Beautiful Disease

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Beautiful Disease
Studio album by
GenreHard rock, punk rock
ProducerNoel Golden
Duff McKagan chronology
Believe In Me
Beautiful Disease

Beautiful Disease was to be the second solo album released by then ex-Guns N' Roses's bassist Duff McKagan in 1999. However, it was shelved after a merger between McKagan's parent label Polygram and Universal.[2]


In the studio, Duff recorded all instruments and vocals on the album, by himself, with the addition of guests Mike Bordin and ex-Guns N' Roses members Slash and Izzy Stradlin.[3] On tour, McKagan was joined by Dez Cadena of Black Flag, Taz Bentley of the Burden Brothers and Michael Barragan of Plexi.[4]

Live versions of most of the songs (including some outtakes like "Ridin' Home", which was also co-written by Izzy Stradlin) were eventually released on Loaded's Episode 1999: Live live album. A different version of "Mezz" can be found on the record McKagan made with 10 Minute Warning in 1998. This alternative version has different lyrics and a different vocal melody.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Duff McKagan, except where noted.

  1. "Seattlehead" - 4:17
  2. "Who's To Blame" - 2:06
  3. "Superman" - 3:12
  4. "Song For Beverly" - 4:33
  5. "Put You Back" (Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin) - 3:24
  6. "Shinin' Down" (Al Bloch) - 2:54
  7. "Missing You" (Duff McKagan, Michael Barragan) - 4:52
  8. "Hope" - 4:32
  9. "Holiday" (Al Bloch) - 2:22
  10. "Then And Now" (Duff McKagan, Paul Solger) - 4:10
  11. "Rain" - 4:17
  12. "Beautiful Disease" (Duff McKagan, Eddie Hewlett) - 2:43
  13. "Mezz" - 4:42


Studio personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Slash - lead guitar on "Hope" and "Mezz"[3]
  • Izzy Stradlin - rhythm guitar on "Put You Back"[5]
  • Mike Bordin - drums
  • Michael Barragan - rhythm guitar on "Missing you", "Who's to Blame" and "Then and Now", Moog Prodigy on "Missing you"
  • Norm Block - drums on "Missing you", "Who's to Blame" and "Then and Now".

Touring personnel[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "".
  2. ^ Oliveira, Daniel (June 1999). "Duff McKagan Interview". Hard Force Magazine.
  3. ^ a b Harr, Dan (May 15, 2013). "Gun For Hire: Slash the Sideman". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Episode 1999: Live (booklet). Loaded. Pimp Records. 1999.
  5. ^ "Beautiful Disease Articles". Retrieved May 24, 2017.