The ex-GNR man plays with cancer afflicted Simone Capelli
McKagan took to the stage alongside the 13-year-old from Italy on Tuesday night at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle to play a set list of Metallica, Nirvana and GNR covers. It was part of the boy's wish with the Make-a-Wish foundation.
Simone is currently battling with bone cancer and his wish was to be a rock star for the night and was flown to Seattle from Italy and then given a limo ride to the venue.
"Simone is just a cool kid, he is cooler than most." said McKagan. "It’s not about me or any grown ups."
"Tonight is about making him feel like a rock star," said Make-A-Wish Manager, Jessie Elenbaas. "He is very fragile right now, but his prognosis is good. He is getting better. I hope this night helps cushion what he’s been going through.”
You can watch a news report on the show below (you may need to give this a second to load as it is a little slow)