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Ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan: ‘I could have made a fortune from ‘Simpsons’ beer’

- November 12th, 2012

Ever wonder where The Simpsons got the inspiration for the Duff Beer brand?

Ex-Guns ‘N Roses bassist Duff McKagan apparently does.

The guitarist claims that the creators contacted him in the late ’80s about using his name behind the beer that keeps Homer and his bar buddies extremely happy.

They picked it in honour of his boozy lifestyle at the time, but since The Simpsons became a worldwide phenomenon, he regrets not licensing his name officially.

“I knew nothing about branding yourself then or the royalties off it. I just thought cool, they wanna use my name and boom, The Simpsons was born. Yeah, if I had a nickel for every time… but it’s fine.”

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2 comments

  1. kras | November 13, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Yeah, if I had a nickel for every time… but it’s fine.” That was so good to hear! A real life person!

  2. Marty | November 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Realistically, if he had asked for any sort of monetary compensation they would have just gone with Fudd or something. Nice to see him not making a big deal of it though!

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