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Seattle Rocks: The Conversation Takes A Look At Seattle Music

Seattle music is more than just grunge. The city is the birth place to a diverse scene and an eclectic group of musicians. From jazz to rap to indie to funk, Seattle has nurtured generations of bands and musicians. The Conversation explores the many sounds of the city’s musical history from Seattleite turned rock star, Duff McKagan, to current chart-toppers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Who Is Your Favorite Seattle Musician?

Seattle has always had a rich music history, from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana. But if you had to pick one band or musician from Seattle — your very favorite — who would it be? Ross Reynolds hears from listeners and reveals his choice.

Duff McKagan And A Tour Of Sub Pop Records

[asset-audio[{"description": "", "fid": "5506", "uri": "public://201308/820SUBPOP.mp3"}]]Duff McKagan may be best known for his time as the bass player in Guns N' Roses, but those days are long behind the Seattle-based musician. Ross Reynolds sits down with McKagan to talk music, Seattle and what he’s doing these days. Also, we get a look inside Sub Pop Records, the record label that put Seattle and grunge music on the map in the early '90s. Megan Jasper, vice president of Sub Pop, takes us on a tour of the office.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

[asset-audio[{"description": "", "fid": "5507", "uri": "public://201308/820MACK.mp3"}]]Rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis are two of the biggest names to come out of Seattle music since Sub Pop made it big with Nirvana. But before they were topping the charts, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were exchanging beats and rhymes on Myspace. We’ll hear about how they met and started making music together.