Kenny Wayne Shepherd Says ‘I Feel Blessed’ As He Recalls His Collaboration With Brian May And Five Finger Death Punch

Kenny Wayne Shepherd spoke in a recent interview with Kyle Meredith and talked about his iconic song, ‘Blue On Black,’ and his collaboration with Five Finger Death Punch and Brian May.

Kenny wrote and released Blue On Black in 1977 with his second studio album named ‘Trouble Is…’ and the 5-minute long song spent forty-two weeks on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Back in April 2019, Kenny collaborated with Five Finger Death Punch,Brantley Gilbert, and Brian May to release the new version of this song and it was in the eleventh place on the year-end chart on US Hot Rock Songs.

Kenny wanted to talk about this collaboration and stated that he is so lucky and blessed to play with such musicians. In this way, he showed his respect for both Brian May and Five Finger Death Punch.

Here is what Kenny Wayne Shepherd said:

“No, man, I still remember the moment we recorded it. I remember writing it, I remember kind of every step of the way with that song.

And, thankfully, as a songwriter, I think the biggest goal of a songwriter is to try and write a song that’s timeless, that really doesn’t age, and that maybe will have many different likes rather than just the initial release.

Purely from a songwriter’s perspective, that’s one of my proudest moments – having written that song because it fits that mold of being a timeless song.”

He added:

“It’s now been re-recorded a couple years ago with Five Finger Death Punch and Brian May from Queen and myself, and it was No. 1 all over again.

So to have two number ones with the same song and in the same career is pretty crazy and it’s pretty exceptional, I think. I feel blessed.”

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