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Buckcherry Frontman Josh Todd Talks Rock Allegiance, New Single

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Buckcherry are set to co-headline the 2011 Rock Allegiance Tour with Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., RED, Crossfade and Drive A, and tattooed frontman Josh Todd says, above all, the tour offers a great value for rock ‘n’ roll fans.

“ …It’s going to be a fun tour, and the package is a good price,” Todd told Loudwire.com. “Great bands, great songs and a good live performance. There aren’t really any purely rock ‘n’ roll festivals going on right now, and we wanted to accomplish that and make it worth everyone’s while with a ticket price [$25] that was economic. Lots of entertainment and bang for buck.”

Bucherry’s current release, 2010’s ‘All Night Long,’ has spawned several fist-pumping, party-happy active rock hits in the album’s title track, ‘Dead’ and ‘It’s a Party.’ As for a fourth single, the guys are in talks about that right now.

“… We’re thinking the new single will be ‘Recovery,’ because that’s what everybody really likes on the record,” Todd said. “It’s gotten a great response online and at the live shows, and it has a good meaning and people are really digging it.”

As with all Buckcherry tracks, ‘Recovery’ captures the raw, live feel of the band.

“… We don’t record anything we can’t do live,” Todd said. “With so many samples and so much going on, that takes away from the song…. We never use samples live. That’s part of what makes us unique, and when it comes out of your radio, you know what band it is. I’ve always thought if you lay down a song with just bass and guitar and vocals and it doesn’t sound great, it’s probably not a great song.

The 2011 Rock Allegiance Tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Grand Prairie, Texas, and closes out Sept. 25 in Sacramento, Calif.

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