Guns N’ Roses Keyboardist Dizzy Reed Streams New Music Video!
A snippet from Dizzy Reed's music video for Rock N' Roll Ain't Easy - Golden Robot Records / Youtube
News flash! GNR keyboardist Dizzy Reed has released the music video for the title track to his album, Rock N’ Roll Ain’t Easy. The video features Reed joined by his side venture members of Hookers and Blow. He formed the group with Quiet Riot’s guitarist Alex Grossi way back in 2003.
According to an interview with the German Metal-heads.de, the album’s inspiration is a personal matter to Reed, “I spend a lot of time reminding myself that life could be a lot harder. I could be doing something I don’t wanna do at all. I’m really lucky to be able to play rock music for a living,” Reed said. “There’s a lot of times when, especially at that point in my life, where I was wondering why I was doing it still, and there was nothing coming in, and you don’t have anything to fall back on. If I went to a McDonald’s right now to apply for a job, they wouldn’t take me. What am I gonna do?”
Amidst all this, Reed excitingly exclaims, “The video was directed by my pal Scotty Slam [and Billy Baker], and was relatively fun and easy to make, almost counteracting the title of the song – but not really. Enjoy!”
This solo venture by Reed started in February 2018, with some of the biggest names in the rock industry joining him. W.A.S.P., Psychedelic Furs, Quiet Riot, Thin Lizzy, The Replacements, No Doubt, Queens Of The Stone Age and Guns N’ Roses are among the bands that worked on the Rock N’ Roll Ain’t Easy album.
Dizzy Reed is the longest-serving member in Guns N’ Roses, being only second to frontman Axl Rose. Reed joined GNR in the “Use Your Illusion” period in 1990 as a touring member, and has been with the band ever since.
In news concerning Guns N’ Roses, the band will be doing a short US tour, and will also be a headliner at the Louder than Life Festival in Louiseville, Kentucky this September 28th, and the Exit 111 Festival at Manchester, Tennessee on October 13th.
Take a gander at Dizzy Reed’s newest music video for “Rock N’ Roll Ain’t Easy” now!