DUFF MCKAGAN Recalls Playing Brazil's ROCK IN RIO Festival With GUNS N' ROSES

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan has penned the latest installment of his weekly column, which appears every Thursday on Reverb at SeattleWeekly.com. An excerpt follows below.

"As our flight took us somewhere above Central America, the pilot came on to tell us the United States had just attacked Iraq in something that the Pentagon dubbed 'Operation: Desert Storm'. It was January 17, 1991.

"Before the Internet was common knowledge, and before there was a computer in virtually every home (as there is now), playing rock shows in faraway places like Brazil was an exotic endeavor, to say the least. Flying all the way down there to headline two nights at the Rock in Rio festival was pretty surreal. We just had no idea if GUNS N' ROSES had fans in this part of the world or not."

Read McKagan's entire column at SeattleWeekly.com.


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