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Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan Speaks On His Struggles With Panic Disorder On New Single “This Is The Song”


Guns N’ Roses bassist/vocalist Duff McKagan has honored Mental Health Awareness Month with the release of a new three-song EP. That effort features the title track “This Is The Song“, along with “Pass You By” and “It Can’t Come Too Soon” (feat. Shaina Sheperd).

This Is The Song” was inspired by McKagan‘s own experiences with panic disorder, he offered the following of it:

“‘This Is The Song‘ was written in the middle of a panic attack. I couldn’t breathe and couldn’t see straight, and lately, I have thankfully found my acoustic guitar as a refuge. If I just hold on to that guitar, play chords, and hum melodies, I can start to climb my way out of that hole. For those of you who have never experienced something like this, count yourselves blessed. To those of you who recognize what I am talking about: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!”

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