SHINEDOWN FINALLY ISSUES ‘DIAMOND EYES’ VIDEO AS SINGER EXPLAINS SUBTITLE
Shinedown has finally issued a music video for the song “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom),” which was written by the band for the 2010 Sylvester Stallone movie The Expendables. Asked for the reason why the song has “(Boom–Lay Boom–Lay Boom)” as a subtitle, frontman Brent Smith told us the story behind it: “When we wrote the song, Sylvester Stallone said, ‘You have to repeat in some kind of a chant form or an anthemic form, I need it if you can to have it go “boom-lay boom-lay boom.”‘ ‘Cause it’s based off of a poem called ‘The Congo’ that he based a lot of the premise of The Expendables off of. In that poem, between each paragraph, it goes ‘boom-lay boom-lay boom’ and then it goes to the next section of the poem.”
“Diamond Eyes” was originally released on iTunes on June 15th, 2010, and to other online retailers on June 21st, 2010. The Expendables arrived in theatres last August.
The song also showed up on a deluxe CD/DVD reissue of Shinedown’s 2008 album, The Sound Of Madness, which was released late last year.
The band will begin work soon on its fourth studio album, but also has plans to release a massive double-DVD set documenting last summer’s Carnival Of Madness tour and this past fall’s acoustic trek sometime this year.