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Guns n' Roses Duff McKagan Chats w/ Rotosound Music Strings At NAMM Talks New Music & Doing Covers

Duff McKagan on Gun N' Roses' wildest show, covering Prince, and recording in lockdown for Rotosound at NAMM 2021 Virtual

Filmed for NAMM's Believe In Music Week, Rotosound chats with Duff McKagan and catches up with how the iconic bassist has been dealing with the postponed Guns N' Roses tour and life at home. Duff talks about how he first started using Rotosound strings and why he still uses them to this day.

Duff said in the interview about writing new music,"at this point I am just writing songs and recording them so where they end up I'm letting that part kind of transpire when it happens. For now it's more helpful for me to not think about where the songs are going and just keep writing."

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of NAMM members as the first priority, NAMM is reimagining how to connect all facets of the industry while benefiting those most deeply impacted by COVID-19 with the launch of Believe in Music: The global gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world.

Believe in Music, to be held over the week of January 18, 2021, will feature a mix of comprehensive programming and professional education at, as well as an interactive marketplace to connect buyers and sellers – all designed to elevate the innovation and inspiration found across the industry while offering support for those most deeply affected by COVID. While not The NAMM Show or a virtual tradeshow, the initiative will meet the immediate business needs of NAMM member companies through thought-leader led education for all segments of the industry, networking and AI matchmaking, and business-to-business-focused opportunities to reaffirm and grow business connections, launch new products, share brand initiatives and engage with customers in real-time.

Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO, says, “While it remains unsafe for us to gather in person in January, Believe in Music week will use new, intuitive technology to connect us all to harness the incredible energy that happens when we come together. With a robust marketplace to launch new products and share your brand story, Believe in Music will also feature networking and matchmaking for our buyers and our sellers, education for all segments of the industry, and live music and concerts. And just like at all NAMM events, these activities will raise awareness and financial support to serve our NAMM family across our Circle of Benefits model. Believe in Music week will be a critical step for our industry to help us prepare for the new year and new opportunities.”

For those interested in participating or to learn more, please visit to sign-up for future updates.

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