Pearl Jam, Guns N' Roses members release new song
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The Levee Walkers, a Seattle-based act featuring Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees has released a new single called "All Things Fade Away," recruiting local Seattle singer-songwriter Ayron Jones to handle lead vocals. Martin introduced Jones to McKagan and McCready after producing his recent new album, Audio Paint Job, and they were so impressed that McKagan even invited him to open for Guns N' Roses this past September.
McKagan told Rolling Stone, "Ayron is such a special and badass new Seattle artist. I went to a show of his last year in Seattle, and it was one of those that just simply made me realize how glad I am that I chose music as a path. Mike and Barrett are, of course, the best at what they do as well. I'm a proud Walker of Levees!"
McCready added, "The three of us (formed the Levee Walkers) to make music with guest vocalists. It's been a cool, enlightening experience for me as Duff and Barrett push me to be a better musician."
The Levee Walkers previously issued two releases in 2016 with Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke and Latin artist Raquel Sophia on vocals.
"All Things Fade Away," backed with another new song "Madness," is the band's third single. The two new tracks will be available for purchase Friday (November 3rd), both digitally and on a seven-inch.