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BLUE ON BLACK -- FFDP, KWS, Brantley Gilbert, Brian May Posted on 12 Apr 08:30 , 5 comments


Los Angeles, CA, April 12, 2019 - The multi-platinum rock group FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has teamed up with the legendary BRIAN MAY of QUEEN and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, BRANTLEY GILBERT and KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD to record a special version of the song “Blue On Black” mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed). Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally recorded and co-written by SHEPHERD. Taking Country Rock to the next level, “Blue On Black” is out today worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America). The song is available HERE and the artists also premiered an official music video HERE for “Blue On Black” showing the creation of the song. 

 The artists and their respective labels are donating all proceeds from the collaboration version of  “Blue On Black” to the GARY SINISE FOUNDATION which honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.

 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist ZOLTAN BATHORY states: “To raise awareness for and support First Responders is a cause that’s always been close to our hearts. These brave men and women leave their homes every morning not knowing if they’ll ever see their families again. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good. What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate 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.”

 GARY SINISE, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor and Founder of the GARY SINISE FOUNDATION expresses his gratitude to the artists saying: “I want to send my thanks to Five Finger Death Punch, Brian May of Queen, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd for their support of The Gary Sinise Foundation and our efforts to give back to our Nation’s First Responders. I’m so grateful to have all of these incredible artists from different genres coming together to support our mission with this great song, “Blue On Black”. I believe while we can never do enough to show our appreciation and gratitude to our Nation’s defenders and the families who sacrifice right alongside them we can always do a little more. And you all are doing just that. So I salute you, and I thank you all. God bless.” Watch Gary Sinise speak about “Blue On Black” HERE.

 Blues rock legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd adds: "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.”

 


KWS & JOE NADEAU CHECKING OUT THE KWS VIP CHRISTMAS STRATS Posted on 24 Nov 19:20 , 0 comments

KWS and Joe Nadeau checking out the KWS VIP Christmas Strat package guitars.

LAY IT ON DOWN - Video World Premiere Posted on 17 May 11:16 , 0 comments


WORLD PREMIERE OF NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT Posted on 30 Jun 01:52 , 0 comments

World premiere of "Nothing But The Night" from the upcoming Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band album Lay It On Down. Click on a link below, pick your favorite platform to check it out. If you pre-order the album you get an immediate download of the new track. Share and spread the news.
N. America http://bit.ly/LIOD_order
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The US premiere of BABY GOT GONE video Posted on 23 May 19:07 , 0 comments

The US premiere of the KWSBand music video "Baby Got Gone" from the new LAY IT ON DOWN album.  Watch here


The new KWSBand album LAY IT ON DOWN Posted on 17 May 17:43 , 0 comments

The latest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band album, LAY IT ON DOWN pre-orders are on sale now. Order yours for delivery on release weeks, July 21 in Europe and August 4 in North America and the rest of the world. The album is available for download, CD and LP Vinyl. Check out the video of the Making of LAY IT ON DOWN.

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Visiting the Gibson Factory in Memphis Posted on 17 Mar 14:42 , 0 comments

Just took a tour of the Gibson #guitar factory in Memphis. Amazing!

Studio Time Posted on 13 Mar 18:01 , 0 comments

Day off? Oh no, we must make music. #Studio time.

THE MAKING OF AN ALBUM... Posted on 3 Mar 00:05 , 0 comments


Family Reunion - 20 Years! Posted on 1 Dec 08:16 , 0 comments

Celebrating with Family - 20 Years!

Celebrating a family reunion of sorts. A 20 year legacy which created career hit songs with the songwriting team of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tia Sillers, and Mark Selby along with Ken Shepherd and attorney Jim Zumwalt at dinner in Nashville.