If the 1970s weren’t rock’s greatest decade, they were easily its greasiest. Rival Sons have bottled some of that magic with Feral Roots, their recent sixth album, whose single “Do Your Worst” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
Having opened for metal gods Black Sabbath, this fall the hard-touring California four-piece hit the road with grunge survivors Stone Temple Pilots. Rival Sons owe much of their grit to singer and co-songwriter Jay Buchanan, who sounds like Robert Plant messing with Paul Rodgers.