For those not in the know, Alain Johannes has been in the background of some fantastic albums and bands, most significantly Queens of the Stone Age. Johannes' impressive CV also boasts production credits in the back catalogues of bands such as No Doubt and Arctic Monkeys. He played an instrumental role in Chris Cornell's solo debut Euphoria Morning (before he went hip-hop) and did a similar job on Mark Lanegan's last solo effort Bubblegum, and is engaged in a similar role on his highly anticipated upcoming album. After touring as second guitarist with Them Crooked Vultures, on Spark, Johannes finally steps out of the background to show everyone his true skill as a musician, on his own.

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