Release Date: May 31, 2019
Record label: Hip-O
While his bandmates in Guns N' Roses brought the sleaze, swagger, and rock & roll decadence, bassist Duff McKagan was always the punk component. If that meant pushing the band to do a Misfits cover or channeling Johnny Thunders on the rare song where he provided lead vocals, McKagan always brought an energy to the mixture that made GN'R stand out from the legions of interchangeable hair metal acts. This punk edge stayed with the iconic bassist in the years that followed, be it on his scrappy solo albums in the '90s or in edgy riffing with Velvet Revolver.