Mighty Mighty Bosstones singer Dicky Barrett has started a new band called The Defiant with Pete Parada on drums (The Offspring), Greg Camp on guitar (Smash Mouth), Johnny Rioux on bass (Street Dogs), Joey La Rocca on guitar and keys (The Briggs). They have recorded a 12-song debut album that will be out later this year. The band also posted teasers for two tracks, “Everybody Loves Me” and “No Nothing”, which you can check out below.
Barrett had the following to say about the new project:
“All I’ve ever really wanted to do is bring people together and share a message of peace, love, and unity. With that in mind, the music created by The Defiant could very well be some of the best I’ve ever had a hand in making, as well as one of the most important and thoughtful musical experiences of my career. I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
This will be Dicky Barrett’s first new music since the Bosstones broke up in early 2022, shortly after the release of their last album 'When God Was Great'.