GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Duff McKagan Working On First New Solo Album Since 1993
Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has been plenty busy with the band's reunion tour, but somehow found enough time to record his first solo album since 1993. McKagan has been working at Station House studios in Echo Park, California with producer Shooter Jennings on the record, which is expected out sometime in 2019.
It'll be interesting to see if McKagan uses any of the material from his unreleased 1999 record Beautiful Disease, and who he gets for the lineup. Here's what both McKagan and Jennings had to say about the record.
McKagan: “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. 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.”
Jennings: “From the first night we sat together at my piano hashing out arrangements of his songs, before going into the studio to record them, I felt it was a really important record that had to be heard.
“The songs have so much heart and are so musical that I could just hear all the arrangements immediately and I could really feel them.”
McKagan adds that the album is the sequel to his 2015 book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions).
[via Louder Sound]