You gotta love Mr Mike Motherfuckin’ McCready, and while we should laud him for a moment here…this ain’t about him.
Another of Seattle’s greatest; Duff Motherfuckin’ McKagan, is the focus here.
After the release of a book by the same title, originally in 2011, the cinematic version, of It’s So Easy: and Other Lies (2016), now on Netflix, provides some much needed depth, and great visual additions.
Taking to the stage and baring his soul to a live audience, Duff reads from the book as his family and friends, including Slash, Nikki Sixx, and Susan Holmes-McKagan, fill in in the gaps via interviews.
McKagan is open and honest, and shines a much needed light on the very real struggles of addicts. When talking of his recovery, he becomes animated.
He also shines when he talks of his thirty plus years as a musician with bands such as The Walking Papers, Velvet Revolver, and the the more recently reunited Guns N Roses.
The band and accompanying string quartet provide a moving soundtrack to the theater performance, and serve to add theatrical emotion.
If you are a fan of music, a survivor of addiction, or you just need a decent watch, this should be near the top of your “to watch” list.