Duff McKagan is a founding member of both Guns 'n' Roses and Velvet Revolver. He has sold over 100 million albums in his career. The Taking is the brand new studio album from Duff McKagan's Loaded. The album features 11 new songs, which continue the band's trademark blend of hard rock with a punk edginess that makes them instantly identifiable. The songs were written over a period of time in late 2009/early 2010 and the band went into the studio in August 2010 with renowned rock producer Terry Date (Slipknot, Pantera etc). The result is Loaded's most accomplished and most hard hitting album to date.