NFL video: Seattle rock legends Duff McKagan and Jerry Cantrell discuss the magic of their city and how that unique civic character has rubbed off on both Seattle’s music scene and football team.
Duff McKagan interviews Alice in Chains about The Devil Put Dinosaurs here.
Danny Bland, of Cat Butt/Dwarves/Best Kissers in the World fame, has a novel coming out this summer via Fantagraphics. The audio book sounds particularly exciting:
An exclusive roster of legendary artists, musicians, actors and friends have lent their support and donated their talent by reading and recording chapters of the book including Dave Alvin (Blasters, Knitters), Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers), Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses), Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy, American Splendor), Blag Dahlia (Dwarves), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers), John Doe (X, Knitters), Jacob Pitts (actor, Justified), Damien Echols (West Memphis Three), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age), Rob Delaney (comic, Twitter superstar), Lou Beach (author, artist), Steve Earle (singer, songwriter, actor), Mark Boone Jr. (Sons of Anarchy), Aimee Mann (singer, songwriter, actress), Marc Maron (WTF podcast), John Sinclair (White Panther Party, MC5 manager), Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects, The Walking Dead), Mark Arm (Mudhoney) and others t.b.a., with a portion of the proceeds benefiting MusicCares, a non-profit organization helping musicians and roadies gain sobriety and obtain medical care.
RollingStone.com: Eddie Vedder Joins Guns N’ Roses and Jack White at Bridge School Benefit
Watch video of Vedder’s performance here.
New band featuring ex-Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan. Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready makes a special appearance on the album.
Walking Papers - “Two Tickets and a Room,” featuring Jeff Angell, Barrett Martin, and Duff McKagan. Album release October 2nd.
Trailer for The Taking, a 10-part film starring Duff McKagan’s Loaded and featuring appearances by Seattle luminaries such as Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney, the Fastbacks’ Kim Warnick and Kurt Bloch, and Presidents of the United States of America’s Chris Ballew. More info here.
Mark Lanegan and Duff McKagan perform a cover of the Leaving Trains’ “Creeping Coastline of Lights” at the MusiCares Map Fund Benefit in L.A. last night.
Mike McCready’s band Shadow and Duff McKagan’s Loaded performing Mad Season’s “River of Deceit” in Costa Rica Friday.