The new documentary “It’s So Easy and Other Lies” follows the life and career of Duff McKagan, a founding member and bass player for Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and other bands. Based on McKagan’s New York Times best-selling memoir, the new authorized music documentary chronicles McKagan’s rise to fame and fortune, his near-fatal fall into alcohol and drug addiction and his subsequent life-changing transformation. Featuring exclusive archival footage and interviews with Slash, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Nikki Six of Motley Crue and mamy more, “It’s So Easy” centers on McKagan’s live, fully-orchestrated book reading show at the Moore Theatre in Seattle as a catalyst for a bigger story about life, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Watch an exclusive clip above featuring Slash and McKagan talk about their excessive drinking back in the day.
“It’s So Easy” is directed by Christopher Duddy, who has had a storied career working in visual effects and cinematography. He started his career and Industrial Light and Magic, and soon amassed a large body of work on blockbuster movies, including three films by James Cameron: “The Abyss,” “Total Recall,” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” He previously directed the film “Cougar Club” about two recent college graduated who develop a club devoted to “the Cougar.”
The film is distributed by XLrator Media. It will be released on June 3.