Clutch's Neil Fallon collaborates with nine-year old fan to record a new song and make their dreams come true

The most unlikely of collaborations has occurred in a story that is bound to lift spirits in time for Christmas, with Neil Fallon joining forces with fan Tyler Pomerantz to record a song.

Fallon explains how a father-son duo called Delco Detention – who cover Clutch and a number of other bands – came to his attention after being blown away by Tyler's talents on the guitar.

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After offering to record vocals for one of their Clutch covers, Tyler's dad Adam revealed his son was an avid writer and had a bunch of original material.

Despite initially asking himself "what have I got myself into!", Neil Fallon soon found out that Tyler writes a mean riff and was onboard to write and record vocals for one of the songs.

Before the song starts, Neil adds “I’ve heard the phrase Dad Rock... kind of a derogatory, negative, snarky thing to say, as if Dad Rock is a bad thing. 

"It's not a bad thing. It's awesome. So if you want Dad Rock, we'll give you Dad Rock."

Not only does The Joy of Homeschooling feature a killer riff, we also get to see Tyler shred a solo which demonstrates impressive playing abilities for such a young guitarist. 

See? We told you this would lift your spirits.

While on the topic of killer riffs, check out the best guitar riffs of 2020, which we revealed last week.

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Matt Owen

Matt is a Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.