Clint Lowery On New Sevendust Album: “I Think It’s One Of The Best We’ve Done In A While”

During a recent appearance on “Good Company With Scott Bowling,” Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort is “one of the best [they have] done in a while.”

Lowery said the following when asked about release plans:

“We don’t have a date. We have a region, like maybe this summer. There’ll be music rolling out pretty soon in the next couple of months.

I’m really excited about this record. We did that with Elvis Baskette. He’s got his vibe. And this will be our third record with him.”

He also added:

“I’ve listened to it, I’ve not liked it, I loved it, I hated it, and then I fell back in love with it.

When I’m finished with a record, I really… That one took a lot out of me creatively, which is amazing that I even went for [a new solo] EP to do myself [shortly after finishing the SEVENDUST LP], ’cause I was kind of tapped out creatively. I couldn’t even listen to the record afterwards. It was mixed and I heard it, and Elvis did a great job, but it was, like, ‘I’ve gotta put it away for a while.’ And I put it on the other day to listen to it, and I’m, ‘Oh, man, this is gonna be good. People are gonna really dig it.’ I think it’s one of the best [records] we’ve done in a while, man.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sevendust Announce End Of The Year Shows With Nonpoint, Ill Niño, & Another Day Dawns

Sevendust will be ringing in the new year with some December headlining shows. Nonpoint, Ill Niño, and Another Day Dawns will open. Here’s the dates:

12/28 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
12/29 Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
12/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
12/31 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center

Sevendust Cancel St. Petersburg And Ft. Lauderdale, FL Shows Due To Hurricane Ian

Sevendust have cancelled their upcoming shows in St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale, FL due to Hurricane Ian. Despite this, the band still have the following dates booked:

09/28 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
09/29 Destin, FL – Club LA
09/30 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/01 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore

The group commented:

“Out of an abundance of caution, Sevendust will be cancelling their upcoming shows in St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale due to the impending hurricane. Refunds are available at point of purchase. We have added two pop up shows that are on sale now, Jacksonville 9/28 and Destin 9/29.”

Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger: “You Don’t Ever, Ever, Ever Want To Go On After Sevendust”

During an appearance on Loudwire Nights, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger took some time to praise Sevendust for their powerful live performances. The singer said the following:

“It was us, then Disturbed, then Sevendust. After the success of ‘Silver Side Up‘, there were a few dates where Sevendust opened for us. I don’t care how many records you’ve sold or how many awards you’ve won or what you’ve done around the world…. you don’t ever, ever, ever want to go on after Sevendust, because they will kick your ass and wipe you all over that stage. They are a force to be reckoned with and it is goosebump-worthy.”

Lajon Witherspoon Finishes Recording Vocals For New Sevendust Album

Lajon Witherspoon has finished tracking vocals for the new Sevendust album. He said the following about that:

“Well there ya have it Lead Vocals Done for New @sevendustofficial Done 🙏🏾🔥🎶🎶Thanks to all my Brothers everyone did & Amazing Job @elvisliberace @1f_jef @joshuasaldate waft a team & I Rocked my new good luck shirt for last few tracks @prideofgypsies @harleydavidson can’t WaIt for all to hear what a great Recording section I Love y’all thanks so much God Bless everyone 🙏🏾❤️🔥🔥🔥🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶❤️❤️”

Sevendust Begin Recording New Album

Sevendust have officially started the recording process for their new album. You can find some photos from the sessions below:

Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon Says Morgan Rose’s Recent Comments Regarding The Band’s “End Date” Were “Taken Out Of Context”

During a new interview with 99 Rock WKSM, Sevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon discussed the recent comments drummer Morgan Rose made about the band’s possible “end date.” According to him, the things Rose said were “taken out of context.”

Witherspoon said the following:

“I guess one day we are [retiring], but it’s not anytime soon. I think that got taken out of context in an interview with Morgan.”

He also added the following about a Blabbermouth article regarding Rose’s comments:

“I got a phone call early in the morning about, ‘What’s going on?’ My kids are crying. They’re, like, ‘Daddy, you didn’t tell us.’ I’m, like, ‘What are you talking about?.’

I love Blabbermouth, but, yeah, that was kind of taken out of context. We’re still here. We’re kicking, man.”

This news comes shortly after guitarist John Connolly clarified Rose’s comments, saying that the group are just planning to “move into a different model.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sevendust’s John Connolly Clarifies Morgan Rose’s Recent Comments Regarding The Band’s “End Date”

During a new interview with KNAC.com, Sevendust guitarist John Connolly clarified some recent comments that drummer Morgan Rose made about the band’s possible “end date.” According to Connolly, the group are just planning to “move into a different model.”

Connolly said the following:

“It’s funny. Any time that we talk about this stuff, people are, like, ‘Oh, that’s it. They’re quittin’. It’s the end.’ It’s really not that at all. I mean, we’re realists. We ask ourselves, are we gonna be jumping off trampolines and drum risers and stuff when we’re 80? Are we gonna wanna do 300 shows a year when we’re 80? Probably not. But I look a band like THE [ROLLING] STONES and I go, but you can still go out and do something whenever you wanna do it. So that’s sort of what we’ve… I think what we’re doing is we’re looking at making records — at some point in time making records and doing a big tour to support the record. I don’t think it’s gonna be something that we’re gonna wanna do like we’re doing it now.

I think we’ll always make music in some way, shape or form or another, even if it’s small doses, and I think we’ll always tour — in small doses. Pick and choose those moments, not grind it out. Do it enough to where it keeps you wantin’ to do it.

As you get older, the family time starts to weight down on the scale, as it should. And we’ve all got families and we’ve all got kids of different ages, going through different points — some are in elementary school; some are getting ready to go to college; some [are] drivin’, which is crazy. There’s more to life, and I think we’ve all appreciated the fact that we wanna nurture SEVENDUST to the point where we could perpetually do it forever. But you’re not gonna see us three times coming through New York City on a tour. If we come through once, okay.

But, yeah, you’ve gotta look at the age thing; you’ve gotta look at the motivation; you’ve gotta look at the family thing — you’ve gotta look at all of it and weigh it out. And instead of saying, ‘That’s it. We’re wrapping it up,’ we’re just saying, I think we’re gonna move into something different; we’re just gonna move into a different model.

It’s funny, ’cause it’s, like, okay, how many bands have said that they’re gonna retire from touring and then all of a sudden [they are back]? That’ll be us. We could come in and say, ‘There’s not a chance that we’re gonna play another show. We hate each other.’ Two years later, we’re gonna be out back out there going, ‘You know what, man? We really didn’t mean it. We probably shouldn’t have reacted so quickly. We’re down. We’re gonna do it again.’

MÖTLEY [CRÜE], they had contracts, and they’re out doing a stadium tour. I’m, like, they should. You know what I mean? If you wanna play, play. And that’s sort of what we’re gonna do. I think we’re just gonna move from the point of having to do it and having that be something that people have expectations on.

The thing about it is to make a full-length record these days, I know people are into it, but people just want music. They don’t really care whether they get 10 songs every two years or whether they get a song or two every month, two months, which I think would be a more interesting model to go down anyways, because you can just — as you create, you’ll know your moments. There’s always gonna be those two or three songs that are, like, ‘Oh, wow. I can’t wait to play this for the guys.’ And then you go, ‘Let’s go hop in the studio for two days. Let’s go sit with Elvis [producer Michael Baskette] for two days, punch two or three songs out, stick ’em in a can, and then do that two or three times. And then if you wanna release a record, release a record. If not, EPs are super popular right now… Those kind of moves are the moves that, I think, are gonna keep the business… I think it’s gonna keep fans engaged because you’re not giving them the playbook, going, ‘Okay, on this day here, here’s the EPK. Here’s the bio.’ We’ve done it the traditional way. Sometimes that whole, ‘Let’s just drop it. Let’s go record it and just drop it — drop the video, drop whatever.’ So that, I think, is more interesting to all of us as we get a little older. Just any way that we can kind of keep it fresh.

We’re in a really good headspace in the SEVENDUST world… So that’s why we’re not saying ‘never,’ but we are saying at some point it’s gonna get different. So you all don’t be thinking you’re gonna take a three-week vacation and follow SEVENDUST around on tour. You might take a week and follow us on tour, but I don’t know if three weeks is gonna be necessary anymore.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sevendust Announce Fall Leg Of “Animosity” 21st Anniversary Tour With Nonpoint, Bastardane, & Burden Of The Sky

Sevendust have added another leg of dates to their “Animosity” 21st anniversary tour. Nonpoint, Bastardane, and Burden Of The Sky will open.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest
09/10 Cherokee, NC – The Event Center at Harrah’s
09/12 Elmira, NY – The L
09/13 Portland, ME – Aura
09/15 New York, NY – The Palladium
09/16 Sayreville, NJ – The Starland Ballroom
09/17 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
09/18 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/20 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
09/22 McHenry, IL – The Vixen
09/23 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theater
09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/26 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
09/28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
09/29 Tampa, FL – Janus Landing
09/30 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/01 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore

Sevendust Finish Writing New Album

Sevendust have officially finished the writing process for their new album. The band are currently expected to enter the studio in July to record the effort.

Morgan Rose commented:

“I put this band together in 94(I think?). By 96 we had a deal and started touring RELENTLESSLY!!! Honestly? I don’t even know how many records we’ve put out, off the top of my head. But the process has been different on most of them. Some fun, some stressful, some aggravating?

I can say with not 1 bit of doubt, that this trip was my favorite of our career. Just 5 guys in a farm house, creating. Telling each other how much we love each other, supporting each other, enjoying being together. No outsiders, no drama, no bullshit. Just us.

I realized we haven’t been “totally” alone in this process since probably the first record. I think we all needed this trip more than we even knew. When you spend most of the last 26 years with the same people, you sometimes forget how much you care about them. This was a nice realization for us. The songs are magical, the vibe of the record is magical, our relationship with each other is magical.

Thank you @ljspoon and @ashleymwitherspoon , for providing the most amazing backdrop, for us to write. Ash, you went far and beyond in helping us. Thank you❤️. Jada and Kingston, I love you both so much. Thank you for coming by every day to just let us hug you both, and giving us a break from the mind melt. And to my boys Lj, @clintloweryofficial , @jmc7d and @thevinniehornsby I just fucking love you guys so much.

This is a special record. And yes the photo is missing the legend. Because he’s taking the photo. ❤️#sevendust2023”

Lajon Witherspoon added:

“What a great writing section with the fam a very special spot out here needed time together @sevendustofficial love my brothers 🙏🏾❤️🔥🎸🎶🎶🎶🎶thanks so much @ashleymwitherspoon for coming down bringing food & the kids 🙏🏾❤️❤️ can’t wait for y’all to here what we got Cooking 🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️🎶🔥🔥🎸🔥🔥🎯everyone have a safe & Blessed weekend🙏🏾❤️”

[via Blabbermouth]