Guns N’ Roses keyboard player, Dizzy Reed, has dropped the lead single, ‘This Don’t Look Like Vegas’, from his forthcoming solo debut album, Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy that will be available digitally worldwide, and CD and purple vinyl in Australia as of 16th February through Golden Robot Records.
‘This Don’t Look Like Vegas’ was written by Reed, Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Black Star Riders) and writer Del James.
The single features Warwick and Mayuko Okai on guitar, with Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Psychedelic Furs, Thin Lizzy), bringing the guitar solo, with the W.A.S.P. rhythm section of Mike Dupke on drums and Mike Duda on bass, while Reed himself handles lead vocals, piano, shaker and tambourine, with Nadja Reed, Chela Johnson and Del James all on backing vocals.
You can pre-order Rock N Roll Ain’t Easy by clicking here. In doing so you will instantly receive a copy of ‘This Don’t Look Like Vegas’ as that’s available now.
Born in Hinsdale, Illinois and raised in Colorado, Dizzy Reed was taught to play organ as a child by his grandmother, growing up he got hooked on his father’s Booker T and the MGs records and by the age of 12 was touring with a band. Inspired by other early influences such as John Lord (Deep Purple), Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), and Grand Funk Railroad, in 1985, he moved to Los Angeles, and while rehearsing in a Hollywood practice room, her befriended Axl Rose, and that lead to him joining Guns N’ Roses in 1990 on keyboard, percussion and backing vocals.
Reed has also toured with The Psychedelic Furs, been a member of rock super group The Dead Daisies, sings lead vocals with his side project, Hookers and Blow, and as member of Guns N’ Roses was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy will be the keyboard player’s first solo album.