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GNR’S DIZZY REED Drops Rocking Lead Single From 2018 Debut

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GNR’S DIZZY REED DROPS ROCKING LEAD SINGLE FROM 2018 DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
ROCK ‘N ROLL AIN’T EASY
NEW SINGLE, THIS DON’T LOOK LIKE VEGAS - OUT NOW!
 
Guns N’ Roses keyboardist, Dizzy Reed, has dropped the lead single, This Don’t Look Like Vegas, from his upcoming 2018 debut solo album, Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy, out on digital, CD and purple vinyl through Golden Robot Records on 16 February.
 
Written by Dizzy Reed, Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Black Star Riders) and Del James, This Don’t Look Like Vegas, features Warwick and Mayuko Okai on guitar, with fellow Gunner, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Psychelic Furs, Thin Lizzy), bringing the guitar solo.  Mike Dupke’s (W.A.S.P.) on drums, Mike Duda (W.A.S.P.) on bass, Reed on lead vocals, piano, shaker and tambourine, with backing vocals from Nadja Reed, Chela Johnson and Del James. 

 
While initially undercut by prominent keys, This Don’t Look Like Vegas quickly settles into a swaggering slice of classic rock, led by big riffs and Reed’s own touchstone lyrics of dark shades, flexibly applicable gambling metaphors, shotgun weddings, fire, fury, brimstone etc. It’s all scenes of beautifully filthy bar band blues, the stuff of Sunset Strip nights, endless whiskey shots and a hedonistic heaven where, as Reed eloquently puts it, ‘nothing is certain.’
- Rolling Stone Australia
 
Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy is 12 tracks of rock (or 13, if you download the digital version, which comes with a bonus track!) with Reed uniting with fellow members of Guns N’ Roses, along with some other greats, including players from W.A.S.P., Quiet Riot, Psychedelic Furs, Thin Lizzy, No Doubt, The Replacements, Queens of the Stone Age, and more.

 
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GNR’S DIZZY REED Signs Solo Deal With Golden Robot Records

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Powerhouse indie record label, Golden Robot Records, has added world-renowned Guns N’ Roses band member, Dizzy Reed, to its fast growing roster, with his long-awaited solo album slated for release in Australia later this year.  The record features players from some of the world’s greatest rock bands including Thin Lizzy, W.A.S.P., Psychedelic Furs, fellow Gunner’s members and many more.
 
“Concentrating on our global expansion with the addition of internationals to the label, we’re very excited to have an artist of Dizzy Reed’s caliber join us,” says Mark Alexander-Erber, President and Co-Founder of Golden Robot Global Entertainment.  “He’s not only been a prominent force in Guns N’ Roses for over 25 years, he’s also a well-respected solo artist in his own right.”
 
Golden Robot Records roster also includes a number of well-known and up and coming Aussie artists, including Rose Tattoo, Kilbey Kennedy, Ben Gillies, The Art, High Tropics, The Superjesus, The Cherry Dolls, The Lockhearts, The Heartache State, Mi-Sex, Moon, Toe to Toe, The Kids, The Buckleys, and She Shinjuku.
 
About Dizzy Reed:
Born in Hinsdale, Illinois and raised in Colorado, Dizzy started his musical journey in early childhood. His grandmother, who lived in the apartment above, played the organ, and taught Dizzy on her Lowry.
 
Growing up, Dizzy was exposed to his father’s love of Booker T and the MGs. Once young Dizzy realised that was the same instrument he could play, he was hooked. By the age of 12 he was touring with his band. Other early influences were John Lord, Gregg Rolie, and Grand Funk Railroad. In 1985, Dizzy moved to Los Angeles, where a wild, rich musical scene was hitting its stride.
 
“It was the place to be. There were thousands of bands from all over the world, trying to be the next big thing. There was an incredible amount of energy and it was magic.”
 
While rehearsing in a Hollywood practice room, Dizzy befriended Axl Rose, and in 1990 he joined Guns N’ Roses on keys, percussion and backing vocals.
In 2012, Dizzy was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses. He has toured with the Psychedelic Furs and has recorded and written with supergroup The Dead Daisies.  He also sings lead vocals with his side project, Hookers and Blow.
 
Dizzy is a father of four and lives with his New Zealand-born wife, Nadja, in Los Angeles. On surviving and flourishing in rocks ‘sharky’ waters, he says, “Never stop learning and exploring, but don’t forget what you do best. Stick to your guns.”
 
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