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Buckcherry Offers Free Download After BP Oil Spill 

I'm not sure if you've been following the giant debacle that is the BP oil spill in the Gulf, but really, it's just shameful. The incident is a massive corporate failure and the U.S. government isn't doing much to help either. The economic turmoil couldn't come at a worse time: the summer travel season after a massive economic slump. Then there's the wildlife: CNN keeps showing images of birds covered in oil and it just makes me furious. The poor birds look like Easter candy. You know, covered in chocolate. The oil is so thick they can't move and they have to be "rescued" by a special consultancy group hired by BP. Of course, many people have offered to volunteer to clean the birds but BP leadership throws a hissy, claims jurisdiction and wins. If you can't tell, I'm disgusted by the entire situation and it turns out, the guys in Buckcherry are too.

Buckcherry is offering a free download of the song "Our World" off their upcoming album All Night Long. You can get the free song at the band's official website.

According to a press release, the song was "originally written as an anthemic cry-out to help right the social, environmental, economic and other wrongs of this world [and] represents the band’s commitment to expose the BP disaster and to bring awareness and support to the crisis and its victims -- human and animal."

The press release continues with a comment from Buckcherry singer Josh Todd: "'As musicians who have the benefit of the spotlight from time to time, we feel it is our duty to aid in raising awareness and financial support to help remedy the awful situation in the Gulf Of Mexico. It is so important that each and every one of us do what we can to help those out whose lives have been harshly impacted by the oil spill.'"

Buckcherry will release All Night Long August 3rd via Eleven Seven. 

Click for more on the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster.

Reader Comments (5)

How lame. I like Buckcherry but this is too mainstream for my liking. They really think we are ignorant to the BP debacle? Please educate our stupid asses Buckcherry. Glad to know these rockers live in the real world and can educate the masses. Please. Next thing you know, Gemini Five will wrote a song to tell us Earth is round.
I'll download the song anyway since it's free and I like most Buckcherry music.
June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
What the h*ll is your beef, Greg? What the h*ll is wrong with Buckcherry making a gesture to generate awareness about what is rapidly shaping up to be, no doubt, "The Crime of the Century"?

It's one thing to "know about" The Gulf Oil Spill Disaster. It's quite another to do something about it!

At least Buckcherry is trying to do SOMETHING!
June 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Geez this albums is going to suck badly , that song is very weak
June 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeter
And I still wonder why Ace Frehley or Kiss didn't sue Buckcherry over "Lit Up" riff being total ripping off Kiss "Shook Me"
June 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeter
Hahaha!!! Petey Wheatey! Like Ace didn't frickin' pirate that lead on Kiss Alive note for note from The Who "Live At Leeds"?

Man, if stuff wasn't lifted there would be no Rock'n'Roll, dude.

Hate to break it to you, sonny, but 99% of it's been done already. It's what you do with it, change it around and combine it that makes it sound fresh...

Let's cheer on Buckcherry for leading the charge not only with their initiative to help with The Gulf Oil Disaster of the Century, but also for leading the charge to Bring Back Glam! as one of the first bands to do so!
June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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