Josh Todd is
back. The former lead singer of Buckcherry flirted with joining
what became Velvet Revolver but ultimetly answered a trade magazine
ad and is back and better thatn ever. With a killer CD and relentless
touring, Josh Todd, the band, is cetainly ready to make a name
for themselves...again. Even though he has a busy schedule, Josh
was cool enough to send over his choices as part of our Artist
Mix Series and why he picked each song. Clicking on the links
takes you to ITunes, so you can have your own Josh Todd Artist
Mix. *songs not available on ITunes.
1. "Small Man Big Mouth"*
This is when I started listening to records and "Out Of Step"
is one of my all time favorite punk rock records. The lyrics are
Artist: Minor Threat
Album: Minor Threat
Prince is the most influential artists in my life thus far and
it was so hard just to pick one. This is the song I wind down
to after shows.
Album: Sign O' The Times
3. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
It was a toss up between Stevie and Prince…they're both
great. This song I always listen to when I want to get in a good
mood. It never fails to bring me out.
Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Natural Wonders
4. "100 Miles And Runnin'"
I was born and raised in Southern California and this is the best
West Coast rap group that ever lived. I listen to them religiously
before every show.
Album: 100 Miles and Runnin'
5. "911 Is A Joke"
I related a lot to this song as a youth and this record has so
much energy…everyone should own it.
Artist: Public Enemy
Album: Fear of a Black Planet
6. "Mind Of A Lunatic"
These guys walked the walk and never held anything back lyrically
and I admire that.
Artist: Geto Boys
Album: Geto Boys
7. "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be"
What can I say? The best Rock band ever. Again it was hard to
pick one. I have everyone of their records.
Album: Let There Be Rock
8. "South of Heaven"
I hear this song and I want to drink, and do drugs, and beat somebody's
kids and then shoot myself in the skull. I love how that one song
can bring out all that, so it had to go on the list.
Album: South of Heaven
I started getting into these guys on the Iowa record. "People
Equal Shit" is another great one. I like the way this guy
writes lyrics and I think these guys could be the next Metallica
if they stay together.
Album: Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
10. "Bullet In The Head"
This band is the most influential rock band in my life outside
of AC/DC. I saw them on my very first tour in New York at Roseland
Ballroom when I was on tour with my first band, Slamhound, and
they blew my mind. I bought all their records after that experience
and I love them all. They also were the reason I started reading
Henry Miller after seeing a picture of books on a table inside
the "Evil Empire" record. Zack is a great front man
and Tom Morello is the most underrated guitar player in the business.
He's fucking sick.
Artist: Rage Against the Machine
Album: Rage Against the Machine