The Alternative-Rock Hard-Rock combo Buckcherry first formed in the mid-'90s
in Los Angeles, California USA, by vocalist Joshua Todd and guitarist
Keith Nelson, the pair soon joined forces with bassist Jonathan 'J.B.'
Brightman and drummer Devon Glenn and started to play shows around the
area generating a strong buzz thanks to a heavily bootlegged demo tape
and a swelling reputation as a must-see live act.
The band expanded to a five-piece with an extra guitarist, Yogi and eventually signed a record deal with DreamWorks.
The L.A.-based group broke onto the national scene in 1999 with their self-titled debut full-length disc, it rose to #1 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart upon its spring release and reached the #74 slot on The Billboard 200 Albums list spawning such Rock-radio hit singles as "Lit Up", which peaked at #1 on The Mainstream Rock chart, "For The Movies" which hit the top 30 on both Modern and Mainstream Rock charts, "Dead Again" a further Active Rock top 40 entrant and the final single, "Check Your Head", also cracked the top 30 of the Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks.
The quintet went on to release the follow-up, "Time Bomb",
in March 2001, followed by a successful stint opening for one of their
heroes, AC/DC; the album reached #64 on The
Billboard 200 but it failed to recapture the mass audience of their debut
CD, producing only one Mainstream Rock top 10 hit in "Ridin'".
The following year, it was announced that Buckcherry was on hiatus.
In 2005 Buckcherry founders, frontman Josh Todd and his co-writer, guitarist
Keith Nelson recruited guitarist Stevie D., bassist Jimmy Ashhurst and
drummer Xavier Muriel to make their comeback album, "15", which
was named after the number of days it took to record the LP; it was released
by Universal Japan in November and splashed down in North America in April
2006 breaking into the top 40 of The Billboard 200, eventually earning
the platinum certification.
"Crazy Bitch", the first single off the band's third album, peaked at #3 on The Hot Mainstream Rock chart and reached the #13 slot on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks. The second single, "Next 2 You", was another Active Rock radio top 20 hit, but "Everything" did better, peaking at #6 on the same chart; a fourth single, the powerful "Broken Glass", also hit The Mainstream Rock top 40 chart but the final single "Sorry" became the most successful song off the album breaking into the top 10 of The Billboard Hot 100 and peaking at #7 in Canada.
The quintet returned in September 2008 with "Black Butterfly", it debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 and at #6 on the Top Canadian Albums charts. The first single, "Too Drunk...", quickly ascended to #7 on The Hot Mainstream Rock chart and was followed by "Rescue Me" which was one place short of cracking the top 10 of the same chart. The power ballad "Don't Go Away" inched into the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks and the fourth single, "Talk To Me", was another Hot Mainstream Rock top 40 hit for the the Californian scuzz rockers.
In August 2010 arrived "All Night Long" which found Buckcherry
continuing on the laid out path of the vital sound of Rock and Roll; the
disc easily climbed up to #10 in U.S. and to #7 in Canada. The CD's title-track
was the first single off their fifth record, it reached #28 on the Billboard's
Rock Songs chart and was followed by two more singles: "Dead" and "It's A Party".
In the fall the band released an original Christmas song entitled "Christmas Is Here" which was picked up by Active Rock stations.
Buckcherry will release their new studio record, "Confessions", on February 19, 2013. It includes the single "Gluttony".