Songwriters on Process Podcast EP. 81

8 November 2023

Duff McKagan’s latest solo album Lighthouse is dedicated to Cormac McCarthy, which is no surprise given the importance McKagan places on reading. The Guns N’ Roses bassist reads without fail every day, so you get some great book recommendations in this episode of the podcast. McKagan doesn’t just read for pleasure; he reads to make himself a better person. There’s a great post on his Insta page of McKagan in the stacks at the Library of Congress, and he is one happy man in that photo.

You’ll also learn in this episode why McKagan still has to write lyrics on a Blackberry, how he wrote one song in his head while carrying his dog, and why the New York Times crossword is a part of his daily ritual.

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