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The Real Duff Man

Former Guns N' Roses bassist regrets licensing his name to FOX.

Duff McKagan has admitted he regrets not officially licensing his name, and has thus missed out on earning a fortune from The Simpsons

Speaking to the Independent the rocker-turned-financial-adviser revealed that he was contacted by an official from Fox TV in the 80s, to tell him that one of the station's new shows had named their fictional beer 'Duff' in honour of him - and his known-fondness for the bottle. 

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

Duff McKagan will be hosting tonight's Classic Rock Awards in London. 

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