Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duff McKagan is set to release a brand new solo EP How To Be A Man on May 12. The three-song offering features appearances by Izzy StradlinJerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), and Taz Bentley. The disc will be available for pre-order on May 5. The release goes in conjunction with McKagan’s new book How To Be A Man (and other illusions) which is due out on the Duff McKagansame day. The new memoir is the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed New York Times Best-Seller It’s So Easy (and other lies). The book is available for pre-order now via Amazon HERE. McKagan will support the book with a signing tour that kicks off on May 11 (see all dates below).

Duff McKagan was a member of Guns N’ Roses from 1985-1993. He played bass for Velvet Revolver from 2002-2008 with fellow GnR alums Slash and Matt Sorum. McKagan reunited with Guns N’ Roses in 2010, performing three songs with the band at the O2 Arena in London. Two months later, Duff McKagan’s Loaded supported Guns N’ Roses on two of their North American shows. In 2012, Duff performed with select members of Guns N’ Roses at the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He reunited with Axl Rose to perform five shows in South America with GnR last spring, filling in for current bassist Tommy Stinson. Duff’s band Walking Papers released their self-titled debut album in 2012 and were a featured act on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival in 2013 with Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, and others. – by Matt Bishop


Book Signing Tour Dates

5/11 – Ridgewood, NJ @ Bookends
5/12 – New York City @ The Strand Bookstore
5/13 – Long Island @ Book Revue
5/15 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Casino
5/16 – Ledyard, CT @ Foxwoods
5/17 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
5/22 – Los Angeles @ Book Soup


About Matt Bishop

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