Sept. 2 at Usana: Walking Papers w/ Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) & Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees)
Published: May 16, 2013 10:31AM
Updated: May 16, 2013 10:35AM

If Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction aren't enough to convince you to be at Usana Amphitheatre on Sept. 2, one of the opening acts should.

Seattle’s Walking Papers is the much-buzzed-about new band featuring rock luminaries Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season), Jeff Angell and Benjamin Anderson (both of The Missionary Position). They are gearing up for the August 6 release of their self-titled debut.

Recorded in Seattle and mixed by veteran producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney), Walking Papers features a guest appearance by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, who played on lead single “The Whole World’s Watching” and “I’ll Stick Around.” Rolling Stone spotlighted the latter, praising it as a “slow, grinding blues pace that combines elements of Morphine and Tom Waits.” The song can be heard here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/duff-mckagan-on-his-sensual-sinister-new-band-walking-papers-20130516

The band will celebrate the release of Walking Papers with a headlining slot on the second stage of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.