BUCKCHERRY guitarist Stevie Dacanay (a.k.a. Stevie D.) is featured in the latest episode of MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's new original video series, "My Favorite Riff With Nikki Sixx". In the episode, which can be viewed below, Stevie tells Nikki why he switched from sports to music, about getting lost in the notes and how he was forced to play LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven" for his mother's friends.
Earlier in the year, BUCKCHERRY parted ways with guitarist Keith Nelson and drummer Xavier Muriel and replaced them with Kevin Roentgen and Sean Winchester (EVERCLEAR), respectively.
Vocalist Josh Todd told music writer Joel Gausten that BUCKCHERRY "wasn't really a band" for three years prior to Nelson and Muriel's exit. "We weren't connected; we didn't have any synergy anymore," he explained. "There wasn't that magic there. We were just kind of going through the motions, and it sucked, honestly. The changes took place, and they were great changes. I know that a lot of people who were close to the band were kind of bummed out about it. Some people were fine with it, but I got new players. Sean Winchester's on drums, and we've got Kevin Roentgen on guitar. The band's got the best players it's ever had; the live shows are going off. We've done a lot of shows with the new lineup, and it's just in a great place."
The new lineup of BUCKCHERRY made its live debut on April 28 at the Rock Into Spring festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
BUCKCHERRY's latest album "Rock 'N' Roll", was re-released in January 2016 via F-Bomb/Caroline. The deluxe edition featured the record's original track list as well as a new version of "The Feeling Never Dies", a brand new song titled "Getting Started" and a B-side called "Cannonball".