"Totally Driven Radio", the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST time on the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, recently conducted an interview with drummer John Fred Young of Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY. You can now listen to the chat below. (Note: John Fred Young calls in at the 77-minute mark and hangs out for over 20 minutes.)
BLACK STONE CHERRY's fourth album, "Magic Mountain", sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number is in line with the first-week performance of BLACK STONE CHERRY's last CD, "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea", which shifted 13,000 units back in June 2011 to land at No. 29.
"Magic Mountain" was released in North America on May 6 (one day earlier internationally) via Roadrunner Records.
"Magic Mountain" track listing:
01. Holding On…To Letting Go
02. Peace Pipe
03. Bad Luck & Hard Love
04. Me And Mary Jane
06. Magic Mountain
07. Never Surrender
08. Blow My Mind
10. Fiesta Del Fuego
11. Dance Girl
12. Hollywood in Kentucky
13. Remember Me
Commenting on the making of the Joe Barresi-produced "Magic Mountain", BLACK STONE CHERRY said: "Not since before our first album have we felt the freedom and confidence that we felt while writing and recording this album.
"After touring the world behind three previous albums that we are extremely proud of, we feel this album best captures the live energy, honesty and vibe that encompasses our true musicianship."
The "Me And Mary Jane" video can be seen below. The clip was directed by Mason Dixon in Nashville, Tennessee.
"We wanted to make a cool, interesting, and dangerous video… all the while keeping it sexy and rock 'n' roll," BLACK STONE CHERRY frontman Chris Robertson told Billboard.com.
The clip has "a ton of vibe and we're sure people will want to watch it over and over again," added Robertson. "I mean, if you're gonna do a video in today's world, why not go for it."
BLACK STONE CHERRY's previous albums, 2008's "Folklore And Superstition" and 2011's "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea", both topped the U.K. Rock Albums chart on their release and have since racked up silver sales certification status from the BPI (British Phonographic Industry).
BLACK STONE CHERRY is:
Chris Robertson - Vocals/Guitar
Ben Wells - Guitar/Vocals
Jon Lawhon - Bass/Vocals
John Fred Young - Drums/Vocals