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Rival Sons

Based in sunny Los Angeles, California, Rival Sons evoke the bluesy rock of bands like Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes. Formed in 2008, the quartet of Scott Holiday (guitar), Robin Everhart (bass), Mike Miley (drums), and Jay Buchanan (vocals) captures that massively huge, guitar-driven classic rock sound, with rock-solid drumming and a riff-oriented approach to songwriting backing up Buchanan’s soaring vocals. Shortly after forming, the band self-released its debut, Before the Fire, in 2009. The quartet got some exposure when its song "Tell Me Something" was used in an ad campaign for Indy car racing, and the following year they opened for some high-profile acts, including hard rock legends Alice Cooper and AC/DC. That same year, Rival Sons made the unlikely jump to extreme metal label Earache, who signed the band after coming across their music online.

In 2011, the band released its follow-up album (and first physical release), Pressure & Time, which went on to be voted Classic Rock magazine's number two album of the year. They were also invited by Amy Lee to tour the U.S. with her band Evanescence. They stuck with the classic rock riffs and blues-influenced sound on their third record, Head Down, which was released in 2012 to widespread critical acclaim and was a modest hit in numerous territories; its greatest success was in Scandinavia where it hit the Top 20 in three countries, including a number six chart position in Sweden. Rival Sons toured heavily in support of the album, playing the Download Festival and supporting big names like Kiss and Sammy Hagar.

Everhart left the band in late 2013 due to the rigors of touring and was replaced by Dave Beste. Their fourth full-length, Great Western Valkyrie, was recorded in early 2014 in Nashville, with Dave Cobb once again producing. It was issued in June. ~ Gregory Heaney
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Pressure And Time

1. All Over The Road

2. Young Love

3. Pressure And Time

4. Only One

5. Get Mine

6. Burn Down Los Angeles

7. Save Me

8. Gypsy Heart

9. White Noise

10. Face Of Light

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Track List: Before The Fire

1. Tell Me Something

2. Lucky Girl

3. Memphis Sun

4. Angel

5. Pocketful Of Stones

6. The Man Who Wasn't There

7. Pleasant Return

8. On My Way

9. I Want More

10. Flames Of Lanka

11. Nanda-Nandana

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Track List: Great Western Valkyrie

1. Electric Man

2. Good Luck

3. Secret

4. Play the Fool

5. Good Things

6. Open My Eyes

7. Rich and the Poor

8. Belle Starr

9. Where I've Been

10. Destination On Course

11. Too Much Love

12. My Nature

13. Open My Eyes (Live at Juke Joint Studio)

14. Long As I Can See the Light (Live at Juke Joint Studio)

15. Where I've Been (Live at Juke Joint Studio)

16. Black Coffee

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Track List: Head Down

1. Keep On Swinging

2. Wild Animal

3. You Want To

4. Until The Sun Comes

5. Run From Revelation

6. Jordan

7. All The Way

8. The Heist

9. Three Fingers

10. Nava

11. Manifest Destiny, Pt. 1

12. Manifest Destiny, Pt. 2

13. True

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Track List: Rival Sons

1. Get What's Coming

2. Torture

3. Radio

4. Sacred Tongue

5. Sleepwalker

6. Soul

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andrew.grase r
The opened for Black Sabbath last night in Tacoma they were amazing!
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jacob_zindle r
They opened for Sabbath in Minneapolis last night. Great show!
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Even tho they've been around for while ther new to me, awsum tunes
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Phenomenal band, I can't wait to see them live when I get a chance.
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Rival sons really kick a** luv their stuff not much out there sounding like them very happy to hAve found them
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Don't you hate when someone says "there's no good music today " !!
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roryrox4
The hard rock gods really came through this time !!! The Rivals ROCK! from RORYROX inNC its about time !!!
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Like these guys, still think The Cult was the best at this style of rock.
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Went to three of their shows in the past year. Hugely enjoy their live shows. Don't miss them if you get a chance.
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Saw them in concert last night, they're amazing live. Go see em if you get a chance
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Hands down one of the Best Bands I have ever heard. As soon as I heard Open My Eyes and purchased the entire album, had to get everything they have done. Very tight music. It's just a shame that when they played the MMRBQ last month, they only played 4 songs because Buchanon was sick and blew out his throat on Torture. Really want to see full show from them sometime soon.

Slydog
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Thanks to Anthrax on That Metal Show for turning me on to these guys!
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michelec29
I can't believe this band...the music is tight and that Buchanon has some pipes on him. I haven't heard a tune I didn't like
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One of my fav groups
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Great live!!
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their sound is awesome would love to see them live
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Instantly one of my favorite rock groups. Kick arse in so many but change it up with soft rock ballads
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Heard about them from Dean Delray. ..they kick a**
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Instant fan from first guitar lick. Reminds me of my favorite blue rock band, Black Crowes.
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Saw them on Later...with Jools Holand.....b l e w me the f--- away. This is the best rockin band since STP. Instant fan
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Way behind on these guys. My boss filled me in on them. Can't believe I've not heard of them.
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Saw them over the weekend @ the observatory! ! Best show ever!!!
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Hands down best show I've ever seen live.
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Yeah. I'd be lying if I didn't admit I am a bit obsessed with these guys also. lol
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jdh12
These guys know how to rock and put on a damn good show
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Saw them two weeks ago in Minneapolis. . . B e s t vocalist I have ever seen live !!! Amazing band.
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Their new album just came out June 10th 2014, Pandora needs to update this bio, one of the greatest bands of all time for me :)
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Long Beach not Los Angeles.
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rickmiller43 3 0 2
Finally a band that brings the sound that's not cooperate a**holes think I want to hear. Keep rockin hope to see you in Columbus Ohio soon
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I am obsessed with this band! Love!
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My new obsession.
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Can't get enough Rival Sons!!! Come to LA!!!!
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F*cking awesome band!!!
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Met them in Vegas when they opened for ACDC got a atographed cd they were really cool down to earth dudes!
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seen them in whitesburg, ky in aug was already a fan an loved every min of it, they totally rock!!!
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davidgenebar n e s
Just heard them a few days ago in San Francisco opening for Sammy Hagar. THEY ROCKED THE PLACE !!
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dmwillsey
Just got turned on to Rival Sons opening for Sammy Hagar in Chicago totally love them !!!
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Absolfuckenl o o t l y rocks!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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ROCK N ROLL LIVES!
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tivajoy
I found a new favorite group!! These guys are incredible!!
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etripp24
Listen to rival sons song jordan! !!
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Rival sons represent the past,give hope to the present , and are Absofnlutely the future of rock and roll
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These guys are zeppelin reincarnated . R i v a l Sons rock!
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for anyone who digs rival sons, i reccomend checking out Jay Buchanan's cover of Wild Horses on you tube...it'll make your spine tingle...pro m i s e .
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*Wild Animal.. off of the new album.. Manifest 1 and 2... just incredible
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Where's the new album? Head Down. This band are INCREDIBLE.. Should be playing arenas .. the guitar, drums.. Jay's vocals, that bass line.. marriage made in Rock n roll heaven!
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custom81sg
These guys can friggin kick some a**!
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This Station is Awesome!! I recommend it to anyone who is a classic rocker!
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Holy crap! What did I stumble onto!? I'm a huge fan of classic hard rock and I saw the name of this band and started a new station. Next thing I know I'm listening to 2 hrs. of kick-arse rock and roll by bands I didn't know existed! Thanks again Pandora for the new band exposure!
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four_moons_r i s i n g
Amazing stuff! Can't wait to see how far these guys go.
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