Beautiful Disease

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Beautiful Disease
Studio album by
ReleasedUnreleased[1]
Recorded1998–1999
GenreHard rock, punk rock
Length47:55
LabelUniversal
ProducerNoel Golden
Duff McKagan chronology
Believe In Me
(1993)
Beautiful Disease
(Unreleased)

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]

Overview[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Heretodaygonetohell.com".
  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". musicnewsnashville.com. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Episode 1999: Live (booklet). Loaded. Pimp Records. 1999.
  5. ^ "Beautiful Disease Articles". noonz.tripod.com. Retrieved May 24, 2017.