Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of “Leave Me In The Dark,” a new performance video by Walking Papers. The new band features former Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan, ex-Screaming Trees/Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin and Seattle scene favorites Jeff Angell and Benjamin Anderson, both from the Missionary Position.
After Axl Rose's recent open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — in which be publicly declined to be inducted and stated he would not be appearing — the attention immediately turned to the other members of the band's classic lineup and how they would react to their former lead singer.
In case you didn't know, Duff McKagan -- on top of being a top-notch bass player -- is also a pretty damn good writer. He's been writing a column for both Seattle Weekly and ESPN.com for some time now, and this week he focused on the mania surrounded New York Knicks standout Jeremy Lin.
It's another unseasonably hot summer day in Burbank, California. But inside a small rehearsal and recording studio on the city's industrial outskirts, five musicians are staying remarkably cool, even as they rack their brains to remember how to play a new song they're practicing.
When it was announced that Duff McKagan's Loaded would open two shows for the new incarnation of Guns N' Roses, it seemed almost a given that Duff would take the opportunity to join his old band for a song or two.
In a move that will only add fire to the speculation around Guns N' Roses upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it has been announced that Duff McKagan's Loaded will be opening for GNR on two upcoming U.S. tour dates.