Duff McKagan has a mission to educate others on the ins and outs of music business finance and building wealth. On Thursday, March 17, he will be a featured speaker at the 2011 South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW), presenting the music business seminar “Your Financial Advisor is Duff McKagan.”

“Your Financial Advisor Is Duff McKagan” will take place in Room 12 of the Austin Convention Center at 2 p.m., and is open to all SXSW music and platinum badges, and SXSW showcasing artists with artist wristbands.

The next day — Friday, March 18 — his band Duff McKagan’s Loaded will make their live debut of songs from their forthcoming album, “The Taking”, as part of the official SXSW Monster Energy Drink Party at The Austin Music Hall.

Duff McKagan (Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses) was interviewed on the February 24, 2011 edition of the “Opie & Anthony” radio show Sirius XM satellite radio. McKagan vehemently denied rumors that the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses has been approached to perform at next year’s Super Bowl, saying, “That’s bullshit. Pure, unadulterated bullshit. But it’s a good story. You know, I heard it from my wife! ‘Hey, you know the Super Bowl is asking you guys…’ I’m like, ‘Honey. Really?’ Even in my own house, you can’t differentiate what’s being said on the Internet and the real story.”