Walking Papers (band)

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Walking Papers
OriginSeattle, Washington, U.S.
GenresRock, Alternative Rock
Years active2012 (2012)–present
LabelsThe Boredom Killing Business, Sunyata, Loud & Proud, Carry On Records
MembersBenjamin Anderson
Jeff Angell
Will Andrews
Gregor Lothian
Past membersBarrett Martin
Duff McKagan

Walking Papers is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2012. The band was formed by singer/guitarist Jeff Angell of The Missionary Position, and drummer Barrett Martin formerly of Screaming Trees.[1][2] Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and keyboardist Benjamin Anderson (also of The Missionary Position) were invited to contribute to the band's first album and then were added as official members.[3] Their self-titled debut album, produced by Angell and Martin and mixed by Jack Endino, was released on August 16, 2013[4][5] and featured contributions by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.[6][7]

The band was then inactive for several years, and returned with the album WP2 on January 19, 2018.[2][8] McKagan was unable to tour behind the album due to commitments with Guns N' Roses,[9] and was replaced by Dan Spalding. Martin was also unable to tour and was replaced by Will Andrews from Ten Miles Wide. The band also added second guitarist Tristan Hart Pierce and saxophonist Gregor Lothian.[10][11]

"What Did You Expect", a single from the band's third album The Light Below, was released on August 5, 2020, exclusively on Loudwire. The album was released on February 5 2021, on Carry On Music.[12]


Current members[edit]

  • Jeff Angell – lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Benjamin Anderson – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Will Andrews – drums, percussion
  • Gregor Lothian – saxophone

Original members[edit]


Studio albums


  1. ^ Hay, Travis (26 July 2012). "Walking Papers: Seattle's Newest (Almost) Supergroup". Guerilla Candy. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "Biography: Walking Papers". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  3. ^ Baltin, Steve (16 May 2013). "Duff McKagan on His Sensual, Sinister New Band, Walking Papers". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  4. ^ Hathaway, Josh (2 August 2012). "Seattle Supergroup Walking Papers Announce Oct. 2 Release Date For Self-Titled Debut". Blinded by Sound. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Walking Papers". Loud and Proud Records. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Credits: Walking Papers (album)". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  7. ^ Giles, Jeff (9 August 2012). "Duff McKagan + Mike McCready Lend Their Talents to Seattle Supergroup Walking Papers". Loudwire. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  8. ^ Childers, Chad (19 January 2018). "Walking Papers' Jeff Angell Talks Validation From Famous Bandmates, a More 'Blistering' 'WP2′ Album". Loudwire. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Walking Paper's Jeff Angell Confirms Duff McKagan Isn't Touring With Them!". GNR Central News. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Walking Papers Chosen To Open Dates For Alice In Chains". Ghost Cult. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  11. ^ Goloborodko, Dan (7 May 2018). "Walking Papers' Angell Hit Like a Sledgehammer at the Hammerstein". Blurred Culture. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  12. ^ Lipsky, Amy (2020-08-05). "Walking Papers New Single "What Did You Expect?" Out Now | Carry On Music". carryonmusic.com. Retrieved 2020-09-01.

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