Diamante & Ben Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris”

Diamante and Ben Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) have premiered a new video for their cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris.” You can check that out below:

Breaking Benjamin’s Ben Burnley Guests On Diamante’s Cover Of Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris”

Diamante has released a cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris.” The track features Breaking Benjamin’s Ben Burnley and it can be streamed below. Diamante commented:

“This song has always had a special place in my heart. Major gratitude to Ben for helping me bring this rendition to life!”

Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf) On Possible Project With Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin): “If He Wants To Do That, I’ve Already Said Yes”

Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) and Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf) previously talked about starting a band together and now, during an interview with Pozzo Live, Sturm discussed the possibility of a new project once again. She said the following:

“If he wants to do that, I’ve already said yes to doing it, so I guess it depends on finding his availability too. I find that when I do interviews, a lot of times people will say he’s not sure if I wanna talk about it, but I feel the same way — I’m not sure if he wants to talk about it, ’cause I’m not sure where he’s at with it. But he’ll text me randomly and be, like, ‘We’re gonna make the best album.’ And I’m, like, ‘Okay. Whenever you want to.’ So I’m just kind of waiting on him to let me know. That’s kind of why we waited to put our album out, because we thought maybe we would be doing stuff with him… But it’s taken a while. [So] we’ll see what happens with him. Whenever he’s ready.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf) Confirms That Her And Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) Are Talking About Starting A New Band

As previously reported, Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) recently said that he was talking to Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf) about starting a new band. Now, during an interview with CCM Magazine, Sturm has confirmed the news herself.

Sturm said the following:

“There’s definitely things we’re thinking about, like a new album. There’s been talk about starting a band with the singer from BREAKING BENJAMIN, Ben Burnley. That’s exciting… I saw Ben and his wife on the road, and we had a conversation. I actually showed him ‘Reflect Love Back’, the soundtrack, the acoustic album, and he loved it. Then he talked with me about singing on his acoustic album, which just came out — singing on ‘Dear Agony’, which I think is one of their best songs… when I listened to the lyrics, I just was like, ‘This is Jesus in the Garden,’ and I just started crying. That’s how I knew I should do it. When I was in the studio with Ben, I was like, ‘Let me tell you about your song.’ He goes, ‘Are you going to preach to me?’ I’m like, ‘Do you want me to preach to you?’ He’s, like, ‘Yeah.’ I’m like, ‘No, I’m not going to preach to you. You preached to me. Let me show you the lyrics in your song,’ and I went through the lyrics and showed him what it said to me. He goes, ‘How’d you turn my rock song into a Jesus song?'”

[via Blabbermouth]

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Clarifies Solo Album Rumors

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch recently revealed that he was working on a new album with a number a special guests and many assumed it was going to be a solo release. However, he has since confirmed to the “BREWtally Speaking Podcast” that the effort is actually a new Love And Death album.

Welch said the following:

“It’s gonna be the Love And Death record, I’m just gonna have some guests on there. We’ll see how all ends up. You plan and then you try your best and whatever happens. Some songs might not make it, we’ll see, but it’s 80% done, and yea Breaking Benjamin guitar players [Jasen Rauch] on it.

I was talking to Spencer [Chamberlain] from Underoath, since we’re hanging out with them a lot on this tour, and Lacey Flyleaf. Ben [Burnley] from Breaking Benjamin said he wants to sing on it, but I think getting him to do anything is really hard if it’s not Breaking Benjamin, so we’ll see. It’s just gonna be Love & Death, but just a new thing we’re doing, just collaborations, that’s all. It just sounded fun, so we’re gonna go for it.”

[via The PRP]

Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) & Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf) Have Been “Talking About” Starting A New Project Together

Benjamin Burnley recently confirmed that Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf) will be guesting on Breaking Benjamin’s new acoustic album and now it looks like they may collaborate even further in the future. During an interview on Cutter’s RockCast, Burnley revealed that the two have been “talking about” starting a new project together.

Burnley said the following:

“I don’t know if she’d be mad at me for saying anything about it, but me and Lacey have been talking about doing another band, putting a band together. We just wanna do, like, a record… We’ve been talking a bit here and there about it. It’d just be something different. I think that’d be really cool.”

He went on to say that he has been friends with Sturm for over 10 years:

“One of the first tours, I think, they [FLYLEAF] ever did — not the first, but one of the first tours they did ever — was with us. And it was a lot of fun. It was a lot different back in those days. Enough success to have fun, but not overboard, and it was all new and everything. And she was always really cool; the whole band was always really, really cool.

When I first heard them, FLYLEAF, I was really blown away by her inflection and her style. If you think I’m unique [as a singer], she is one hundred percent unique — but in a good way. Sometimes singers that are unique, for me… I don’t wanna put anybody down, but sometimes people are different just to be different — it’s not really good; it’s just different. But she’s different and… [she’s doing] her own thing.

She’s a really positive person and she does put off a positive vibe, which is really refreshing, especially for me — [since] I can be a negative person. She’s just a really nice, sweet, genuine person. Singing-wise, I really respect her.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Underoath, Ex-Flyleaf, Ex-Three Days Grace, Etc. Members To Guest On Breaking Benjamin’s New Acoustic Album

It looks like Breaking Benjamin’s upcoming acoustic album will feature a number of special guests. During an interview with HardDrive Radio, Benjamin Burnley confirmed that the effort will include guest vocals from Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), Adam Gontier (ex-Three Days Grace), and Michael Barnes (Red).

Burnley said the following about the acoustic tracks:

“They all have orchestration on ’em — like, full orchestra on ’em. And then there’s four that have guest vocalists that [are] really, really amazing. They did so good. I have Lacey Sturm — she used to be the singer for Flyleaf — she’s doing a song with me called ‘Dear Agony‘… She was great. She nailed it, man. And she’s so fun to work with, too. She just nails it every time. And she’s such an incredible singer. So she did that.

And then Spencer from Underoath did ‘Red Cold River‘. And then Adam Gontier, the original singer for Three Days Grace, he did a song called ‘Dance With The Devil‘ with me. And then Mike, the singer for Red, did ‘Failure‘ with me.”

He also added:

“[They’re] all are friends of mine. So I just was, like, ‘How can we put some more of an original spin on this so it’s not just a remake of things? So that’s what I came up with. And I tried to get a couple of more too, but it was a time thing. These guys, more so than anything, they’re my friends. So that’s what’s cool about it to me — that they’re my friends on a record with me.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Benjamin Burnley Says Breaking Benjamin’s Upcoming Acoustic Album Will Include “Two Or Three New Songs”

During an interview with Consequence Of Sound, Benjamin Burnley confirmed that Breaking Benjamin have been working on a new acoustic album. He said the following:

“I’ve been working on an acoustic album while we’ve been touring, so it’s been busy. The acoustic album will have Breaking Benjamin songs done acoustic, plus two or three new songs. We’re working on arrangements and strings on there, so it’s been a lot of fun, and we’re looking forward to it coming out.”

Disturbed Cover Rage Against The Machine, U2 & The Who With Halestorm, Breaking Benjamin, Etc. Members At Download Festival

During their recent set at the UK’s Download festival, Disturbed were joined onstage by Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Ben Burnley (Breaking Benjamin), and Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), during their rock medley. Check out footage of Hale singing U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” Bayley singing The Who’s “Baba O’Riley,” and Burnley sing Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” below:

Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) Performs Live Acoustic Cover Of Korn’s “Clown”

During Breaking Benjamin’s January 24 show in Nashville, TN, Benjamin Burnley performed an acoustic cover of Korn’s “Clown” for Brian “Head” Welch, and Fieldy, who both went to the show. Check out some footage below:

Hangin at the show tonight with some of the boys in @korn_official @brianheadwelch and @fieldykorn .. Naaaaa not nervous at all 😳

A photo posted by Benjamin Burnley (@benjaminburnleybb) on