ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell joined WALKING PAPERS, the new Seattle band featuring former SCREAMING TREES drummer Barrett Martin, longtime Seattle musician Jeff Angell and ex-GUNS N’ ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER bass player Duff McKagan, on stage this past Saturday (December 15) at the sold-out Crocodile in Seattle to perform the songs “Your Secret’s Safe With Me” and “Two Tickets”. Check out video footage of Cantrell‘s appearance below. Photos can be found at this location.
McKagan plays bass on WALKING PAPERS‘ entire debut disc, while PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready contributes lead guitar solos. Mixed by Jack Endino, the record was released on October 16 via Boredom Killing Business/Sunyata Records and the first single, “Your Secret’s Safe With Me”, is streaming at the band’s Facebook page.
Commented Martin: “Jeff Angell, our singer and guitarist, is a natural storyteller, and Ben Anderson plays keyboards like a classic soul man session player. With Duff and I as the rhythm section, let’s just say we are the seasoned veterans. We play old-school, gritty, bluesy American rock and roll, and as a quartet, that’s as real as it gets.”
Martin and McCready previously played together in MAD SEASON, alongside late ALICE IN CHAINS singer Layne Staley. The band is currently being reactivated with new vocals being recorded over tracks originally laid down for an abandoned second MAD SEASON album.
McKagan was born and raised in Seattle and played in a punk band there called 10 MINUTE WARNING before migrating to Los Angeles and joining GUNS.