Volbeat Pays Homage to Laramie’s Teenage Bottlerocket on New Album
Last November Brandon Carlisle of the Laramie punk band Teenage Bottlerocket passed away. He was a drummer, brother, and the foundation of the successful punk band TBR. Immediately people around the world mourned his death. People who knew him said he was one of the nicest guys you would ever meet. People who never knew him wished they had.
Since the sudden passing of our brother, best friend, drummer and founding member Brandon Carlisle there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not TBR would go on. Brandon was one of a kind, an incredible drummer, a passionate punk rocker and one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet. We miss him every day. The outpouring of love and support from all over the world has been amazing and we know wherever Brandon is he knows how much he is loved, how much of an impact he had on so many. -written on TeenageBottlerocket.com
At that time the Danish rockers Volbeat were in studio recording their album “Seal the Deal and Let's Boogie” that was just released on June 3, 2016. They were trying to decide if they wanted a cover song on the album. That is when they got the news about Brandon.
Volbeat played with TBR in 2013 on the “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” European tour. They were friends with the band, and after hearing about the news they knew what to do. The Teenage Bottlerocket song “Rebound” was now part of the album. You can see Volbeat call out to Brandon on a live set in Las Vegas.
Teenage Bottlerocket is currently touring the US with the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. They have found a new drummer Darren Chewka from Edmonton, Alberta.