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Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan shares charity single

Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns/Getty Images
Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns/Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has released a new video for the song “Cold Outside.”

The clip addresses the growing homeless crisis facing the U.S. and its arrival on “Giving Tuesday” (December 3rd) coincided with a Propeller campaign that benefits Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

The video was designed to help raise awareness and support during the holiday season for the Mission and their work to provide emergency care and long-term recovery services to homeless people in the greater Seattle area.

McKagan explained, “In my early days, I was in similar situations, so I know what it’s like to not have anyone to turn to and sometimes need a helping hand to get back on my feet. I know many know others in need and I am hoping that, if we come together, we can help make a real difference.”

McKagan has given much of his own time to this campaign and has donated memorabilia as part of the Propeller campaign with all proceeds going to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

“Cold Outside” was featured on McKagan’s recently released solo LP, Tenderness. The LP was produced by and features recent Grammy winner Shooter Jennings.

Side Notes:

Through the Propeller platform, fans are able to earn points as they “take action” by volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission, donating to the Mission, sharing the campaign info on social media to help spread the word, and buying donated memorabilia from McKagan.

Items include a signed lithograph, a signed Tenderness deluxe LP, as well as a Tenderness U.S. tour T-shirt, wristbands and more.

All donations made on Tuesday were matched dollar for dollar (up to $60,000) by an anonymous donor.