Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello is featured on a new song called “The Last Guitar Hero” by former Styx singer/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung.
In conjunction with the track’s release, DeYoung has debuted a lyric video at his official Facebook page and the Frontiers Music label’s YouTube channel. The mixed-media clip combines animation and video footage that illustrate the song’s theme of how today’s popular music focuses more on pop idols and electronically created sounds than on virtuoso musicianship.
“They’re workin’ hard, you know it’s true, to find an app to replace you,” DeYoung belts out in the tune. “The last guitar hero, with the tools of your trade/ The last guitar hero, so genuine hand made/ The last guitar hero, with your big old Marshall stack/ Gone like a record store, and never coming back!”
“The Last Guitar Hero” will be featured on DeYoung’s upcoming farewell studio album, 26 East, Volume 2, due out June 11.
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