Sunday, January 4, 2015

Duff McKagan to publish new book How To Be A Man

Duff McKagan will publish a new book, “How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)”, on May 12.

The project sees the bassist share the wisdom he gained on the path to superstardom—from his time with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver to getting sober after a life of hard living to achieving his personal American Dream of marrying a supermodel, raising a family, and experiencing what it’s like to be winked at by Prince.

McKagan shared some insight into the book’s development last year, telling TotalRock Radio: “I had a column for the Seattle Weekly for five years, and there was one column that was called 'How To Be A Man', and it was kind of tongue in cheek; it was really tongue in cheek. And I got a book deal from that column.”

“It's a how-to guide of things I've learned about life — being a dad, being a husband and being in a rock band. And it's, like, a city guide in it, but a very tongue-in-cheek city guide; like, how I see cities. It's got all kinds of stuff. And other stories. And hopefully it's gonna be a funny book."

“How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)” follows McKagan’s 2012 memoir, “It's So Easy (And Other Lies)”, which debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers List in the No. 17 spot.

On January 30, McKagan and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will perform with Mad Season featuring Mike McCready of Pearl Jam along with the Seattle Symphony orchestra at a special 'Sonic Evolution' concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall.

Now in its fourth year, Sonic Evolution creates a bridge between the Symphony and Seattle’s reputation as launching pad for some of the most creative musicians on the popular music scene.

See also:

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