Duff McKagan talks gun control, misunderstood ’80s lyrics, and new music

Published On May 10, 2019 » By »

Some people might be surprised that the man who penned the infamous lyrics to the Appetite for Destruction track “It’s So Easy” would release a song inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, or might find I ironic that a man who first came to fame in a band called Guns N’ Roses would write a protest song about gun control. But on his Shooter Jennings-produced solo album of sociopolitical commentary, Tenderness, Duff McKagan does just that. Here, the legendary rock bassist sits down with me for a frank and wide-ranging conversation.

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