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Guns N' Roses Bassist Duff McKagan to Release New Book 'How to Be a Man (and Other Illusions)' in May

by Shawn Christ   Jan 5, 2015 09:55 AM EST

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As bassist for Guns N' Roses, once dubbed "the most dangerous band in the world," Duff McKagan has done some serious living. The artist has never been shy about his decadent years - he released a tell-all memoir, It's So Easy and Other Lies, in 2012. The bassist is planning a new book based on some of the columns he wrote over a five-year period for the Seattle Weekly. How to Be a Man (and Other Illusions) is due out May 12, Blabbermouth reports.

McKagan outlined the book's content last year.

"I had a column for the Seattle Weekly for five years, and there was one column that was called 'How To Be A Man,' and it was kind of tongue in cheek; it was really tongue in cheek," he said. "And I got a book deal from that column. It's a how-to guide of things I've learned about life - being a dad, being a husband and being in a rock band. And it's, like, a city guide in it, but a very tongue-in-cheek city guide; like, how I see cities. It's got all kinds of stuff. And other stories. And hopefully it's gonna be a funny book."

According to the book's synopsis, McKagan will use his personal experiences that led to his own "American Dream of marrying a supermodel, raising a family, and experiencing what it's like to be winked at by Prince" to give advice to everyone.

"An interviewer's favorite, McKagan's wisdom has been sought out on everything from financial planning and relationships to surviving the summer festival circuit and escaping a military coup. Expanding on his popular weekly columns in Seattle Weekly, Playboy.com, and ESPN.com, McKagan equips readers with the knowledge they need to rock fatherhood, manage their money, and remain a good dude in spite of it all."

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