Who would ever have thought that members of two of mainstream rock’s toughest and grungiest bands would join forces for an accordion cover one of rock’s most excellent classic tunes? Apparently it’s just as likely as one of those members releasing a book of advice.
Earlier this week, former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic took a page out of Weird Al’s playbook by performing a squeezebox rendition of one of GnR’s most popular hits at a release party at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre.
Like a pair of sweet-yet-goofy 50-year-old dads, the two rock icons played an instrumental cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” with Novoselic on the accordion and McKagan on the bass.
The two joined forces in honour of the release of McKagan’s new advice book titled How To Be A Man. The release party included a public discussion between McKagan with Novoselic about the book, with the squeezebox magic ensuing. Yes, we are all very grateful to be able to witness this.
Watch the two pals performing like classic rock and roll Weird Als below. It’s adorable, and who ever thought we’d be saying that?