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The Gang’s All Here Tour With Skid Row And Buckcherry at The Wellmont Theater

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Gang’s All Here Tour

Skid Row & Buckcherry

w/ Kurt Deimer

Skid Row recently released their 6th studio album, The Gang’s All Here, in October of 2022. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, the album reached Top 20 chart positions in nine countries worldwide. The band also completed a tour of the U.K. and Europe this fall, as well as a Las Vegas residency with rock icons, the Scorpions this past spring

This past year, Buckcherry completed a 238-show tour in support of their latest album Hellbound, released in June of 2021. The band also just finished recording their 10th studio album in Nashville with producer Marti Frederiksen. The album is scheduled for a June 2023 release.

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Remember that first time you heard Skid Row?

“Youth Gone Wild” was on MTV. “18 and Life” was a summertime hit single and the band was
on the covers of Hit Parader, Circus, and Metal Edge magazines. That exhilarating sound of
being young was everywhere. We saw and heard ourselves in the band and rallied around their
oversized choruses of camaraderie and rebellion.
Rob Hammersmith saw himself in that gang mentality. “I was looking for that,” he remembers.
“Everybody goes through that phase of me against the world, where you just have to stand up
and assert yourself. Every kid goes through that, and Skid Row made you realize that you’re not
Snake Sabo realized he wasn’t alone after striking up a songwriting partnership with Rachel
Bolan. “I saw all this talent he had  and has  and he brought something out of me. It made
me go, man, this is the start of something. I’m like, yeah, this is where we’re supposed to be at
this moment in our lives. It was the birth of what would be Skid Row.”
That something  and that name  represented the unrelenting impulse of rambunctious kids,
channeling their love of punk and metal into something understood by a worldwide audience of
other kids just like them.
“Right when we came up with the name  Skid Row  that’s when I realized we were going to
build something really special that really drew on our influences,” Rachel remembers.
Their attitude and swagger was palpable in those songs. It was obvious. A demo of songs Rachel
and Snake wrote together was the first time Scotti Hill heard Skid Row, and he wanted in. “It had
three songs on it  including ‘Clock Strikes Midnight’  and I loved all three of those songs.
Right from the beginning, I loved where the music was going. I was like, I gotta be in this
fucking band!”
That fucking band built something powerful and so timeless that years later, halfway around the
world, it roused a young Swedish singer. “You’re young, a bit crazy  fist in the air and fuck
yeah  that kind of feeling,” recalls Erik Grönwall. “Skid Row are the youth gone wild, and I
wanted the same thing. I wanted that lifestyle.”
It’s cliché to say that a band has all their lives to write a first album. The truth is that they spend
the rest of their lives trying to understand how they did it. The Gang’s All Here is the octane of
an attitude that’s been festering since the band formed in 1986. Producer Nick Raskulinecz lit a
creative wildfire by challenging them to deconstruct good ideas and rebuild them into something
even better. Something timeless. He became the arbiter of their legacy, daring them to revert to
instinct and be the same rambunctious kids who made their first two albums.
“On ‘World On Fire,’ I had written this very cool riff. Nick said, play the chord up here, an
octave up from the original notes. It created a difficult move, and I didn’t know how to physically
do that, but he challenged me. The one time I got it right, he goes, now that’s Skid Row. That
was a heavy moment for me, this guy having to bring something that is Skid Row out of me, yet
I’m a founding member of the band!”
“We were kids,” Rachel says about writing songs that debuted Slave To The Grind at #1 on
Billboard and made the selftitled album a #6 multiplatinum hit. “We wrote from a vastly
different perspective. Nick got us back to that train of thought: what approach did we take on
those first two records? What were we doing?
“I wound up feeling the same as when we wrote “18 and Life” and “Youth Gone Wild,” he says.
“I felt like, whoa! We’re doing something really cool here!”
Making the new album did feel just like the beginning, when the gang meticulously crafted songs
together in a garage in New Jersey. “It’s so much fun doing it like that, in a room banging it out,”
Scotti says. “This felt like we were back in that garage again, like the old days. The only
difference is now we’ve got air conditioning and we’re not breathing kerosene heater exhaust.”
Rob knows the feeling. “The way we spent eight to ten hours a day, just trying ideas and playing
things, that took us back to the feeling of being a kid in the garage with your friends,” he says.
“This album truly is a group effort, and I really enjoyed how much of a close knit group of guys
this whole experience has been.”
That creative closeness led to the spontaneity of actually writing new songs during rehearsal.
Someone demonstrating new riffs quickly turned into “World On Fire” and “Not Dead Yet”
being written on the spot. “We’ve never done that,” Rachel says. “The other guys giving their
input from square one, that really makes you work off instinct.”

Still, Scotti says Rachel and Snake writing together is most characteristic of Skid Row. “The best
stuff is what they do together, just the two of them. Let them do what they do. That’s how it was
in the beginning, and I think that’s the best result now, that combination of the guy who writes
the giant guitar riffs with the guy who has the punk influence and poetic type of street poetry.”
“I wish I wrote these songs,” Erik laughs. “There are a lot of great songs here. It’s a nice problem
to have when you have too many potential singles. There’s a lot of old school Skid Row in these
songs on this album, like ‘Tear It Down,’ which I like, as a fan.”

That old school style makes The Gang’s All Here immediately familiar. It’s the sound of having a
good time. “A lot of the songs are fun,” Rachel says. “They’re songs you can sing and move to,
which is what our first two records did. You can fight to these songs. Drink to them. Strip to
them. All the bases are covered.”

Raskulinecz encouraged them to not be afraid to incorporate the signature accents that define
their classic songs. He strove to make the band sound like the band, keeping the same philosophy
producer Michael Wagener used to record them years ago.

“Nick is completely cognizant and respectful of the past,” Snake says. “But it’s more about the
essence and soul of why we started this thing in the first place. He said, everything from the
beginning of 1985, when I met Rachel, to 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee, is all Skid Row, and he
was there to remind us of it.”

Another déjà vu is Erik Grönwall and his snarling sound of a curled lip sneer that can turn on
edge to soaring sweetness. “We wanted him to show his range,” Rachel says. “We wanted him to
really draw on his influences  Skid Row just happens to be one of them  but mainly just let
go and do what he does best.”

“That was my approach,” says Erik. “ A good balance between the old school stuff and the way I
sing. I just had so much fun recording this album because I really enjoy singing this kind of

The first song he heard was “The Gang’s All Here,” and it made him feel like a kid all over
again. “It was old school Skid Row for me  the Skid Row I fell in love with. I thought, wow,
they’re really going back to the old school sound, and I think I can add some value here. I knew
what I was going to do with it the first time I heard it.”

From songwriting to performances, the whole band agrees that the ten tracks on The Gang’s All
Here are some of their best songs  ever. There’s also a noticeable connectedness in the songs
that often gets lost in the technology of making music. “There’s a thing Snake and I did together
 October’s Song  that we played a double lead at the end. It’s real cool, and it was really fun
to do. He stood on the left side of the room, I stood on the right, and we played together. That’s
how it needs to be done, and not a lot of people are doing that these days.”

There will always be uncompromising expectations about how Skid Row needs to be done. Erik
expects rigorous comparison to other singers throughout the history of the band, but people
caring so much is a good thing, he says. “People actually giving a fuck speaks to the greatness of
the band. If they care so much, that means the band is relevant.”

“A lot of people have taken this ride with us,” Snake says. “But even though we’ve all grown
older  and somewhat wiser  the essence of who we all are still exists.”
You won’t be disappointed. The Gang’s All Here is a revival of everything you ever loved about
Skid Row. Snake calls it a rebirth. “There’s a newfound energy and passion  and excitement 
because we were challenged. When we’re challenged, we rise to that challenge. We still have a
lot left inside that we need to say. Making this album has shown me that we still have a lot left in
the tank.”

The gang’s all here  you, the band, and the attitude of being forever wild and young at heart.
The Gang’s All Here will rekindle everything you felt that first time hearing this band. It’s like
the first time you heard Skid Row, all over again.

Better work up the money, because someone is getting busted.

Buckcherry is unique, complex, simple, passionate, explosive, original, and always a good time. BC has been my love, my pain, my passion and I’m so proud of what we have accomplished. I never knew when I started this that dedicating myself to music would be taking on so much responsibility. For a guy who never thought he was going to live past 30 this has been an incredible journey. Our ninth record HELLBOUND marks 22 years since our debut self-titled release and what an amazing roller coaster we have been on. From hit songs to platinum and gold records and millions of fans worldwide – all during a time period when traditional sounding hard rock bands didn’t exist – except for Buckcherry. We beat the odds and built our reputation on the live shows, and our “one of a kind” approach to every opportunity.

When the pandemic hit, we had to shift gears like everyone else and it was anything but comfortable. The good news is when this band is backed up against the wall, we produce our best music. HELLBOUND reflects just that. Teaming up with Marti Fredrickson again was so inspiring. He really brings out the best of us and becomes the sixth band member when we are together. There is this mutual respect and passion going on that makes it effortless and fun.

There was so much going on in the world that it was easy to find subject matter for song writing. Songs like BARRICADE and JUNK reflect that, but I also was reminiscing about the moment when I “sold my soul to rock n’ roll”. I will never forget it. It was the very first performance at a house party in Orange County, CA. I knew in that moment that there was no looking back, and no “plan B”. It was only victory or death. The title track HELLBOUND reflects that very moment and is one of my favorite tracks. Part of what I loved about rock records growing up was the dynamics from song to song, you had mid-tempo songs, ballads, and rockers and HELLBOUND is a great reflection of that. Songs like NO MORE LIES, AIN’T WASTING NO MORE TIME, and THE WAY really capture the depth and emotion of not only the world situation but also the personal struggle. Then you must have those quintessential Buckcherry tracks like SO HOT, 5-4-3-2-1, HERE I COME and GUN that I can see our long time fans really appreciating.

Through adversity Buckcherry has had its greatest moments and we are having one right now with HELLBOUND I hope u enjoy it, and we will see you at the rock show!!


September 8
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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