Former Guns N’ Roses‘s bassist Duff McKagan, Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Mark Arm of Mudhoney, and Barrett Martin, once of Screaming Trees and Mad Season, will pay tribute to Iggy Pop and The Stooges in a one-night only performance tribute performance. Rolling Stone reports that the four Seattle musicians will play on the roof of the city’s Pike Place Market on August 23.
The event has been organised to help raise funds for KEXP as the non-profit radio station seeks to relocate to a new home in the Seattle Center. Though the gig will be free, KEXP will be offering listeners the chance to win a VIP experience through fan donations. One winner will attend a pre-show dinner with the foursome, as well as the official after-party.
McKagan left Guns N’ Roses in 1997 after 12 years in the band. Just last March, though, saw the 51-year-old reunite with fellow former members Slash and Gilby Clarke during a gig in Buenos Aires’s Mandarine Park. The trio joined forces at the Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators concert, with McKagan playing on ‘It’s So Easy’ and Clarke joining the pair for ‘Paradise City’. Click below to watch footage of the performance.
McKagan’s Loaded and Gilby Clarke and Coverheads were the support acts at the Slash gig. McKagan also played the same two songs with Slash at at Teatro Vorterix in Buenos Aires the previous night.