Shinedown Looks Back on Past Decade in New Mini-Documentary

2020-01-07

Shinedown’s Eric Bass – Story by Kevin Toby, photo by Anne Erickson

Shinedown’s Eric Bass says his two favorite shows of the past decade couldn’t be more different

Shinedown has released a mini-documentary looking back on the past decade and what it has meant to the band. Watch the documentary via YouTube here.

In the video, which runs a little over 25 minutes, frontman Brent Smith, guitarist Zach Myers, bass player Eric Bass and drummer Barry Kerch talk about their favorite moments from the 2010s and share what they’ve learned over the decade.

The 2010s were a big decade for Shinedown, as the band released three albums that all brought hit rock singles, including 2012’s “Amaryllis,” 2015’s “Threat to Survival” and 2018’s “ATTENTION ATTENTION.”

“Professionally, people always ask what’s your favorite song or the one show that sticks out in your mind,” Bass said in the video. “I always say it doesn’t matter the size of the venue. It matters what the crowd is like and the energy they’re giving back to you, and funny, enough, two of my favorite shows are from the U.K. My first download Festival was such a great thing to be able to look at a sea of people and see them jumping up and down to something that you made and wrote. It’s probably one of the most professionally humbling experiences I’ve every had.”

He added, “Conversely, another one of my favorite songs was the first time we came over from the U.K. and played in a small club in Glasgow, Scotland, for maybe 200 people… I remember that crowd being so electric. We just came off the States where we’d been playing arenas and marched into this small venue, and it felt like home.”

Shinedown is scheduled to kick off a U.S. tour in April, during which they’ll perform deep cuts and B-sides from throughout their career.

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