Filed by M. Trevor Higgins.
It’s podcast Friday, hip-hop style, where I chat about “The Godfather,” “Yo Momma” and Lord Subliminal, winner of the 2005 CIA Music Award for best hip-hop act, drops some freestyle rhymes. We’ve also got some of his studio work.
A reunited Buckcherry drop-kicks into Club Fathom tonight. They’ve got a new album, new single high on the charts and we’ve got an interview with original guitarist Keith Nelson, who said he “couldn’t be happier” with the new record and tour. The most interesting tidbit, however, was his love for bootlegs. Like a Free show at the Isle of White he picked up in Japan.
More thoughts, on the new album, produced without label support: “I just felt like we were really making a record we wanted to make. We didn’t have any outside opinions. There really wasn’t a lot of pressure, no one was telling us to write a hit single, there wasn’t anybody around. At this point in our career it was a definite plus.”
On the reunion: “(Lead singer) Josh (Todd) and I just started talking about personal stuff. We’ve been friends for so long. We had been out of touch for so long. We stated talking about our lives, one thing led to another and we realized we needed to start making music. We had some friends who were great musicians and just started to jam started writing songs, wrote and recorded on our own album.”
On the future: “We want to just keep making our music and with this line-up the musicianship is better than ever. Camaraderie, it’s is just like being with a bunch of your best bros.”
Doors tonight open around 8 p.m., admission is $18.
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