VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan's wife, model and swimwear designer Susan Holmes, revealed via Twitter that Duff has just returned from New York City where "he met and was wooed [by] 13 of the best book publishers" regarding the U.S. release of his upcoming book.In a May 2009 interview with TimesRecordNews, McKagan said that his book will be about his life's adventures and experiences. "I just started writing," he said at the time. "We'll see how it goes, maybe up to 10,000 words and then I'll actually sit down and read it and see if it's going in the right direction. I like writing, and I don't take myself too seriously, so it should be interesting." A sample of Duff's writing which may, or may not, end up in the forthcoming book can be found at SeattleWeekly.com. DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED has parted ways with Century Media Records after releasing one EP (2008's "Wasted Heart") and one full-length album (2009's "Sick") through the label. According to the group, "We have been writing [new material] and it's is going fantastic. We have a shitload of songs demoed and now we are just looking for a lovely place for these songs to call home!" "The addition of Isaac Carpenter [LOUDERMILK, GOSLING, OURS, THE EXIES] on drums has taken us to some amazing places and we can't wait for you all to hear them... soon!" DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED's next live performance will take place on February 26 at the D&R Theatre in Aberdeen, Washington. Carpenter joined DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED as the replacement for Geoff Reading, who left the band last year. "Sick" was released in North America on April 7,2009 via Century Media Records. An e-card for the CD, which was produced by Martin Feveyear (PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, KINGS OF LEON), is available at this location. In addition to McKagan and Carpenter, LOADED features bassist Jeff Rouse (VENDETTA RED, ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE) and guitarist Mike Squires (ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE).