The multi-platinum rock group Five Finger Death Punch has teamed up with the legendary Brian May of Queen and two of the most important names in country and blues rock, Brantey Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to document a special model of the music ‘Blue On Black’ combined by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed).
Titans in every of their respective genres, the artists got here collectively to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the basic music initially co-written by Shepherd. Taking Nation Rock to the subsequent degree, ‘Blue On Black’ is out as we speak worldwide by way of Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America).
The artists are donating all proceeds from the collaboration to the GARY SINISE FOUNDATION which honours America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their households and people in want.
Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory states, “To boost consciousness for and help first responders is a trigger that’s all the time been near our hearts. These brave men and women depart their houses every morning not figuring out in the event that they’ll ever see their families once more. Yet they make a acutely aware selection to do so for the higher good. What higher approach to make a distinction than to hitch forces with some of our buddies in nation, blues and basic rock who occur to be a few of the largest names in those genres and together have fun these heroes.“
“’Blue on Black’ is a song my band and I have covered off and on for years… songs are certified timeless when you can come back to them,” says Brantley Gilbert. “It’s always a staple each night and one of my favorite songs to perform. When the opportunity came up to sing on Five Finger’s version, with both Kenny Wayne and Brian May of Queen, I jumped at the chance… Who wouldn’t?! It incorporates so many different musical perspectives, but our collaboration just works brilliantly.”
Blues rock legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd provides: “When Five Finger Death Punch approached me about teaming up with them to do a special version of ‘Blue On Black’, I was thrilled to do it. When they told me Brantley Gilbert and Brian May were also going to be part of it, I was honored. This is a powerful collaboration of rock, country and blues artists and a true testament to the commonalities these musical styles share and I think the fans will appreciate and enjoy it as much as we do.”
Allen Kovac, CEO of Eleven Seven Label Group, Tenth Road Entertainment and Five Finger Death Punch’s supervisor for close to a decade adds, “From Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’ and The Rolling Stones ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ to The Eagles and Willie Nelson, country and rock have shared an audience, and created some of the biggest and most successful records of all time. It’s time to bring it all back again for First Responders. Let’s tear down the walls!”
“We are proud of our nearly 12-year legacy with Five Finger Death Punch,” adds John Bowen, Basic Supervisor of Prospect Park, the band’s North American label. “We are excited to release a single that will open new eyes and ears to what we believe is an incredible song, interpreted with phenomenal skill by all of the artists involved. We are also proud of the conscientious nature of this release, in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Rock is dead? We don’t think so.”
Massive Machine Label Group – house of country celebrity Brantley Gilbert and the most important label in country music – can also be absolutely supportive of the country-rock single. Founder and CEO Scott Borchetta presents, “Maybe you didn’t see this coming… or maybe you did… Two American super-powers come together to create a megaton track that will have both the Brantley Gilbert Nation & 5FDP Fans screaming for more. Unleash the beast.”
Brian May of Queen beloved the music ‘Blue On Black’ and set up a special recording session and video shoot to be featured on all of it in between his work as a producer and government music producer with Roger Taylor of the Queen biography movie Bohemian Rhapsody. Brian and Roger are responsible for one of many highest grossing films of all time ($900,000,000+) the world over and the winner of Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. Brian May will carry out with Queen + Adam Lambert throughout 2019 and 2020.
Moreover, Five Finger Death Punch’s unique cover version of ‘Blue On Black’ has already generated over 50 million on-demand streams in the US, and is among the most-consumed songs on the band’s present album (averaging over 1 million US streams per week). The track options distorted guitars, pummeling percussion and a swaggering chant that marks a shocking outlier on Five Finger Death Punch’s current and seventh studio album, And Justice For None. Within the US alone, Five Finger Death Punch have bought four.5 million albums, 10 million digital songs and over 3 billion streams complete.
‘Blue On Black’
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – lead vocals, guitars, bass, drums (unique cover model taken from the album And Justice For None)
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – unique songwriter, visitor vocals and guitar
BRANTLEY GILBERT – visitor vocal
BRIAN MAY – guest guitar
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About Five Finger Death Punch:
2018 was an enormous yr for Five Finger Death Punch who turned the #1 most-played artist on U.S. Rock Radio in year-end radio reviews. The group which Billboard described as “a revitalised band with a renewed focus,” released their seventh studio album, And Justice For None which debuted at #four general on the Prime 200 Chart and KERRANG! hailed as “…an album that delivers, ticking the boxes of what a modern metal album should be.” And Justice For None has generated 225 million U.S. on-demand streams, over 360,000 U.S. digital music sales and became the #1 streaming Exhausting Rock/Heavy Metallic Album of 2018. And Justice For None marked the group’s fifth consecutive Prime 5 album launch. The album additionally had 4 #1 placements on different charts including: Prime Digital Albums, Prime Rock Albums, Prime Exhausting Music Albums. Five Finger Death Punch wrapped the most important North American co-headlining rock tour of 2018 with Breaking Benjamin. With their Summer time and Fall excursions combined, the bands donated over $250,000 to charities in 2018. Buy or stream And Justice For None by clicking on the link. Five Finger Death Punch have amassed over 2 billion streams complete thus far.
About Brantley Gilbert:
Brantley Gilbert has penned and recorded six No. 1 songs, together with the CMA Music Of The Yr-nominated ‘Dirt Road Anthem.’ Gilbert has also earned consecutive platinum albums for Midway to Heaven, and Simply As I Am.
About Kenny Wayne Shepherd:
Twenty years into his recording career Kenny Wayne Shepherd continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll. Shepherd, who co-wrote ‘Blue On Black’ with Tia Sillers and Mark Selby, has bought tens of millions of albums worldwide. He has acquired 5 GRAMMY® nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, as well as a pair of Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation’s Preserving The Blues Alive award and two Blues Music awards. He’s had seven #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles. His latest album The Traveler, might be released worldwide on May 31st on Harmony Data and Provogue Data (Europe).
About Brian May of Queen:
Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS is a founding member of Queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer, additionally a Doctor of Astrophysics, Three-D stereoscopic photographic authority and a passionate advocate and campaigner for animal rights. The following four many years have seen Queen amass a staggering listing of gross sales and awards and sees Queen remain probably the most profitable albums act in UK chart history. Brian has penned 22 Queen prime 20 hits, among them ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’, ‘No-One But You’ and ‘Save Me’, along with anthems ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘I Want It All’ and ‘We Will Rock You’. Brian most lately returned to his important rock roots attending the 2019 Rock Corridor of Fame to current Def Leppard with their induction into the Corridor of Fame and to carry out an all-star jam via Mott The Hoople’s ‘All The Young Dudes’ with Ian Hunter. Subsequent for Brian is a return to reside performances with Queen + Adam Lambert. He’ll perform throughout North America summer time of 2019 followed firstly of 2020 with tours throughout Australia and New Zealand, in addition to dates across East Asia. As a producer and government music producer with Roger Taylor of the Queen biography film Bohemian Rhapsody, Brian and Roger are responsible for one of many highest grossing movies of all time the world over and winner of Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe awards.
Concerning the Gary Sinise Basis:
The Gary Sinise Basis honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in want. By means of its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), specifically tailored sensible houses are being constructed for severely wounded veterans nationwide. Every one-of-a-kind home is custom-made to ease the on a regular basis burdens of a wounded hero, their family, and caregivers. Different packages embrace Aid & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band, Arts & Entertainment Outreach, Serving Heroes, First Responders Outreach, and Soaring Valor. Snowball Categorical, serves the youngsters of our fallen army heroes, surviving spouses, and Gold Star households. For extra info, please visit The Gary Sinise Foundation