Public Enemy's Brian Hardgroove (also artist-in-residence at Santa Fe University of Art and Design) recently conducted an interview with John "J.D." DeServio, bassist for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and CYCLE OF PAIN. DeServio talked about BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's next project, Zakk Wylde, CYCLE OF PAIN, and, of course, gear. You can now watch the chat below.
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's long-talked-about "Unblackened" DVD, which was previously scheduled to be filmed in late August at The Mayan in Los Angeles, California, and was then pushed back to January, will now be shot on Wednesday, March 6 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. The set is expected to contain intimate versions of some of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's most popular songs, as well as songs from mainman Zakk Wylde's solo album "Book Of Shadows" and his Southern rock band PRIDE & GLORY. The show will feature Wylde on guitar and piano, alongside the members of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, as well as a four-piece string section, pedal steel, and special guests.The concert will be broadcast live exclusively on AXS TV. A CD/DVD will be released later this year.
"This is something we haven't done yet, and we wanted to give our fans something new," said Wylde. "You can take a song that you've played thousands of times and rearrange it, and all of a sudden it's something totally fresh. The attitude of the songs doesn't change when we play them acoustically — the tunes are gritty regardless."
Tickets for the "Unblackened" filming are on sale from GoldenVoice.com.