Festival Stage headliners Buckcherry had more than one “Crazy Bitch” willing to “Say Fuck It” about any other concert going on that day.
These Californians have plenty of west coast attitude that shines through in every song they play. Tattoo-covered frontman Josh Todd was a bundle of jumping energy and has some of coolest sounding pipes in the business. Founding member and lead guitarist Keith Nelson put his guitar through a frenzy of fret work that made the six string scream with ecstatic pleasure. Kelly Lemieux kept the low end moving with thumping bass lines and really wide-eyed excitement.
Guitarist Stevie D. was an axe-slinging wild man who constantly threw picks from the stage and interacted with the fans. Drummers are cool, especially Xavier Muriel. Besides pounding out some pretty rambunctious songs, he demonstrated that he had the dexterity to twirl sticks between his fingers, balance the wooden rods on his hands and flip off this live music photographer (thanks for the awesome photo op) — without ever missing a beat during the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival.