On his song selection process for the new CD, Todd said, "We started writing in November of 2017, and we wrote about 30 songs. We do the same thing every writing cycle. We compile lists and there are always the really good songs that make the album. It was an easy process to narrow them."
Todd listed "Radio Song," "Back Down" and "Closer" as his personal favorite tracks on the project. "It is such a great record. We worked really hard on it," he admitted. He revealed that his songwriting is inspired by everything. "I take from my life and the lives around me. Songwriting is storytelling at the end of the day," he said. "I get a lot of inspiration from books." On March 29, Buckcherry will be performing at Irving Plaza in New York City. "We pride ourselves on our live show. We've built our reputation on it. We have a lot of fun. We want to host a party. The live experience is the best part of this business and we really cherish that. We love to see how our fans react to our shows. That's the icing on the cake," he said. On the impact of technology on the music business, Todd said, "I don't know what's next. The next thing that will probably happen is that the album will go away. It takes a long to labor over the songwriting process and to get a record over the finish line to not get a whole lot of life out of it. Bands will probably go back to releasing singles as they did in the '50s." His plans for 2019 are touring to promote the new CD. "We have a heavy schedule and I am really excited," he said. "We are going to work really hard to get to the depth of this record. It is going to take time." When asked about his thoughts on the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, Todd said, "We've seen a little change on that end, but it's not significant. Hopefully, more will be revealed, and we will get more money." For aspiring bands and young musicians, Todd encouraged them to "be passionate" about what they do. "Don't give up," he said. Todd listed Bruno Mars as his dream collaboration choice in the music business. "Bruno Mars, no questions," he said. The band recently celebrated their 20-year anniversary as a group. "It feels great. It blows me away. I work so much that I never stop creating," he said. "I am so proud of this milestone and I am so grateful." Warpaint is available on iTunes. To learn more about Buckcherry and their new music, visit their official website. Read More: Digital Journal reviewed the new Buckcherry album Warpaint.