Sean Kinney and Duff McKagan to co-host a radio show
No details yet on when and where the show will air, but you can ask the pair a question for a segment entitled “Random Stuff With Sean & Duff.”
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.
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.
From Duff McKagan’s Seattle Weekly column on Tuesday’s Nevermind Live show at the Experience Music Project:
There was a tension at EMP on Tuesday. A tension caused by what I believe to be a collective fear of “Is this the right thing to do?” I could see it in the artists’ faces backstage. I could see it in the audience’s faces when I came out sidestage. I saw it in my own face when I looked in the mirror. The only guy who seemed totally at ease, and full of grace and calm, was Krist Novoselic, Nirvana’s stalwart bassist and a special guest on the night’s bill.
I literally forgot the words to “Lithium” right as my band went onstage. Yes. I was freaked out. But I saw Krist sending a big smile from the side of the stage. It gave me the confidence to ask the crowd to help me sing. They did. I think that is all that was needed, too. The audience sang the whole damn song, and thankfully, very loudly. Suddenly, it seemed like old-school Seattle again.
Read the whole piece here. (Photo: EMP/Christopher Nelson)