June 16, 2010

Greg Crane of Yamaha Drums recently conducted an interview with Xavier Muriel of BUCKCHERRY in Reseda, California. Greg says, "We had a great time, eating some gourmet hot dogs at Fab Hot Dogs and talking drums." He adds, "In this interview, X goes into really great detail about how he came into BUCKCHERRY and the early days of the band. We also talk about recording the new record, 'All Night Long', his Yamaha Drums and a subject very dear to him... the Donate Life Foundation."

Watch the chat at this location.

According to The Pulse of Radio, BUCKCHERRY's new album, "All Night Long", arrives on August 3 and the first 20,000 fans to pick up a copy at Best Buy will find something extra in the package — a six-song acoustic EP containing five tracks that have never been heard before. Guitarist Keith Nelson told The Pulse of Radio how this came out. "What a lot of people don't know about this record is that it started off as an acoustic record," he said " As we progressed, it became pretty evident that it wasn't gonna be an acoustic record, it was gonna be a full-on electric rock 'n' roll record. But I could not let go of the idea of some of these songs that we had, so what we did while we were in there is we finished some of those songs acoustically and we recorded them."

Included in the EP will be four brand new songs recorded during the "All Night Long" sessions, an acoustic version of the album track "These Things", and the song "Black Butterfly", which was left off the band's 2008 album of the same name.

The EP will be titled "Reckless Sons" and will come with special artwork and packaging.

The title track from "All Night Long" is the album's first single and already getting heavy airplay at rock radio stations.

The band launches a tour tonight (Wednesday, June 16) in Valentine, Nebraska.

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