Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) To Launch “Three Chords & The Truth” SiriusXM Radio Show

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) will be launching a new radio show called “Three Chords & The Truth” on SiriusXM’s “Ozzy’s Boneyard” tomorrow (March 20). McKagan will host the show along with his nephew Dexter Charles, who will curate songs to play for the audience and provide commentary and insight behind the music. New episodes will air every Friday at 11 a.m. ET.

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Premieres “Cold Outside” Music Video

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) is celebrating “Giving Tuesday” by releasing a new video for “Cold Outside.” This track is from his latest solo album “Tenderness.” The clip focuses on the U.S. homeless crisis and it coincides with a Propeller campaign that was launched to benefit Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. McKagan commented:

“In my early days, I was in similar situations, so I know what it’s like to not have anyone to turn to and sometimes need a helping hand to get back on my feet. I know many know others in need and I am hoping that, if we come together, we can help make a real difference.”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Premieres “Don’t Look Behind You” Live Video

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) has premiered a new live video for his song “Don’t Look Behind You.” This track is from his latest solo album “Tenderness.”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Premieres New Song “Last September”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) has premiered a new song titled “Last September.” This track is from his new Shooter Jennings produced solo album, “Tenderness,” which will be released on May 31.

McKagan had the following to say about the song, which was inspired by #MeToo abuse survivors:

“I heard and read some awful stories. As the father of two girls, I felt the need to write this song. If I have any job in the world, it’s to protect the women in my life.”

“I wanted to make the man in the song as awful as possible. I wanted to make him a warning. We hear stories of people showing signs beforehand…and we hear also, that something could have been done. I don’t have an answer, and the song doesn’t either. The hope is to simply raise awareness of distressing signals that some may display.”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Announces Solo European Tour

Duff McKagan has announced a European tour in support of his new album “Tenderness” (out May 31). The Guns N’ Roses bassist will be backed by Shooter Jennings and his band. Here’s the dates:

08/22 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
08/23 Berlin, GER – Astra
08/24 Amsterdam, NET – Blue Moon Festival
08/26 Cologne, GER – Gloria
08/27 Mannheim, GER – Alte Feurwache
08/29 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
08/31 Dublin, IRE – Electric Picnic Festival
09/01 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy3
09/03 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
09/04 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
09/06 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
09/08 Milan, ITA – Santeria Club

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Premieres New Song “Don’t Look Behind You”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) has premiered a new song titled “Don’t Look Behind You.” This track is from his new Shooter Jennings produced solo album, “Tenderness,” which will be released on May 31.

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Premieres New Song “Chip Away”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) has premiered a new song titled “Chip Away.” This track is from his new Shooter Jennings produced solo album, “Tenderness,” which will be released on May 31. McKagan commented:

“‘Chip Away’ is somewhat of a rail against cable news and divisive agendas… all for the almighty dollar. The song also highlights the fact that history repeats itself over and over, and that we will all get past this, together.”

“Tenderness” Track Listing:

01. “Tenderness”
02. “It’s Not Too Late”
03. “Wasted Heart”
04. “Falling Down”
05. “Last September”
06. “Chip Away”
07. “Cold Outside”
08. “Feel”
09. “Breaking Rocks”
10. “Parkland”
11. “Don’t Look Behind You”

Tour Dates (feat. Shooter Jennings):

05/30 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
05/31 Washington DC – City Winery
06/01 Boston, MA – City Winery
06/03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06/06 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
06/08 Nashville, TN – The Cannery
06/10 Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
06/13 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
06/14 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
06/15 Portland, OR – Aladdin
06/16 Seattle, WA – The Showbox

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Premieres New Song “Tenderness”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) has premiered a new song titled “Tenderness.” This is the first single from his upcoming Shooter Jennings produced solo album.

McKagan commented:

“The real point of this record, and the lyrics for ‘Tenderness’, is not for me to be some damn politician or some other voice to add to what is already way too much noise. This is a song of unity and peace… and I want this record to be a meditation and to bring maybe some healing, if that is not too high-handed or lofty of a goal. I can use what marginal voice I have as an artist, to hopefully help arrest what seems like a fall. As a father, I must say and do something now… because I love my girls and my wife, and I love my country, and I feel I must be strong and use my voice now, do it while I am able, or perhaps never get a chance ever again.”

Jennings added.

“From the start of the development of this record, ‘Tenderness’ stood out as a focal point. I was almost scared to cut it too early — before we had really mined the sound of the album. I knew we had one shot to do it right with feeling. After it was done and we had a first mix, I wrote Duff and said, ‘This song has to come out right now!’ It has a simple message of celebrating life and each other and for everyone to take it easy on one another. It offered an empathetic solution for a divisive time in the world: Tenderness.”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Teases New Solo Music, Announces Two Shows

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) has shared a short teaser for his new solo album. That effort was produced by Shooter Jennings and it will be released later this year. With this news, the bassist has also announced that he will be performing at the Theatre Of The Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA on May 30 and at the City Winery in Washington D.C. on May 31. Jennings will be joining him for these shows.

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Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Planning To Release New Solo Album In 2019

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) is currently finishing up a new solo album for a 2019 release. The bassist recorded the effort at Station House studios in Echo Park, CA with producer Shooter Jennings.

McKagan said the following:

“I wrote a couple of articles about historical places I passed through on this last tour and people kept asking if that was going to be the focus of my next book. But an unseen and irrepressible force guided me to write little vignettes of reflective prose…little instant reactions.”

“The heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide I have experienced over the last two and a half years of traveling this globe of ours coerced these words into songs that tell my truth, and one that I hope will spread and help us all. I do this for my daughters…I do this for my love of where I grew up…I do this, because I truly feel it must be done and said right now.”

Jennings also commented:

“From the first night we sat together at my piano hashing out arrangements of his songs, before going into the studio to record them, I felt it was a really important record that had to be heard. The songs have so much heart and are so musical that I could just hear all the arrangements immediately and I could really feel them.”

“I met Duff right after I moved to Los Angeles nearly twenty years ago. I was such a massive Guns N’ Roses fan when I was younger. I’d say that they had a lot to do with me even moving to L.A. But there was some kind of magnetic force I guess that kept us orbiting each other over the years. When the idea of collaborating with him on this album came up, I was very eager to get the job as producer. I felt like the music this man made was part of the fabric of my own musical identity and that I would really love building a record with him. Once we sat down and started going over the songs he had, I instantly knew that the two of us were going to be a great fit together.”

[via Blabbermouth]