Stan Lynch, the original drummer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and singer-songwriter, Jon Christopher Davis (JCD), have joined forces to create The Speaker Wars. Together they are a powerhouse of sonic goodness. They wrote and recorded for years for their own pleasure and now finally feel the time is right to share their music with the world.
Their first single as a band, “Never Ready to Go,” dropped Friday – April 22, 2022. It was written for JCDs wife who has been with him since high school and pretty much any woman on the planet would feel honored to have a ballad like this written about her.
About the track, Jon says: “My high school sweetheart, and partner of 36 years, is the inspiration behind the song. Anytime I’m with her, I’m never ready to go.“
JCD sounds like a more gravely Bryan Adams with a touch of Don Henley thrown in for good measure and if you are a Heartbreakers fan you will feel right at home with Stan’s distinguishable drumming (after all, the man is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).
The track is pure rock and roll and the song harkens back to the old days when air-guitaring along with the tracks was part of the listening experience. Speaking of guitar, Andy Timmons, who not only has 7 solo releases, as a session player he’s been featured on albums by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two Kip Winger albums as well as recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. Before that in Danger Danger, he toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper and sold over a million records worldwide. He also happens to be JCD’s neighbor.
Stan Lynch, turned to songwriting and producing and has written songs for Don Henley, Ringo, Toto, The Byrds, Rita Coolidge, Tim McGraw, Eagles, Eddie Money, The Mavericks, and The Knack. Jon Christopher Davis has written for and recorded with Dolly Parton, Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles), The Go-Go’s, Billy Ray Cyrus, Steve Lukather (Toto), Vince Gill, Radney Foster, Rodney Crowell and Hal Ketchum.
Speaker Wars “Never Ready to Go” is out now.
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