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.
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.”
Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N” Roses) is streaming his the title track if his new EP, “How To Be A Man,” via Rolling Stone. This song also features special guests Izzy Stradlin (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), and Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour). The EP will be released on May 12, along with McKagan’s new book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions).
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Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N” Roses) will be releasing his new book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), on May 12, and has now revealed that he will also be releasing a three song EP on the same day. The EP will be called “How To Be A Man” and will feature guest appearances from Izzy Stradlin (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and Taz Bentley (Burden Brothers).