I’m very happy with Slash’s release. This guy plays rock guitar properly, imo. One that didn’t knock me out is Joe Bonamassa’s new one “Driving Towards the Daylight.” While I like Joe’s stuff, I thought he was on the right track with Dustbowl. That very much had his own style defining itself. The new cd is a throwback to the blues roots and there’s a very strong “heard it before” sound to the tunes. It’s hard enough to get me into the blues so going back to this overused style really was a turnoff.
Upcoming releases that I’m looking forward to are Rush, Vai, and Aerosmith. While you may or may not like the newer Aerosmith stuff, I don’t think anyone does the slamming swagger rhythm that they do. I have hopes that there’s going to be some of that. Other than those three, I’m not sure what’s coming out that I’d be interested in. What am I missing?