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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR HEADLINES HOMETOWN FOR FIRST TIME

Melissa Auf Der Maur played her very first gig as a headliner in her hometown last night (May 25th). Back in Montreal, Canada, her new band, Auf Der Maur, opened for the Offspring. After reaching stardom playing bass and traveling the world with both the Smashing Pumpkins and Hole, the Montreal Gazette reports that the veteran rock bassist, on the road promoting her self-titled solo album, is glad to be performing back on home soil, and that she could never have imagined coming back to Canada "Ten, fifteen years later, fronting my own band."


She admits the experience is slightly terrifying, but says, "The reason I chose to make this record is that I wanted to change my life with music, and I wanted to face a challenge. Anything I'm afraid to do, I've gotta do, to face my fears."

Auf Der Maur admits that as a teenager singing in the church choir, she was very shy and thinks that her time on the road with both of her former bands "Really helped me shed my shyness."

Auf Der Maur was released on May 18th.

The 4-piece band backing her up include three guitarists and drummer Julian Blais, who is also Canadian.

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