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Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm and Barrett Martin to salute pioneering band in Seattle later this month

The Stooges, Mike McCready, Duff McKagan

Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm and Barrett Martin will perform as a Stooges tribute band in Seattle

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Four of Seattle’s most prominent music figures will create a one-night only supergroup to pay tribute to Iggy Pop and the Stooges. Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Mark Arm (Mudhoney) and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees/Mad Season) will perform on the roof of Seattle’s Pike Place Market on August 23rd.

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.”


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