Buckcherry Recruit Jetboy Guitarist Billy Rowe

During a recent appearance on the Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon podcast, Buckcherry guitarist Stevie D. revealed that the band have been working with Jetboy guitarist Billy Rowe. This news comes after the group recently parted ways with guitarist Kevin Roentgen.

Stevie D. said the following:

“Right now, Kevin left and then, so what we did in the interim is, we started rehearsing with Billy Rowe from Jetboy. Great guy. Great guitar player. Also great [inaudible] and guitar builder. He owns Rock & Roll Relics. I don’t know if you’re familiar with that guitar company but yeah, he’s right in line, he’s been in the scene, in the Hollywood scene for a long time. And he likes a lot, he came up on a lot of the same music as we did. He’s the same age, same type of player and you know, he’s the type of player that’s more along the lines of say Keith Richards, Izzy Stradlin, that kind of thing. Billy Rowe — he’s got his own thing, which I think is really compatible with what Buckcherry does.”

He also added:

“I think that there’s a lot of similarities in both bands [Buckcherry and Jetboy], you know what I mean? There’s a punk vibe but there’s also the rock and roll vibe, the AC/DC vibe, you know, the Rolling Stones vibe. He’s got all that underneath his hands so yeah, and he’s a great slide player. I’m looking forward to recording with him or, and/or touring and all that stuff. We’ll just see where it goes right now. We’re in the honeymoon phase [with a big smile].”

[via sleazeroxx.com]

Guitarist Kevin Roentgen Exits Buckcherry

Kevin Roentgen has announced his departure from Buckcherry. The guitarist is leaving the group so he can spend more time with his family.

Roentgen issued the following statement:

“Struggling a bit with words as I write this. Several of you have msg’d me, so I thought I’d just respond here.

Last month, I stepped away from my position as guitar player in Buckcherry. For me, “I’m leaving the band” announcements can come off as kind of dramatic and self-important. Not my intention here.

Instead, I really only want to express my love, gratitude and respect for my friends – Stevie, Josh, Kelly and Francis. For the last three years, I’ve been out there with you guys solid, and literally around the world, playing hundreds and hundreds of shows to a diehard and loyal base. It’s one like I’ve never known. It’s an audience the band has worked tirelessly to build over the course of twenty years, and is the envy of many. It’s something I have so much respect and admiration for.

Thank you SO much to all of the band’s fans and friends who were kind, open and receiving of “the new guy” (though, some of you did take a minute ha). Stepping in for a founding member was no short order, but you guys helped me rise to the occasion. I’ll forever be grateful for that.

I want to send a very special thank you to all of the crew, who not only got us to the stage on time and in one piece, but who actually really care about doing a great job – rare in this business, trust me. Dave, Ross, Terry, Frank, “Timmy”, Nate, Brandon, Russell (you and I may have butted heads on occasion, but know that I respect your loyalty to the BC cause), Jeremy, Dan, Brad, Moss and anyone I’m spacing on in this moment (sorry). Shout out to Larry Mazer and Andrew Goodfriend for looking after me, as well. Thank you all for having my back. I love you guys.

Bottom line, I made this decision to come off the road and spend more time with my family. The guys understood this, and for that I’m thankful. Though my wife and daughter always one hundred percent supported me in this gig, they are quite happy now to have me home.

Anyways, I suppose I’m what they call a “lifer” in this often absurd and occasionally rewarding business, so you’ll no doubt be hearing from me going forward. Thank you to all of those who’ve supported my other music projects recently – and over the last thirty years for that matter.

Wishing BC the very best and all the great success they deserve, with love.

Long live rock and roll.

KR”

Buckcherry Writing New Music

It looks like Buckcherry have been writing material for their new album. Josh Todd said the following about that during an interview with Myglobalmind:

“Right now, we are writing new songs for a Buckcherry record because of the whole COVID thing. It shifted us into a completely different gear. We had a lot of different plans for this year, and it certainly wasn’t this. [Laughs] So now we are in songwriting mode and super fired up. We have a lot of great songs coming down the pipeline, so it should be out the spring of next year.”

Buckcherry Announce Rescheduled North American Tour

Buckcherry have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. The trek was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tour Dates:

09/17 Hampton, NH – Wally’s Pub
10/09 Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon
10/10 Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
10/11 Hermosa Beach, CA – Saint Rocke
10/13 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/14 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
10/16 Montclair, CA – The Canyon
10/17 Oxnard, CA – Oxnard Performing Arts Center
10/18 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House Concert Hall
10/22 Salt Lake City, UT – Royal
10/23 Casper, WY – The Gaslight Social
10/24 Billings, MT – Pub Station
10/26 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/27 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/29 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort And Casino
10/30 Edmonton, AB – Century Casino
10/31 Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
11/02 Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill
11/03 Boulder, CO – Coors Event & Conference Center
11/04 Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
11/06 Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
11/07 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
11/10 Thunder Bay, ON – NV Music Hall
11/11 Sault Ste. Marie, ON – SOO Blaster
11/13 Sudbury, ON – The Grand
11/14 London, ON – Music Hall
11/15 Ottawa, ON – Barrymores Music Hall
11/17 Halifax, NS – The Marquee Ballroom
11/18 Moncton, NB – Tide & Boar
11/21 Portland, ME – Aura

The group commented:

“So as not to disappoint our fans that have bought tickets for our scheduled April / May tour, we have moved quickly to rebook the entire tour for October / November. All tickets and VIPs will be honored at these shows. We are also looking to add another four shows to this schedule, and we will announce them when they are confirmed. In addition, the show at Wally’s in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire that was scheduled for May 22 will now happen on September 17th. We hope that all Buckcherry fans are doing well during these trying times and we look forward to seeing you all once we get past this.”

Buckcherry Postpone California & Arizona Shows, Announce Rescheduled Dates

Buckcherry have postponed their March shows in California and Arizona due to the coronavirus pandemic. The concerts will now take place on the following dates:

10/09 Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon
10/10 Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
10/13 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/14 Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theater
10/16 Montclair, CA – The Canyon
10/17 Oxnard, CA – The Oxnard Performing Arts Center
10/18 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House

Buckcherry Stream Acoustic Versions Of “Sorry” & “Carousel”

Buckcherry have digitally released the first EP in their “Acoustic Sessions” series. The first volume of that series features acoustic versions of “Sorry” and “Carousel.”

Buckcherry Share New Video For “Crazy Bitch (The Butcher Mix)” Feat. Wifisfuneral

Buckcherry have shared a new video for the 2020 remix of their hit song “Crazy Bitch.” This version of the track, which is titled “Crazy Bitch (The Butcher Mix),” was produced by Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo in collaboration with Tyler Nicolo and guitarist Stevie D. It also features a guest appearance from rapper Wifisfuneral. The video was produced and directed by Mungo Creative Group.

Buckcherry Stream “Crazy Bitch (The Butcher Mix)” Feat. Wifisfuneral

Buckcherry have released a new remix of their hit song “Crazy Bitch.” This version of the track, which is titled “Crazy Bitch (The Butcher Mix),” was was produced by Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo in collaboration with Tyler Nicolo and guitarist Stevie D. It also features a guest appearance from rapper Wifisfuneral. Frontman Josh Todd commented:

“From the birth of ‘Crazy Bitch’, it came to me as a hip-hop track and that being said, I always wanted to do a collaboration with a hip-hop artist. Wifisfuneral is super talented and after sifting through potential featured artists he was our first choice and was down for the cause.”

Wifisfuneral added:

“It’s really relatable. I mean…haven’t we ALL dealt with a crazy one somewhere along the way?!”

Buckcherry To Release “Butcher Mix” Of “Crazy Bitch” Feat. Wifisfuneral

Buckcherry will be releasing a new remix of their hit song “Crazy Bitch” on January 10. This version of the track, which is titled “Crazy Bitch (The Butcher Mix),” features rapper Wifisfuneral. The original version of “Crazy Bitch” appears on the band’s 2005 album “15.”