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Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan Interviews Iggy Pop all in one gig," says McKagan of the man whose raw power and, judging In between cutting songs like "Butt Town" and "Pussy Power," the musicians solidified their relationship with . and the "I Got a Right" single would consistently earn one penny. Duff McKagan discusses life after Guns N' Roses and the launch of his band Walking Papers in his 'How to Be a Man' book. Start by marking “How to Be a Man: (and other illusions)” as Want to Read: The cofounder of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Walking Papers shares what the hard-knock rock life has taught him about how to be a good dude (in spite of it all). One wouldn't usually turn to a.
The band just plays the riff over and over a lot of times and nothing happens.
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It was one of those gigs where the whole thing was magical. I was coming off mushrooms, and the show was part of my trip. You had [former Damned guitarist] Brian James in the band. POP Oh shit, yeah. That was a pretty good group. He did it on foot! Klaus was a good drummer. He made his own kit. Nobody was panicking or anything. But you just walked up with… I think you had a salad bowl. And, I dunno, it may have been filled with water, or maybe you just thought the salad would put it out… POP A salad bowl?
I wonder if that was my German helmet. I had this old German helmet I used to wear around that time. But I like the salad bowl. It was at the Felt Forum, in New York. I've had about 10 or 12 times where I've gone to a rock show where it's what it should be, and does to you everything it's supposed to do. There was the Stones in '69, there was you guys at the Felt Forum, and, actually, another one for me was a Hole concert in the '90s, although it got there just barely, and in a really cheap way.
Everybody in the band seemed vaguely confused and uncoordinated with one another, like you had just sort of bumped into each other on the street.Kill The Internet - Duff McKagan ft. Stradlin, Cantrell and Mayorga
It was an anti-entrance! That was very good. I thought, Oh shit, I haven't seen this before.
But then the music was real strong, and you didn't oversell it. The songwriting had enough craftsmanship so that the listener was regularly surprised and taken aback, and also lifted by the music.
And the riffs had a lot of power but they didn't hit you over the head. It wasn't like you were being clubbed into submission by some digitally enhanced power drill.
Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan Interviews Iggy Pop
It rolled as much as it rocked. And I always liked that drummer of yours, Steven Adler.
POP When he was good, he was very good. You guys had this thing where the music washed over you as if you'd dropped acid or something. Something like the way light plays on rippling water. How did it come about that you got me and Slash to play on Brick by Brick? POP You know, that's a good question. Did I meet one of you guys somewhere? That was a fuzzy time. It could have been through my son, Eric. One thing I do remember is that when you guys came down to the studio for the first time the engineer got real nervous.
We were doing the song "Home," and after a few takes you guys went to the bathroom and he pulled me aside and said, "Listen man, you gotta get that guy to take off his chains, because they're coming through on the track. And I said, "No, that's really cool. That's what this track needs, some authentic Hollywood-asshole-brat-rock-guy-street-Coconut-Teaser chains, you know?
I had never experienced that kind of big buffoonery at all, and then I was right in the middle of it. I was trying to keep touch with what was real. And getting your demos for those Brick by Brick songs was like, This is the fucking real thing. This is what it's about. And that thing is still kicking around the world. It showed in, like, Poland last summer.
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I still get a kick out of that! I know that you're something of a history buff. I'm an avid reader of history, as well. I tend to be interested more in the past years or so. POP I'm into the real old stuff. I just got some writings by this guy Herodotus. He's one of the Greeks, and apparently he's considered the father of history. And I've got a copy here of the other fucking Greek guy that everyone's … Homer! The Iliad — that's some tough shit right there.
Lots of gore, kinda like the WWE or something.
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I've also been reading this guy Allan Bloom. He had a bad reputation; he was considered pretty right wing. It is optional for you to engage in such activity; however, if you choose to do so, we may not be able to permit you to participate in the activity unless certain pieces of information are provided. This information includes, but is not limited to, your browser type; mobile phone, tablet or other device type; computer or mobile operating system; the domain of the website that referred you to us; name of your Internet service provider; web pages you visit on the Services; IP address; geo-location information; and standard server log information.
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