Guns N’ Roses‘ Duff McKagan has announced his third solo album, Lighthouse, which is set to drop on October 20. As a preview, McKagan released the title track of the album.
“Won’t you be my lighthouse?” he sings on the track. “Give me sight and lead me on/Oh, shine on me, my lighthouse/And dry my aching bones.”
Lighthouse drops four years after McKagan’s sophomore solo LP, Tenderness.
“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,” McKagan wrote in a statement. “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.”
He continued, “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.”
Lighthouse features contributions from some of McKagan’s friends, including Slash and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr. on “Hope” and Alice in Chains‘ Jerry Cantrell on “I Just Don’t Know.” Iggy Pop joined McKagan on “Lighthouse (Reprise).”
(Photo: Charles Peterson)
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