Duff McKagan Remembers Scott Weiland, Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, Prince on New Solo Album

Watch an exclusive live performance of "Feel"
Duff McKagan
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Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan traveled the world to find inspiration for the songs on his new solo album. The title track and others on Tenderness came from a realization that the 55-year-old had while on tour: if you turn off the news and social media, you may find that people are getting along just fine.

But the stripped-down album also tackles the tough issues that exist in the U.S. and beyond like homelessness and opioid addiction. There’s also a song that was inspired by the losses of McKagan’s former Velvet Revolver bandmate Scott Weiland, Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell and Prince.

“I’ve had bouts of depression; I understand what it’s about,” McKagan told RADIO.COM. “That song just happened in three minutes.”

Listen to an exclusive live performance of “Feel” below.

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