Walking Papers

Walking Papers

Seattle has always been a place for musical invention and musicians who push the high-water mark just a bit higher. From Jimi Hendrix and The Sonics to Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Pearl Jam, Fleet Foxes and Death Cab For Cutie, the Northwest has yielded a variety of envelope-pushers and the area has remained a positive artistic caldron. Walking Papers (Jeff Angell, Barrett Martin, Duff McKagan, Ben Anderson) are the latest group to follow the path of Northwest's tradition.

Jeff Angell has long been Seattle's hidden and well-kept secret. Angell is perhaps one of America's best songwriter's at this very moment, and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) saw an opportunity to collaborate with Jeff Angell in the studio in the spring of 2012; it became a science project of sorts. The songs that emanated from those initial sessions were grandiose and brazen and honest. The guys called some friends to join in on the experiment. Duff McKagan (Guns 'N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) was itching to play bass again, and he brought his visceral playing to the sessions. Keyboardist Ben Anderson (Rorschach Test, Missionary Position) showcased his musicality on these songs too. And finally, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready added his leads to this record, adding the final touches.

Last summer, both Duff and Ben joined Walking Papers for some initial shows and McCready took time away from his busy Pearl Jam schedule to play some of those first gigs too. Gigs were selling out in Seattle, and Walking Papers became the talk of the town.

The independent release of these initial sessions has brought much critical acclaim, and a rabid audience both in America, and in the UK and Europe. The British Press came first. Classic Rock Magazine voted Walking Papers one of the Top 20 bands of the year. Not 'Top 20 new bands', no, Walking Papers were in there with Led Zeppelin, Rush and Black Sabbath. Not bad.

And touring is in these gentlemen's blood. A successful UKEurope run last fall culminated with the band being asked to play the first televised (Sky TV) Classic Rock Awards show in London in mid-November. A successful West Coast run followed.

"And now The Uproar tour has asked Walking Papers to headline the second stage this summer. Walking Papers are set to play in front of 200,000 people in 40 days!"

You must hear this record. You must see this band live. Seattle is indeed a place for great music to take seed, but the world now will get a chance to bear witness to what is Walking Papers.

Walking Papers News

Remaining Radio Show Onsales!


Albuquerque, Denver and Phoenix! You’ve waited patiently since the announcement of this year’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival for tickets to go on sale. We can finally say that you can buy tickets TODAY (Friday, July   Read More  ►




We’re happy to announce 106.7 KBPI in Denver is bringing you the first annual Locura Festival at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater w/ Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction and more! Tickets on sale July 12   Read More  ►




ALBUQUERQUE! The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival wil be a part of KZRR 94 ROCK + 104.1 The Edge’s inaugural Revolt On The Rio Grande 8/30-31 @ Isleta Amphitheater! Tickets will go on sale July 12   Read More  ►




PHOENIX! Your patience will finally pay off. We’re pleased to announce that the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will once again be a part of 98 KUPD’s Desert Uprising!! It’ll be Sept 13-14 at Ak-Chin   Read More  ►


Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands!


UPROAR is proud to announce, the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands is BACK! If you or someone you know is in an unsigned band, and have hopes and dreams of sharing the stage with   Read More  ►


UPROAR on Operation Kick Ass Festival


San Diego! The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will be part of Rock 105.3‘s inaugural Operation Kick Ass Festival, taking place September 14-15 at Sleep Train Amphitheater in Chula Vista. Tickets go on sale this   Read More  ►


New Walking Papers Track!


Check it out! Rolling Stone is premiering the new Walking Papers track “I’ll Stick Around” off the band’s upcoming album. Click HERE to listen now. Then be prepared to sing it when Walking Papers hits   Read More  ►


SEATTLE! Pain In The Grass Show Added!


We’re happy to announce that the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival lineup will serve as the September 7 date of KISW’s Pain In The Grass at The Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA! Tickets will   Read More  ►


New Walking Papers Video


Wanna know what to expect from Walking Papers this summer? Check out this performance from the band last year in Seattle. Then catch them headlining the Ernie Ball stage on UPROAR. Recommend on Facebook Tweet   Read More  ►


2013 UPROAR Lineup!


Welcome everyone to the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival!! This year’s lineup is LITERALLY LEGENDARY . Without further ado, the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Lineup is: Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage: Alice   Read More  ►