Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California formed in 1995.
Anaheim, California, United States
Hard rock, alternative rock
They oiriginally performed under the name "Sparrow".
The group changed its name to "Buckcherry" after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from a
record label called Sparrow (owned by EMI).
The group said it was inspired by a drag queen acquaintance of theirs named Buck Cherry.
(Buck Cherry was also the moniker of John Armstrong, guitarist for 1980s new-wave group The Modernettes).
Josh Todd lead vocals, occasional guitar, piano
Keith Nelson lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Stevie D. rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals
Xavier Muriel drums, percussion
Kelly LeMieux bass guitar, backing vocals
Jonathan Brightman bass guitar, backing vocals
Devon Glenn drums, percussion
Yogi Lonich rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Josh Fleeger rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Dave Markasky bass guitar, backing vocals
Matt Lawrence drums, percussion
Jimmy Ashhurst bass guitar, backing vocals
On the West coast there is not a lot of rock n roll stations, so we do much better on the East coast. Its been a top market for us, for a long time. There is only one rock station here and its KROQ and they dont really play a lot of rock n roll, But playing back here has been a lot of fun, this is where were from.
We write songs all sorts of ways. Sometimes hell send me a riff and Ill take it home, write a melody and sometimes its the other way around, Ill say hey I only have a chorus and hell finish the song musically, and we'll just go back and forth like that. Theres a lot of different ways I guess. We also write with all the others guys in the band
I was always happy, it just got to the point where were werent getting along so well. We had to take our little hiatus.
"Its really cool to meet new people and be in different places and be in a town youve never been before and the kids are singing the lyrics to the songs that arent on the radio, and thats really cool."
Cocaine hasnt been that popular in a long time. I mean crystal meth kinda screwed up the whole coke market cause its cheaper and you stay up longer.
It does bring out some really crazy girls. They come up to you with psychotic eyes, they want to act out that song with you, and you know, its just funny. Or they will, like, hug me and start scratching my back and Ill be like hey, woah, what are you doing? like Im all about it, all the time or something.