Duff McKagan Wants To Write Definitive Alice in Chains Book

(Radio.com) Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan is currently on the promotional path for his latest book, How to Be a Man (and other illusions), but in an interview with Radio.com, he says he already is thinking of his next book.

Whereas his first two were very much about him: How to Be a Man features different chapters of advice, taking stories from his time in Guns, Velvet Revolver, Walking Papers, the Kings of Chaos and as a solo artist; his first book, It's So Easy: And Other Lies was his memoirs.

But his next one will focus on a legendary band of which he counts himself as a fan and friend. "I hope [How to Be a Man] is just my second book in a string of 10," he tells Radio.com. "I actually hope to write the Alice in Chains book next."

He certainly has an interesting vantage point to write the story from: although Guns N' Roses was very much an L.A. band, McKagan himself is from Seattle (and lives there today). He's good friends with Alice's guitarist/leader Jerry Cantrell; a chapter in the book details their friendship and mutual fandom of their beloved Seattle Seahawks). McKagan's current band Walking Papers toured with Alice In Chains a few summers ago, and McKagan's bandmate in Walking Papers, drummer Barrett Martin, was bandmates with late Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley in the short-lived band Mad Season. Read more here.

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