Five Finger Death Punch (FFDP) recently released their video cover of “Blue on Black” originally released by Kenny Wayne Shepard in 1998. What sets this release apart and makes it so special it that Kenny Wayne Shepherd makes an appearance along with rock icon Brian May from Queen and country rock artist Brantley Gilbert. The video hits the emotional feels in its portrayal of our extraordinary first responders who are willing to put their lives on the line every day for each and every one of us. The proceeds of this effort are being donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation in support of America’s defenders, first responders, veterans and families of the fallen. Knuckleheads should be proud of this audiovisual effort filmed at the Pioneer Saloon just 30 minutes outside of the band’s hometown of Las Vegas. The location is more than 106 years old and has been included in numerous films, tv shows and even a video game.
The idea behind this video is to be a unifying force, bringing together different genres and continuing Five Finger Death Punch’s long standing commitment to the military and first responders. FFDP is moving forward with new drummer Charlie Engen after the departure of Jeremy Spencer due to health reasons. They will tour for a limited number of dates in July and continue to work on new material.