It doesn’t take a smack in the head to see why Buckcherry singer Josh Todd draws comparisons to Axl, Iggy and Tyler, but look past the obvious and you’ll also find he’s a HUGE fan of Slipknot, Prince and a long list of hip-hop artists.
As Buckcherry gets ready to open for Guns N’ Roses in Houston this Friday, Nov. 4 (ticket info here), I caught up with one of my favorite singers and asked him to narrow his diverse musical influences down to a single, all-time favorite album.
2Fast2Die: If you could only pick one album, what would it be and why?
JOSH TODD: Minor Threat, “Out of Step.” I remember taking this record home and there was a lyric page inside. I sat there in my room and listened to the record from top to bottom and read the lyrics.
I was a defiant, aggressive kid who was always questioning authority and never went with the majority if it didn’t feel right. This record made me feel a part of something and that was the turning point for me.
2Fast2Die Says: Anyone still questioning Buckcherry’s punk cred? Didn’t think so. As for me, I must confess I know more about Minor Threat’s importance than I do about the band’s music (I was always more of a Ramones guy). Still, anyone who picks this shave-your-head, lace-up-your-steel-toes album as being THE must-have record on the face of the planet gets points for attitude and originality. Thanks for shaking things up, Josh.
[Josh Todd photo credit to Sharon and Buckcherry website]
NOTE: Buckcherry also plays Galveston, TX. this Saturday, Nov. 5 as headliners of the Lone Star Biker Rally. For ticket info, go here.