Shinedown Brings Sounds of Madness to Rock On The Range 2012
As the sun began to set on the first day of Rock On The Range 2012, Shinedown proceeded to rock out hard as Saturday’s co-headliners. They band delivered a great show as always, pulling out all the stops including an acoustic performance of “Simple Man.” Shortly before their set, I sat down with lead guitarist Zach Myers to chat for a bit. I just saw Zach two weeks ago at Carolina Rebellion, and it was good catching up with him again. He said the band was very excited for their set, and to be a part of such a huge rock show. We also touched on the band’s new record, Amaryllis, and how he balances his guitar and vocal duties on stage.
Shinedown’s fourth studio album, Amaryllis, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 110,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. The band will shortly be releasing the second single off the album, “Unity,” and they also contributed a track to The Avengers Soundtrack, “I’m Alive,” which came out on May 1st. Shinedown has released 4 studio albums (all charting in the Billboard Top 100), 2 live albums, and 14 singles. To date, the band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.
This year’s Rock On The Range appearance serves as a “summer kick-off party” of sorts for the band.Shinedown are set to headline the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Also on the tour are Rock On The Range peers Adelitas Way, P.O.D., and Redlight King. Be sure to pick up a copy of Amaryllis, and get ready to CRANK IT UP with Shinedown on the Uproar Festival all summer long! – by Matt Bishop (Photo Courtesy of Ken Schuler Photography)