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Myles Kennedy: The 10 albums that shaped my life

Queen, Kiss... Michael Bublé?! Myles Kennedy picks the records that have had the biggest impact on his life over the years

The first album I ever bought was...

QUEEN - NEWS OF THE WORLD [1977]

“Hmmm, let me see if I can remember! The first album I bought was, I believe, Queen’s News Of The World. That was back when I was in junior high. I think it was on vinyl. It had We Are the Champions, We Will Rock You, Spread Your Wings... so many killer tracks. Yeah, that was a good choice. I just really dig that album.”

A kid asks me what metal is, I hand them a copy of...

JUDAS PRIEST - SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE [1982]

“I would totally hand them a copy of Screaming For Vengeance by Judas Priest. Now that is an album. It’s got everything in terms of heaviness and riffs and fury and that core Priest sound. I love that record so much. There’s so many great reasons why it’s regarded as one of the most influential heavy records of all time.”

The album I wish I’d made is...

STEELY DAN - AJA [1977]

“Ooh, let me think. Now, this is going to sound totally crazy and it’s going to sound way, way off genre, but I’d have to say Aja by Steely Dan. I know! I bet you guys weren’t expecting that answer! Ha ha ha! Huge curveball I’m throwing out there for this one. It is for sure a go-to record – all jazzy rock and jazz fusion stuff going on – it’s definitely not a metal record.”


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