ALBERT BOUCHARD: “I Was Kind Of On My Way Out, I Didn’t Know It At The Time”

Image of Albert Bouchard, former drummer for Blue Öyster Cult.
Courtesy of Chipster PR.

Albert Bouchard is a multi-instrumentalist who was the founding drummer in Blue Öyster Cult, and he’s been on a long musical journey in telling the story of Imaginos. Albert Bouchard has just completed the final chapter in the saga titled Imaginos III with the help of fellow bandmates from The Dictators, his brother Joe Bouchard, and Eric Bloom. Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten got to chat with Albert Bouchard about Imaginos III, the comic book, the late great Sandy Pearlman, upcoming shows, and a whole lot more!


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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