Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan spoke in a recent interview with Ticketmaster UK and revealed the connection between him and the audience.

Here is his statement:

“That connectivity with the audience that I get to enjoy, that’s my church. It’s not one of ego or anything like, ‘I’m on the stage and the lights.’ It’s just this connectivity, and it’s always been that way for me.”

He also shared an untold history about The Clash:

“I saw THE CLASH in ’79 in Seattle. Some security guy had punched a guy in the front row. And there was only like a hundred and fifty of us there. We all knew each other; the punk rock community was pretty small. Joe Strummer stopped the show and said, ‘Get the security outta here. Get this fence outta here, this barricade. We’re all in this together, us and you. There’s no difference between the band on stage and you in the crowd.’

That whole moment has stuck with me to this day. And that’s what’s informed how I approach music, approach the live show — approach kind of life in a lot of ways too. You always see the sparkle dust on your show, like, ‘This is how I really picture it to be’; this thing of unity and happiness and celebration. And that’s that.”

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