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Neemo
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Duff McKagan on His Sensual, Sinister New Band, Walking Papers
Former Guns N' Roses bassist joins Seattle pals for new rock group
   
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By STEVE BALTIN
May 16, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Walking Papers
Charles Peterson
Having played bass with Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Jane's Addiction, Duff McKagan has been around a lot of talented frontmen. Now in his new band, Walking Papers, McKagan gets to work with a vocalist he's long admired, Jeff Angell.

"I hoped at some point I would do something with Jeff; we're good bros and we share a similar path in certain aspects. Early on, when we were looking for singers for Velvet Revolver, I brought Jeff Angell down, about 2003," McKagan tells Rolling Stone of the Missionary Position vocalist. "I've had a relationship with him and wanted to work with him for that long."


Walking Papers is a Seattle quartet that features McKagan, Angell, drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees) and keyboardist Benjamin Anderson. Their dark, alternately sensual and sinister self-titled debut album is out August 6th. "I'll Stick Around," which premieres here on RollingStone.com and featuring a guest spot from Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, boasts a slow, grinding blues pace that combines elements of Morphine and Tom Waits.

McKagan knew early on that the band was onto something special. "[Angell] and Barrett Martin, who of course I've known since the Nineties, started recording tracks that were the bed of this record," he says. "I got into the studio where the beds of these songs were being tracked and it was just fucking gorgeous.'

Next, Walking Papers will join their Seattle pals Alice in Chains on the upcoming Uproar tour. Based on the group's experiences touring overseas and on the West Coast, McKagan has high hopes for their next jaunt.

"There was a gig we played in Paris where everybody had their eyes shut. I think it was 'I'll Stick Around' – everybody was so into it, I could've gone and pickpocketed everybody," he says. "So it must pulse in a certain way that affects an audience differently than other things I've done in the past."



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Son of a Gun
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Son of a Gun wrote:

How can a band be sensual ?

WARose
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WARose wrote:

i saw them in a tiny club in germany. really great show. definitely the best thing duff has done since gnr!

polluxlm
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polluxlm wrote:
Son of a Gun wrote:

How can a band be sensual ?

metallex78
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metallex78 wrote:
WARose wrote:

i saw them in a tiny club in germany. really great show. definitely the best thing duff has done since gnr!

Yeah, seems like a really great band with potential.

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Lomax wrote:

Saw them play in a tiny little pub in Dublin last night. Met Duff very briefly before hand just exchanged a quick hello as he was on the phone, very cool. The best thing Duff has done since 1987.
Powerful powerful band. The real deal.


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LOUDWIRE: WALKING PAPERS PREMIERE LYRIC VIDEO FOR "THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING"

Seattle is a cornucopia of musical talent, especially in the rock genre so it’s no surprise that a band like Walking Papers would emerge from the Emerald City. Featuring bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season), as well as singer-guitarist Jeff Angell and keyboardist Benjamin Anderson (both of the band the Missionary Position), the members of Walking Papers have impressive resumes, to say the least.

After being issued independently late last year, Walking Papers’ self-titled debut album is getting a full-on release via Loud & Proud Records on Aug. 6. The disc has been mixed by veteran knob-twiddler Jack Encino (Soundgarden, Nirvana).

In anticipation of the disc’s release, Walking Papers are teaming up with Loudwire to exclusively premiere the lyric video for the lead single ‘The Whole World’s Watching’ (watch below). And as if their lineup wasn’t already stacked in their favor, ‘The Whole World’s Watching’ also features a guest appearance by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, who lent his talents to a few songs on the disc to help out his friends.

The lyric video for ‘The Whole World’s Watching’ is set to an ominous black and white backdrop reflecting a barrage of harrowing scenes from riots and social inequality to greed and poverty, as the evocative lyrics ring out through Angell’s voice: “Change occurs / When the pain of doing the same thing /  Is worse than /  The fear of change. /  Isn’t it strange the change ain’t happening.”

“It’s with great pleasure that we are share the debut of ‘The Whole World’s Watching’ lyric video with our friends at Loudwire,” says Walking Papers singer-guitarist Jeff Angell. “As for the song, it was inspired by people around the world who have the courage to stand up for their beliefs and make their voices heard. We hope that ‘The Whole World’s Watching’ shows our support for them and encourages others to follow their lead.”

With a swanky beat and vintage guitar riffs capped off by a sick solo mid-song courtesy of McCready, ‘The Whole World’s Watching’ blazes a trail of blues infused, down and dirty, ass-kicking rock, led by Angell’s commanding vocals.

In addition to their debut disc, Walking Papers have a busy summer lined up. They’ll be joining Alice in Chains and Jane’s Addiction on the 2013 Uproar Festival set to kick off on Aug. 9 in Scranton, Pa.

Source: loudwire.com/walking-papers-the-whole-w … -premiere/

elevendayempire
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Fucking hell, why didn't they get Jeff Angell to front Velvet Revolver?

metallex78
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metallex78 wrote:
elevendayempire wrote:

Fucking hell, why didn't they get Jeff Angell to front Velvet Revolver?

Watching these videos, I'm thinking exactly the same thing.

The dude sounds like a grittier Scott Weiland with more soul and range in his singing.
VR could've made some great modern rock with this guy up front.

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