Duff McKagan Lends Name To Help Save Historic Rock Venue

INDIO, CA - APRIL 23: Music fans watch the Guns N' Roses performance onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
  • Like many rock clubs around the country, The Showbox in Seattle is being threatened with demolition. Before he was a member of Guns N’ Roses, Duff McKagan got his start seeing shows there and now he’s leading the charge to save the historic venue.
  • “Stand up for history, #Seattle!,” tweeted McKagan, who urges his followers to call their city councilors asking to spare the club from being turned into condos.
  • The message was posted along side a 40-second, professionally shot advertisement, with McKagan doing the voice over.
  • Along with McKagan, Seattle City Coucilmember Kshama Sawant has introduced an ordinance to suspend the destruction and a Change.org petition has been launched.
  • Are the venues where you saw smaller shows still around? If not, what’s in their place? What’s your best memory from seeing shows in those clubs?


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