Black Stone Cherry is a Kentucky based band that combines their Southern roots with some hints of Metal in it. Last time we spoke with them, they had just released their third studio album Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea which they continue to tour on this summer. They have been featured on major tours with sensations Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, and Nickelback and recently headlined a European tour.
Amy was able to speak with the band’s rhythm guitar player Ben Wells to preview their upcoming performance at Rock on the Range, where they will be taking the Main Stage on Sunday May 20th at the Columbus festival.
Amy: Last year, I spoke with Chris and he talked about how you guys love to go to Europe and how the fans embrace you in there. I know you just got off a European Tour. What was the highlight of that tour for you guys?
Ben: We did shows in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, and 14 shows in the UK and every single one was sold out. It was a pretty big accomplishment since we have been over there several tours and this was the first time we had one as big as it was. We just felt really good about that and they gave us a tour plaque to hang on our walls. That was pretty neat.
Amy: Are there any bands you are looking forward to seeing at Rock on the Range this year?
Ben: I know we are looking forward to seeing Rob Zombie. We really enjoy his show and we are good friends with John 5 who plays guitar for them. I can’t remember who else is playing that day, but I am sure there are tons of bands that we are looking forward to seeing.
Amy: I think Marilyn Manson is that day too?
Ben: I’m not a huge fan of his but I do like Rob Zombie.
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