Tom Morello Joins Dennis DeYoung On “The Last Guitar Hero” From The Former Styx Singer’s Farewell Album
Next month Dennis DeYoung is releasing a farewell album called 26 East Vol. 2, which you may have ascertained is the sequel to last year’s 26 East Vol. 1. As the former Styx singer explains at Sonic Perspectives, “My musical goals for this album are the same as they have always been and that’s to write the best songs possible and make great sounding records out of them. By now, Styx fans know pretty much what they can expect and I hope they will be pleased. I am.”
The album’s latest single finds DeYoung teaming with a classic rock guitar hero from a different generation, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine. It’s called “The Last Guitar Hero,” and from the beginning it does not hold back in its critique of the music industry: “The music plays for free tonight/ From the corporate parasites/ Living off the blood of the creators/ The player stands there all alone/ Works his fingers to the bone/ Everywhere he looks nothing but traitors.” He’s really raging against the machine here, see?
26 East Vol. 2 is out 6/11 via Frontiers.