Breaking Benjamin, Filter, Candlebox, Cold, Lifer Past/Present Members Re-Record “Take A Picture” W/ Video

Some of rock and alt/rock’s heaviest hitters have teamed up amidst the current pandemic to re-record and film a new video of Filter’s Billboard chart-topping hit single “Take A Picture” from their respected quarantine headquarters. Spearheaded by Cold Guitarist Nick Coyle (also lead vocalist for Lifer), the “Corona Sessions: Take A Picture” video also features Geno Lenardo (ex-Filter guitarist and songwriter) on acoustic guitar, Brian Quinn (Candlebox lead guitarist) on acoustic guitar, Johnny Nova (Cold guitarist) on electric guitar, Lindsay Manfredi (Cold bassist) on bass guitar, Chad Szeliga (Black Star Riders/ex-Breaking Benjamin drummer) on drums and Aaron Fink (Lifer/Earshot/Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist) on keys. 

According to Coyle, the video was inspired by similar “quarantine-style” performances that he had been watching online and on TV and, already thinking about doing a duo acoustic version with Lenardo, he decided to enlist additional friends and musicians to “have a little fun with it!”. 

“I’ve always loved ‘Take A Picture’ and was originally thinking of doing a duo acoustic version with just me and Geno of Filter,” said Coyle. “Lindsay, our bassist in Cold, is staying with Geno during this lockdown and wanted to be a part of it too so then I thought… who else do I know that would be into playing on this? So, I reached out to Chad to see if he wanted to play drums, hit up my guitarist in Lifer Aaron to play keyboards and my old friend Brian Quinn from Candlebox to play acoustic guitar.  And then I asked my good friend and bandmate in Cold Johnny Nova to play electric guitar.  Luckily everyone was into it and excited to be a part of it. I am grateful that these guys, and gal, wanted to be a part of my crazy vision!” 

The “Corona Sessions: Take A Picture” video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDWp6t6NjrU&feature=youtu.be

Both Cold and Candlebox were scheduled to head out on extensive tours starting this month but were post-poned due to Covid-19. Cold is currently supporting their latest release The Things We Can’t Stop(Napalm Records) and Candlebox is promoting their forthcoming album, scheduled for release later this year. 

To stay up-to-date on the latest tour dates for Cold and Candlebox, visit: 

https://coldarmy.com

https://www.candleboxrocks.com

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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