NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Duff McKagan of Walking Papers performs onstage at CBGB Music & Film Festival 2014 HQ Kickoff event with Keynote Speaker Billy Idol on October 9, 2014 in New York City.

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan celebrates a birthday today (February 5), and if you’re a Netflix subscriber (or borrow someone’s login information), we have the perfect idea of how you should celebrate.

There are a ton of great music documentaries available on the streaming giant, and among them is McKagan’s It’s So Easy and Other Lies, the adaptation of his memoir of the same name.  In honor of McKagan’s birthday, here’s our list of seven inspiring music docs currently available on Netflix we think you should check out.


It’s So Easy and Other Lies

It’s So Easy and Other Lies chronicles McKagan’s crazy life, from moving to Los Angeles and joining Guns N’ Roses to his near-death experience of his pancreas exploding from alcohol abuse and his road to recovery.

Hired Gun

Step inside the world and the backstory of some of the best session and touring musicians in rock history.


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