Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver fame is joining Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Mark Arm of Mudhoney, and Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees to pay tribute to the legendary garage-punk band, Iggy and the Stooges. The supergroup will be assembling for one night only on the roof of Seattle, Washington's Pike Place Market on August 3rd, 2015 to play a tribute set of Stooges material.
Rolling Stone reports: The free concert celebrates the city's independent, non-profit radio station KEXP. The station will be raising funds for a new home in the Seattle Center by offering fans a chance to win a VIP experience to the show via fan donation. One winner will be chosen to attend a pre-show dinner with the musicians and attend the VIP after-party.
KEXP launched in 1972, one year before the Stooges released Raw Power. The Stooges had been broken up for a period before Raw Power's release, then parted ways once more. They reunited in 2003 and have released two more albums since then: 2007's The Weirdness and 2013's Ready to Die. Founding member and drummer Scott Asheton passed away last year from a heart attack.
The proto-punk act had a huge influence on both Seattle's grunge scene and metal acts like Guns N' Roses. Last year, when McKagan briefly reunited with his old band at a show in Argentina, G N' R blazed through a cover of the Stooges' "Raw Power."