If you hang out on the Los Angeles rock scene long enough, it’s likely that you will make some sort of acquaintance with the man, the musician, the legend, theBruce Duff. Duff’s high visibility is probably due to his ability to wear so many hats in the music industry including journalist, publicist, band manager, engineer, podcaster, author, and actively gigging musician. It was a crisp, Fall day in Los Angeles when I submerged into the offices that lurk beneath the Federal Bar to find Duff at his 9-5 gig at Knitting Factory Management to see what he’s been up to lately.
A California native, Duff was born in the city of Riverside. His initiation into rock n’ roll wasn’t about the sex and glamour that lead some down that wayward path. Rather, when Duff was around 10, he was at a child’s party when he saw a boy, even younger than him, pick up a guitar and start playing. “He looked like a rock star on television,” he recalls. And so, Duff was off on his journey.
On a recent episode of the trivia TV game show Jeopardy!, one of the clues that host Alex Trebek was tasked with had him reciting some provocative lyrics from the Motley Crue song “Girls, Girls, Girls” and he did so with his usual sass, which was quite amusing.
In a game that aired on February 2, 2015, the know-it-all host emphatically read the lyrics from the chorus to the 1987 rock song about – you guessed it – females strippers: “Girls, Girls, Girls… long legs & burgundy lips, Girls, Girls, Girls… dancin’ down on the Sunset Strip… Girls, Girls, Girls.”
The clue came from the “Hard Rockers” category and, thankfully, the contestant guessed the correct name of the hard rock group responsible for the hit song, which comes from the legendary rockers’ multi-platinum album, Girls Girls Girls.
Check out the video of Trebek reading the clue here below.
Last year, they announced their retirement, and now Motley Crue has revealed the North American dates for their final tour ever, with their absolute final show taking place on New Year’s Eve 2015 in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA. Check out the tour dates here below.
Also, for a limited time only, as a thank you to their fans, Motley Crue is offering up the digital version of their Greatest Hits album for FREE via Google Play until January 27, 2015. Even though all Crue fans likely have every album in iTunes or on CD or cassette (yes — I said cassette), you still need this digital version. Trust me. Twenty-three of your favorite hits, such as “Looks That Kill,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Too Fast For Love,” including four live songs and a few remixed versions.