Slash, Nikki Sixx appear in Duff McKagan movie clip

Animation of Duff McKagan and colleagues
Duff McKagan and animated colleagues

Slash and Nikki Sixx are seen discussing Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 support tour with Motley Crue in a clip from Duff McKagan’s documentary.

It’s So Easy And Other Lies is based on parts of a solo show recorded by McKagan in 2013, with animated sequences and exclusive interviews. It’s to be screened in cinemas on May 26 with a DVD release to follow.

In the clip Slash says: “There was two hellraising bands from Los Angeles. One had been successful for a while and one was on the way up, but we were from the same gritty street environment. And we knew each other, so it was cool.”

McKagan is heard discussing his band’s first chart success in 1988 – and his memory of being presented with a cake by record label bosses.

The reunited Guns N’ Roses recently announced Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz as support acts for parts of their upcoming North American tour.

Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour 2016

Jun 23: Detroit Ford Field, MI (with AIC)
Jun 26: Washington Landover FedExField, MD (with AIC)
Jun 29: Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium, MO (with AIC)
Jul 01: Chicago Soldier Field, IL (with AIC)
Jul 03: Chicago Soldier Field, IL (with AIC)
Jul 06: Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium, OH
Jul 09: Nashville Nissan Stadium, TN
Jul 12: Pittsburgh Heinz Field, PA
Jul 14: Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field, PA
Jul 16: Toronto Rogers Centre, ON
Jul 19: Boston Foxborough Gillette Stadium, MA (with Lenny Kravitz)
Jul 20: Boston Foxborough Gillette Stadium, MA (with Lenny Kravitz)
Jul 23: New York MetLife Stadium, NY (with Lenny Kravitz)
Jul 24: New York MetLife Stadium, NY (with Lenny Kravitz)
Jul 27: Atlanta Georgia Dome, GA
Jul 29: Orlando Citrus Bowl, FL
Jul 31: New Orleans Mercedez Benz Superdome, LA
Aug 03: Arlington AT&T Stadium, TX
Aug 05: Houston NRG Park, TX
Aug 09: San Francisco AT&T Park, CA
Aug 12: Seattle CenturyLink Field, WA
Aug 15: Glendale University Of Phoenix Stadium, AZ
Aug 18: Los Angeles Dodger Stadium, CA
Aug 22: San Diego Qualcomm Stadium, CA

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