Dirty Honey Releases New Single ‘Won’t Take Me Alive’

July 8, 2023

You first heard Dirty Honey‘s new song, ‘Won’t Take Me Alive’, on TNT’s 2023 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs retrospective. Now, the band has released it as the first single from their upcoming sophomore album, “Can’t Find The Brakes” (due out this fall).

The song is produced by Nick DiDia (RATM, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam) and recorded this past April at his Byron Bay, Australia studio. Singer Marc LaBelle says the song has “the best riff I’d heard in the last decade. The song is full of sex and swagger, but it’s still got the heaviness and the fun that Dirty Honey’s all about.”

Guitarist John Notto added, “‘Won’t Take Me Alive’ was an instrumental idea I demoed on bass, drums, and guitar at my home studio. I brought it to the band, we wrote a new chorus, and it was basically finished that quickly. Nick [DiDia] rented some vintage amps and really helped me get the raunchy sound and attitude I wanted for the riff.”

The release of “Won’t Take Me Alive” comes at the same time as the final leg of Dirty Honey’s “California Dreamin'” European headline tour.

The band’s final leg of the tour hits North America this September, supporting Guns N’ Roses, and then they play headline dates in October, November and December.

Dirty Honey is one of my favourite ‘new bands’ of the last decade. Stoked for new music! 


Written by Todd Hancock