THE BLACK MOODS feature the Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger in their cover of ‘Roadhouse Blues’

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THE BLACK MOODS vocalist Josh Kennedy and Robby Krieger at Krieger’s Love Street Sound studio (Credit: Tracy Hang)

Galvanizing modern classic rock trio THE BLACK MOODS are excited to announce their new single, an electrifying cover of The Doors’ 1970’s hit “Roadhouse Blues,” which features none other than The Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger himself and rock singer-songwriter Diamante. The track will be available digitally Friday, October 20; pre-save it HERE. Recorded at Krieger’s Los Angeles studio, Love Street Sound, the band recorded the cover with most of the same gear used by The Doors in its original recording, keeping its nostalgic and gritty sound while allowing THE BLACK MOODS to add their modern flair. THE BLACK MOODS—JOSH KENNEDY (vocals, guitar), CHICO DIAZ (drums), and JORDAN HOFFMAN (bass)—have today (October 19) debuted the music video for “Roadhouse Blues (feat. Robby Krieger and Diamante),” which features live footage from the recording session. Watch it streaming below or via YouTube HERE.

“The Doors have meant a lot to us, from our band name to the way we approach playing and songwriting,” shares KENNEDY. “Getting to record this song with Robby 53 years after he recorded it with The Doors is something I can’t describe…just unbelievable. Having Diamante add her incredible vocals on it just took it over the top.”

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“Lately, I seem to meet more and more young muscians who are into The Doors,” says KRIEGER. “It was really fun recording ‘Roadhouse Blues’ with The Black Moods.  They seem to connect with 60’s style music.”

“‘Roadhouse Blues’ was the first rock song I ever performed on a stage, so when The Black Moods, whose classic rock vibe I really dig, asked if I wanted to sing on their version alongside THE Robby Krieger, it was an absolute yes from me,” exclaims Diamante. “Recording the song was a very full circle moment and an all-around epic experience.”


THE BLACK MOODS have partnered with Gibson to host a guitar giveaway contest surrounding the single for an Epiphone hand-signed guitar by all three band members, Robby Krieger, and Diamante. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 17 and a winner will be announced on Monday, November 20 across the band’s socials. U.S.-based fans only can enter to win now at

THE BLACK MOODS play raw, amplified rock & roll. A classic power trio for the modern world, they turn the genre’s timeless ingredients—electric guitar, anthemic hooks, and percussive punch—into a sound that’s both contemporary and climactic. Based out of Phoenix, AZ, the band have relentlessly toured across North America alongside acts including The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, Collective Soul, The Dead Daisies and The Gin Blossoms and made festival appearances at Aftershock and Roger Clyne’s Circus Mexicus. The trio released their fourth album INTO THE NIGHT in 2022 via Wit Hustle/The Orchard/Steelhorse Entertainment with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down) which was lauded by Metal Edge Magazine as “raw, riff-heavy, blues-drenched rock delivered with a nod to the classic acts that came before them, but filtered through a youthful, high-energy lens.” It also saw THE BLACK MOODS release their own limited-edition beer, “Hollywood & Lime,” with Phoenix’s Walter Station Brewery as well as a limited-release bourbon “Bad News Bourbon” via Phoenix’s SanTan Brewing Company.

THE BLACK MOODS’ seminal 2020 album SUNSHINE earned the band four Top 30 singles–including their first-ever Top 20 charting hit with title track, “Sunshine,” which peaked at #16 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock radio charts. The band have garnered strong hometown support throughout their career including cover features from Entertainer! Magazine and Phoenix New Times in addition to features and appearances via The Arizona Republic, AZFamily (CBS5) “Good Morning Arizona,” Arizona PBS, and a half-time performance for the Phoenix Suns (NBA) 2022 semi-finals game.

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THE BLACK MOODS (l-r: Chico Diaz, Josh Kennedy, Jordan Hoffman)
Credit: Jim Louvau



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