Buckcherry is a Grammy-nominated Los Angeles, California hard rock band formed in 1995. The band released two albums, their self-titled debut in 1999 and 2001's Time Bomb, before dissolving in the summer of 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson formed a new band using the Buckcherry moniker and released a new album on April 16, 2006 entitled 15, which contained Buckcherry's biggest crossover hits to date, "Crazy Bitch" and the band's first Hot 100 top ten hit, "Sorry". Their fourth album was released in October 2008, and was entitled Black Butterfly.
Buckcherry was formed after lead vocalist Josh Todd met lead guitarist Keith Nelson through their tattoo artist after discovering a common love of AC/DC. The duo made a few demos before being joined by bassist Jonathan Brightman and drummer Devon Glenn, calling themselves Sparrow. Sparrow began performing around the Hollywood club scene, receiving a strong, local following due to their old school rock 'n' roll vibe, and were signed to DreamWorks Records shortly after. The group changed its name to Buckcherry after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from a record label called Sparrow, with Buckcherry being a Spoonerism of Chuck Berry, however, the group said it was inspired by a drag queen acquaintance of theirs named Buck Cherry. The band released its self-titled debut in 1999 to critical praise and certified gold sales. The album, produced by Terry Date (Soundgarden/Mother Love Bone/Pantera/Steve Jones), included three modern rock chart hits in "Lit Up", "Check Your Head", and "For the Movies".
After adding rhythm guitarist Yogi Lonich to the lineup in 1999, Buckcherry toured nonstop in support of the debut album, including opening for Lenny Kravitz on his Freedom Tour (1999), before going back into the studio in 2000 to work on a follow-up, 2001's Time Bomb. The second album was considered a disappointment by many critics, and it didn't fare as well on the charts. Allmusic noted that "For a second record, it's surprising how jaded and nihilistic they are already. Buckcherry performed opening dates for AC/DC in the spring 2000. In August of 2001 after tension over the musical direction started to set in, Jonathan Brightman, Yogi Lonich (now a member of the Chris Cornell band) and Devon Glenn each successively left Buckcherry. However, Josh Todd and Keith Nelson planned to continue Buckcherry, and even began the writing process for a third album. It was during those sessions that Josh Todd unexpectedly left the band in July 2002, seemingly leading to Buckcherry's demise.
Josh Todd and Keith Nelson did perform together along with ex-Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum (also of The Cult) at the Randy Castillo tribute concert. Speculation ensued that Josh Todd would become the lead vocalist of the Project headed up by Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum. Josh Todd spent a month in the studio, reportedly completing 10 songs, but was abruptly dropped from the project by Slash. Todd was quoted as saying, "It was amazing, the band was slamming, and then Slash just came in one day and just shit-canned the whole thing." Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots was eventually chosen to helm the band that would become known as Velvet Revolver. Keith Nelson was given a songwriting credit on Velvet Revolver's track "Dirty Little Thing". Nelson then went on to write and produce on various records including Capitol records artist Huck Johns single "Oh Yeah" on Huck released in 2006.
Back on September 11, 2006, another lawsuit had been filed against the band, their current record label, and other related companies on behalf of a sixteen-year-old girl who claimed she was coerced into appearing topless and in various sexual scenarios at a concert while the band was playing a sexually-related song. According to sources, however, all participants in the video had to show proof that they were over eighteen years old and sign a release form further reaffirming their age. Band attorney Skip Miller is quoted in several news stories as stating, "This woman filled out a release form with false information. And once it was determined this woman was underage, the video was removed."
On April 15, 2008, Buckcherry announced they would be touring as part of Mötley Crüe's Crüe Fest Tour, along with Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., and Trapt. The tour began July 1, 2008, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The band did the theme song for Night Calls Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio's Playboy Radio. It is heard at the beginning of the show.
On September 16, 2008, the band released their fourth album, Black Butterfly, which debuted at number 8 on the top 200 charts. It was the number one rock album that week.
In April 2008, Buckcherry founding member Jonathan Brightman (JB) entered the studio to record a new record with producer Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Waylon Jennings, The Tender Idols) and former Buckcherry members Devon Glenn and Yogi Lonich. Using the name Black Robot, it features tracks written & performed by JB, Devon, Yogi, Dave Cobb, and Huck Johns. The album was executive produced by JB and is expected in the Spring of 2009.
In January and February of 2009, Buckcherry toured with Avenged Sevenfold and opening bands Papa Roach and Saving Abel.
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