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The Used’s Bert McCracken Drops Pants While Recording Guest Spot on Black Veil Brides Album

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Black Veil Brides are set to make their mark on 2013 early with the Jan. 8 release of their third studio album, ‘Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones.’ Bert McCracken of the Used lent his vocals to the upcoming album, apparently while taking his pants off, running around the room and punching himself in the head while singing, according to Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack.

Biersack recently sat down with Fuse TV to talk about the newest Black Veil Brides offering, when he was asked about Bert McCracken’s contribution to the album.

“Bert is an avid reader,” begins Biersack, “and so he and I started talking about literature and through that was kind of an easy intro to talk about the story of the record that we were working on. He got really into the story and then it was as simple as, ‘Hey, do you want to come sing on the record and do something?’ Because we had a song that we were working on that was a little bit more rockabilly, bluesy sounding song. And I didn’t really know what direction the song was going to go yet, and I thought that maybe him coming in with his signature sound would help kind of amp up us figuring out what direction the song would be. So he came in and literally just did like five or six takes of a couple things.”

He continues, “There is no one more entertaining in a vocal booth that I’ve ever seen. It is a rock show unto itself watching that guy just record vocals. He’s taking his pants off and running around the room, but it’s almost as if he’s completely unaware that there’s anyone else there, and he just likes to take his pants off, he likes to punch himself in the head while he’s singing.”

Listen to Bert McCracken pantslessly singpunch on Black Veil Brides’ third album ‘Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones,’ due out on Jan. 8.

Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack Talks Recording With Bert McCracken

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