Editor’s Note:  Welcome to the Madness To Creation Podcast: where self-care and music merge. Be safe, Be well and Be Balanced. On the 2nd Season and 6th episode of the podcast, we have Stevie D., guitarist of legendary modern rock band Buckcherry. This interview was taken June 12th at the historic Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa and we get into an amazing discussion about life, music and mental health. On June 25th, Buckcherry will be releasing their ninth studio album entitled “Hellbound”, which includes the title track and their single “So Hott.” Fans can find Buckcherry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website.
Here are the topics that we discussed:
2:33- Stevie D discusses how him and Josh Todd wrote 20 songs for “Hellbound” during quarantine and the writing process of a Buckcherry song.
3:38- Stevie D discusses how Buckcherry played a few shows during the pandemic
4:22- Whether or not his son Jett is into musical instruments(Thank you Mark McMillen for the question)
6:23- The role AC/DC had in influencing Stevie D into being a prolific guitarist for Buckcherry

7:28- Meeting Prince and discussing his music and songwriting influence
9:18- Discussing writing and creating the single “So Hott”
11:04- Creating the Buckcherry legacy and reflecting on his career
12:01- Discussing what he learned from the pandemic and importance of family
12:30- What made Stevie D laugh the most and cry the most. This part gets pretty personal from a mental health perspective
15:35- Favorite rare Buckcherry song(thank you to Jack Quake Turner for the question)
18:35- Lise Camp, will Stevie D change the color of his hair?
19:06- Personal goals that Stevie wants to accomplish in his next 90 days

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                                              “Hellbound” by Buckcherry Review

This band has hit the reset button as we all did with the pandemic.  They recorded some hot and scintillating tracks for “Hellbound.”

The song “54321” shows that Buckcherry is back and not messing around.  It’s like they got in a time machine and went back to when the 70’s were all about making dirty, filthy, and gritty classic guitar rock and added the Buckcherry twist to it.  “So Hott” and “Hellbound” shows Buckcherry at their absolute best and that is Buckcherry turned up to 11.  The guitar riffs Stevie D lays down are blistering and Josh Todd sounds as gritty and dirty as ever in his vocals. “Gun” shows Buckcherry in a new light and that is “foot-stomping” Aerosmith-style riffs and includes a brilliant falsetto with Josh in part of the chorus.  The mental health moment that we want to highlight is “Wasting No More Time.”  This is quite honestly one of the most heartfelt tracks ever written and recorded by Buckcherry.  The listener can feel the pain that the songwriter is going through in the song and it really talks about how we need to move forward in life.

Blistering riffs, soaring choruses, and a total swagger.  This is Buckcherry in a nutshell. They are coming out of the pandemic like a caged tiger being released to the wild with “Hellbound.”.  If you thought Buckcherry lost momentum, think again.

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Buckcherry Concert Review- Live from Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa (6/12/2021)

It feels like it’s all over.  After 15 months or so, people are getting out, having a good time and embracing life again.  The past 15 months were moments of reflection and clarity, and Saturday night felt like a major release as Buckcherry with special guest Of Limbo took the Val Air Ballroom stage in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Buckcherry came out and went right into it with “So Far.” They played like they’ve been waiting forever to play a show.  Despite the smaller crowd, they gave it all they had with their infectious energy, witty banter from Josh Todd and hard hitting riffs and rhythm section.

The crowd went into it hard with “Ridin'” and “Lit Up.”  Josh shared a funny story about the first time he got “lit up” on an Ouija board and how it was a scary night.

The songs “Too Drunk” and “Sorry” got the crowd singing along and the ladies went off with their smash hit “Crazy Bitch”, and the night ended in a unique fashion with the song “Dead.” The song served as a battle cry that rock is definitely not dead and Buckcherry and Of Limbo gave the crowd a good time with their music.  This is what music is all about, forgetting your problems for an evening and just having a good time, and that’s the mantra of Buckcherry and they carry that mantra with them to the nth degree.

Buckcherry Tour Dates:

Friday, June 18th- Brewster’s in Corpus Christi, Texas

Saturday, June 19th- The Rail Club Live in Fort Worth, Texas

Sunday, June 20th- Country River Club in Tyler, Texas

Friday, June 25th- Crossties Event Venue in Texarkana, Arkansas

Saturday, June 26th- The Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas

Monday, June 28th- Temple Live in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Tuesday, June 29th- Shagnasty’s Grubbery & Pour House in Huntsville, Alabama

Thursday, July 1st- 1175 Sports Eatery in Kansasville, Wisconsin

Friday, July 2nd- KC’s Marina Pointe in Evansville, Indiana

Saturday, July 3rd- National Tom Sawyer Day in Hannibal, Missouri

Monday, July 5th- Lancaster Motorsports Park in Lancaster, New York

Tuesday, July 6th- Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, July 7th- Vinoski Winery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Friday, July 9th- Gettysburg Bike Week 2021 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 10th- Streator July 4th Fest in Streator, Illinois

Wednesday, July 14th- Barnato Lounge in Omaha, Nebraska

Friday, July 16th- Guitars Rock N Country Bar in Joplin, Missouri

Saturday, July 17th- Legends Event Park in Township of Chickasaw, Oklahoma

Monday, July 19th- Lafayette’s Music Room in Memphis, Tennessee

Tuesday, July 20th- The Basin Music Hall in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Wednesday, July 21st- MAO Event Center in Jay, Oklahoma

Friday, July 23rd- Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, Michigan

Saturday, July 24th- Whetzel Motor Rally in Grover Hill, Ohio

Sunday, July 25th- Riverfront Live in Cincinnati, Ohio

Friday, July 30th- The King of Clubs in Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, July 31st- The Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio

Sunday, August 1st- Hi Fi Annex in Indianapolis, Indiana

Tuesday, August 3rd- Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin

Thursday, August 5th- Five Flags Event Center in Dubuque, Iowa

Friday, August 6th- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City, Iowa

Saturday, August 7th- Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota

Monday, August 9th- Fargo Brewing Company in Fargo, North Dakota

Tuesday, August 10th- The Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri

Saturday, August 14th- Shiley Acres Concert Stage in Inwood, West Virginia

Sunday, August 15th- Cotton Eye Joe’s in Knoxville, Tennessee

Tuesday, August 17th- Hobart Theatre in Hobart, Indiana

Thursday, August 19th- Peires in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Friday, August 20th- Brauerhouse in Lombard, Illinois

Saturday, August 21st- Up State Fair in Escanaba, Michigan

Sunday, August 22nd- Epic Event Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Friday, August 27th- Beaver Bottoms Saloon in Fountain, Minnesota

Saturday, August 28th- Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minnesota

Sunday, August 29th- Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa

Tuesday, August 31st- Crusens in West Peoria, Illinois

Wednesday, September 1st- Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, Kentucky

Friday, September 3rd- 37 Main Avondale Estates in Avondale Estates, Georgia

Saturday, September 4th- Park Expo Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunday, September 5th- The Signal in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Tuesday, September 7th- Heritage Hall in Ardmore, Oklahoma

Friday, September 10th- Royal River Casino & Hotel in Flandreau, South Dakota

Saturday, September 11th- Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sunday, September 12th- Elevation @ The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tuesday, September 14th- House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio

Wednesday, September 15th- Sharkey’s Event Center in Syracuse, New York

Friday, September 17th- Wally’s in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Friday, September 24th- The Canyon Club in Santa Clarita, California

Saturday, September 25th- The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California

Sunday, September 26th- Canyon Club in Montclair, California

Tuesday, September 28th- Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona

Thursday, September 30th- Royal in Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, October 1st- Outlaw Saloon in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Saturday, October 2nd- Pub Station in Billings, Montana

Monday, October 4th- El Corazon in Seattle, Washington

Tuesday, October 5th- Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, Canada

Thursday, October 7th- Eagle Event Center in Calgary, Canada

Friday, October 8th- Encana Event Center in Dawson Creek, Canada

Saturday, October 9th- Century Casino in Edmonton, Canada

Monday, October 11th- Bo’s Bar & Stage in Red Deer, Canada

Tuesday, October 12th- Coors Event Center in Saskatoon, Canada

Thursday, October 14th- Conexus Art Center in Regina, Canada

Friday, October 15th- Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, Canada

Monday, October 18th- NV Music Hall in Thunder Bay, Canada

Tuesday, October 19th- SOO Blasters in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Thursday, October 21st- The Grand in Greater Sudbury, Canada

Friday, October 22nd- London Music Hall in London, Canada

Saturday, October 23rd- Brass Monkey in Nepean, Canada

Monday, October 25th- The Marquee Ballroom in Halifax, Canada

Tuesday, October 26th- Tide and Boar in Moncton, Canada

Wednesday, October 27th- Tide and Boar in Moncton, Canada

Friday, October 29th- Granite State Music Hall in Laconia, New Hampshire

Saturday, October 30th- Wally’s in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Sunday, October 31st- Aura in Portland, Maine

Tuesday, November 2nd- Vault at Greasy Luck in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Thursday, November 4th- Wall Street Theater in Norwalk, Connecticut

Friday, November 5th- Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey

Saturday, November 6th- Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, New York

Monday, November 8th- The Recher in Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday, November 9th- XL Live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, November 10th- Hooligans Music Hall in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Friday, November 12th- Blind Tiger in Greensboro, North Carolina

Monday, November 29th- The Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Tuesday, November 30th- The Warehouse in Leeds, United Kingdom

Wednesday, December 1st- The Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool, United Kingdom

Friday, December 3rd- O2 Academy Islington in London, United Kingdom

Saturday, December 4th- Queens Hall in Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Sunday, December 5th- Riverside Newcastle in Newcastle, United Kingdom

Tuesday, December 7th- Academy 2 in Manchester, United Kingdom

Wednesday, December 8th- The Live Rooms in Chester, United Kingdom

Friday, December 10th- KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Saturday, December 11th- Engine Rooms in Southampton, United Kingdom

Sunday, December 12th- Tramshed Cardiff in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Sunday, December 26th- Coach House Concert Hall in San Juan Capistrano, California

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