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Duff McKagan working on new solo album, due out in 2019

Credit: Scott DudelsonGuns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan is releasing a new solo album in 2019.

The album, recorded with producer Shooter Jennings in between GNR's Not in This Lifetime reunion tour dates, is described as the "musical follow-up" to McKagan's 2015 book, How to Be a Man (and Other Illusions), which was accompanied by a three-track EP.

"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 explains. "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," he continues. "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."

McKagan previously recorded two solo albums, though his 1999 effort Beautiful Disease was shelved and never released. He also did three albums with his solo band Loaded, the most recent of which was 2011's The Taking.

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