Frontman Miles Kennedy joins Brock to discuss their latest release “Pawns & Kings” We find out how a songs becomes epic. How it is to work with guitar legends. Plus, we clear the air as to whether Myles was shouting at … OR … with the devil in his early project SPYDER. Is it a coincidence Myles is wearing a Bigfoot hat when Brock asks him about Bigfoot? This too will be revealed in this episode of JJO DNM.
In every underdog story, an ordinary beginning reaches an extraordinary conclusion. The unexpected become the undisputed. The excluded become the exalted. The passed over become the most powerful. The pawns become the kings…
In this spirit, Alter Bridge have steadily climbed to the forefront of hard rock worldwide. They’ve exceeded all expectations and benchmarks with over a billion streams, millions of units sold, glowing critical acclaim, real estate on the covers of Classic Rock Magazine and Guitar World, and storied sets at Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and Download Festival. On this journey, 2004’s debut LP One Day Remains bowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 and went gold. In 2007, Blackbird’s title track took flight on the wings of the “Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time,” as voted in Guitarist Magazine, while countless fans etched its lyrics and logo onto their bodies. That album also recently went gold in the United Kingdom. Critical plaudits surrounded the 2013 opus Fortress with “5-out-of-5 stars” from KERRANG! and Total Guitar, as well as Eddie Trunk’s declaration of, “A Top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero saw them return to the Top 10 on the Top 200.
Maintaining this momentum, Walk The Sky made impressions around the globe when it reached #1 on the Swiss Album charts, landed in the Top 5 on the UK, Germany, Austria, Scotland and Switzerland charts and closed out the year on Loudwire’s “The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019.” These musicians have unassumingly done all of this with a quiet dedication to writing meaningful songs and performing unforgettable shows (and they’ve delivered both with almost alarming consistency). Still, the influential quartet—Myles Kennedy [vocals, guitar], Mark Tremonti [guitar, vocals], Brian Marshall [bass], and Scott Phillips [drums]—ascend to yet another level on 2022’s Pawns & Kings[Napalm Records]. The thunderous rhythms groove harder, the basslines rumble thicker, the guitars rip deeper, and the vocals tower even higher above the heavens.