California rockers BUCKCHERRY
will release "Gluttony"
, the first single from their forthcoming sixth studio album, "Confessions"
, on December 11 via iTunes
In other news, BUCKCHERRY
will join KID ROCK
as special guests on the upcoming "Rebel Soul"
tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, Missouri.
"'Great American rock and roll': KID ROCK
. That's all you have to say. The baddest rock 'n' roll tour with the American badass himself," says BUCKCHERRY
vocalist Josh Todd
will be BUCKCHERRY
's first domestic release with new label Century Media Records
. The CD is due in early 2013 on Century Media
in the United States and via Eleven Seven Music
in other parts of the world. "Confessions"
is an album based on the seven deadly sins, and is part of a larger vision that includes a film written by Josh Todd
, who based the album's lyrics on his childhood and transformation into adulthood.
Asked about the reports that "Confessions"
is a "concept" album, Nelson
, "Basically, it kind of started off as a concept record and then evolved away from that, so I wouldn't really call it a concept record right now. But it definitely has a theme to the record. And the record, it evolved into Josh
writing a screenplay, basically, loosely based on some events of his life. So the story of the record goes with the film and the film goes with the record and they really work together. It tells a story."
He added, "The whole idea was to, basically, make the record stand alone on its own and the film stand alone on its own, but they could both come together and work really well together. And same thing with the songs — there isn't anything on the record that is so weird that you wouldn't understand it unless you saw the movie. So the record really needs to stand on its own, like every other record we've made."Todd
told an Oklahoma radio station about the "Confessions"
screenplay, "It's based around the seven sins and true events that happened in my life as well, when I was younger." Todd
, however, shot down the idea of playing the lead role in the film, although he did say that the band will appear somewhere in it.
He added, "I think (the film is) gonna be a real treat for people who love this band and people who are just discovering BUCKCHERRY
for the first time."
As for "Confessions"
said that the new disc is "definitely a heavier, musically, record than we've ever had, and more melodic. It's pretty intense, but everybody's gonna love it. It's quintessential BUCKCHERRY
at the end of the day."