Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED, GUNS N’ ROSES) has penned the latest installment of his column, which appears on Reverb at SeattleWeekly.com. An excerpt follows below.
“A musician has a plenty of time to ponder things — both big and small — when they’re on the road. You have to hope for a good sense of shared humor when traveling and living together in cramped confines, something I call the tour bubble. If you can’t make light of some of the asanine situations you meet on the road, you are gonna be toast.
“Case in point:
“We spent part of our last tour opening for Alice Cooper in large venues throughout the U.K. Being on a tour like this will expose a band like ours to a larger mass of people than you would get headlining your own shows. But do you rock them all? No. Of course you don’t. Many of those people are there for the headliner, and begrudgingly stand cross-armed while you play. Sure, you win over some new fans — which is sort of the whole point of a tour like this — but do you rock them all? No.”
Read more at SeattleWeekly.com.