Shinedown Planning To Release New Album After The Summer

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, Brent Smith offered an update on the new Shinedown album. According to him, the band are planning to release the effort after the summer.

Smith said the following:

“I can’t give you exact dates on everything for the new record. I can tell you that we will be looking after summer for release. So that is something I can tell you, as far as new music is concerned, with the new album. What we’re doing exactly right now, Zach is actually going to be in Charleston in about five days, ’cause that’s where we’re recording [the new album] — at Eric’s studio that we just finished. So he comes in in about five days. Myself and Eric and Zach, we’re putting kind of like the finishing touches on stuff that we were working on previously. Barry is gonna arrive around April, and then we’re gonna cement the recording process of that.”

He also added the following about touring plans:

“We’re working with promoters right now, kind of doing an overlay of how it can be done. Each day we’re starting to get good news and better news, but we have to be mindful. I know a lot of people are concerned about the variants [of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19], but that’s what viruses do — they mutate. The biggest thing is we need to be able to trust the medical community, trust the people to get us through this. But as far as touring is concerned, we’re locking in [dates]. Fingers crossed, we’re gonna be doing shows — full Shinedown — hopefully by August of this year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Shinedown’s Brent Smith And Eric Bass Perform Cover Of “Christmas Time Is Here”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Eric Bass recently performed a cover of Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time Is Here” from the 1965 TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for Baltimore’s 98 Rock. You can check that out below, along with acoustic performances of “Atlas Falls,” “Unity,” and “Monsters.”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith Criticizes Dr. Anthony Fauci For “Lying To Society” About Santa Claus

Here’s an odd holiday story for you. During CNN’s “Sesame Street ABC’s Of COVID-19 Town Hall,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious-disease expert, tried to reassure kids that Santa Claus has been vaccinated and will still be able to come to their houses amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith apparently took issue with those comments saying that Fauci is “lying to society.”

Fauci told Elmo and the children the following when asked if it is safe for Santa to deliver presents:

“Well, I have to say I took care of that for you because I was worried you all would be upset. So what I did a little while ago, I took a trip up there to the North Pole. I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go. He can come down the chimney. He can leave the presents, he can leave, and you have nothing to worry about. Santa Claus is good to go.”

Smith then shared a New York Post article regarding the statement along with the following criticism:

“I’m going to go out on a limb here. Lying to society this far into a pandemic is not something I would encourage. #tellthetruth #clockisticking”

After receiving backlash from fans, the singer added:

“Hey everyone I hear you… I won’t even yell back. Much love ❤️ to all… Happy Holidays😘”

[via Blabbermouth]

Brent Smith Offers Update On New Shinedown Album: “We’re, Like, 40 Percent There In Regards To The Writing Process”

Brent Smith recently took to social media to offer an update on the new Shinedown album. According to him, the band are about 40 percent through the writing process.

Smith said the following about the new material:

“I think that it is definitely — there are parts of it that are gonna be a product of what we are all going through this year. But there’s also a lot of soul searching on this record. [We’re] really, really focusing super, super hard on the lyrical content, and the way that it sounds.

For us to look at everything that’s going on right now and to listen to some of the new-school artists and seeing what they’re doing with production and what have you, you can always learn from different people,” he continued. “It’s interesting the state of kind of where music is right now, ’cause there’s a lot of it.”

He also added:

“I’d say we’re, like, 40 percent there in regards to the writing process. We’ll see by the end of the year where we’re at, and then the timeline for getting everything together.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Premiere “One More Time” Video

Smith & Myers, the project featuring Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, have premiered a new video for their song “One More Time.” This track is from the band’s new album “Volume 2,” which was released today (October 23). That effort follows “Volume 1,” which was released earlier this month.

Brent Smith Says Shinedown Are “Nine Songs Into The Writing Process” For Their New Album

During a recent interview with Two Doods Reviews, Shinedown’s Brent Smith revealed that the band are “nine songs into the writing process” for their new album. He also added: “We’re in the demo process at the moment — we’re just writing.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Premiere “Panic” Video

Smith & Myers, the project featuring Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, have premiered a new video for their song “Panic.” This track is from the band’s new album “Volume 1,” which was released on October 9. The effort will be followed by “Volume 2” on October 23.

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Premiere Video For Cover Of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”

Smith & Myers, the project featuring Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, have premiered a new video for their cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.” That track is from the duo’s new album “Volume 2,” which will be released on October 23. That effort will follow the release of “Volume 1” on October 9.

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Release New Song “Bad At Love” & Cover Of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”

Smith & Myers, the project featuring Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, previously announced that they will be releasing a new album, titled “Volume 1,” on October 9 and now it looks like more new music is on the way. The duo have now confirmed that they will be releasing another album, titled “Volume 2,” on October 23. The first two tracks from that effort, “Bad At Love” and a cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” can be found below:

Smith commented:

“‘Bad At Love’ was one of the very first original songs to be written for the project. I think ultimately the song was born from my own romantic relationships. When I love someone, I love them fully, and sometimes the passion can be too much. I always know when it’s time to move on. That being said, I am extremely grateful that I am still very good friends with the ladies I have loved, and still love, to this day.”

Myers added:

“‘Bad At Love’ was one of the first original songs we wrote for this album … Lyrically, Brent was writing about things in his life that maybe we wouldn’t really touch on with Shinedown and I think it came out to be an incredibly naked and honest song. And I think ‘Bad Guy’ turned out very cool — it’s a nice bluesy version of the song.”

“Volume 1” Track Listing:

01. “Not Mad Enough”
02. “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover)
03. “The Weight of It All”
04. “Better Now” (Post Malone cover)
05. “Panic”
06. “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS cover)
07. “Coast To Coast”
08. “Valerie” (Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse cover)
09. “Since You Were Mine”
10. “Unchained Melody” (Righteous Brothers cover)

“Volume 2” Track Listing:

01. “Bad At Love”
02. “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish cover)
03. “New School Shiver”
04. “Sledgehammer” (Peter Gabriel cover)
05. “GBL GBD”
06. “Rebel Yell” (Billy Idol cover)
07. “Like You Never Left”
08. “Losing My Religion” (R.E.M. cover)
09. “One More Time”
10. “Don’t Look Back In Anger” (Oasis cover)

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Release New Song “Not Mad Enough” & Cover Of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers will be releasing a new album from their Smith & Myers project on October 9. The effort is simply titled “Volume 1” and the first two tracks from it, “Not Mad Enough” and a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World,” can be found below:

“Volume 1” Track Listing:

01. “Not Mad Enough”
02. “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover)
03. “The Weight of It All”
04. “Better Now” (Post Malone cover)
05. “Panic”
06. “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS cover)
07. “Coast To Coast”
08. “Valerie” (Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse cover)
09. “Since You Were Mine”
10. “Unchained Melody” (Righteous Brothers cover)

Smith said the following about the new record:

“We’ve spent a great deal of time and energy making sure this project is completely authentic. The main reason Smith & Myers exists has to do with the fans. A project that was born from multiple requests over the years has now evolved into its true identity. Make no mistake – it’s about the songs, it’s about the story, and above all it’s about the message.”

Myers added:

“It was an odd time to make a record at the beginning of a global pandemic, but the state of the world is reflected in the art we made on this album. It was some of the most creative times I’ve ever had as a musician or a songwriter. For the covers, we felt that we should approach them as a duo as if we had written the song modern day. With the originals, Brent and I had never discussed some of this subject matter before and we dug so deep while also touching on a world that’s rapidly changing around us the last eight months. We felt it would be disingenuous not to touch on social issues we ALL face as humans. We put a lot into this album and we truly hope you enjoy listening to it.”

In other news, Smith & Myers will also be playing some drive-in shows in Pennsylvania. Those will take place at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park Parking Lot on September 3, Scranton’s Circle Drive-In on September 18, and Butler’s Starlight Drive-In on September 19.