July 13 2013 saw Georgetown, Seattle explode, for the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee. That’s right, twenty five years.
Among the performers were Sub Pops very own METZ.
METZ are intense live. Very similar in sound to a younger, gnarlier Nirvana. Pre Dave Grohl and Pat Smear!
They are experimental, they are masters of music and they caught the eye of none other than Duff McKagan, Seattle native, punk pro and former bassist and scribe with Guns n Roses…. The original line up.
Duff was out to support friends at Sub Pop and spend time with family and METZ caught the eye of the seasoned and respected musician.
“What do you know about these guys?” he asked.
TiTT offered that “METZ are Canadian” quite proudly and in return TiTT asked the question of METZ
“How did it feel to be noticed and appreciated by Duff McKagan?”
The reply was short and sweet.
“This is one of the easiest questions we’ve ever been asked.
We were incredibly stoked that the punk rock guy from Guns n Roses likes our band. The guy played on Appetite For Destruction.”
McKagan Tweeted @duffmckagan later, saying he had purchased a METZ record.
Not only did Sub Pop celebrate an significant anniversary, they started a love story.