Alter Bridge is previewing its upcoming live project with a video for “Cradle To The Grave,” a song that originally appeared on the group’s 2016 album The Last Hero.
The footage is taken from Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities, which is due out September 8 and combines live material with a full disc of tracks that have never been released or only released overseas.
Frontman Myles Kennedy, meanwhile, tells us “Cradle To The Grave” reflects some of the stylistic stretching Alter Bridge did in making The Last Hero:
“I think ‘Cradle To The Grave,’ to a point, has a certain difference in the way that riff feels…I remember when Mark (Tremonti) played me that riff I thought it was something that’s unique and different for this band, feel-wise…I guess that with Mark and I there’s a certain chemistry, there’s something that happens when the two of us get together because we are very different writers. We’re kind of a yin and yang in a sense but there’s a certain reaction that happens when you get the two of us in a room together, especially has time has gone on we’ve evolved and kind of come to understand each other’s strengths. It’s really become, I think, obvious creatively that we have something, at least to us, that we have something that when you put us both together it’s something neither one of us could really do on our own, so that’s become a lot of fun.”
Alter Bridge is playing festivals throughout the summer in the U.S., Europe and South America — including Copenhell in Denmark on Friday (June 23).
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.