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Rock and roll should make you want to do a few things. Let Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson explain.It should make you want to drive fast, fuck, and dance, he grins.On their seventh full-length album,Rock n Roll [F-Bomb Records/Caroline], the Los Angeles quintetJosh Todd [vocals], Nelson, Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and Kelly LeMieux [bass]staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact. Its something that the boys have done since day one, but its more necessary now than ever.Theres been so much talk about how rock n roll is dead and all of this bullshit, sighs Todd. The funny thing is, thats been going on since we put out our first record in 1999. We wanted to call the new album Rock n Roll, because this is what weve been doing our whole lives. We focused on making a record that encompasses all of what we are. You get every flavor of Buckcherry.2014 saw the group unleash their Fuck EP, the first release for their own F-Bomb Records. Bolstered by the hit single Say Fuck It, a sizzling take on Icona Pops I Love It, the six-song set quickly became a commercial and critical success. Immediately after it impacted, they cut the ten tracks that would comprise Rock n Roll, once again produced by Keith Nelson.This is the best time to be in Buckcherry, he continues. Weve got our own record label, and were making all the rules. We had so much fun on the Fuck EP, and it gave us a foundation as far as putting out an album independently. The momentum was so great that we didnt stop.They rev up Rock n Roll with the propulsive first single and opener Bring It On Back. From the jump, a robust guitar groove struts right alongside an unshakable refrain. Its got the bands signature hallmarks, but Todd pulled lyrical inspiration from a new source altogether. When Im not on the road, I race Go Karts for my hobby, he says. The song is really about racing. I had a driver named Kurt Busch in mind when I wrote the lyrics. They call him The Outlaw, and hes a badass. It captures that intensity of racing and the mentality. I love it.