Dirty Honey has been fortunate in their young career to see some of their greatest influences and inspirations up close.
Having opened for The Who and then Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Dirty Honey has a better idea than most about what it takes to have a long, successful career in rock and roll.
Front man Marc LaBelle tells Q104.3 New York's Out of the Box with Jonathan Clarke that Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend treated them like peers, and even all these years in their career, they still sounded incredible.
"We got to meet them," he recalls. "[The Who manager] Bill Curbishley was super receptive and super encouraging to us. He was right there when we got off [stage] to compliment us. That was cool because it was definitely unexpected. ...[Pete and Roger] were super nice, very gracious. Roger tried to steal my hat (laughs)."
Dirty Honey's self-titled debut EP has been making waves on the strength of the hard-rocking lead single, "When I'm Gone."
While the song took a while to complete, and had many lives within the band, the final version is a satisfying, classic-sounding mission statement: you need rock and roll like you need water, and Dirty Honey might as well just be a faucet.
Check out the full Out of the Box interview above!
Here's the official music video for "When I'm Gone" from the new album: