I feel like this is going to be an amazing summer of releases. New songs, new looks, and most importantly – my new baby!
As you all know, Mr. David Cook’s forthcoming album – “This Loud Morning” – will be available this summer on June 28th. It was such a blast to be a part of DC’s record this time around and be able to be there with all the guys throughout the process. I jumped on this crew after the first record was written. It’s such a different story being able to tour with a record that you put your blood, sweat and tears into; growing with the band throughout. I’m very proud of all the guys and I can’t wait to do this again with them. So get your PRE-ORDER on and get some deluxe editions with behind the scenes footage and check out the music video for the first single “The Last Goodbye”. Some of you have already noticed that we got to do a little acting in the sneak preview caught on VH1. So I hope you all faint just like your good ole buddy Kyle Peek here did once you see it! Out of sheer excitement that is…
Also, some of you also might have noticed the other band that I was so fortunate to join – The Black Cloud Collective. At first, I was skeptical to work with a drummer-turned-frontman; because us drummers are crazy and it could have been a recipe for destruction. And on top of that, it is nerve racking because Brandon is such a phenomenal drummer, I didn’t think I could hold a candle next to him. But let me say this – Brandon Saller (founder of the BCC) is one of those few Grohls that go out there and kick major ass in all that they do. Whether it be drums, guitar, singing, entertaining the crowd, or just being a great friend - it doesn’t matter. He rocks it all! Neal “Dr.” Tiemann and I jumped on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour with them and it was a freakin blast. And when we got back, we got to write and record final tracks for what will be BCC’s debut album. I’m very excited for all this and I can’t wait for you all to hear the finished product! Should be coming out this summer as well so keep your eyes and ears open and download the single “Hail Mary” while you wait! Also, follow us on twitter – @TheBCCofficial
Next band up for discussion would be MWK. Those who have kept a close eye out, have possibly noticed that there is some new material in the works. We’ve had live studio webstreams, pics, and sound clips to tease you all. And with this tiny blog, I’m probably teasing even more. But I am very excited about this project and I love working with these guys. Maybe a cd release show should be in order. hmmm?
Due to the chaotic and entertaining schedule of touring and recording lately, I have sadly had to postpone my personal project that I was hoping for you all to hear this summer. Hope is not lost though. We have the blueprints of our songs mapped out and recorded. Now we need vocals and tasty guitar leads to go on top of it and then we’ll be a lot closer to being done. Where I will find the time to get this done still seems to be the issue. But I promise you, I WILL finish it. In the mean time, there are plenty of releases coming out this summer that will tide you over for the time being right?
And last but not least…
My baby girl will be making her debut into this world around her pending due date of August 23rd, 2011!!! I just can’t wait to hold her… There isn’t much else to say. I’m just so thankful for God giving me my family. Hayden is so stoked to be a big brother and I am so proud at how much he has grown this year. I love how he loves to challenge himself and how he helps out around the house when I have to leave for work. He’s been very helpful to his mommy. And I’m so thankful for my wife and how you continues to support me in all that I do. She is the most amazing woman and I could never be anything without her. I am so proud of her too and how she works her butt off every day to finish up school and still raise this family all the while being pregnant. She is such a trooper!
Anyways, those are my summer releases. I hope you all are just as excited as I am. Please find David Cook, Black Cloud Collective, and MWK on the web for updates. Can’t wait for you all to hear the kick ass music that we’ve all mustered up!