A brand new song written and performed by the new band of former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), Izzy Stradlin (guitar), and Matt Sorum (drums) has been posted online at this location [UPDATE: file has since been removed].The recording in question — tentatively dubbed "Pleasin'" — features lead vocals courtesy of GRAYSON MANOR frontman Brad Cox, who auditioned for the vacant singer position in the group several weeks ago but evidently didn't land the much-coveted gig. Cox reportedly wrote the lyrics and melodies for the track, which is one of more than 40 songs the as-yet-unnamed band has penned since forming earlier in the year. A different version of the track — complete with a new title — is expected to surface on the group's upcoming CD, due sometime in late 2003/early 2004. The band — who are still on the lookout for a suitable lead vocalist — had previously auditioned a number of well-known candidates, including ex-BUCKCHERRY frontman Joshua Todd, PSYCHOTICA's Pat Briggs, LIT's A. Jay Popoff and former NEUROTICA singer Kelly Shaefer. Although Izzy is said to be involved in the writing process for the group's upcoming debut album, he will not be touring with the band, who have now officially recruited McKagan's LOADED bandmate Dave Kushner as a session guitarist for all live appearances in support of the CD.
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