The bassist, his former Guns N’ Roses bandmate Izzy Stradlin, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell and Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga have recorded three tracks which will be released on the same day (12May15) as his new book, How to Be a Man.

MCKagan’s second book was inspired by his Seattle Weekly newspaper column.

The rocker says, "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."

There's no word yet on his new band's name or if MCKagan and company will be performing live in the near future.