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Duff McKagan and Krist Novoselic Covered ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ With an Accordion and Bass

The magic happened at a Seattle stop on the Guns N' Roses member's book tour

Every once in a while, the accordion has a brief moment in the sun (see the widespread popularity of “Stereo Love” back in 2011 for the most recent example.) Perhaps it’s due for another resurgence, as Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan joined forces with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic for a stellar and surprising take on GNR’s classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

McKagan was at Seattle’s Neptune Theater on Saturday night to talk with Novoselic about his new book, How To Be A Man (and other illusions). After talking about his book, and being introduced by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, McKagan picked up a bass while Novoselic grabbed an accordion, playing both the guitar and vocal parts on his squeezebox. For proof, check out the video above.