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Tony Bonyata / Pavement PR
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James Williamson (born October 29, 1949 in Castroville, Texas) is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer best known for his contributions to the protopunk rock band Iggy and the Stooges.

James’s previous record releases with Iggy and the Stooges, include the ground breaking “Raw Power”, “Kill City”, “New Values” (Iggy Solo effort) and last year’s “Ready to Die”. In 2010, James Williamson along with the other members of Iggy and the Stooges were inducted iafanto the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Iggy and the Stooges have been touring worldwide since 2009.

While on a break from touring this year, the members of The Stooges (sans Iggy) got together and recorded songs that were originally penned by Iggy Pop and James Williamson in 1973/74. These songs were never propperly recorded since the band didn't have a record deal at the time

James Williamson always wanted to revisit these songs and has done so with a powerhouse lineup of singers who don’t disappoint on his forthcoming album entitled "Re-Licked." "Open Up & Bleed"/"Gimme Some Skin" is the first single from "Re-Licked," which will be out later this year. The Stooges' James Williamson, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt & touring drummer Toby Dammit are joined on both tracks by Texas blues singer & guitarist Carolyn Wonderland, who adds her own forceful and soul-drenching takes on these two rarely heard gems.

"Re-Licked" will also feature other lesser-known Stooges tracks properly recorded and mixed for the first time. Songs such as "I Gotta Right," "Rubber Legs," "She Creatures of the Hollywood Hills," "Wild Love" and others will be fronted by a wealth of talented vocalists such as Jello Biafra, Mark Lanegan, Ariel Pink, Lisa Kekuala (The BellRays) and others to be announced soon. James is joined on many of these later songs by Primal Scream Bassist Simone Marie Butler and World Famous Drummer Michael Urbano.

The vinyl & CD versions of this album will also feature a deluxe package including an in-depth24-page booklet with liner notes & photos, as well as a fascinating ‘making-of’ Re-Licked documentary on DVD, giving the viewer a fl y-onthe-wall experience of being in the studio with all of these great musicians. The mp3 version of thealbum will also include this deluxe package in digital format.

Re-Licked will be available worldwide Oct. 29, 2014 on CD, vinyl & digital formats worldwide via Leopard Lady Records.

James Williamson & Carolyn Wonderland's new limited vinyl single "Open Up & Bleed"/"Gimme Some Skin" will be available at independent record stores worldwide on Record Store Day, April 19th, 2014.