Century Media Queensryche fans are now getting a chance to hear new music from the…
- Posted on Apr 20th 2010 11:45AM by Mike Ayers
"We'd jammed over the years," Frampton tells Spinner of his son. "There was one point where I thought he was never going to play music, and then he surprised me and picked up a guitar and started showing me things."
It seems like the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree, as Frampton explains the cut was done pretty quickly. "We cut that track live, and his vocal is the first take," he says. "He took to recording like a Frampton -- like a horse to water, or a Frampton to water. It was pretty incredible how he stepped right up to the plate."
It's no surprise to hear Soundgarden's influence within the music. Besides being a longtime fan, Frampton worked with Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron on an instrumental version of 'Black Hole Sun' on 'Fingerprints.' For 'Thank You, Mr. Churchill,' the two teamed up again for six of the 11 cuts, with Cameron showing his range through slow, jazzy cuts like 'Vaudeville Nanna and the Banjolele' and the more melodic title track.
"He's very orchestral in his playing," Frampton says of Cameron. "It's just a very unique style -- very powerful drummer, but incredibly dynamic at the same time. He's writing all the parts himself. It's pretty incredible."
'Thank You Mr. Churchill' is out April 27. To hear more about the album, watch our exclusive video interview below.