Due to ever-increasing demand, Dizzy Reed will be releasing his fabulous, critically acclaimed album ‘Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy‘ on physical format – on CD & Purple Vinyl worldwide on the 1st June via Golden Robot Records.
Initially, the album was only set for release in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan but the huge demand led to it being released digitally worldwide in February. Now, the demand for the physical release has been so great that ‘Rock N Roll Ain’t Easy‘ is now being made available on 1st June in both CD and Purple Vinyl format.
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.
The first single, This Don’t Look Like Vegas, was lifted from the album for release and has received rave reviews worldwide, prompting the decision to go global digitally with the solo record. The track was written by Dizzy Reed, Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Black Star Riders) and Del James, features Warwick and Mayuko Okai on guitar, with fellow Gunner, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Psychedelic 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.
Critically acclaimed single second single ‘I Celebrate‘ has all the makings for a rock radio hit with penetrating vocals and a solid hook, that kicks off with banging drums and guitar riffs that take you on a full-on ride from start to finish. The track features Mike Dupke (drums, cowbell), Mike Duda (bass), Richard Fortus (guitars), Mars Williams (saxophone) Dizzy Reed (lead vocals, backing vocals, clarinet, congas, tambourine, shaker), Nadja Reed and Del James (backing vocals).
“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
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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, teaching him on her Lowry.
Growing up, Dizzy was exposed to his father’s love of Booker T and the MGs, and 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.
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 the band. He has also toured with the Psychedelic Furs and has recorded and written with supergroup The Dead Daisies, as well as singing 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 LA. 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.”