Live X 2009 at Exchange Park

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6333/1239983837-98x.left_extender.jpg Local rock station 98X announced this year’s Live X Concert lineup.

The all-day music festival is set to take place on Sun. April 26 at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds (9850 Hwy. 78 in Ladson) with hard rockin’ stuff from Chevelle, Candlebox, Saliva, Loaded (featuring former Guns ‘n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan), All That Remains, and local trio Leslie. 564c/1240001913-loaded_hristo_shindov_.jpg

Chicago-based alt-rock band Chevelle, a kick drum-driven group led by vocalist and guitarist Pete Loeffler, co-headline with Island/Def Jam recording artists Saliva, who are back on the road behind a new one called Cinco Diablo. Fans take note: Walt Lafty (of Silvertide) is filling in on lead vocals with the band while lead singer Josey Scott recuperates from recent ulcer surgery.

Candlebox returns to town behind its latest album Into the Sun (featuring the radio singles “Stand” and “A Kiss Before Dying”) and a live CD/DVD package titled Alive in Seattle.

One of the coolest highlights of the Live X bill may be former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan’s new band Loaded (pictured), who just kicked off their first ever U.S. tour in support of the April release of their first full-length U.S. release, Sick (Century Media). Duff’s on lead vocals and guitar these days, alongside guitarist Mike Squires, bassist Jeff Rouse, and drummer Geoff Reading.

Mass.-based metal band All That Remains and local rock trio Leslie fill out the bill.

Gates open at noon. Tickets are available for $29.80 in advance ($25 for military). Check www.98xonline.com and www.etix.com for more.

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