Turns out that Uncle Kracker
's no stranger to joy, either.
While 2002's "No Stranger to Shame
", featuring the melancholy smash single "Drift Away
," lived up to its title, Stranger's follow-up will flip the mood.
"I'm gonna have a little more fun this time around," Kracker
said recently. "The last record wasn't so fun, but this record will be, whether I like it or not."
spent a few weeks in December in the studio and plans to work on the album until January 22, when the Twisted Brown Trucker Band
will launch its latest tour with Kid Rock
in Michigan. The DJ's as-yet-untitled third solo album will be released in summer or fall. On June 3, he will join country star Kenny Chesney's Guitars, Tiki Bars + A Whole Lotta Love Tour through September 10, visiting mostly outdoor venues.
"I go in with a couple of ideas and then do everything else kinda on the fly, whatever feels good that day," Kracker
said of his approach to recording.
Rock will stop by for some studio sessions, but where the music will end up is anyone's guess. Besides their respective solo careers, Rock
have also been working on a much-discussed side project.
"We were working on this other [Butthole Surfers'] Locust Abortion Technician, Mr. Bungle-y kinda stuff, but it probably will never see the light of day," Kracker
said. "But it's fun."
Between both of their studios, Kracker
believes he and Rock
are sitting on hundreds of unheard songs.
"What ends up on my records is ridiculous compared to what's sitting around," he said. "There's so much, it's almost a shame. But I think our kids, or somebody, will dig it later on."
Thanks to MTV.Com