While we wait for GNR to record new music together, we have solo albums from Slash, and an upcoming solo album from Duff McKagan. The GNR bassist recruited the son of the late Waylon Jennings to produce the album. Shooter Jennings' influence shows in this Southern Rock-tinged song "Tenderness."
Duff McKagan told Loudwire the following about the song: “The real point of ‘Tenderness’ is not for me to be some damn politician or some other voice to add to what is already way too much noise,” McKagan says. “This is a song of unity and peace…and I want this record to be a meditation and to bring maybe some healing, if that is not too high-handed or lofty of a goal...As a father, I must say and do something now…because I love my girls and my wife, and I love my country, and I feel I must be strong and use my voice now, do it while I am able, or perhaps never get a chance ever again.” (Loudwire)