Last week I got a message from my mother, saying that she had talked to my Aunt Pam. The big news was that my cousin, Drew, was going to be on the Late Show with David Letterman with his band! Now, Drew is in a project called Takka Takka, and my first thought – since I wasn't specifically told – was that Takka Takka was going to be performing. Turns out… not so much. Shortly after I got the first message, I was told that he'd be on with Mr. Brownstone, the Guns N' Roses cover band that he's been involved with for many years. I confess, I was a little disappointed – I'm a big fan of Takka Takka. Hopefully, with the release of the new album, Migration, and their inclusion on the soundtrack of the Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist movie, Takka Takka will have a shot to play Letterman in the near future!
Living in the Southwest as I do, and Drew living up in the Northeast as he does, I'd never seen him perform in Mr. Brownstone. Here's the clip, via YouTube – my cousin (who wasn't even allowed to listen to Guns N' Roses when we were growing up) is the shirtless, leather-panted bass player:
Hopefully the clip won't get yanked off of YouTube! The guys clearly had a great time on the show, and okay, it was a little over the top, but wasn't Guns N' Roses themselves always a little over the top? Great job, guys!
Learn more about Mr. Brownstone
Learn more about Takka Takka – can't recommend them highly enough!