Alter Bridge: The 5 Best Videos
Alter Bridge have never been ones for excess. Their videos don’t feature dwarves, excessive nudity or choreographed dancing. But they do feature the band doing what they do best: performing their trademark heart-on-the-sleeve, heavy-as-a-heartattack rock.
This month’s Classic Rock comes with a free Best Of Alter Bridge CD, perfect for anyone who wants to catch up with their story so far – and including their new single, Addicted To Pain (below). Meantime, here, for anyone who missed them are their greatest online videos.
Soaring Myles Kennedy vocal? Check. Big Tremonti solo? Check. Massive anthemic chorus? Check. This is Alter Bridge as Alter Bridge should be. Six years on from its debut (the first single from second album Blackbird), Rise Today sounds as triumphant as it ever has. It’s epic live too… Oh, and they also stopped by and recorded a version for us too…
WATCH OVER YOU
One of AB’s best ballads surfaced on Blackbird, proving they can mellow out with the best of them. Should have been a big hit, y’know, if mainstream radio played rock. There’s also an alternative duet version featuring Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia that surfaced on a single in Europe HERE.
Moody slow-burner from the debut album has a weirdly sinister video featuring the police fella from CSI. It’s not their very best song, granted, but the vid is compelling as you’ll try to figure out what the hell’s going on…
Yeah, it’s primarily another AB performance video, but as the band perform this stand-out from ABIII it’s neatly interspersed with behind-the-scenes snapshots offering a glimpse into – as Marti DeBergi might say – the sights, the sounds, the smells, of a hard-working rock band on the road. Let’s boogie!
ADDICTED TO PAIN
With a video debuted exclusively on our site, the first single and title track from Alter Bridge’s fourth album takes no prisoners with its relentless riff. Its ‘band plays in moodily lit warehouse’ clip is elevated by weird (and sometimes disturbing) black and white clips of sideshow freaks, burning men and malevolent surgeons. Oh, and the song’s got a ridiculously impressive guitar solo too.
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