[Cover photo credit to Charles Peterson]
Duff McKagan has shared the song “Lighthouse”, the title track from his third solo album, arriving on Friday, October 20th, 2023. The album will be available in multiple formats including CD, deluxe CD with fold-out photo print, cassette, standard black vinyl, and deluxe vinyl in a variety of colors, each with lithographs, booklet, sticker, and guitar pick. Signed versions and exclusive store versions will be available as well.
Duff McKagan comments:
The crashing….the cresting waves, the falling through of all that surrounds you. Life sometimes tosses us around, and we feel the want of comfort and the pull of home. A ship tossed like a toy through the Cape, sails ripped and the wood groaning with the scraping of its ballast….a soul trying with all its might to find peace and a center. Find a lighthouse. I have my lighthouse….its beacon swirling in the darkness with her warmth and promise of nurture, love, laughter, and all that is true. Won’t you be my lighthouse, give me light,…and bring me home.
For more than 40 years, Duff McKagan has been working in music, spanning a multitude of bands, tours, collaborations, and more. Now, with his new solo album he returns tot he role of singer/songwriter.
In 2019, McKagan opened his own recording studio. He spent much of the next two years working with longtime producer/collaborator Martin Feveyear (Mark Lanegan, Brandi Carlile), chipping away at a series of “intensely personal” new songs. Lighthouse now marks the first full-length collection born in McKagan’s studio.
Songs on the new album include “Hope” featuring veteran Paul McCartney drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. and melodic lead guitar from Slash, and “I Just Don’t Know”, featuring contributions from McKagan’s longtime friend, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains. The 11-song collection is further highlighted by an additional take on the title track, “Lighthouse (Reprise)” joined by Iggy Pop.