While Kenny has had six #1 rock tracks and a slew of top ten songs, no show would be complete without the mega-hit 'Blue on Black' – taken from the bands second album, it spent an incredible 42 weeks on the US Billboard Rock Charts on its release, winning the Rock Track of the Year which now has over 25m streams and became a 2019 smash when Shepherd collaborated with some friends. “That’s the song that we cannot, not walk out onto the stage and play,” says the Louisiana guitarist. “I’ve been playing that song for more than 20 years, and I still enjoy playing it. As a songwriter it’s the song that you hope you can write. It’s a timeless song that doesn’t really seem to age. A year ago a new version of it came out with the Five Finger Death Punch guys, Brian May, myself and Brantley Gilbert. In the states it went to #1 on the rock charts again. As a songwriter to have a #1 hit twice with the same song is really rare, and certainly something to be proud of.” That version of the song has gone onto have upward of over 80m streams so far.
Talking about not being able to play live during the Covid19 pandemic he says; "I miss it. Live concert performances are the essence of what we do best. So, not having that in our life is yeah, this has been an eye-opening experience I think for all musicians. It's been a personal loss for every performer out there who does what we do. A lot of our lives have been spent pouring our heart and soul into that."