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Artist/Producer Big Swede Introduces Rock Project ‘Refurbished’ featuring 17 Hi-Profile Guests

New Big Swede rock project ‘Refurbished’ features 17 guests including Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie), Rod Jackson (Slash’s Snakepit), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz), Paul Ill (Courtney Love), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen) and Johnny Griparic (Slash’s Snakepit), among others.

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Los Angeles, CA, August 7th, 2014 – The Swedish born producer/artist known as Big Swede has a new rock project named “Refurbished” and is releasing an album on September 23rd, 2014. The album title will be “Only Want The Best” and includes 13 tracks in a full throttle, straight ahead rock vein. There will be a single released on August 19th, 2014, titled “Show Up For The Showdown,” as a first taste of what to expect.

“It’s been a long time coming for me to release a rock record. I started with inviting a few of my friends and it ended up being 17 guests when it was all recorded. I’m thrilled to have this group of musicians on this record. I was choosing the guests for each track as I went along. The mixture of players on certain tracks are quite interesting,” says Big Swede.

The single “Show Up For The Showdown” will be available on August 19th, 2014. The full album named “Only Want The Best” will be released on September 23rd, 2014.

“I really enjoyed writing and recording a whole guitar-based rock record. It was great to see each track take shape as the musicians came by my studio on an ongoing basis. We had a lot of laughs during these sessions,” continues Big Swede.

Members/guests on the release are as follows: Big Swede, Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Tin Machine), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Talisman), Rod Jackson (Slash’s Snakepit), Johnny Griparic (Slash’s Snakepit, Richie Kotzen), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth), Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Lynch Mob, Kenny Wayne Shepherd), Paul Ill (Pink, James Blunt, Christina Aguilera), Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum), Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen, Therion), Laura V Bustillos (LA Velvet), Chris Hollywood (In The Name Of, Black Veil Brides), Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Soul Sign), Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Ron Wood), David Keckhut (Master Cylinder), Gus Monsanto (Adagio, Revolution Renaissance), Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen), Natalia Borowsky.

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Big Swede’s credits include Mercedes Benz “Super Service” Commercial feat. Roger Federer, NCIS, The Mentalist, CSI: Miami, Alphas, 90210, Lie To Me, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Punk’d, Real World, tour introduction music for Van Halen, and drum samples for KISS and Slash. Collaborations include Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie), Paul Ill (James Blunt, Christina Aguilera), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) and Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford).

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