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Guns N Roses’ Duff McKagan signs to Concord Music Publishing

By | Published on Tuesday 3 March 2020

Duff McKagan

Guns N Roses bassist Duff McKagan has signed a new publishing administration deal with Concord Music. The agreement covers all of his past and future work.

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Duff to the Concord Music Publishing family of songwriters”, says Tom DeSavia, SVP A&R at the company.

“In addition to his well-earned reputation as one of rock n roll’s pre-eminent musicians”, DeSavia adds, “Duff’s musical DNA as a songwriter and artist runs deep, culling inspiration from his earliest punk and rock n roll beginnings, through his deep understanding and appreciation of pop, soul and American roots music. We’re THRILLED to become a part of his ongoing exploration of creativity”.

Quite a detailed and enthusiastic quote from Tom there. I wonder how Duff himself will match that. Well, here he goes… “I’m very excited to join Concord Music Publishing at this phase in my career”.

Yeah, that’s that then. As well as being a founder member of GNR, McKagan has worked on numerous other projects in his career – most recently co-writing a number of songs on Ozzy Osbourne’s new album ‘Ordinary Man’.