It’s So Easy And Other Lies chronicles GNR bassist’s rise and redemption
By David Sands
May 26, 2016
OK, Duff McKagan fans, it’s time to get excited. It’s So Easy And Other Lies: Live at the Moore, the new music documentary chronicling the Gun N’ Roses bassist’s life, is beginning its limited U.S. theatrical run today. (SEE TRAILER BELOW)
The film, based on his New York Times best-selling autobiography, will screen in 50 cities ahead of its theatrical release in L.A. on June 3. (SEE LISTING BELOW)
In addition to being a founding member of Guns N’ Roses, McKagan also formed the group Velvet Revolver with several of his GNR bandmates, played briefly with Jane’s Addiction and currently tours with the Hollywood Vampires.
It’s So Easy And Other Lies explores his ascension to the height of rock and roll success in the 1980s and his nearly catastrophic struggles with drugs and alcohol, as well as how he later adopted sobriety and turned his life around. Directed by Christopher Duddy and presented by XLrator Media, the film is packed with archival footage, animated sequences and intriguing interviews with rock and roll notables like Slash, Mike McCready and Nikki Sixx.
“In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff takes audiences on a harrowing journey through the dark heart of rock ‘n’ roll and out the other side,” reads a description of the film from XLrator Media.