Black Butterfly (Buckcherry album)

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Black Butterfly
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2008
RecordedLate 2007-Early 2008
Label Eleven Seven Music, Atlantic
Producer Marti Frederiksen, Buckcherry
Buckcherry chronology
Black Butterfly
Live & Loud 2009
Singles from Black Butterfly
  1. "Too Drunk..."
    Released: July 2008
  2. "Don't Go Away"
    Released: 2008
  3. "Rescue Me"
    Released: 2008
  4. "Talk to Me"
    Released: September 20, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic (50/100) [1]
Review scores
Allmusic Star full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Blender Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Entertainment Weekly B− [3]
IGN (7.1/10) [4]
Los Angeles Times Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [6]
Spin (7/10) [7]
Ultimate Guitar (7.7/10) [8]

Black Butterfly is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band Buckcherry. The album was released on September 12, 2008 in Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom while being released on September 16 in the United States. It had been in production since late 2007. The limited fan edition was included with two demo songs, "Nothing" and "Stayin' High". Along with the bonus songs, the case came with a year free membership to the Buckcherry Fan Club, "Buckcherry's Bomb Squad".



The songs "Rescue Me" and "Don't Go Away" were eventually placed on the band's MySpace page. "Rescue Me" was released for download in the video game series Rock Band . "Don't Go Away" was selected as the second single to be released from the album. [9]

A Child Called "It"

Vocalist Josh Todd has mentioned that the songs "Rescue Me" and "A Child Called "It"" were both inspired by the Dave Pelzer book, A Child Called "It" . "There were times when I had to put the book down because the abuse of this boy was so bad, but I felt like the book found me… I was compelled to write this song out of inspiration from this guy’s incredible journey." [10]

"Rescue Me" was used as the official theme song for the WWE Judgment Day 2009 pay-per view. [11]

Track listing

1."Rescue Me" Josh Todd, Keith Nelson, James Ashhurst, Steve Dacanay3:12
2."Tired of You"Todd, Nelson, Marti Frederiksen, Dacanay3:07
3."Too Drunk..." (replaced with a cover of "Highway Star" in the re-released version/"clean" version (originally featured on the 1972 album Machine Head by the British rock band Deep Purple .)Todd, Nelson, Dacanay4:02
4."Dreams"Todd, Nelson, Ashhurst3:51
5."Talk to Me"Todd, Nelson, Frederiksen3:28
6."A Child Called "It""Todd, Nelson2:55
7."Don't Go Away"Todd, Nelson, Frederiksen3:49
8."Fallout"Todd, Nelson3:36
9."Rose"Todd, Nelson, Frederiksen3:53
10."All of Me"Todd, Nelson3:45
11."Imminent Bail Out"Todd, Nelson3:11
12."Cream"Todd, Nelson, Ashhurst3:34
Total length:42:23
Limited Fan Club Edition
13."Nothing" (Demo)3:30
14."Stayin' High" (Demo)4:01




RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada) [12] Gold40,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Chart positions

Chart (2008)Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 8
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 3
Canadian Albums Chart 6

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