In This Week's R&R
Unless you have been in the unfortunate
position to lose your job, you cannot even begin to relate to how it
feels and how you beat yourself up about what
you could have done differently to possibly head off being in that position.
But perhaps the biggest lesson that can be learned from the stories you're
about to read is that a little respect and compassion go a long way, because
none of us knows if one day the shoe will be on the other foot.
In this week's R&R (April
18), meet two of your rock radio peers who are currently on the outside looking
in and dealing with obstacles no one should have to endure, but they do every
single day and still remain eternally optimistic.
Buckcherry are eyeballing a summer release for their next album, the follow-up
to 2006's platinum "15," which spawned crossover hits such as "Crazy
Bitch" and "Sorry." "We're finishing up the songwriting," said
frontman Josh Todd, adding that the group hopes to hit the studio in May
with the "15" production team of Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson,
Mike Plotnikoff and Paul DeCarli. "We're at the hardest point now. We've
got a lot of stuff in the can, and the record is f*cking great," he
says. "We just want it to be that much better." Meanwhile, Buckcherry
will be part of Motley Crue's "Cruefest" summer tour.
* AC/DC are
recording their first studio album in eight years with producer Brendan O'Brien.
No release date has yet been announced for the Columbia project. The band
is expected to tour in support of the album, with dates to be announced.
Gary Graff and Jonathan Cohen contributed to this week's Music News.)