Album of the Day
Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose began an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper) to record 10 songs with 10 different singers. On the new 10X10, Phillips has brought the album to fruition, enlisting a small army of Ronnie’s musician friends to add vocals and guitar solos to some of Montrose’s best compositions. The set features blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa (“The Kingdom’s Come Undone”), Edgar Winter (“Love Is An Art”) and such inspired pairings as 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”). Hagar, who celebrates a birthday today and got his start singing with Montrose, notes that “This was something he truly had a vision for,” and 10X10 serves the late hard rocker's legacy remarkably well.