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Buckcherry -Fozzy, Adelita's Way, Descendsion


May 6, 2014 – 7:00 PM

1620 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Map

  • Buckcherry
  • Heavens Basement
  • Adelitas Way

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Josh Todd: vocals
Keith Nelson: guitar
Stevie D.: guitar
Jimmy Ashhurst: bass
Xavier Muriel: drums

Buckcherry thrives on the fringe. The Los Angeles quintet doesn't play by the rules, and they certainly don't intend to start anytime soon. Merging punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling, and razor sharp hooks, the group remains rebellious in every way. There's no formula. There's no agenda. There's no filter. There's no stopping. There's just rock 'n' roll. Isn't that the way it's supposed to be?

Well, that was the idea from the moment Josh Todd (vocals) and Keith Nelson (guitar) serendipitously met in a Southern California tattoo shop in 1995. Shortly after their chance encounter, the duo began cutting tracks in the vocalist's bedroom on a four-track recorder with a small drum machine, and a no-frills approach to making music was solidified early on.

"Buckcherry is really about two worlds colliding," declares the singer. "Growing up in Orange County, all of my first records were punk rock. Minor Threat, Subhumans, GBH, and Black Flag had a huge impact on me, whereas Keith comes from a classic rock background. I brought all of this energy and chaos to the table, while he added a sense of structure. We wanted to make true rock 'n' roll without a lot of bells and whistles."

Nelson echoes that sentiment. "We meet in the middle. Writing songs is something that we take very seriously, and we continually try to get better at the craft. At the same time, there's a punk spirit of letting it rip and not overthinking everything too much. There are many facets to this band and we insist on exploring all of them on every record and at every show."

That dangerous diversity is why the group instantly resonated with listeners worldwide when their self-titled debut dropped in 1999. The album eventually reached gold status and spawned the immortal party anthem "Lit Up." It's a ballsy gem of a tune that still gets everybody from heshers to housewives all riled up. Two years after their debut, these individuals managed to up the ante in terms of edginess with their sophomore effort Time Bomb.

Unleashing 15 in 2006, Buckcherry became an international platinum-selling phenomenon and radio mainstay. "Crazy Bitch" galvanized the outfit with another sexy, scuzzy romping crowd pleaser, while the album's fifth single "Sorry" saw massive crossover success. It reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the Billboard Pop 100. As a result, 15 has moved over one million copies in the United States alone, and the band's stateside sales-to-date overall surpass 2.8 million.

Simultaneously, Buckcherry embedded themselves in the collective pop culture consciousness via their unflinching posture and impeccable songwriting. Global brands including ESPN, WWE, NASCAR, and more have sought them out for partnerships, and they've been featured on high-profile soundtracks such as The Avengers. Online, they've racked up over 25 million YouTube/VEVO views and 480k Facebook likes as well as 50k Twitter followers. Becoming a star in his own right, Todd has appeared in a bevy of critically acclaimed films and television shows including Eagle Eye, xXx, The Salton Sea, Bones, and The Shield to name a few.

Live, these five musicians can bring any crowd to its feet. Barely ever taking a break, the band relentlessly tours every corner of the world from the U.S. and South America to Germany, Japan, Australia, and the UK. Whether they're playing the Bamboozle festival alongside Bon Jovi, headlining the Ink-N-Iron festival featuring Misfits and Pennywise, or playing Sturgis, everybody ends up singing along.

"We never feel out of place," smiles Nelson. "We've played with everybody from AC/DC to Slipknot. We have a passion to get it right and deliver every time. There's also something for everybody."

Todd goes on, "We deliver every night because we give a shit. Per record, we put in about 300 shows on average. Nothing else matters except being on stage."

They certainly have quite the catalog to draw from when they hit the stage. 2008's Black Butterfly boasted the radio favorite "Too Drunk," while the title track from All Night Long remains a crowd pleaser. However, their upcoming sixth album, 2013's Confessions, stands out as what promises to be a completely immersive experience. A thematic record based on the seven deadly sins, it is part of a larger vision that includes a film of the same name that was penned by Todd, and is based on the trials and tribulations of his childhood and transformation into adulthood. Song-wise, it's every bit the Buckcherry that millions have come to love; thematically, it's another new beginning that's bound to shake audiences to their core.

In the end, Buckcherry continues to resonate because they're so unabashedly honest on tape and on stage. "It's a real rock 'n' roll band," says Nelson. "You get 100 percent of what we are and what we're about. We don't apologize for it."

"I want people to walk away feeling like they're part of a club," concludes Todd. "I want them to leave feeling connected in every way. It's not about just going to a show or listening to a record, it's about getting into a whole movement. I hope we can give the world that."

Rick Florino, July 2012
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Buckcherry: Buckcherry rocked 1999 with their hit "Lit Up" and toured with Lenny Kravitz on his Freedom Tour. After breaking up in the early 2000s, they remerged with a Platinum album in 2006 and followed up with two top-ten albums on the BIllboard 200. With Josh Todd's screeching vocals and Keith Nelson's hard-hitting guitar riffs, the members of Buckcherry have become heavy metal gods. Buckcherry tour dates have been scheduled nationally to promote their latest release, All Night Long. Don't miss a date on the Buckcherry concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Buckcherry tour dates and venue information.

After their self-titled 1999 debut went Gold, they released their critically panned album, Time Bomb, in 2001. Buckcherry tour dates were booked on the opening stage for ACDC's spring 2000 tour and they subsequently disbanded. They reunited in 2005 to release their commercially successful album, 15, which featured their first top ten hit - "Sorry". Buckcherry toured with Motley Crue in 2008 on Crue Fest along with rockers Papa Roach. They released their first top ten album, Black Butterfly and they toured with Kiss in 2009.

Buckcherry released their most recent album, All Night Long, in 2010 which debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200. Buckcherry toured with Hellyeah and All That Remains on the Jagermeister Music Tour throughout Spring, 2011. A scaled down Buckcherry headlining tour is currently scheduled throughout the US this 2011. The Buckcherry bandmates are the bad boys of metal and true living rockstars. Don't miss a date on the Buckcherry concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful for Buckcherry tour dates and concert performance info.

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