The ‘classic rock’ revival has been more or less a ‘thing’ in the genre of rock music for the past twenty years, with bands so established that they can now be considered the very thing they’ve tried to save. When a group such as Wolfmother hit the scene in the early 2000s for example, their sound was considered not necessarily groundbreaking but rather a well-appreciated homage to blues-rock bands that came before them such as Led Zeppelin. In modern times, Greta Van Fleet has also been viewed as a group to look at as ‘classic rock saviors’.
Another group that can fit this category is Rival Sons. Fans certainly appreciate every album that the band put out but it was the group’s debut album, Pressure In TIme, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary that truly caught the attention of the fans by being very blues-rock forward, not unlike a group such as Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones or Black Sabbath.
Speaking of The Rolling Stones, Rival Sons have toured with the iconic classic rock group before and during a recent interview with Classic Rock, bandmate Scott Holiday discussed touring with such big names in music as well as meeting The Rolling Stones. Credit to the outlet for the following.
“You learn that it’s not just about the four or five guys that are on the stage. Touring is one big road family. You’d expect those huge artists like the ones you just mentioned might lose that type of connection. I was happy to learn that they don’t.”
He continued, talking about meeting the Stones: “I’ll be honest, it felt a bit clinical. They have a wonderful assistant who tells you: ‘Guys, get ready, [in hushed, reverential tones] you’re going to meet the Rolling Stones. The camera will be over here.’ When the Stones came in they were nothing like that. They strode in like deities, but they were congenial – their personalities were just like you expected them to be.”