Guns N’ Roses Bassist Duff McKagan Reveals How He Could’ve Joined Soundgarden!

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Duff McKagan Talks Soundgarden in New MusiCares Interview

In a new MusiCares interview, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan discussed being in Seattle during the formative years of its alternative music scene, and how he thinks he could have maybe joined Soundgarden eventually had he stayed.

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For the first time ever, we’re hosting the Concert For Recovery in Seattle tomorrow night at the @showbox! @GunsnRoses #bassist @officialduffmckagan shares some stories from his time performing in the tight knit Seattle #music scene and how much the city means to him.

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“A lot of drugs had hit this area in around 1981 or 1982. I was getting at an age, 19, where it was either put up or shut up. There were so many drugs in this town, and it permeated our poor little scene. I was at this job as a cook and Bruce Pavitt was a cook. I said, ‘I’m going to go to LA. I think it’s my only chance to do something.’ I should have stayed here, I would have been in Soundgarden maybe. I always think that.”

He also discussed later bonding with Kim Thayil in the 90’s.

“As soon as I could, I bought a house back home in the early 90’s, and I got to really watch this scene here, and meet a lot of new players. I met a lot of people through Mike McCready. I got to know Mark Lanegan from the Screaming Trees. Mark had a nice solo career going, I got to play on some of his records.

Going to Sonics games, me and Kim Thayil. There’s this league called the NBA, we used to have a team calls the Sonics, they were the best. They are actually undefeated this season, you notice that? No losses. So Kim and I would go to Sonics games.”

Constantine Moroulis Gives a New Interview Talking About Steven Adler

According to extremely credible news site Alternative Nation, Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler’s new singer Constantine Maroulis was recently interviewed on the Appetite For Distortion podcast.

“They should send Steven a truck of them so he can sign them at shows in a gold sharpie that I will hand him, and we will take pictures in front of it, like I have anything to do with it. I will be like totally, totally, this is my box set, it’s not a big deal. They’re like no, that’s your dick in a box, that’s not the box set, that’s just your dick.

But yeah, they should send Steven a truckload of them, and he should be promoting it as well. I think this is a story about redemption. Those are his brothers who he grew up with, and they are betraying him right now. He’s going to prove to them that A. we sound better than them and B. it’s not Guns N’ Roses without Steven Adler on drums.”

Listen to the full interview here