Duff McKagan Announces New Solo Album
Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has revealed he’s putting the final touches on a new solo album that is set to be released in the coming year. Produced by Shooter Jennings, the record is inspired by McKagan’s experiences touring with the reunited Guns N’ Roses over the last few years. He also calls it a “musical follow-up” to his 2015 book How to Be a Man (and Other Illusions).
“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,” McKagan told Rolling Stone. “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.”
Not counting his band, Loaded, McKagan has not had a solo album since 1993’s Believe In Me. A release date for his upcoming LP has not been set, as he notes he’s putting on the finishing touches. Guns N’ Roses will be on tour until December 8th.