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LISTEN: Snippet of GN'R Duff McKagan's new solo track

New 21/02/2019

Guns' and Roses bassist, Duff McKagan has teased fans by releasing a snippet of his new sounds, taken from his upcoming solo album.

The 40-second video features a dramatic piano-led piece featuring the lyrics - "Blackened days, we’ve lost our way, so gather round". 

You can listen to the full clip below.

McKagan has been working with producer Shooter Jennings at Station House Studios in Echo Park, California, to record this still-untitled album. The video also announces that McKagan will be playing shows in Philadelphia and Washington DC at the end of May.

Said to be a musical sequel to McKagan's 2015 book, 'How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)', Duff says that he wrote many articles about historical locations he had visited during the last tour. 

"People kept asking if that was going to be the focus of my next book," he claims." He adds, "But an unseen and irrepressible force guided me to write little vignettes of reflective prose… little instant-reactions."

He explains that "the heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide" he had experienced over the last two and a half years while travelling around the world had "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.”