Velvet Revolver (and ex-Guns N' Roses) bassist Duff McKagan has just finished recording a new album with his side project, Duff McKagan's Loaded. Writing in his regular column for Seattle Weekly, McKagan announced that the band had not only recorded an album over the summer, but that they had done so without Martin Feveyear, who had produced the band's first two records.
"Martin is not only our producer," said the lanky bassist, "but one of my dearest friends, and I can probably speak for the other fellas in the band when I state that this was a very tough decision for us. Martin totally understood and told us to make a great record."
The album, instead, was produced by veteran Terry Date (Soundgarden, Pantera, Dream Theater). McKagan said that Date had offered his services just before Loaded were about to record which was an offer too good to refuse. He mused, "When Terry Date wants to do your record, you run and not walk straight to that man."
McKagan said the band is currently searching for a label, offering a parting shot at the group's previous home, Century Media Records.
"We hope to find Loaded a label home that will do our record a bit more justice this time around. There is not a group of guys anywhere who deserve more reciprocation from a like-minded, hard-working record company."
Thanks for the report to Michael Wright, Gibson.com