South of Eden's Justin Young: "For me, the guitar has got to have a lot of grit"

South of Eden's Justin Young
(Image credit: John Payne)

When Ohio rockers South of Eden released a cover of Audioslave’s Show Me How to Live last year, they never imagined that its writer – Tom Morello – much less the world, would take an interest.

Morello gave the song a shoutout on Twitter, calling it a “rocking cover”. The band’s debut EP, The Talk, likewise turned heads, an equally rocking preview of their debut full-length, which is out this year.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Joshua M. Miller

Josh is a freelance journalist who has spent the past dozen or so years interviewing musicians for a variety of publications, including Guitar World,, SPIN, Chicago Sun-Times, MTV News, Rolling Stone and American Songwriter. He credits his father for getting him into music. He's been interested in discovering new bands ever since his father gave him a list of artists to look into. A favorite story his father told him is when he skipped a high school track meet to see Jimi Hendrix in concert. For his part, seeing one of his favorite guitarists – Mike Campbell – feet away from him during a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert is a special moment he’ll always cherish.