Duff was always the guy in Guns and Roses who embodied the punk spirit.
In a band that was in danger of overdosing on attitude his cup runneth over with the damn stuff.
It was the same deal in Velvet Revolver.
So it's no surprise that when he does step forward into the spotlight that he carries that attitude over into his take on how rock music should be played.
Whether it's a track that is drenched in the sweat and abandon of the pit, or one that reaches out to fill stadiums there's a common thread that runs through it all, and that common thread is Duff himself.
Not a bad thing for an artist to be able to do. To stamp that personal seal of recognition on whatever they create.
The glory days of rock music may well be in the past, but music is cyclical, and if Duff continues to release albums of this standard then he will be in a prime position to reap the rewards when it comes back around again.
Nothing shady about this at all.
Good solid rockin' for the masses and well worth investing in if your tastes lean towards harder edged party time rock and roll.