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Members of Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam to Form New Band

Duff-Loaded.com/Bryan Steffy/ WireImageA new band has formed featuring founding Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and ex-Screaming Trees/Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin.  According to Martin, the idea for the new group surfaced after he collaborated with McCready on tracks for the 2012 self-titled debut album of his side project with McKagan, Walking Papers.

"I had a whole bunch of song ideas and Mike had a whole bunch of song ideas and Duff had a whole bunch of song ideas that were not making it into Walking Papers," he tells Billboard.  "We decided that we would go into the studio and record them."

McCready adds that he's still working on new material for the group's debut album, as well as actively recruiting a number of singers to appear on the release.  "We wrote some new stuff and we took some of those old Mad Season demos from that [unreleased] second Disinformation record, so we are trying to find something to do with those," he explains.  "We're talking to Jaz [Coleman] from Killing Joke and I've been trying to find some singers to work on some of that stuff."

A release date for the band's debut album has yet to be announced.

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