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Watch Duff McKagan & Krist Novoselic Play “Sweet Child O’ Mine” Together

Nirvana and Guns N’ Roses famously didn’t like each other, mostly owing to a backstage spat between Axl Rose and Kurt Cobain at the 1992 VMAs. But Duff McKagan and Krist Novoselic were never going to keep that feud going; they’ve got too much in common. They’re both bass players, both relatively mellow and level-headed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2015 - 10:34 am

Watch Grunge Supergroups Mad Season & Temple Of The Dog Reunite In Seattle

Two grunge supergroups reunited in their home base of Seattle last night for a special concert called Sonic Evolution. Mad Season performed for the first time in 20 years with a lineup consisting of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Guns ‘N Roses’ Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin, and the Seattle Symphony. Cornell and McKaga… More »

By: James Rettig / January 31, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Duff McKagan Wrote An Advice Book Called How To Be A Man

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Gosh, it’s so hard to be a man, but those guys in Guns N’ Roses sure make it look so easy,” well, you’re in luck! Twelve-year classic-lineup GNR bassist Duff McKagan wrote a book called How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), and it hits shelves on May… More »

By: Peter Helman / January 5, 2015 - 11:56 am

Watch Lookalikes Chad Smith And Will Ferrell Cover The Rolling Stones At Charity Show

Back in May, lookalikes Chad Smith and Will Ferrell staged a charity drum-off on The Tonight Show, but it looks like their competition isn’t over yet. Last night in Seattle, Ferrell was hosting a benefit event for Cancer For College and, as promised, the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer showed up to “settle the score… More »

By: James Rettig / September 20, 2014 - 10:33 am

Supergroup Dead Men Walking Features Members Of The Damned, Guns N’ Roses, Stray Cats, The Alarm … And Fred Armisen

A large supergroup calling itself Dead Men Walking has announced it will play a one-off show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on 9/14. The core members of the group are Captain Sensible of the Damned, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, and Mike Peters of the Alarm, though the show will also feature… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 5, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Duff McKagan To Temporarily Rejoin Guns N’ Roses

Besides Axl Rose, the Guns N’ Roses that has been touring with in recent years includes none of the original members responsible for the band’s classic 1987 debut Appetite For Destruction. (Incidentally, I watched the inverse of that lineup — all the original members minus Axl — perform at the Rock & Roll Hall Of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 2, 2014 - 10:06 am

Watch St. Vincent Save A Tax Lawyer’s Career On Portlandia

Annie Clark has been through Portlandia before to model a sexy new police uniform, and as promised, she’s back on IFC’s indie-rock-friendly sketch show for Season 4. Below, in a preview of this week’s episode, watch Ms. St. Vincent step up to the plate to help save Carrie Brownstein’s Hard Rock Café-loving tax lawyer boyfriend… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014 - 11:07 am

Watch Seahawks Fans Chris Cornell, Macklemore, Ann Wilson Get Psyched For The Super Bowl

As you might have heard, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will square off in the Super Bowl this Sunday at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Bruno Mars and RHCP will be there, (probably) not performing “Abracadabralifornia” at halftime. They aren’t the only rock stars who’ll be in the house: Ezra Koenig said he’s going,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 31, 2014 - 10:53 am

Jeff Tweedy, Josh Homme, Tunde Adebimpe To Appear In Portlandia Season 4

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s hipster-skewering/celebrating sketch comedy series Portlandia returns to IFC for its fourth season on 2/27/14, and as usual the guest list is long and impressive. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, and TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe are among the many rock stars set to appear… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Watch Long-Lost Postal Service Audition Footage

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely good at this sort of thing, to make them a pretty amazing video. Scharpling’s video purports to be the lost 2002 footage that led Ben Gibbard to join Jimmy Tamborello’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am

Jane’s Addiction Hires Duff McKagan

In the ongoing game of ’90s Senior League musical (velvet) revolving chairs, G N’ R vet and Duffonomics columnist Duff McKagan’s replaced Eric Avery as Jane’s Addiction’s bassist. (Instead of heading to Reading/Leeds with Axl & Co.) Get the details at janesaddiction.org. More »

By: brandon / April 1, 2010 - 12:36 pm