What Is ‘It’s So Easy and Other Lies’?

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It’s So Easy and Other Lies is the story of Duff McKagan. Directed by Chris Duddy, who we spoke with recently about the film, It’s So Easy chronicles the life and legacy of the rock and roll bassist. Duff McKagan is one of the world’s most notable rock musicians for his work with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, and his story is one of excess and survival.

When Duff McKagan began making an impact on the world of music, he was originally a punk rock bass player in Seattle. The early 80s were completely different than the grunge era that saw the region boom in popularity with bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana and Alice In Chains, and when Duff left for L.A., the Seattle punk scene died.

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Where most fans know Duff McKagan’s work best is from his years with Guns N’ Roses. The man and musician has always been relevant to the world of rock and roll, but Guns was a revolutionary band that defined an era. It’s So Easy touches on this time, but the overall focus of the film is how Duff grew as an individual striving for a better life for himself and his family, not just a rock star.

Chris Duddy’s film is part documentary, part spoken word concert and all about a man who nearly lost his life to substance abuse and found hope in his family and future. It’s a story of survival that is easily relatable to anyone who has ever been given a second chance. It’s So Easy and Other Lies is a compelling look at one of rock’s finest, and it’s also a great and uplifting story that fans will enjoy.

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Andrew Hawkins
Andrew Hawkins is a fan contributor at Fandom. He has been on the fan media scene since 2011. Arriving at Fandom by way of CHUD and GUY.com; Andrew loves Sci-Fi Horror movies and supervillains. His dislikes include jargon and presumption.
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