Duff Mckagan Performs New Single ‘Longfeather’ On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Duff Mckagan Performs New Single ‘Longfeather’ On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan set the stage ablaze with an electrifying performance of his solo single “Longfeather” on the latest episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The blistering rendition showcased McKagan’s musical prowess and the dynamic energy embedded in his latest solo album, “Lighthouse,” released in October 2023 across various formats, including streaming, download, CD, cassette, and LP.

“Lighthouse” marks a significant departure for Duff McKagan as he unveils a more profound artistic spirit.

The album seamlessly blends acoustic elements with hard-edged rock ‘n’ roll, striking a perfect balance between introspective reflection and unbridled energy. The release was preceded by the title track, “Lighthouse,” unveiled last summer alongside an official visualizer, available on the Duff McKagan YouTube channel.

Following the success of “Lighthouse,” McKagan dropped the poignant “I Saw God On 10th Street,” accompanied by a visualizer that garnered praise from notable outlets such as Kerrang!, Revolver, and American Songwriter. The latest single, “Longfeather,” described by Revolver as “folky, elegiac,” comes with an official music video directed by Connor Ellmann, Kuj Durollari, and Arben Durollari, available for streaming on YouTube. Additionally, a video for the song “I Just Don’t Know (Feat. Jerry Cantrell)” is also accessible on YouTube.


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Duff McKagan’s music career began at the age of 15, contributing to influential bands like THE VAINS, THE FASTBACKS, THE LIVING, THE FARTZ, 10 MINUTE WARNING, and LOADED. His iconic role as a founding member of both GUNS N’ ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER solidified his place in rock history. Notably, McKagan’s solo career took a powerful turn with the release of his second solo album, “Tenderness,” in 2019. Produced by Shooter Jennings, the album tackled societal issues against an Americana-inspired backdrop, earning accolades from Loudwire and Rolling Stone.

Reflecting on the impact of McKagan’s song “Chip Away”

Even music legend Bob Dylan expressed admiration, stating,

“There’s a Duff McKagan song called ‘Chip Away’ that has profound meaning for me.” Dylan drew parallels between the song’s graphic nature and his own songwriting process, emphasizing the idea of chipping away to reveal the essence.

Beyond his musical endeavors, Duff McKagan is a New York Times best-selling author and co-hosts the popular SiriusXM radio show “Three Chords & The Truth” with Susan Holmes McKagan. He also contributes to a modern-day “Wrecking Crew,” collaborating on recent albums like Ozzy Osbourne’s “Ordinary Man” and Iggy Pop’s “Every Loser.” Additionally, McKagan is part of the IGGY POP & THE LOSERS lineup, making waves with a dynamic performance of “Frenzy” on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

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