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    Mon, 18 May 2009 11:43:53

    Duff McKagan wants you to get Loaded.

    On his new solo album with Loaded, Sick, he delivers thirteen hard rockin' anthems that are just as down and dirty as any of his Velvet Revolver output is. Putting down the bass and taking over guitar and vocals duties, Loaded shows another side of Duff. He's quite the rock and roll songwriter, and given his time in Velvet Revolver and Guns N' Roses, it all feels real.

    Duff shared his playlist with ARTISTdirect.com for this exclusive feature. Check out what he's spinning below.

    Duff McKagan's Playlist:

    1. The Gutter TwinsSaturnalia

    You want a record to be a journey from the beginning to end. The Gutter Twins made that record last year.

    2. Shiny Toy GunsWe Are Pilots

    They had a great record last year too!

    3. Katy Perry

    I'll take my oldest daughter to see some artists you wouldn't even associate me with like Katy Perry. [Katy] kissed a girl or whatever, and it's fine [Laughs]. We went to the gig at the Wiltern. It was an amazing gig, and she's really talented. She puts on a real show. Her band left the stage in the middle of the set, and it was just her and an acoustic guitar. I was like, "Oh she's a real player." She wrote that song and can play, to me, that means a lot.

    4. ZZ Top

    If I'm playing a lot of guitar or a lot of bass, I listen to the first two ZZ Top records a ton.

    5. Alice In Chains

    I've heard the new Alice in Chains. I don't own a copy, but I've heard demos [Laughs]. It's great! For me, it was awesome touring with the Alice guys. They're my friends. Sean [Kinney, Alice In Chains Drummer] and I had our motorcycles out together, and we rode all over the United States. They added a lot of levity to what could've been a bleak-all-the-time predicament we were in; Alice came in and brought a ton of humor to that thing.

    —Rick Florino

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