Chris Shiflett – lead guitarist with the Foo Fighters – also has a solo career, racking up his fourth album release in the shape of ‘Hard Lessons’, which will be out on June 21st on East Beach Records & Tapes/Thirty Tigers. ‘Hard Lessons‘ is the second time that Shiflett has worked with Dave Cobb, as producer and acoustic guitar player for the album. The second single from the album is this track, ‘Welcome to Your First Heartache‘, which offers some straight-ahead advice in the vein of “she may be the first to break your heart, she won’t be the last, we’ve all been there man“. Indeed we have, one way or another.
Talking of working with Cobb on the new album Chris Shiflett recalled that “one night between Foo Fighters gigs last year I went out for dinner with Dave to chit chat about making this record. He said he had a vision of me playing through an old Marshall JCM-800. So, when it came time to record, we found one on Craigslist, cranked it up and it was perfect.”
Chris Shiflett will also be heading off soon for a ten date UK/Ireland tour:
Sat 30th DUBLIN, IRELAND, The Grand Social
Sun 31st BRIGHTON, The Haunt
Mon 1st LONDON, Omeara
Tues 2nd BRISTOL, Fleece
Thurs 4th MANCHESTER, Night & Day
Fri 5th GLASGOW, Classic Grand
Sat 6th EDINBURGH, La Belle Angle
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