “Duff” McKagan|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Duff Mckagan|
|Birth Place:||Seattle, Washington|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||5 February 1964|
|Age/How Old:||58 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 190 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Elmer McKagan
|Siblings:||Jon, Carol, Mark, Bruce, Joan, Claudia, Matt|
|School:||Roosevelt High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Mandy Brixx ( m.1988, div. 1990)
Linda Johnson (m. 1992, div. 1995)
Susan Holmes (m. 1999)
|Kids/Children Name:||Grace “Grave” Elizabeth, Mae Marie|
|Profession:||Musician, record producer, author|
|Net Worth:||$80 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2022|
Michael is an American musician best known for his work with Guns N’ Roses band. When he was with the band he was its main bassist a position he held for twelve years. This is where he gained global fame, with the band being one of the most famous and successful bands of the 1980s and 1990s.
Outside the Band, Michael did solo music and released his first album, “Believe in Me “in 1993. Before Joining Guns N’ Roses band, he was a member of 10 Minute Warning band which he re-joined in the late 1990s after ending his stay with Guns N’ Roses in 1997.
Well, how well do you know about Duff McKagan? If not much, here is what we know about Duff McKagan to date.
Biography and Early Life
Michael Andrew McKagan was born on 5th February 1964 in Seattle Washington. His father was Elmer McKagan and his mother Marie both worked in Seattle. Michael comes from a big family with him being the lastborn of the family of eight children. Growing up, he was nicknamed Duff which when asked about it said it’s an Irish thing.
After his parent’s marriage broke up, they were left with their mother who worked as a medical stenographer to support them. With his love for music starting to show up when he was young, his brother Bruce taught him how to play the instrument. According to him, he looked up to Paul Simonon who he says had a major influence on him becoming a punk bassist.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Duff McKagan in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Duff McKagan’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 27th November 2022 having been born on 5 February 1964. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 190 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.
He started school in Seattle where he got his elementary studies before joining Roosevelt High School. While in school, Michael was an A student, and he was among the best students in his class. Unfortunately, he dropped out of high school while he was in the 10th grade. This led him into taking a pastry job in one of the food companies in Washington as he earns his GED certificate
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Michael has been married three times with his first marriage being with Mandy Brixx in 1988, the two divorced two years later after irreconcilable differences. He met Linda Johnson who he started dating and eventually married her in September 1992. This too didn’t last long as the two divorced in 1995 in September.
In his two failed marriages, Michael didn’t sire any kid with either of his ex-wives. Later, he met Susan Holmes, a TV personality, and the two stating dating and later married on 28th August 1999. Their union is blessed with two girls. His firstborn daughter, Grace Elizabeth was born in 1997 while Mae Marie was born in 2000.
Is Duff Mckagan Gay?
Michael is absolutely not gay and has never had any same-sex relationship. All his past relationships have been with the opposite gender. Currently, he is married to his lovely wife Susan Holmes.
It has seen a lot of work for Michael to be at the top in his music career for more than three decades. His music career started when he was only 15 years in 1979 when he formed his own band being the lead bass guitarist. In 1980, he joined Fastbacks band and they did a debut single in 1980. He later joined The Fartz band in 1982 which later became 10 Minute Warning where he played guitar.
In early 1985, he joined Guns N’ Roses band replacing their bassist Ole Beich. This is where Michael rose to stardom with the band rising to new heights of success, their debut album Appetite for Destruction sold more than 28 million copies globally. This made it all-time best-selling debut album in the United States.
Their second album came in 1988 and managed to sell in the United States more than 5 million copies. He left the band in 1997 and moved back to Seattle where he re-joined his former band 10 Minute Warning. Since then, he has performed with several bands which include Jane’s Addiction and Alice in Chains.
It kind of strange that with all this fame and success, there is no known award that has been awarded to Michael. With his band and solo music selling millions of copies worldwide fame and riches has been the measure of success for Michael and not awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Duff Mckagan in 2022
With more than four decades, career, Michael has been successful in making millions of dollars from his career in music. Though he has other ventures like acting, music is the main source of his wealth. As of 2022, he is estimated to be worth $80 million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Besides music, Michael is also a writer
- He is the founder of Meridian Rock firm
With fame coming early in his life, Michael lived a high-end life with alcohol becoming his best companion. This almost killed him when in May 1994 was diagnosed with acute alcohol-induced pancreatitis. This caused his pancreas to swell leading to his hospitalization. According to the doctor’s advice, it will only take him one month to die if he didn’t stop drinking. Though he had made efforts to stop drinking and failed this time he had no choice. In one of his books, he credits martial arts and mountain biking to helping him stop his drinking habit.