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]

Linkin Park, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, My Chemical Romance, Etc. Releases Set For 2020 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 27) has been posted. You can find a list of various rock/metal releases below. The full list can also be viewed HERE.

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Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Alice In Chains – “Sap” (Legacy) (12″ vinyl) (limited to 8,500)
  • Anthrax – “Soldiers Of Metal” (Megaforce) (black in orange vinyl) (limited to 1,000)
  • Baroness – “Live At Maida Vale BBC Vol. II” (Abraxan Hymns) (limited to 3,500)
  • Beastie Boys – “Some Old Bullshit” (Capitol/UME) (limited to 1,000)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “Live In Pasadena July ’83” (Real Gone Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,300)
  • Buckcherry – “Buckcherry” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 1,500)
  • The Chariot – “Long Live” (Good Fight Music) (limited to 2,000)
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover) (IGA) (7″) (limited to 6,000) [Features his cover of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” live at SiriusXM as the b-side]
  • Crown The Empire – “7102010” (Rise Records) (12″) (limited to 1,500)
  • Dio – “Dream Evil Live ’87” (Niji/BMG) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2,500)
  • Ace Frehley – “Space Truckin’” (Deep Purple cover) (eOne Music) (12″) (limited to 2,100)
  • Linkin Park – “Meteora” (Warner Records) (2xLP on aqua blue vinyl) (limited to 3,000)
  • Motörhead – “Ace Of Spades” (Sanctuary/BMG) (12″) (limited to 2,500)
  • Motörhead – “On Parole (Expanded And Remastered)” (Parlophone) (2xLP/CD) (limited to 3,000/limited to 4,200)
  • My Chemical Romance – “Life On The Murder Scene” (Reprise) (limited to 7,500 copies)
  • Norma Jean – “Meridional” (Concord/Craft Recordings) (2xLP) limited to 2,500)
  • Puscifer – “Apocalyptical“/“Rocketman” (BMG/Alchemy) (7″) (limited to 2,000)
  • Shadows Fall – “Of One Blood” (M-Theory Audio) (blood red vinyl) (limited to 1,350)
  • Sunn O))) – “Flight Of The Behemoth” (Southern Lord) (2xLP) (limited to 800)
  • Corey Taylor/Dead Boys – “All This And More” (side by side) (Elektra) (12″ red vinyl) (limited to 4,000)
  • Tesla – “The Great Radio Controversy” (LMLR) (limited to 1,000)
  • Volbeat – “Hokus Bonus” (Republic) (grey limited edition vinyl) (limited to 3,000) [Featuring numerous bonus tracks from past albums]
  • Walking Papers – “The Light Below” (Carry On Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,000)

[via The PRP]

2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Reportedly Linked To Over 250,000 COVID-19 Cases

According to a new report, the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been linked to over 250,000 new cases of COVID-19. That event took place last month and it featured performances from Smash Mouth, Trapt, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Fozzy, Adelitas Way, and more.

The following was said in the report:

“Large in-person gatherings without social distancing and with individuals who have traveled outside the local area are classified as the “highest risk” for COVID-19 spread by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between August 7 and August 16, 2020, nearly 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on Sturgis, South Dakota for its annual motorcycle rally. Large crowds, coupled with minimal mask-wearing and social distancing by attendees, raised concerns that this event could serve as a COVID-19 “super-spreader.” This study is the first to explore the impact of this event on social distancing and the spread of COVID-19. First, using anonymized cell phone data from SafeGraph, Inc. we document that (i) smartphone pings from non-residents, and (ii) foot traffic at restaurants and bars, retail establishments, entertainment venues, hotels and campgrounds each rose substantially in the census block groups hosting Sturgis rally events. Stay-at-home behavior among local residents, as measured by median hours spent at home, fell. Second, using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a synthetic control approach, we show that by September 2, a month following the onset of the Rally, COVID-19 cases increased by approximately 6 to 7 cases per 1,000 population in its home county of Meade. Finally, difference-in-differences (dose response) estimates show that following the Sturgis event, counties that contributed the highest inflows of rally attendees experienced a 7.0 to 12.5 percent increase in COVID-19 cases relative to counties that did not contribute inflows. Descriptive evidence suggests these effects may be muted in states with stricter mitigation policies (i.e., restrictions on bar/restaurant openings, mask-wearing mandates). We conclude that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally generated public health costs of approximately $12.2 billion”

[via Metal Injection]

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”

Trapt, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Etc. Set To Perform At 2020 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally, Masks & Social Distancing Reportedly Not Required

The 80th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally in Sturgis, SD is scheduled to go on as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic. The local city council voted to move forward with the event with PPE guidelines in place for staff, vendors, etc. However, a number of outlets are reporting that masks and social distancing will not be mandatory. The rally will be held on August 7-16 and Smash Mouth, Trapt, Adelitas Way, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Lit, Quiet Riot, Saving Abel, Night Ranger and more are still set to perform despite the apparent lack of safety measures.

[via The PRP]

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.”