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.
“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.”
“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) 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.
During a recent interview with Masa Ito of “Rock City,” Slash confirmed that Guns N’ Roses are working on new material and that they are hoping to release a new album. The guitarist said the following:
“Axl, Duff, myself and Richard have all talked about… there’s material and stuff going on already for a new record. It’s just, with Guns N’ Roses, you don’t go, ‘Oh, there is a plan, and it’s gonna be like this,’ because that’s not how it works. So, basically, the only real answer to give is we’re hoping to put a new record out, and we’ll just see what happens when it happens.”
Aldi have announced a new line of limited edition cheeses with names inspired by various 80’s tracks. Among the artists featured are Guns N’ Roses, whose cheese is called “Sweet Cheddar Of Mine” and Def Leppard, whose cheese is called “Pour Some Gouda On Me.” Other artists featured in the line include: Cyndi Lauper (“Girls Just Wanna Have Fontina”), Michael Jackson (“Billie Goat Is My Lover”), Bonnie Tyler (“Total Eclipse Of The Havarti”), and Wham! (“Wake Me Up Before You Goat-Goat”).
Don Felder (ex-Eagles) will be releasing his new album “American Rock ‘N’ Roll” on April 5 and the effort will feature a number of guests including Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Sammy Hagar (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen, etc.), Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot, etc.), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot), and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac). You can check out the title tack from the effort, which features Slash, Fleetwood, and Smith below:
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose recently made a cameo on a episode of the “New Looney Tunes” and debuted a new song titled “Rock The Rock.” The track is the singer’s first since 2008’s “Chinese Democracy” and an official video for it can be seen below: