Tuesday, April 17th 2012
News: Pusher Jones
The term “supergroup” has gotten thrown around so much, that not even bands who could fit into the category like to use it. Such is the case with the new act Pusher Jones - a group started by Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner, featuring Queens Of The Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo, Weezer bassist Scott Shriner, and Camp Freddy singer Frankie Perez.
As Rolling Stone reports, Pusher Jones is meant to be an “animated rock band” (akin to Gorillaz), but to be featured on an actual cartoon series about the band’s career (akin to Metalocalypse) – an idea that Dave Kushner got when meeting with The Simpsons‘ creative director Dave Warren, who is also listed as part of the project. While Kushner and Warren are reportedly still trying to get a TV pilot going, the band has already released its first single, Count Me Out. Listen below, and decide for yourself how “super” it sounds:
Kushner “hopes” that the group will be able to record an album and tour soon enough, by stating: ”Who knows what Weezer, Queens Of The Stone Age, or Velvet Revolver are going to do next? It’s just a matter of getting everyone’s schedules and ducks in a row.”
Count Me Out will be featured on The Avengers‘ soundtrack.