One thing that certainly doesn’t suck about conducting interviews on a private tropical island is that the scenery is pretty nice. Thank you ShipRocked! Black Stone Cherry drummer John Fred Young and bassist Jon Lawhon joined us in paradise to talk about their upcoming disc ‘Magic Mountain.’

The making of their fourth album allowed the band a lot more creative freedom than past releases, giving fans something really special to look forward to. Watch the interview clip above to hear the band members talk about the writing process in-depth and be sure to check out their new single ‘Me and Mary Jane’ by clicking the link below. 'Magic Mountain' is currently slated for a May 6 release date.

In addition to their forthcoming disc, Young and Lawhon also talked about what a great year 2013 was for the band including a high-profile gig at the world famous Download Festival.