Lipstick reveal guest musicians to appear on upcoming album ‘Lipstick II’
Lipstick‘s frontman Greg Troyan has revealed to Sleaze Roxx the extensive list of special guest musicians that will be appearing on the glam rock band’s upcoming sophomore album Lipstick II:
Former guest Lipstick guitarists:
Billy Morris (Lipstick, Warrant, Quiet Riot, Tuff) – guitar
Eric Penticoff (Lipstick, The Stoves) – guitar
Chase McCutcheon (Lipstick, Trigger Digit) – guitar
Chris Lambrick (Lipstick) – guitar
Corey Linden (Lipstick, Roxy Mae) – guitar
Other guest musicians:
Igz Kincaid (Hessler)- guitar
Phil Shouse (Rodney Atkins, John Corabi) – guitar
Tom Pappas (Superdrag) – guitar
Steven Edwards (Blue Matches) – guitar
Dougie Lixx – guitar
Josh Dent (Fable Cry) – cello
Greg Loyacano (Regdar and the Fighters) – drums
Amanda Dobra Hope – vocals
Morgan Bosman – vocals
Kyle Hebert (Dragonball Z) – vocals
Jace McLain (Nuclear Bubble Wrap) – keyboards
Lipstick are currently comprised of Greg Troyan (vocals), Stephen Smith (vocals, bass), Casey Horn (guitar) and Jack Stark (drums).
Speaking exclusively to Sleaze Roxx, Troyan stated: “To me, friendship is one of the most important aspects of life. I love and value my friends. We’ve shared so many memories, through good times and bad times, and it just so happens that a lot of my friends are musicians. This album, in a way, is a snapshot of my friendship with these people, so whenever I listen to a certain song, I can say, “My buddy Tom Pappas is playing guitar on this. I remember hanging out with him at the 5 Spot and that was the day my fiance and I got together,” or, “I remember when Corey Linden and I used to jam in my grandparents’ basement when we were teenagers.” This album is a way of solidifying those great friendships and great memories into a recording that will exist forever, but unlike a photograph, a song has the ability to change and breath over time, so the life and energy of that friendship will forever thrive. So, in a lot of ways, this album is a celebration of friendship.
This album features every live guitarist Lipstick has ever had, except for one. Even when people leave Lipstick, for personal reasons or for other artistic pursuits, they’re still part of the family. They still come to jam on albums and still come to do shows with us, and it’s great that we can still create great music as friends. We’ve also got cool guests from friends of mine who have never played with Lipstick, but were still kind enough to lend their talents.
There are so many great guests appearing on this album, and I’m truly humbled that all of these people want to share in helping me achieve my dreams. From the bottom of my heart, I say thank you to all of them. And to the fans, the people anticipating this album, let me tell you this: It’s going to rock. You will not want to miss this.”