Members Of Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses And Screaming Trees Form New Supergroup [Listen]

first_imgLevee Walkers, a new supergroup featuring Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees, has released two new singles “Freedom Song” and “Tears for the West”.  While all three musicians have known each other and played together over the years, this particular project was born out of the Mad Season reunion show – both McCready and Martin were in that group with Alice in Chains’ Layne Stayley – that took place in 2014 at Seattle’s Benoroya Hall.Both songs feature vocals from Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman. Apparently, the band will be releasing more music with additional singers, saying that Coleman is one of only “a handful of select singers who will be putting words and voice to the music of the Levee Walkers. More walkers are coming, as they emerge from the shadows”. Check out “Freedom Song”:On the group’s Facebook page, they are described as, “a Seattle band to be sure, but their roots are firmly dug into the foundational music of blues, rock, and punk, reinterpreted through the filter of the Pacific Northwest. To become a Levee Walker you must have at least 25 years of musical experience, survived battles with the forces of darkness, and perhaps even kissed death on the cheek. More importantly, there must exist a deep reverence for the music of your comrades, and the commitment they made to this hardest of paths.” We are looking forward to more music from Levee Walkers.Check out their second single “Tears for the West” below:[via Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

The Rockettes’ Spring Spectacular Will Return to Radio City

first_imgThe Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular is returning to Radio City Music Hall! The production will play a 75 show engagement from June 15, 2016 through August 7. Where this leaves the location of the 2016 Tony Awards is yet to be established.The show, which celebrates the magic of New York City, debuted in 2015, where it was headlined by Tony winner Laura Benanti and Derek Hough. Casting and creative team will be announced later.New York Spring Spectacular stars the Rockettes and is a love letter to New York City, celebrating the energy, places, passion and promise that make New York spectacular.The previous production was penned by Joshua Harmon and contained 3D special effects, large-scale puppetry and a soundtrack of original songs, classics and pop hits. Whoopi Goldberg and Bella Thorne voiced the Statue of Liberty and the Alice in Wonderland statue, respectively. View Commentslast_img read more