BUCKCHERRY Covers NINE INCH NAILS' 'Head Like A Hole' (Audio)

BUCKCHERRY Covers NINE INCH NAILS' 'Head Like A Hole' (Audio)

California rockers BUCKCHERRY are back with their first music in over three years with the cover of the NINE INCH NAILS classic "Head Like A Hole".

"Head Like A Hole" is taken from BUCKCHERRY's forthcoming seventh full-length album, "Warpaint", which will be released in the spring via Century Media/RED Music. Helming the sessions is producer Mike Plotnikoff, who previously worked with the band on 2005's platinum-certified "15" record.

Frontman Josh Todd told Billboard that the NINE INCH NAILS cover "happened really organically. We were in the studio making the record, just kind of going through some old songs while they were setting up," he said. "We jammed it out the first time and it was like, boom, automatically sounded right as if we'd written it, which is what we always want to achieve when we do a cover.

"Our producer, Mike Plotnikoff, was recording the whole time and said, 'Hey, why don't you guys come in and hear this?' He put up a little rough mix of it and we were like, 'Wow, this sounds really good. We should do it.'"

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Back in September, Todd told the 105.7 The Point radio station that BUCKCHERRY wrote 30 songs for the follow-up to 2015's "Rock 'N' Roll". "We've been writing songs since November of last year, and we really molded it into something really great," he said.

Asked how they whittle down so many songs to just a 10-track album, BUCKCHERRY guitarist Stevie Dacanay (a.k.a. Stevie D.) said: "You kind of know. When you [are writing] the songs, it kind of takes a life of its own, and you can really kind of feel it if it's working or not. And if it is working, then we pursue it; if not, we kind of put it to the side right away."

On the recent "Gen-X" summer tour with P.O.D., LIT and ALIEN ANT FARM, BUCKCHERRY was playing two new songs, "The Vacuum" and "Chaos Is The Ladder", both of which are expected to appear on the upcoming LP.

BUCKCHERRY's new disc will mark the band's first release since the departures of guitarist Keith Nelson and drummer Xavier Muriel and addition of Kevin Roentgen and Sean Winchester, respectively.

BUCKCHERRY will bring its live show to California for a handful of headline dates this January before heading overseas for their month-long February European tour. Expect a jam-packed year full of touring in support of their forthcoming album.

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