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ALTER BRIDGE On Blackbird. Why It’s Such A Special & Epic Song.

Published / Tue 13 Dec 2022

Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti speak to Primordial Radio about why Blackbird is such a special and epic song.

Photo: Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti speak to Primordial Radio about why Blackbird is such a special and epic song.  /  Credit: Pete Bailey

Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti recently spoke to us about their new album Pawns & Kings, the track Fable of the Silent Son and how it bares a resemblance to their now classic Blackbird.

Speaking about Blackbird Myles Kennedy stated:

Pete Bailey: When you Initially penned down Blackbird did you ever think it would become the fan favourite?

Myles Kennedy

Personally, I remember the day we finished that song, we’d been chasing that song for a long time during the writing process for that record so we finally were able to solidify it right.

I recorded it on my laptop and that was when I would stay at Mark’s house when we were working on records and I remember listening to that rough demo and I called him into the room and I was like just sit and listen to this because I personally felt like we’d finally kind of crossed this threshold and we both realized that it was something special.

Fast forward 15 years later I don’t think any one of us had any idea it was going to have the staying power it’s had. It helped define us and figure out where we were going and who we were and it certainly from an artist’s standpoint it seemed to allow us from that point forward to engage more in epics and our fans made it known that’s the sort of thing they wanted from the band in conjunction with the shorter memorable songs, so it’s a very important song in the catalogue.

Mark Tremonti

It’s definitely a highlight of the set, a lot of our songs live have a lot of energy and that one really dynamically shifts and gets more atmospheric and it’s probably the highlight of every night we play.

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Watch the full interview below.

Alter Bridge recently brought their signature hard-rock anthems to fans across the UK, with a successful tour alongside Halestorm and Mammoth WVH.


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