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Chris Cheney, Fred Armisen, Duff McKagan form “a supergroup unlike any other”

Describing themselves as “living proof that punk has truly stood the test of time”, The Living End frontman Chris Cheney, Portlandia star Fred Armisen and members of The Damned, The Stray Cats, and Guns N Roses have united to form Dead Man Walking.

The new bandmates describe themselves as “a supergroup unlike any other” and will play one-of-a-kind collaborative performances featuring individual member’s hit songs, old favorites, new originals, and more. Dead Man Walking made their debut with a run of three gigs in California over the weekend including a set at the legendary Viper Room. According to the band’s website, they’ll announce “lots and lots of tour dates” in about three weeks.

The core lineup consists of Cheney, Captain Sensible of The Damned, Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats and Mike Peters from Welsh crew The Alarm, while Armisen and Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan are billed as “special guests”. Other musicians listed as “alumni” on the band’s website include Sex Pistols’ bass player Glen Matlock, Billy Duffy from The Cult, Stray Cats’ Brian Setzer, Topper Headon, Mick Jones from The Clash and some bloke called Lemmy.

In (hopefully) related news, The Living End have revealed that they have “some pretty exciting news” to announce this week. Could Dead Man Walking be set to announce an Australian tour?