Writing in his column for Seattle Weekly, Duff McKagan, the former bassist for Guns ‘n Roses and current Velvet Revolver rocker, broke news that he has been tapped by Playboy Magazine to be their new financial columnist.
After McKagan quit Guns n’ Roses over a decade ago, he surprisingly went to business school, which made him a popular person to call when a television show needed someone to talk about the music business. “Sometimes I DO wish more artists would go to business school just so I wouldn’t always be getting the calls to do these interviews,” McKagan wrote.
So what sort of financial advice will he be giving to the highly-cultured readers of Playboy Magazine? McKagan says he’s a big fan of a “free market,” adding, “The theory of every little niche being filled in the marketplace seems too ‘free’ to actually work…but it has for the most part over the last 240 years.”
McKagan doesn’t take his new role as financial advisor to those who buy Playboy “just for the articles” lightly; He says he’s going to be a “voice for the people…[sic] I think part of my mission statement for Playboy may be to perhaps try and shed some light and maybe even bring down some of the criminals on Wall St. Wouldn’t that be cool?”
Yes, that would be very cool, Duff. Maybe he could represent Playboy at congressional hearings.
You can read the rest of his column, “One More Reason to Read Playboy’s Articles … Me!,” here.