If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Gosh, it’s so hard to be a man, but those guys in Guns N’ Roses sure make it look so easy,” well, you’re in luck! Twelve-year classic-lineup GNR bassist Duff McKagan wrote a book called How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), and it hits shelves on May 12th. As McKagan told Total Rock Radio (via Rolling Stone):
I had a column for the Seattle Weekly for five years, and there was one column that was called ‘How To Be A Man,’ and it was kind of tongue in cheek; it was really tongue in cheek. And I got a book deal from that column. It’s a how-to guide of things I’ve learned about life — being a dad, being a husband and being in a rock band. And it’s, like, a city guide in it, but a very tongue-in-cheek city guide; like, how I see cities. It’s got all kinds of stuff. And other stories. And hopefully it’s gonna be a funny book.
The original January 10, 2013 column included such gems as “Learn how to fight,” “Save it for your girl,” “Don’t road-rage,” “Don’t be a pussy,” and “Be the man: Be a good example, even if you’ve got to fake it.” Are we sure McKagan isn’t satirizing Kid Rock here?