Kane Churko Has #1 Album with One OK Rock’s Latest

#OneOKRock, an immensely popular band from Japan, released their Ambitions album at the top of 2017 and practically had a platinum album in it’s debut week. Kane Churko, who has two co-writes on the record, also produced. While the album’s…

Carrying the Torch for Rock

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If you weren’t paying attention, you would just assume that Kane Churko is a rock producer who only understands one genre of music: Rock.

But that is not the case.

Churko comes from a very pop music direction, growing up with his dad, producer Kevin Churko, and being in pop bands, such as Mr. Kane and Modern Science.

In a feature by the Las Vegas Weekly, Churko talks about riding the wave of rock, but really being a pop guy.

Disturbed and Five Finger Death Punch Have Stranglehold on Rock Radio

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The two songs at the top of at least two rock charts have become very familiar over the last month or so, as Disturbed and Five Finger Death Punch (pictured above) command those positions. One of the things in common with both songs? Both songs co-written and produced by Kevin Churko. “The Light” spent five weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart, only to give way in the last reporting week to Five Finger Death Punch’s “Wash It All Away,” which spent the same amount of time at number two. In the most recent chart that came out today, “Wash It All Away” is number one and “The Light” slides back to number two. Depending on whom you follow, as of this writing, FMQB’s Active Rock chart still shows “The Light” at the number one spot and “Wash” at number two.

Whichever way you go, Kevin Churko is the co-writer of both songs. Churko’s name, of course, is not new to the list of songwriters whose songs have graced the rock radio charts. The list actually runs very long (Ozzy Osbourne, In This Moment, Slash, Papa Roach, Hellyeah, and more). In fact, aside from FFDP and Disturbed, another Churko co-write, In This Moment’s “Big Bad Wolf” is bubbling under the top 25. (Kevin’s son, Kane, co-wrote produced “Falling Apart” with Papa Roach, which is currently making it’s way up the charts.)

How long will Kevin Churko co-writes sit at the top of the rock radio heap? We can only wait for next week’s report card.

Disturbed to Release New Album Recorded by the Churkos

After a five year hiatus, Disturbed are back with a new album.The Chicago quartet chose to (not so) quietly step into Kevin and Kane Churko's The Hideout towards the end of last year and record 19 songs, which culminated in Immortalized, due out August 21, according to the band's website. Kevin helmed the sessions and is credited with co-writing all the songs.The lead track is ...

In This Moment Coming Out with New Album, Black Widow

In This Moment has completed its follow-up to Blood, with Black Widow.  The new set, recorded at The Hideout, is due out November 18 and was co-written with Kevin and Kane Churko, with Kevin, once again, behind the board.    Churko Sr. has co-written and produced the last three ITM records.The first single, "Sick Like Me," was released digitally, September 9...

Cadium Music Publishing Signs Kane Churko

Cadium Music Publishing proudly signs writer/producer/mixer/engineer and Juno award-winner, Kane Churko.Kane, the son of writer/producer Kevin Churko, has built quite a catalog, writing songs with Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and Eyes Set To Kill, among others.  Churko's contributions as a writer have resulted in FFDP's biggest selling song on 201...

New Five Finger Death Punch (Vol. 1) Off to Great Start

        Five Finger Death Punch released the first of a two-disc set, today.  The album, The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1, takes an unconventional approach by releasing a double-album, but…

Gemini Syndrome’s New Album Co-Written and Produced by Kevin Churko

Metal-ers, Gemini Syndrome, are getting ready to release their debut album, co-written and produced by Kevin Churko.  Recorded at Churko’s The Hideout, songs include the lead track and video, Pleasure and Pain, along with Left of Me, Babylon and Take…