Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan spoke in an interview with Thomass Music at NAMM 2019, and revealed a major update about his upcoming solo album.
He said that ‘it’s not a rock record’. On how he decided to make new solo album, he said:
“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. [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. 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.'”
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McKagan’s solo album will be released in 2019. Click here to another details.