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MessageSujet: BUCKCHERRY   Jeu 31 Jan - 20:58

BUCKCHERRY Dive Into The Seven Sins




By Aaron Small


A noose, a severed boar’s head on a platter, free-flowing wine,
girls making out, drug use, and a heavily tattooed band rocking hard –
all appropriate for a seedy night club, but imagine that laundry list
being hung out to dry inside of a church! Well that’s exactly what
transpires in BUCKCHERRY’s new video for the song ‘Gluttony’ (scroll
down to view), taken from their brand new album Confessions, due in
stores February 19th.


Surely, filming such deviant escapades inside the First Christian
Church of North Hollywood, located in Studio City, California was no
easy task. “What we did was, we didn’t let them know we were shooting
that type of song,” admits Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd. “It’s funny
because we were there for about half the day, and some of the church
personnel came walking through and oh my god, they were horrified! They
started chatting up each other, and I knew we better get this wrapped up
or it’s going to get ugly; because we had Jesus there and everything.
It was such a contradiction, but that’s the beauty of it and that’s why
it works.” Incidentally, the congregation in the video is made up
entirely of Buckcherry fans and not extras. “We put a thing out on the
Internet and everybody showed up; they were great all day. We did
another video shoot the next day for ‘Wrath’ at a boxing gym, and they
all showed up, it was cool.”





The Confessions album cover (pictured above) features a very ornate
looking book with two clasps to hold it shut. Josh reveals, “It’s an
old, old bible that we found online actually; we just kind of recreated
it. The actual cover (pictured below) is on the inside of that. We had
this guy Ewok, who’s a really well-known, graffiti-type artist from New
York, who’s never done a rock band before, and he did drawings for all
the sins as well as the cover; it’s really good.”





Speaking of sin, Confessions is a thematic record about The Seven
Deadly Sins, but not really a pure concept album. “No, it’s still a rock
‘n roll record, it’s still a Buckcherry record. We always wanted to do a
record around the sins, a few other bands have done their take on it
and we just wanted to do our take on it. As a lyric writer, it was
really challenging, fun, and a lot of hard work. I’m so proud of songs
like ‘Pride’ and ‘Greed’, and ‘Gluttony’ of course. I just felt like,
when I look back at all this, I’m going to be pleased.”


Interspersed among the seven songs, each named after a sin, are six
other tracks. Combining ‘Sloth’ with ‘Water’ or ‘Air’ for example didn’t
prove difficult at all. “No, because originally we were going to do The
Seven Sins And The Four Elements; that was going to be the whole
record, 11 songs. So we did a few of the elements, and then I wrote this
screenplay for a short film to go along with the record, but the
funding is… we got the director, we got it casted, we got the locations,
but we’ve had some issues with the funding, so we’re still working on
that. The record is like the soundtrack to the movie, and it all kind of
goes hand in hand. At some point we’re going to try and get that out.”


BLACK VEIL BRIDES very recently did the same thing, filming a
45-minute movie, Legion Of The Black, to coincide with the release of
their new album, Wretched And Divine. “Well, I mean, people did this
type of stuff in the ‘70s. I think bands eventually get to a place where
they want to try something – we’re not a concept-record type band; I’ve
never been a fan of concept records honestly. But the seven sins are
timeless and when moderation is a very hard thing for you, which it is
for me, I love the sins! Diving into them is so exciting for me. I feel
like, as a rock band with the edge and the way we are musically, we were
going to do it the right way. I felt we could put a great record
together and have a theme. The sins, like I said, I think everybody’s
struggled with one of them at least.”


It’s something we’re all guilty of. Everybody at some point in their
lives experiences lust or envy, the list goes on. “Right, but it’s like
everything, if you can’t moderate it and you do it in excess,
eventually it gets the better of you. That’s always a struggle for me.
And then I’ve never believed in organized religion and being a sinner
and all that, so I like that aspect of it being a little bit
controversial.”





According to the press release for the upcoming, aforementioned
film, it’s based on the trials and tribulations of Josh’s childhood and
transformation into adulthood. “In the story, this boy comes home from
school and he finds his father dead, he killed himself. That’s when it
starts, he’s a teenage boy. And through the grieving process he acts out
all the seven sins, and in the process he meets 11 truths. Then at the
end of the film, he learns how to forgive his father, and rides off into
the sunset with this chick. So that’s loosely based on my life; it
happened to me when I was ten. But it shaped me as an artist for sure,
because that was the turning point of when a lot of things changed for
me because I kind of blacked it out. Then when I became a teenager,
that’s when I started getting into really aggressive music, started
using drugs and alcohol. It wasn’t because of that, but that was
definitely a turning point to go more into the dark side.”


Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson commented on Josh’s lyrics in a
recent interview stating, “they’re intensely personal.” Yet the man who
made his mark with ‘Lit Up’ and ‘Crazy Bitch’ is obviously comfortable
sharing secrets from his past. “I am now; it’s our sixth record and I’ve
been in this business almost 20 years. I’m ready to tell my story
because it’s interesting to me, I think it’s a good story, and if one
person can relate to it and get some joy out of it, then that’s
awesome!”


A plethora of songs were written in preparation for Confessions,
some of which, although they didn’t make the cut this time, may surface
at a later date. “I don’t know how many there was, but we wrote a lot,”
confirms Josh. “There’s one song we held back that I think is a single.
We just had too many songs in that mid-tempo range, but it’s a good
song. We’ll probably use that on the next record. We got about three
songs that I think would make good on another record. But usually when
we don’t put songs on a record, they’re just not up to par with the body
of work as far as how they’re moving us.”


The deluxe version of Confessions features two bonus tracks: ‘Give
Em What They Want’
and ‘When The Fire Starts’. Josh’s “favourite of the
two is ‘When The Fire Starts’, it’s very aggressive and more punk rock,
it’s cool. ‘Give Em What They Want’ is just kind of a rock song, but
people like it.”





Keith and Marti Frederiksen (MÖTLEY CRÜE, AEROSMITH) worked as
producers on Confessions. “It was the same with Black Butterfly, All
Night Long. Marti acts as a sixth band member; he’s really good with
arrangements, songwriting and melodies. He’s great with singers, and he
sings in the same range as me, so when I’m recording vocals, if he needs
to explain an idea to me, he sings it to me and I get it. It’s a good
relationship we’ve had over the years so we just keep it; he’s super
talented!”


A five-minute video showcasing the making of Confessions was posted
on YouTube, and the atmosphere in the recording studio seems to be very
comfortable and relaxed, but at the same time very serious. “Right,
yeah. That’s the way it is. We butt heads on certain things but with us,
we want to do what’s best for the song; so whatever that is. But we
have to go down the roads that we got to go down. If Keith has an idea
and I don’t really understand what he’s fucking talking about, I’ll do
what he’s asking if it’s a vocal thing or a musical thing. Then we’ll
play it out, cause we may find something cool down that road that we may
keep and it may be better, but if it’s not better than where we
started, we just scrap it.”


The album title, Confessions, is not the name of a song. “Well,
Confessions was the title of the screenplay… and if you listen to the
songs, they’re kind of poetic in that way. It’s confessing everything
that you think and what you really want to do, as opposed to what
society is telling you to do. That’s what it’s all about.”


Earlier in the interview, Josh stated he’s never believed in
organized religion, but for a lot of people, going to the confessional
booth is a huge part of their life. “I think that’s amazing because they
feel safe and they can be honest, without feeling like they’re going to
be judged. That’s really important. That’s probably the best part about
any religion that I’ve heard of. But when you get into the punishing
god, and you’re a sinner, and you can’t be gay, and all that bullshit
that goes with it – and the fucking money aspect of it all, that’s where
I’m just like, this is such horseshit.”
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MessageSujet: Re: BUCKCHERRY   Jeu 31 Jan - 21:00

BUCKCHERRY - Gluttony (OFFICIAL VIDEO)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2sZ-nmL1YOU&list=UUCdmxAqj0h4y-dQ7nrIcSIA
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