Hipster-smashing comedy 'Portlandia' is about to enter its fourth season on IFC. The critically acclaimed show, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is set to welcome a bunch of musicians as guest stars. Guns N' Roses / Walking Papers bassist Duff McKagan, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra + more have all been confirmed to appear in the new 'Portlandia' season.
The family of Velvet Revolver / Walking Papers / ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has reportedly been victim to a stalker. According to various news sources, while the musician was out traveling with his wife, Susan Holmes-McKagan, a 21-year-old stalker arrived at and refused to leave the home of the McKagans, leading to an arrest by Los Angeles police.
Seattle is a cornucopia of musical talent, especially in the rock genre so it’s no surprise that a band like Walking Papers would emerge from the Emerald City. Featuring bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season), as well as singer-guitarist Jeff Angell and keyboardist Benjamin Anderson (both of the band the Missionary Position), the members of Walking Papers have impressive resumes, to say the least.
For those wondering about the future of Stone Temple Pilots without Scott Weiland, the first clue will come later this month when the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz perform at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in Los Angeles. The trio is being advertised as 'Members of Stone Temple Pilots,' lending credence to the notion that they'll be able to continue utilizing the band name without worry.
Duff McKagan isn't just a famed bassist for bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded, he's a hell of a storyteller as well. In McKagan's Seattle Weeky column, he tells a tale of being thrown out of a store in Japan for eating a lovely peanut-and-rice cracker mix, but here's the kicker … the shop McKagan was removed from specializes in selling bootlegged Guns N' Roses merchandise.
The original Guns N' Roses lineup may never reunite, but every once in a while there are little slivers of past glory with at least a couple of members teaming up onstage together. That was the case this past week when Duff McKagan's Loaded and Adler shared the stage together in Shibuya, Japan for a pair of shows.