Rockers Dirty Honey hits the studio to record brand new music!

When Covid-19 came, it put a great big pause on the music industry. Live shows, festivals, etc were immediately cancelled. The lifeblood of our business was non-existent. The last live show we were at was catching Dirty Honey perform at Slim’s in San Francisco and it was a stellar rock show! They rolled into town and delivered a high energy nonstop rock set. It will also be the last show we ever saw at Slim’s since they have permanently closed due to Covid-19. We have lived off the high of that show for the past few months. Check out our coverage here  and enjoy some pictures below by our Rockin Ryan:


Rockers Dirty Honey are ready to kick Covid to the curb as they head into the studio to record brand new music. While live shows remain on hold, Dirty Honey is making sure the rock n roll won’t stop! Check out the latest news on their upcoming album:

Photo Credit: Owen Cox


LOS ANGELES, CA – (Wednesday, October 7, 2020) – With tickets and seat assignments in hand, Dirty Honey – Marc LaBelle/vocals, John Notto/guitars, Justin Smolian/bass, and Corey Coverstone/ drums – was set to fly to Australia last March to begin recording a second batch of new tunes when they got word that all flights to Australia had been canceled due to COVID.  Plans were to again meet up with Nick DiDia – who produced their self-titled debut EP that included the history-making #1 single “When I’m Gone” – at his studio in Byron Bay.  Now, six months later, with a travel ban between the U.S. and Australia still in place, Dirty Honey has just gone into a Los Angeles recording studio with DiDia producing via ZOOM.
“Back in March, we had a handful of songs that were in various states of completion,” said the band’s vocalist Marc LaBelle,“but now, not being able to tour, we’ve had the time to finish them, feel really confident about them, and write more.  We’re going into the studio with twice as many new songs as we had back in March.  The pre-production for this new music has been handled exactly the same way as it was for the EP;  Nick was in Australia, we were here in Los Angeles, and we were sending demos back and forth.  Recording the music remotely is what’s different this time.  But Nick brought in Brendan O’Brien’s engineer, Tom Syrowski (AC/DC, Chris Cornell), who’s been in the room with some incredible artists, so it’s going to be great.”
Added Dirty Honey’s guitarist John Notto, “We really know these new songs, because we played most of them live, every night when we were on tour – that’s where we did a lot of the pre-production, in front of the fans.  Getting feedback from fans at the merch table after the shows, and watching the YouTube videos they shot and posted all helped us finalize the new songs.  And the songs that we’ve written since our tour ended, we’ve been playing the crap out of them in rehearsal.  We’ve got a few tracks where we stretched a little more, but all in all, I think fans can expect a shot in the arm, kick-ass rock’n’roll.”
“The adventure factor of the past two years definitely played a role in the new songs,” said LaBelle.  “I look back over that time, and it’s been an incredible ride…All of the support we’ve had, being played on our hometown radio station, something I never really thought would happen, it’s just crazy.”

While we anxiously wait for the new music, check out their video for one of our favorite tracks, Rolling 7s:

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