Blabbermouth is reporting: Back in 2002, Buckcherry singer Joshua Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson were invited by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash to play with him, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum at a benefit concert. The show went so well that Todd and Nelson thought they had the makings of a new band, and Todd told Launch Radio Networks what happened next.
"We felt like we had a good chemistry so we decided to call them and they were thinking the same thing that we were thinking, and we got in the studio and starting writing for about a month. But all of a sudden out of the blue, Slash came in one day and just pulled the trigger on the thing. He just said he couldn't do it anymore. I guess he had his own vision and where he wanted to take the band and what he wanted to do with it, and it wasn't with me as the singer or Keith as the guitar player."
After splitting with Todd and Nelson, Slash, McKagan and Sorum recruited Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland and the project turned into Velvet Revolver.
Buckcherry itself is back after a hiatus of several years. The band's third album "15" comes out on April 11. The first single is called "Crazy Bitch."
As previously reported, Buckcherry will hit the road in support of their new album. The tour kicked off Monday (Apr. 2) at the Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band remains on the road through late June when the band plays a pair of shows at Chicago, Illinois' Durty Nellies on June 23 and 24.
The itinerary for Buckcherry's tour of North America follows, according to Groovevolt.com:
04/02 ? Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club 04/04 ? Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre's 04/05 ? Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa 04/07 ? Toronto, ON @ Opera House 04/08 ? Detroit, MI @ Harpo's 04/09 ? Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's 04/11 ? New York, NY @ Irving Plaza 04/12 ? Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre 04/15 ? Springfield, VA @ Jaxx 04/18 ? Cambridge, MA @ Middle East 04/19 ? Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 04/20 ? Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre 04/22 ? Bedford, NH @ Mark's Showplace 04/23 ? Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues 04/25 ? Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock 04/26 ? Nashville, TN @ Exit/In 04/28 ? Chattanooga, TN @ Club Fathom 04/29 ? Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 05/02 ? Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino 05/06 ? Ft. Walton Beach, FL @ The Swamp 05/08 ? Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's 05/09 ? Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa 05/11 ? Killeen, TX @ Hero's 05/12 ? Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 05/16 ? Phoenix, TX @ Marquee Theatre 05/18 ? Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues 05/19 ? Cabazon, CA @ Moronga Casino 05/20 ? Anaheim, CA @ Motocross 05/25 ? Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk 05/26 ? San Francisco, CA @ Roseland Grill 05/27 ? Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza 05/29 ? Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen 05/30 ? Richland, WA @ Golden Lion 06/01 ? Spokane, WA @ Fat Tuesday's 06/02 ? Vancouver, BC @ The Plaza Club 06/04 ? Banff, AB @ Wild Bill's 06/05 ? Calgary, AB @ The Backalley 06/07 ? Edmonton, AB @ Red's 06/08 ? Regina, SK @ The Pump 06/10 ? Kansas City, MO @ Radio Show 06/16 ? San Antonio, TX @ TBD 06/22 ? Peoria, IL @ Expo Gardens 06/23 ? Chicago, IL @ Durty Nellies 06/24 ? Chicago, IL @ Durty Nellies.