This is your chance to see Buckcherry with special guests Girl on Fire and Zug Island on Saturday, August 31st at a discounted ticket price of just $15.
Pick up your $15 tickets @ Johnny G’s (27 N. Walnut Street, Mt. Clemens) next door to the Macomb Music Theatre anytime after 7 p.m. Wednesday August 28th through Friday August 30th. The Macomb Music Theatre is located on 31 North Walnut Street in Mt. Clemens.
Also when you pick up your tickets, you get $1.00 off all drinks at Johnny G's.
Buckcherry exude a sleazy, sexy hard rock vibe that pays homage to classic rock 'n roll tenets: decadence, excess and loose women. Formed in 1995 by frontman Josh Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson in Los Angeles, Buckcherry offer the same danger and strip-club titillation of an earlier L.A. band, Guns N’ Roses. In subsequent years, the Buckcherry lineup has fluctuated, but Todd and Nelson have remained the two permanent members.
Buckcherry’s 1999 debut, simply titled Buckcherry, established the groundwork for the band’s musical style. Drawing from Guns N’ Roses and also old-school L.A. punk, but with a more radio-friendly sheen, Buckcherry trafficked in unapologetically good-time rock, a respite from the angst that had dominated most ‘90s bands. The opening track “Lit Up,” Buckcherry’s biggest hit, celebrated cocaine with revving riffs, and the rest of the album followed its lead in embracing hedonism without reservation. The album eventually went gold.
The band's sophomore release, 2001's Time Bomb, proved to be a critical and commercial disappointment. The bad-boy attitude remained, but the album lacked the combustible singles that madeBuckcherry such guilty-pleasure fun. For their part, Buckcherry blamed personnel changes at their floundering label, Dreamworks, for Time Bomb’s inability to catch fire.
After Time Bomb, Buckcherry went on hiatus, and the core members pursued other interests. Todd released a solo album, 2004’s meager-selling You Made Me, and he and Nelson worked with former Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, sparking rumors that Todd would be the lead singer of Slash’s supergroup Velvet Revolver, a job that eventually went to ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland.
When Buckcherry reunited officially for their third album, 2006’s 15, Todd and Nelson had parted ways with the rest of the original lineup. 15 proved to be an impressive comeback that ran the gamut of radio formats. "Crazy Bitch" was a hard-stomping sex song supported by a highly suggestive video, while "Sorry" was a sad-eyed acoustic ballad. Spawning a total of five singles, 15 went platinum in the United States and reaffirmed Buckcherry’s commercial standing.
In September 2008, Buckcherry released their fourth album, Black Butterfly. The first single, “Too Drunk,” takes a page from “Crazy Bitch” with its frank sexual content, but the song demonstrates a more groove-based approach than previous Buckcherry tracks.
After releasing their first live album, Live & Loud 2009, in 2009, Buckcherry returned on August 3, 2010 with All Night Long, their fifth studio album. Leading off with the title-track single, the record emphasized hard-rock tunes, but the album also made room for the ballads "I Want You" and "Bliss."