Active Rock
Week Of: April 21, 2008
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In This Week's R&R
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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.

Music News
* 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.

(Billboard's Gary Graff and Jonathan Cohen contributed to this week's Music News.)

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