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

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Marilyn Manson Says His New Album Is “More Than Half” Completed

Last month, Marilyn Manson said he was heading to Shooter Jennings‘ studio to “finish [his] new album,” but now it appears the effort is not quite done yet. During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill”, the singer was asked about the album and he said it is “more than half” completed and that it is “a bit of a mixture” between David Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs” and Killing Joke. He also added the following about working with Jennings:

“I felt like it was a good time for a change. And I became friends with Shooter. And he’s a musical genius. Shooter, he kind of reminds me of The Dude from ‘The Big Lebowski’… But we have this different vibe where I don’t have to really tell him what I’m thinking. I didn’t know this, but he was a fan of what I did growing up, also underneath his father, Waylon Jennings. So he adds a completely different element.”

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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

Marilyn Manson Finishing Up New Album

Marilyn Manson is apparently heading to Shooter Jennings‘ studio to “finish [his] new album.” The singer confirmed the news in the below Instagram post. This isn’t the first time Manson and Jennings have worked together. The two previously collaborated on a cover of David Bowie‘s “Cat People“.

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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Marilyn Manson Joins Kris Kristofferson Onstage In Los Angeles, CA

Marilyn Manson joined Kris Kristofferson onstage during his January 20 show at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. You can see footage of them performing Kristofferson’s “Why Me” with Tanya Tucker, Shooter Jennings, and Dennis Quaid below: