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.
A few months back I learned about @clutch2210 doing Clutch covers. I reached out and laid some lyrics on Tyler’s riffs. Check it out ⬇️ https://t.co/T0xwpitpnYDecember 19, 2020
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.