Between The Devil and The Range with John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry
As John Fred Young stated himself, Black Stone Cherry was the “hangover” band on Sunday at Rock On The Range 2012. The guys got things going bright and early at 12 noon (that’s early in Rock Time) on the Monster Main Stage. Despite the time, John Fred said it was a great set and the crowed was still energized! John Fred and I have known each other for a while now, and it’s always more of a conversation than an interview. We chatted about the band’s set, their latest single, “In My Blood,” and their massive touring schedule for the upcoming months. John Fred is one of the best and most explosive drummers in music today, and also a very humble and gracious dude.
Black Stone Cherry are some of the hardest rockers and best songwriters in the business. All three of Black Stone Cherry’s albums have cracked the Top 100 on the Billboad Top 200 Chart, with 7 singles reaching Top 30 on the Billboard Singles Chart. Their last two albums each hit #1 in the UK. The new single, “In My Blood,” from their latest record, Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea (Roadrunner Records), has cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Singles Chart.
The band is currently on a U.S. tour with Chickefoot, hitting festivals along the way. The band’s next big stop is at Rocklahoma, and after their run with Chickenfoot, the boys head over to Europe for more touring and festivals, including Gods of Metal in Milan, Italy, Hard Rock Calling in London, UK, and more. Make sure you catch the guys on this tour – they’re really mixing up the setlist, and throwing in some amazing covers too! CRANK IT UP! by Matt Bishop (Photo Courtesy of Ken Schuler Photography)