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The B4 Alternative Reminisced on Good Times and Bad Times of the Year 2011 and counted down the Top 30 Song releases of the year according to the B4 Alternative.
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THE B4 ALTERNATIVE’S TOP 30 SONGS OF 2011
In 2011 we saw a ton of CD’s arrive on the shelves at the various locations you would take a gander to find new music. This is a list of the BEST in my opinion. I’m not going by album titles; rather I went with the best 30 songs that came out this year, and they may or may not have had major radio play. The amount of major radio play did not factor into my list at all. It’s a list of top 30 songs that I based off of how enjoyable the song was to myself.
Again, this is all strictly in my opinion. It didn’t matter if it was played a billion times on the radio, or if it got one spin on the air. It didn’t matter if it was the number one song on iTunes, or if it didn’t even get released on iTunes (of course these days, if you’re not releasing your music on iTunes, you’re either just plain stupid or have been living under a rock for the past decade.). It’s just simply the top 30 songs that stood out to me from the past year.
30. Dropkick Murphies - Going out in Style
29. Social Distortion – Machine Gun Blues
28. Lee DeWyze – Never There
27. Pitbull – Give Me Everything (Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer)
26. Kottonmouth Kings - Kalifornia
25. Chickenfoot – Last Temptation
24. Black Stone Cherry – Blame it on the Boom Boom
23. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Party in the CIA
22. Aaron Lewis – Country Boy
21. Rev Theory - Hangman
20. Powerman 5000 – Electric Avenue
19. Wednesday 13 – Calling All Corpses
18. Nickelback – Bottoms Up
17. Sixx A.M. – Lies of the Beautiful People
16. Saliva - Badass
15. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Never Lookin’ Back
14. Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup
13. Tom Morrello: The Nightwatchman – World Wide Rebel Songs
12. Seether – Country Song
11. Staind – Not Again
10. Foo Fighters - Rope
9. 311 – Sunset in July
8. Wayne Static – Assassins of Youth
7. Theory of a Deadman – Lowlife
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Monarchy of Roses
5. Hank 3 – C.O.A.B.
4. Five Finger Death Punch – The Pride
3. Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now
2. Limp Bizkit - Gold Cobra
1. Korn f. Skrillex - Get Up!
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"The songs on this record are more personal than anything we've ever done, and I think it shows when we play them live," states drummer Tommy Decker. "This is our most varied and challenging record yet, and I can't wait to get out there and bring these new songs to life." "We're not interested in living in the past, we want to push forward," adds guitarist Mike Sarkisyan. "We just finished the best record of our careers and we're really excited to get it out there." The band is set to begin touring the country and will be coming to a town near you on their headlining run beginning on September 29th.
Buckcherry has been announced as the tour support for Guns N’ Roses on a handful of dates for the upcoming U.S. tour.
Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd was once a candidate to front the band Velvet Revolver, which consists mostly of former members of GN’R. While he didn’t end up replacing Axl Rose as the voice in front of Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum — he will be the voice in front of Axl…sort of.
It was just announced that Buckcherry will be the openers for the upcoming Fall 2011 Guns N’ Roses U.S. Tour. Buckcherry is scheduled for five dates thus far and more may be added. The band already has separate dates booked starting in mid-November — so it’s likely that another opener will be named for the latter half of the tour.