BUCKCHERRY's brand new album, "All Night Long", is now set for an August 3 release in North America via original independent label Eleven Seven Music. The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the record with producers Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, FUEL) and guitarist/songwriter Keith Nelson. The first single from the new album, also entitled "All Night Long", will make its video premiere on Yahoo! on May 17, the same day the top down summer anthem will be delivered to radio at the active rock, mainstream rock and alternative formats, respectively.
As a thank you to their fans, BUCKCHERRY recently offered the new single "All Night Long" as a free download on their web site, Buckcherry.com, and via Twitter and Facebook. The response was so overwhelming that Twitter had to temporarily shut down the free download because the requests overloaded the system. The single received tens of thousands of hits in the first two days it was made available. BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd commented, "Our fans are rad and we send them props for helping to overload Twitter! We are really proud of the new songs and can't wait for everyone to hear the album." Radio has also embraced "All Night Long" from the free download, with early airplay in major markets such as Chicago, Detroit, Seattle and Phoenix.
In other BUCKCHERRY news, Todd guest-starred on Fox's hit show "Bones" last month.
A short video clip of Josh Todd and Keith Nelson talking about the forthcoming BUCKCHERRY record can be viewed below. "It's definitely a rock 'n' roll record," said Nelson. "I think that we've grown, we've expanded, lyrically, musically, as songwriters and as musicians. I think it's next logical step in our evolution." Todd added, "This record has a lot of uptemp beats, and it's got a lot of groove, great guitar riffs. I just think we're coming into our element. We've been doing it so long. It's fun listening to the body of work back now. We didn't do demos this time, so by the time we got here [to the recording studio], we were really chomping at the bit to hear some songs. And once we got 'em in our hands, we knew we had something really special." BUCKCHERRY's live album, called "Live & Loud", sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 172 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on Eleven Seven Music with distribution through RED. BUCKCHERRY reissued its fourth studio album, 2008's "Black Butterfly", in an enhanced edition on September 8, 2009. The new version swaps out the song "Too Drunk..." for the band's cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Highway Star", which the group recorded for NASCAR coverage on TNT.