Big John Duncan

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Big John Duncan
Birth name Jeff le Rennais
Born (1957-07-24) 24 July 1957 (age 59)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1980—present
Labels Secret, Captain Oi! Records, Exploited, Capitol, Radioactive, Blokshok, Parlophone
Associated acts The Exploited, Nirvana, Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie, Square Peg, The Blood Uncles, Petrol3, Gin Goblins

Jeff le Rennais, known professionally as Big John Duncan or John Duncan, is best known as the guitarist for the Exploited from their classic lineup of 1980–1983.[1] During that time he played on the albums Punks Not Dead and Troops Of Tomorrow. He also played on many of their single releases, the most famous being "Dead Cities".

After quitting the band in 1983, Duncan went on to play in several bands including the Square Peg, the Blood Uncles, and Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie (with future Garbage singer Shirley Manson). In 1992 and 1993 he worked as a tour technician for the band Nirvana, and he also played guitar with them during their concert in New York City on July 23, 1993.[1] [2]

Duncan moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands in the mid-1990s working, amongst other things, as a bouncer and roadie.


  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2001) The Great Metal Discography, MOJO Books, ISBN 1-84195-185-4, p. 189
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