Multi-Artist Collaboration Album On Vinyl LP!
10 Songs & 10 Vocalists!
Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist Ronnie
Montrose began recording an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky
Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper). The
idea was to record 10 songs with 10 different singers and call the album 10X10.
Sadly, Montrose was unable to see the album through during his lifetime.
Instead, Phillips made it his mission to finish the songs by enlisting a small
army of Ronnie’s musician friends to record the vocals and the guitar solos for
each song, completing the album in recent years.
Phillips says the songs represent some of Montrose’s best work. "His songs
still have the fire and angst of a young rebel, but with some added wisdom and
foresight voiced in his own unique language of ‘guitar-speak.’ On 10X10, we hear
Ronnie at the top of his game, from the opening crunch guitar of ‘Heavy
Traffic,’ all the way to the closing song, ‘I’m Not Lying,’ which was Ronnie’s
tip of the hat to his friend Robin Trower."
10x10 features inspired pairings, like Deep Purple singer Glenn Hughes with Def
Leppard guitarist Phil Collen ("Still Singin’ With The Band") and singer Sammy
Hagar with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather ("Color Blind"). Legendary blues
guitarist Joe Bonamassa also showcases his guitar talents on the track "The
Kingdom’s Come Undone" with Ricky Phillips on vocals. A few artists both sing
and play, like Edgar Winter ("Love Is An Art") and Tommy Shaw ("Strong Enough").
• Vinyl LP
1. Heavy Traffic (feat. Eric Martin & Dave Meniketti)
2. Love Is An Art (feat. Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer)
3. Color Blind (feat. Sammy Hagar & Steve Lukather)
4. Still Singin' With The Band (feat. Glenn Hughes, Phil Collen & Jimmy Zavala)
5. Strong Enough (feat. Tommy Shaw)
1. Any Minute (feat. Mark Farner)
2. The Kingdom's Come Undone (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
3. One Good Reason (feat. Bruce Turgon & Brad Whitford)
4. Head On Straight (feat. Davey Pattison & Marc Bonilla)
5. I'm Not Lying (feat. Gregg Rolie, Tom Gimbel & Lawrence Gowan)