In a new interview with music writer Joel Gausten, BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd discussed the departures of guitarist Keith Nelson and drummer Xavier Muriel earlier this year. He said: “Basically, for the last three years, it just wasn’t really a band. We weren’t connected; we didn’t have any synergy anymore. There wasn’t that magic there. We were just kind of going through the motions, and it sucked, honestly. The changes took place, and they were great changes. I know that a lot of people who were close to the band were kind of bummed out about it. Some people were fine with it, but I got new players. Sean Winchester‘s on drums, and we’ve got Kevin Roentgen on guitar. The band’s got the best players it’s ever had; the live shows are going off. We’ve done a lot of shows with the new lineup, and it’s just in a great place.”
The new lineup of BUCKCHERRY made its live debut on April 28 at the Rock Into Spring festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
BUCKCHERRY‘s latest album “Rock ‘N’ Roll”, was re-released in January 2016 via F-Bomb/Caroline. The deluxe edition featured the record’s original track list as well as a new version of “The Feeling Never Dies”, a brand new song titled “Getting Started” and a B-side called “Cannonball”.
The singer’s JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT side project, which also features BUCKCHERRY guitarist Stevie Dacanay (a.k.a. Stevie D.), will release its debut album, “Year Of The Tiger”, on September 15 via Century Media.