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Duff McKagan has added to his writing resume by launching a weekly column on ESPN.com. HIs first piece is titled "Why is that guy writing for ESPN," and in it he explains his connection to sports. McKagan says he has an interesting perspective because "I have played my music in most of our major league sports' venues (football stadiums, basketball and hockey arenas). As a result, I was able to get all of the behind-the-scenes vistas of these venues that most of us only wonder about."

My name is Duff McKagan, and I play rock and roll music. The beer on "The Simpsons" show was named after me, and not the other way around. (I suppose it is a testament to how much alcohol I used to drink. Yeah, not too sexy really.) A couple of years ago, I was offered a weekly column for Playboy.com and Seattle Weekly after goofing around in several other publications with an article "here" and an article "there"; it is now supposed that I am a writer to some degree.