I happen to be completely envious of the folks over at the Seattle Weekly. Not only do they get to live in one of the coolest cities in the country, they get to report about its various goings-ons. I’d move to Seattle in a second if these dudes would give me a job, and find me a place to live. I love Seattle. I’m also jealous because the weekly newspaper’s secured former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan as a regular columnist.
In his most recent column, Duff mentions the fact that he recently played with Guns N’ Roses in England, and praised his replacement, Tommy Stinson.
“He is the guy who replaced me in Guns N’ Roses. But also for those of you who don’t know, Tommy is known to a lot of us music fans for his work in his first band, The Replacements,” Duff writes. “Our meeting last week was by no means the first time we have hung out. No, back in 1983, my band 10 Minute Warning opened for The Replacements right here in Seattle, at the long-defunct punk club Metropolis.”
Duff goes on to call Tommy “a great fucking guy, and I always come away glad when our paths have crossed over the years.” After that, Duff names his favorite Replacements songs, including “Kick Your Door Down,” “Left of the Dial,” and “I’ll Be You.”
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