Duff McKagan and Shooter Jennings (Photo: Scott Dudelson)
Guns N’ Roses bassist/Seattle music icon Duff McKagan has been a busy man lately. In addition to taking part in GnR’s ongoing Not In This Lifetime tour, he found time to work on a new solo record with producer Shooter Jennings.
The album, which will be McKagan’s first full solo record since the release of his well-regarded 2015 book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), will be out sometime in 2019.
Based on McKagan’s words, it sounds like the album is a reaction of sorts to the current world we live in:
“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,” says McKagan. “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.”
Stay tuned for more!