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2016 Preview: Rival Sons

After a Purple patch, it’s a new LP and Sabbath’s last jaunt for the Cali crew.

Life really isn’t so bad for Rival Sons. Following their modern classic rock masterpiece Great Western Valkyrie – which cracked the UK Top 20 – they’ve been signed up to support Black Sabbath on their final tour.

And in December, supporting Deep Purple at London’s 02, Scott Holiday became the envy of aspiring guitarists everywhere by playing Smoke On The Water. With Deep Purple.

“Steve [Morse] had asked him to do it, and Scott was just delighted,” vocalist Jay Buchanan tells us over the phone. “We were really excited for him.”


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