Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes to DUFF McKAGAN (1964). A singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, McKagan is best known as the bassist for hard rock band GUNS N' ROSES. Additionally, he was a member of the supergroup VELVET REVOLVER, and also briefly played bass with Jane's Addiction. He has also released a couple of solo albums and fronts the still-active hard rock band Loaded. McKagan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses back in 2012.