Chuck Garric of Beasto Blanco, Alice Cooper - Interview with Hair Band Heaven
Born from the Mountain Mud and Desert Sun ...
Beasto Blanco was formed in 2012 by Chuck Garric and Chris Latham. They set out to create a raw, powerful, rock & roll band with a searing, theatrical live experience. Enter Calico Cooper, rock vixen and the spawn of Garric’s boss, legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper and a renegade German rhythm section and Beasto Blanco’s inimitable sound and image emerged.
Chuck, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us.
Thanks for having me.
The new album is great! Can you tell our readers a little bit about the latest release “Beasto Blanco” ?
The self titled release is our second studio album. This new album is Pure Rock n Roll, sonically energetic and theatrically entertaining.
Alice’ Cooper’s daughter, Calico is in the band, tell us a little bit about her and the other guys in the band?
Calico brings such an amazing energy to the band a real down and dirty true rock and roll spirit. Jan and Tim were born to Rock they're an incredible rhythm section always on the same page. Brother Latham is loud Rock, blues based guitar player who has a unique style all his own.
The band has made some really cool videos for “Death Rattle” ,“Grind”, and “Feed My Frankenstein” off the new album. What’s your take on making videos? The bands sound and image comes across great in my opinion.
Video are important. Its is a way to bring our music to life and give the audience a chance to have a front seat. We are a live band there is always something happening on stage something you don't want to miss. Our music videos our a way for our new fans and fans that already know about us, to experience what it would be like live.
The song “Death Rattle” get’s stuck in your head, I love it! What’s your favorite song off the new album?
Death Rattle was one of the first songs written for the new album and one of my favorite on the album and to play live. My Favorite track is Dark Matter and has become a real fan favorite. Such a departure but still heavy and dark. Lyrics are incredible I love to double meaning.
You’ve had a long history of working with some great musicians. Can you tell us a little bit about what you’ve taken away from working with artist like Alice Cooper and Dio?
I mean to have my name mentioned next to Ronnie James Dio and Alice Cooper is huge compliment. I've learned so much from both of them. The one thing I carry with me is, you have to work hard believe in what your doing. On stage it may be our 100th show but to most of the crowd its their 1st. Alice taught me how to put a live show together and Dio showed me how to perform like a pro!
Give us your top five albums of all time?
Queen - News of the world. AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Kiss - Alive ll. Clutch - Blast Tyrant. Iron Maiden- Killers. Beatles - Revolver. Motorhead - We are Motorhead. Rainbow - Long Live Rock n Roll.
Is that 5? I can't count.
You’ve been playing with Alice since 2002, what’s the craziest thing you’ve seen on tour in that time?
I've seen the world and its a crazy place.
Who are some of your musical influences?
Everyone mentioned above and most Rock band from the 70's. I dig Rob Zombie and White Zombie. But what got me started was Chuck Berry and Elvis the true OG's of Rock n Roll.
FEED MY FRANKENSTEIN
What’s next for Beasto Blanco?
We just finished mixing our first Live Album. Live from Berlin Germany. It was recorded at the Mercedes Benz Arena while on tour with Bohse Onkelz. Set for a release later this year. We are also in the studio tracking our 3rd studio album, no set date of release right now, But hoping for first of the year. We have a tour booked for December 2017 Beasto Blanco Dead of Winter tour 2017.
Catch Chuck out on tour in 2017 with Alice Cooper and Beasto Blanco!
Jun 12, 2017 Paramount Theatre Denver
Jun 13, 2017 Kingsbury Hall Salt Lake City
Jun 16, 2017 Thunder Valley Amphitheater Lincoln
Jun 17, 2017 Cuthbert AmphitheatreEugene
Jun 18, 2017 Northern Quest Casino Airway Heights
Jun 20, 2017 Rabobank Arena Theater and Convention Center Bakersfield
Jun 21, 2017 Pechanga Entertainment Center Temecula
Jun 22, 2017 Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater Tucson
Jun 24, 2017 Judson F Williams Convention Center El Paso
Aug 12, 2017 The Cosmopolitan of Las VegasLas Vegas
Aug 13, 2017 Greek Theatre Los Angeles
Aug 15, 2017 Desert Sky Pavilion Phoenix
Aug 16, 2017 Journal Pavilion Albuquerque
Aug 18, 2017 Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionThe Woodlands
Aug 19, 2017 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas
Aug 21, 2017 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta
Aug 23, 2017 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow
Aug 24, 2017 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden
Aug 26, 2017 Jones Beach Theater Wantagh
Aug 27, 2017 Xfinity Center Mansfield
Aug 28, 2017 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel
Aug 30, 2017 Klipsch Music Center Noblesville
Sep 01, 2017 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown
Sep 03, 2017 DTE Energy Music TheatreClarkston
Sep 06, 2017 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater Tinley Park
Sep 08, 2017 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St Louis Maryland Heights
Sep 09, 2017 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls
Sep 10, 2017 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati
Dec 08 AMPERAGE w/ Beasto Blanco Grenoble, France
Dec 09 Rathaussaal w/ Beats Blanco Telfs, Austria
Dec 10 Bluesman w/ Beasto Blanco Velden, Austria
Dec 11 Rock Cafe w/ Beasto Blanco Bratislava, Slovakia
Dec 12 Rock Klub Nova Chmelice w/ Beasto Blanco Prague, Czech Republic
Dec 13 7er Live Club w/ Beasto Blanco Mannheim, Germany
Dec 14 Hall of Fame w/ Beasto Blanco Wetzikon, Switzerland
Dec 15 Manor Pub w/ Beasto Blanco, Blood... Vernayaz, Switzerland
Dec 16 Ton sur Ton w/ Beasto Blanco, Blood...La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland
Dec 18 Bannerman's w/ Beasto Blanco Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dec 21 Bryggarsalen w/ Beasto Blanco,...Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 22 Hard Rock Cafe w/ Beasto Blanco Oslo, Norway
Feb 11Royal Caribbean Navigator of the SeasMiami, FL