Justin Smolian: Rolling the Dice With Dirty Honey

The funk-inspired, hard rocking low ender brings the thunder on the debut album from rock’s most exciting new band

Justin Smolian: Rolling the Dice With Dirty Honey

The funk-inspired, hard rocking low ender brings the thunder on the debut album from rock’s most exciting new band

When Dirty Honey first assembled in 2017, the four-piece Los Angeles rockers quickly established a close musical bond, a distinguished sound, and a common goal, which led to them writing a batch of songs that they were raring to unveil. Things seemed to be progressing easily, though the true task would lie in getting their music heard by the masses and establishing a loyal fan base, which any artist will tell you is the difficult part. But keeping their easy streak rolling, the quartet’s first single "When I’m Gone," became the first song by an unsigned band to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. Proving that it wasn’t merely a fluke, their second single, "Rolling 7s," went into the Top 5 just as rock stations and streaming services began heavily pushing their music. Their fan base grew by the minute and before they knew it, they went from playing on sidewalks and in parking lots to touring with The Who, Guns ’N Roses, Slash, and Alter Bridge, and being featured
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Jon D'Auria   By: Jon D'Auria