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Hey folks ... we can not, definitely, expect any more ROCK N 'ROLL from these guys ... look ...

 

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GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan says that his upcoming solo album will consist of "observational songs" that find him "pointing out out some things" that he has noticed over the course of the last few years of touring.

McKagan began recording the album back in March 2018 with producer Shooter Jennings. The two worked out of Station House studios, located in Echo Park, California, writing and recording in between McKagan's tour with seminal rock band GUNS N' ROSES and the release of Jennings's eponymous album, "Shooter".

The album will be McKagan's musical follow-up to 2015's best-selling book, "How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)".

Speaking to Thomann Music at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, Duff said about the genesis of his new solo record: "I've written a couple of books. And this last tour that I was just on was two and a half years [long], and we traveled around the world, like, four times. And it was a very interesting time. The last two and a half years has been interesting in England, interesting in America [and] interesting in the rest of the rest of the world as well. And I'm a history reader. All I do, really, is just read every night. I like being informed, I like traveling, talking to people and knowing what the lay of the land is wherever I go. And it's evolved over the 30 years that I've been traveling. It interests me. Instead of writing a book about that, which is what I was thinking of doing, especially the climate that we've evolved into — sort of more divided… This has happened many times before. History repeats itself, but people get pretty [worked] up not realizing this has happened before.

"So I wrote these little vignettes that were gonna be starts of stories I was gonna write about, but they became songs," he continued. "[They're] kind of observational songs… And I'm really proud of it. It's like another book for me. It's a launching of a book as opposed to… It's not a rock record, so I don't know if people will be surprised or not. But I thought it was important for me now as a father and a citizen…

"I've read so many goddamn books on history, and I still do, that I thought maybe it's time for me to just point out some things that I've observed," Duff added. "Not pointing fingers at anybody, 'cause that does no good. I feel like I have a voice that I can kind of say, 'This has happened before. Here's what happened then. It's happening again. Let's not fall for it again.'"


 

 

Full article here:

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/duff-mckagan-on-new-solo-album-its-not-a-rock-record/

 

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Considering Duff is responsible for lyrical and musical monstrosity called So Fine, I can safely say I don`t give a fuck.

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"Not pointing fingers at anybody, 'cause that does no good. I feel like I have a voice that I can kind of say, 'This has happened before. Here's what happened then. It's happening again. Let's not fall for it again.'" -Duff, referencing chinese democracy 2

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3 hours ago, Major Mayhem said:

"Not pointing fingers at anybody, 'cause that does no good. I feel like I have a voice that I can kind of say, 'This has happened before. Here's what happened then. It's happening again. Let's not fall for it again.'" -Duff, referencing chinese democracy 2

new title idea: Antidisestablishmentarianism

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21 hours ago, auad said:

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan says that his upcoming solo album will consist of "observational songs" that find him "pointing out out some things" that he has noticed over the course of the last few years of touring.

 

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It will be a spoken word album where Duff shows off his 8th-grade level education and demonstrates his reading prowess, as he reads aloud his mundane articles from the Seattle Newspaper.  

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On 1/30/2019 at 5:31 PM, popcorn's snare said:

It will be a spoken word album where Duff shows off his 8th-grade level education and demonstrates his reading prowess, as he reads aloud his mundane articles from the Seattle Newspaper.  

It would be more enjoyable if crackhead steve slurred his way through it.  Then, I might download for the lulz

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This does sort of point to GNR never going back to street rock n roll. They aren’t sleazebags anymore and don’t pretend to be like other bands. They seem more comfortable with grunge bands than Motely Crue. It will be very hard to capture the wildness of AFD again or even the mania of UYI. Axl was less unhinged on CD. Even if Izzy came back he’s not writing lyrics like Mr Brownstone anymore. Most of his solo record stuff was either about going his own way or riding his bike or Axl advice like Bleedin’. 

 

I guess maybe people want a Different Kind of Truth. Pump meets Razor’s Edge type album. Guns never made hard rock product really. 

 

This track is acoustic. 

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13 hours ago, deelowbrown said:

Fucking torn, because I dig Shooter Jennings (Gunslinger, anyone? Top 10 all time for me), so hos involvement with this steaming pile has me distraught

Same.

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41 minutes ago, Ragnar said:

"Blackened days, we`ve lost our way, so gather round". so deep, profound and meaningful :lol::novembersnow:

Let Papa Duff put his wisdom in you.

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