Former-Styx leader Dennis DeYoung has teamed up with Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello for his new single, "The Last Guitar Hero." The song is featured on DeYoung's final album, 26 East, Vol. 2.
DeYoung posted on his social media accounts: "Be prepared to shake your hips and head bang. Check that, most of you are too old for that so just blink your eyes in time. When Tom does his solo you’ll know why I call him THE GREAT HOUDINI. (share this puppy with all your friends. . . and enemies)."
Dennis DeYoung collaborated on the new set with fellow Chicago native — Ides Of March and Survivor leader, Jim Peterik. He admitted to us that he was unsure if he had the juice for another album in him: ["But, after we finished the first one, I said, okay. 'Cause, let me just say, all you musicians out there — particularly rock musicians — don't make records. Don't make singles — whatever you wanna call these things. Don't make downloads, unless you've got good songs. Stop clogging the airwave(s) up with crap. Now, because everyone can make a record — everybody makes one! And I'm just sayin' I wouldn't do it, because I didn't know if I had the songs. In fact, I took no money until the very end when I was certain I had songs that were worthy of an audience listening to."] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . audience listening to)
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