Watch Past/Present Members of Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox and Lifer Play Filter’s ‘Take a Picture’ via Quarantine



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“Take a Picture” by Filter was a Big Deal in capital letters for modern rock radio after its release in 1999.

The band had attained significant success earlier in the ’90s with a harder-edged industrial rock sound, but the shimmery alt/rock/pop anthem gave the group its highest commercial success, peaking at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song’s a classic of the modern age, and recently several members of the alt/rock community came together — remotely, of course, given the COVID-19 pandemic — for a team-up performance of the track.

Via a news release:

Cold Guitarist Nick Coyle (also lead vocalist for Lifer), the “Corona Sessions: Take A Picture” video also features Geno Lenardo (ex-Filter guitarist and songwriter) on acoustic guitar, Brian Quinn (Candlebox lead guitarist) on acoustic guitar, Johnny Nova (Cold guitarist) on electric guitar, Lindsay Manfredi (Cold bassist) on bass guitar, Chad Szeliga (Black Star Riders/ex-Breaking Benjamin drummer) on drums and Aaron Fink (Lifer/Earshot/Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist) on keys.

And here’s the original music video for “Take a Picture”:

“I’ve always loved ‘Take A Picture’ and was originally thinking of doing a duo acoustic version with just me and Geno of Filter,” explained Coyle about spearheading this collaborative effort. “Lindsay, our bassist in Cold, is staying with Geno during this lockdown and wanted to be a part of it too so then I thought… who else do I know that would be into playing on this? So, I reached out to Chad to see if he wanted to play drums, hit up my guitarist in Lifer Aaron to play keyboards and my old friend Brian Quinn from Candlebox to play acoustic guitar.  And then I asked my good friend and bandmate in Cold Johnny Nova to play electric guitar.  Luckily everyone was into it and excited to be a part of it. I am grateful that these guys, and gal, wanted to be a part of my crazy vision!” 

Cold released a new album, The Things We Can’t Stop, in September and was supposed to be out on a tour this spring, though that’s all been paused due to the pandemic.


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