Duff McKagan Announces Third Solo Album, “Lighthouse”
After releasing an EP in May, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has announced his next full-fledged album will drop on October 20th. Lighthouse will be his third solo effort featuring guests Slash, Abe Laboriel Jr., Jerry Cantrell, and more.
McKagan’s website states that the album sees him “baring more of his artistic spirit than ever before,” adding that it will fuse acoustic and hard rock to find the “sweet spot between soul-searching reflection and pure energy.” The bassist himself shared this statement:
“The crashing….the cresting waves, the falling through of all that surrounds you. Life sometimes tosses us around, and we feel the want of comfort and the pull of home. A ship tossed like a toy through the Cape, sails ripped and the wood groaning with the scraping of its ballast….a soul trying with all its might to find peace and a center. Find a lighthouse. I have my lighthouse….its beacon swirling in the darkness with her warmth and promise of nurture, love, laughter, and all that is true. Won’t you be my lighthouse, give me light,…and bring me home.”
Check out the title track: