Bassist Duff McKagan (LOADED, VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) has written a new blog for Seattle Weekly's Reverb column. An excerpt can be read below:
"Sometimes you go to a rock show because you just need to go. Rock and roll has gone through many fazes over the years. But once in a while we're left with bands that rise to the top, bands that stand all tests of time. AEROSMITH and CHEAP TRICK are decidedly two of those bands, bands you just NEED to see every so often; if nothing else, but to inspire and remind you of what is great about stripped-down rock music.
Both bands played on Wednesday night in Tacoma, and after thinking of as many reasons as I could to get out of making that drive down south through gross traffic, there was nothing that could keep me from seeing Aerosmith and Cheap Trick.
These two bands had an epic musical influence of my formative years. The bands that we formed later on in the early 80s had a dose of these influences mixed with the aggression of punk rock. There was no one I knew-- hard-core punker or metal maniac- that didn't just love Aerosmith and Cheap Trick. Records like Toys In The Attic and In Color will earn a band a lifelong cool factor.
The show was sold out. That's a good sign for rock and roll."
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