Buckcherry Reveal New Album Title

Buckcherry have revealed that their new album will be called “Breaking Down The Barricade.” The effort is expected to be released later this year.

Guitarist Stevie D. told Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic the following about the record:

“We worked on this one with Marti Frederiksen, who’s like the sixth member of AEROSMITH. So the feel is gonna be a little bit different as well [compared to previous BUCKHERRY albums].

We banged one out in no time. Josh [Todd] and I had been, since quarantine, we started writing. And by the time September came around, we were ready to start tracking another album. But what we did is we went to Nashville and we wrote another batch of songs with Marti Frederiksen, and we were all ready to go by October, to record. We were so ready that it literally took us less than 10 days to record the whole thing.”

He went on to say that the band wrote over 25 songs, but only tracked 10:

“We thought about [releasing a double album], but right now, a lot of people aren’t releasing full-length albums — a lot of people just release singles and videos. So, we decided to cull the whole thing down to 10. The Japan release, we’re gonna release two extras.

I was talking with Josh, ‘Which [songs] do you wanna give up? Which ones do you wanna keep for the next album to work on?’

I just keep going. At some point in the writing process, you hit a brick wall, and that’s when it’s good to have these.

We have a new process now with Marti that really works for us and that we really like.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“If the numbers go down — the cases of COVID, let’s say — then we’ll be able to kind of work backwards from a release date or summer touring or spring touring. We’ve got some shows booked in February. But if the numbers start going down now, then they’re gonna say, ‘Well, we’re gonna start booking shows for spring moving forward.’ And if we can tour, then we’ll put out the album. So we’ll set a release date and then a book a tour from there.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Buckcherry Announce November Livestream Concert

Buckcherry will be playing a livestream concert on November 11 at 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST. Tickets for that event can be found HERE. This news comes after Josh Todd recently made headlines after controversially saying that he is “all for herd immunity” with regard to COVID-19.

Buckcherry’s Josh Todd On COVID-19: “I’m All For Herd Immunity”

During a recent interview with Andy Hall of Lazer 103.3, Buckcherry’s Josh Todd offered a controversial take on getting control of the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman advocated for a herd immunity strategy with some safety protocols in place, even though experts have cautioned against this idea due to an increase in death and the unknown rate of reinfection.

Todd said the following:

“It’s hard to even comment about this, because so many people are so riled up. And it’s really tough. And I don’t wanna be judged. We live in a super-judgmental society now, with social media. I’m all for herd immunity — I always was, way back. I think the Swedish community has really — they’ve handled it well. Their numbers are not any more than our numbers, and they’ve just gone on with life.

If this was a different type of disease — if it was Ebola or something like that — then it’s a whole different ballgame, because the death rate is a lot more severe. I’m not saying this… Because I know a lot of people have lost loved ones. And I am totally compassionate about all that. I just think herd immunity, but just following safety protocols — just everybody wearing masks and people getting temperature tested before they go into work, and if they have a high temperature, they get sent home.

We’ve gotta get on with it or we’re gonna come back to some serious problems, and it’s gonna be way worse than the fallout from all this that has nothing to do with coronavirus. That’s a whole argument, of course, and debate that people will wanna argue with, but I’m all for herd immunity.”

Buckcherry have been playing some socially distanced shows as of late and some footage from their October 17 show at the U.S Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, IA can be found below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Buckcherry To Record New Album This Month

During a recent interview with Rock 108, Buckcherry’s Josh Todd confirmed that the band have been using their coronavirus downtime to work on a new album. According to him, the group will be recording the effort at the end of this month.

Todd said the following:

“We had to do a lot of gear shifting, like everybody. We’ve done already over a handful of shows this year, but it’s not enough when this is your livelihood. So it’s been challenging — I can’t say that it’s been easy — but we shifted gears into making a new record, because, basically, this year was a wash; we were going to be touring a lot this year. The good news is we made a really great new BUCKCHERRY record. After we do these three shows [this month], we go in end of October. We’re flying to Nashville — we’re gonna do it in Nashville. And then we’ll be done with that. And then it all is a waiting game until we figure out, after the elections and what’s going on, what’s gonna happen with live entertainment. But once we figure that all out, we have a great new record, and we’ll be touring all next year, hopefully.”

He also added the following when asked about release plans:

“That’s the big question. It has a lot to do about us getting out there to promote it. We don’t wanna drop a record and not be able to get onstage and start playing. So it all depends. I’m thinking maybe early summer release, possibly. But you never know what’s gonna happen. The good news is that we did our due diligence. We wrote 27 songs for a 10-song record, and, man, we put in the work. And it’s really good. I can’t wait for people to hear it. But it’s all about, ‘Okay, when is the timing gonna be right?’ Because I’m sure every artist out there is gonna be releasing music next year, because everybody’s just been sitting around.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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.


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