Duff McKagan On Whether He Has Regrets About The Guns N’ Roses Song “It’s So Easy” In #MeToo Era!

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Duff Mckagan Chats About His New Album In An Interview With The Build Series

Duff McKagan stopped by the Build Series last week to chat about his new record for about a half hour. He discussed the 80’s and whether he had a different way of looking at things or regrets with the #MeToo era. He said the following (transcribed by GNR Central)

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“Not at all and I’ll tell you why because the 80’s was a totally different time and that’s not an excuse I’m saying it was a totally different time if you’ve ever read about the 1920’s Berlin this open time when women were as free to fulfill their needs as much has men and were as agressive as men and everything were more open and it wasn’t necessarily aggression it was let’s just have some fun and that’s the 80’s so you can’t compare now to then. Even songs like “It’s So Easy” there’s a lot of humor in that song because that song was written when nobody knew our band. Nobody knew who we were we were not everything was not so easy. Everything was extremely hard you get into a fight and you always win you know which didn’t happen.  It was always this fantasy song There was a lot of humor in it and i think our original fans at the beginning of the band got the humor of the song when it was originally written when we were playing 3 people. The 80’s were such a different time than now.”

Duff McKagan has announced the following North America and Europe Tour Dates for his solo record Tenderness, which his due out on May 31, 2019


Thursday 30 May: TLA, Philadelphia, PA USA
Friday 31 May: City Winery, Washington, DC USA
Saturday 1 June: City Winery, Boston, MA USA
Monday 3 June: Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Thursday 6 June 2019 : Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL USA
Saturday 8 June 2019: Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN USA
Monday 10 June 2019: Historic Scoot Inn, Austin, TX USA
Thursday 13 June 2019: El Rey, Los Angeles, CA USA
Friday 14 June 2019: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA USA
Saturday 15 June 2019: Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR USA
Sunday 16 June 2019: Showbox Presents, Seattle, WA USA.

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Thursday 22 August: Stodola, Warsaw POLAND
Friday 23 August: Astra, Berlin GERMANY
Saturday 24 August: Blue Moon Festival, Amsterdam HOLLAND
Monday 26 August: Gloria, Cologne GERMANY
Tuesday 27 August: Alte Feurwache, Mannheim GERMANY
Thursday 29 August: Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
Saturday 31 August: Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin EIRE
Sunday 1 September 2019: Academy, Manchester UK
Tuesday 3 September: Le Trabendo, Paris FRANCE
Wednesday 4 September: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BELGIUM
Friday 6 September: Dynamo, Zurich SWITZERLAND
Sunday 8 September: Santeria Club, Milan ITALY.