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.”
According to The Blast, Guns N’ Roses have filed a lawsuit against Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective over a beer the company is calling Guns ‘N’ Rose. Court documents obtained by the site say Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan are suing the brewery for using their name without permission to sell the beverage, as well as hats, t-shirts, pint glasses, stickers, buttons, and bandannas. Canarchy allegedly tried to trademark the name but they ended up agreeing to abandon the application after the band objected. Despite this, they apparently decided to sell the beer anyway. Guns N’ Roses claim they reached out to get the company to stop and they ultimately agreed, but not until March 2020. Since Canarchy “has refused to immediately and completely cease sales and marketing”, the band chose to sue for trademark infringement. They are seeking unspecified damages.
Guns N’ Roses have been announced as one the headliners for the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The event will take place on October 4-6 and October 11-13 at Zilker Park in Austin, TX and it will also feature acts like Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Cure, etc.
It looks like Slash may be planning to work on new Guns N’ Roses music this weekend. According to Guns N’ Roses Central, Kruse Kontrol Amplification, a company that performs amplifier modifications, revealed the news in a since deleted social media post that said the following:
“Slash’s 1987 Silver Jubilee in the house! Dropped off by GnR producer Caram Costanzo himself the amp needs to be serviced and tuned up to sound stellar for this Saturday’s recording of new material at Axl Rose’s studio in Malibu. I’m one of the very few fortunate few ever getting to work on and play this cool amp!”
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) 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.
During a recent interview with BelfastLive, Slash talked about the possibility of a new Guns N’ Roses once again. According to the guitarist, the band are going to “start focusing on that in earnest” this fall.
Slash said the following when asked if the group have started writing sessions for the effort:
“I wouldn’t say we’ve really sat down and had those sessions yet. The CONSPIRATORS are finishing up in mid-August and then GUNS is going out in late September/October, so in the fall. But at the same time, we’re focused on working towards this new record that everybody’s been asking about. So start focusing on that in earnest. And that’s it. I’m not thinking about anything else while that is going on. That’s really the main focus. By the time the CONSPIRATORS tour is done, I will have written enough material for the next CONSPIRATORS record that whenever that break comes up with GUNS N’ ROSES we can go on to do that. We’ll just juggle all this stuff, schedules permitting.”
He also added the following when asked what the new Guns N’ Roses album will be like:
“I have no fucking idea. I really couldn’t tell you. It’s like anything else — you don’t know what it is until it’s done.”
This news comes after Slash previously said Guns N’ Roses are “gonna sort of focus on” a new album after their fall tour.