Black Stone Cherry lead guitarist Ben Wells was interviewed by the Wisconsin-based music magazine Maximum Ink as part of the lead-up to the band's performance this Saturday, August 13, at the WIIL Rock the Ranch show. Wells talks about the band's new album, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which includes their cover of the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See."
Says Wells, "We started doing that on our headline tour of Europe in 2009. It was just a fun thing to do live at the time. We were doing it more traditional and true to the original then, too. We ended up recording it as a demo for the album and everyone flipped over it so we had to spice it up and rock it out a little more to make it our own thing!"
He also talks about the shift back and forth between playing smaller clubs on their own and playing arenas (as they'll be doing on the Carnival of Madness tour with Theory of a Deadman and Alter Bridge; tour dates here). He says, "Honestly, there’s few things bad with playing an arena except for the distance between the band and the audience. We prefer the fans to be real close and in our face; makes it more personal. But small rooms can suck too at times; no showers, small PA, you just have to deal with those things. We don’t let them really get to us, as long as the people are rocking out, we’re happy!"
Read the full interview at this link.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is out now; buy it from Amazon or iTunes.