Drowning Pool Has A New Singer

Callie Que of the 102.9 The Buzz (WBUZ) radio station in Nashville, Tennessee conducted an interview with Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce.

Drowning Pool Has A New Singer
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According to Blabbermouth.net, Callie Que of the 102.9 The Buzz (WBUZ) radio station in Nashville, Tennessee conducted an interview with Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce at this year's Rock On The Range festival, which was held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. Regarding Drowning Pool's plans for the immediate future, Pierce said, "We've been in the studio. Drowning Pool is recording a new record. We have three weeks left. I've been in the studio all year long and I haven't gone out at all - 12-hour days, seven days a week; I'm not kidding... We have our first coming out show with the new [singer], we're gonna be opening up for Mötley Crüe on July 13 - it's a radio show in Wisconsin, which is great, to get started, again, right where you left off. We were fortunate... Things have been, the last few years... I mean, things are flowing again. It's been great... But the new record is heavier, there's more metal on it, there's a lot of double bass, a lot of guitar solos... stepping up a notch." Pierce declined to reveal the new Drowning Pool singer's identity, but he did offer that the vocalist's first name contains the letter "J." Drowning Pool parted ways with vocalist Ryan McCombs late last year, with Pierce telling the 97-1 The Eagle radio station in Dallas, Texas at the time that the singer and his former bandmates simply "grew apart". He explained, "If you're gonna write music together and tour together, you've gotta be hitting on all four cylinders - everybody's gotta be on the same page... So instead of going into the studio and trying to force something and just throwing out a record there, [we thought it would be] better if we part ways now while we're still on good terms." McCombs joined the band in 2005 and provided some stability on the microphone after the group's first two albums featured two different vocalists. Original frontman Dave Williams died on tour in 2002 after singing on the band's debut, "Sinner". He was replaced by Jason "Gong" Jones, who also contributed to one record, "Desensitized", before being shown the door in 2004. McCombs sang on two studio efforts by Drowning Pool, 2007's "Full Circle" and 2010's self-titled fourth album. Drowning Pool's fifth album is tentatively due in October.

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    harpcicle
    Drowning Pool should have died with Dave Matthews, no-one so far has lived up to his quality or songwriting capabilities
    dewitt
    Hey, what the ****? That's my local [kind of shitty] rock station. Sorry... that's the only part of this that interests me.
    mysticguitar77
    MetalIsForever! wrote: Josey Scott?
    Josey Scott is now a solo Christian rock artist, I don't think he'd join a band like Drowning Pool at this point. I wouldn't mind if they get Jason Jones back. He meshed well with them better than Ryan McCombs. McCombs belongs in Soil and maybe if they get Jones back, Drowning Pool will get some of their muster back too.
    SIEGE312
    Honestly, as much as I love Ryan from his work in SOiL, he just wasn't a great fit for Drowning Pool, very similar bands, but the music they put out (while not bad in any way) just didn't have the edge the first two albums did.
    threedaysgrace9
    dewitt wrote: Hey, what the ****? That's my local [kind of shitty] rock station. Sorry... that's the only part of this that interests me.
    dewitt wrote: Hey, what the ****? That's my local [kind of shitty] rock station. Sorry... that's the only part of this that interests me.
    Truth spoken. 102.9 is a supposedly modern rock formatted station, but they specialize in playing Metallica, Ozzy, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Motley Crue, Stone Temple Pilots, and Pearl Jam more than any real modern rock. I mean, every once in a while, sure, throw in a classic, but when I turn on a modern rock station and the only thing from the past 10 years they play is maybe a new Nickelback song...ugh. It's frustrating. Oh, and anyone up to taking bets on how long this new singer will last?
    OxMxGxTACOS
    I don't see how this is news worthy.. Everyone knows this new guy will suck just as hard as the last guy compared to the original singer. Just quit, Drowning Pool.
    s990944
    Wish I knew you were looking for a new singer again. I can sing the hell out of all of daves old shit. I really miss the old heavy shit. I have the pipes that you are looking for. I can sing any of your music, I have a huge vocal range. If you want to give me a call. my number is (702)420-0208. Shawn
    dewitt
    threedaysgrace9 wrote: dewitt wrote: Hey, what the ****? That's my local [kind of shitty] rock station. Sorry... that's the only part of this that interests me. Truth spoken. 102.9 is a supposedly modern rock formatted station, but they specialize in playing Metallica, Ozzy, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Motley Crue, Stone Temple Pilots, and Pearl Jam more than any real modern rock. I mean, every once in a while, sure, throw in a classic, but when I turn on a modern rock station and the only thing from the past 10 years they play is maybe a new Nickelback song...ugh. It's frustrating. Oh, and anyone up to taking bets on how long this new singer will last?
    Well, to be fair, anything new they would be playing is mostly garbage anyway. The 'classic' stuff is all I really care to hear from them; I just wish they had a little more variety on a regular basis, instead of listening for one hour being the equivalent of listening for one week. I also think it's weird that they're a southern rock station that refuses to play southern rock. They act like it's country, but it's more rockin' than a lot of the new stuff they do play (and even older stuff like Beastie Boys' Intergalactic, etc.). But then they play other stuff that would be more along the lines of something they wouldn't play, just because of who is playing it. They have really strange double standards.
    vppark2
    harpcicle wrote: Drowning Pool should have died with Dave Matthews, no-one so far has lived up to his quality or songwriting capabilities
    yeah, i wonder how this will turn out
    Galvatron
    I am not a fan of the band or anything but I would find it hard to follow a band that had a different singer on every album.