By Brian Ives
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan is currently on the promotional path for his latest book, How to Be a Man (and other illusions), but in an interview with Radio.com, he says he already is thinking of his next book.
Whereas his first two were very much about him: How to Be a Man features different chapters of advice, taking stories from his time in Guns, Velvet Revolver, Walking Papers, the Kings of Chaos and as a solo artist; his first book, It’s So Easy: And Other Lies was his memoirs.
But his next one will focus on a legendary band of which he counts himself as a fan and friend.
“I hope [How to Be a Man] is just my second book in a string of 10,” he tells Radio.com. “I actually hope to write the Alice in Chains book next.”
He certainly has an interesting vantage point to write the story from: although Guns N’ Roses was very much an L.A. band, McKagan himself is from Seattle (and lives there today). He’s good friends with Alice’s guitarist/leader Jerry Cantrell; a chapter in the book details their friendship and mutual fandom of their beloved Seattle Seahawks). McKagan’s current band Walking Papers toured with Alice In Chains a few summers ago, and McKagan’s bandmate in Walking Papers, drummer Barrett Martin, was bandmates with late Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley in the short-lived band Mad Season.