Drummer John Fred Young and guitarist Ben Wells of Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY recently showed U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine how to make the band’s signature drink. Check out the clip below.
BLACK STONE CHERRY‘s fifth studio album, “Kentucky”, was released on April 1 via Mascot Label Group. The CD was recorded at Barrick Recording in Glasgow, Kentucky. Taking a “back-to-the-roots” approach, the effort was produced in the same way and same place as BLACK STONE CHERRY‘s eponymous debut album, which broke the band out of the small southern backwater and onto the world stage.
Wells told Metal Hammer magazine about “Kentucky”: “This is the first time we [got] to self-produce. And most of the songs, with the exception of maybe two or three out of fifteen, are all written by us, the four of us. Which all of our songs always are — we might co-write with somebody — but this time, the majority of the songs are all written by us. So it feels really good to kind of have that creative freedom. Even though we’re still learning things as we get along, we’ve kind of picked up over the years touring internationally what our fans have come to expect and what we expect from ourselves and what we know people are gonna enjoy from us. So it’s definitely… it’s raw, it’s heavy. [We went] back to our hometown to record it, where we did our debut album. So we’re kind of revisiting some of that old mojo that we had, and I think our fans have been wanting that from us for a long time now. So we want, and I know they want it, and we’re just excited about it. I mean, the songs… These are probably some of the coolest songs we’ve written as far as the music and the melodies.”