DANKO JONES has reunited with JUNO Award winning producer Eric Ratz with whom the band recorded with in 1999 for the JUNO-nominated “My Love is Bold” release. The band is in the midst of recording the new LP which will be released via NEW DAMAGE RECORDS in early 2015. Says Ratz of Danko Jones, “I’ve always felt that they were one of the best hard rock bands to come out of this country. Danko has amazing stage presence that fuels their live shows. Our goal is to capture that with this recording”.
Danko Jones, which features Danko Jones (vox/guitar), John ‘JC’ Calabrese (bass) and Rich Knox (drums), was the first band to record with Ratz at Vespa Music when the studio first opened its doors. The new LP will feature 11 fresh tracks recorded at Vespa as well as Revolution Studios with Ratz at the helm. After a year and a half of non-stop worldwide touring, a video with acclaimed and often controversial Canadian director Bruce LaBruce, and a track in one of the more key scenes in the movie Kick Ass 2, Danko Jones is excited to be back in the studio. “Working with Eric Ratz again has been a long time coming,” says Danko. “It’s been a great reunion, something we all wanted to do again. It’s been most fortuitous to record some of the best songs we’ve written with him at the helm.”
If that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Danko also hosts a popular podcast titled The Official Danko Jones Podcast. The podcast features compelling conversations with an impressive list of guests to date including Damian Abraham (F***ed Up), Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Loaded), Henry Rollins, pro wrestler Chris Jericho, Brann Dailor (Mastodon), comedian Jim Breuer, Scott Thompson (Kids In The Hall), Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), George Pettit and Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire, Gallows), and Marty Friedman (Megadeth) who’s new Billboard charting LP Inferno features Danko on 2 tracks. See below for direct links to the podcast.
Leading up to the release, fans can check out the track “5000 Miles” on the upcoming solo LP from John Garcia (Kyuss, Vista Chino) written by Danko, and featuring Danko on guitar and Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, QOTSA) on bass. Danko Jones also has the distinction of being invited to perform at the first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. Lauded as “The Loudest Boat In The World”, the cruise features performances from Megadeth, Motörhead, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, comedian Jim Breuer and more. Visit www.MotorheadCruise.com for more info.
Fun Fact: The latest season of hit TV series Californication features the show’s main characters developing a show titled “Santa Monica Cop” starring “the incredibly cool aggressively male star” named “DANKO JONES”.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
08.01 – New Glasgow, NS @ New Glasgow River Jubilee
08.02 – Regina, SK @ Queen City Ex
08.03 – Minnedosa, MB @ Rockin’ in the Fields
08.08 – Penticton, BC @ S. Okanagan Centre (w/Alice in Chains)
08.22 – Port Colborne, ON @ Safari Niagara (w/Theory of a Deadman)
08.23 – Sudbury, ON @ Sudbury Summerfest (w/Big Sugar)
09.19 – Kitchener, ON @ Koi Music
09.22 – Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise
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