March 30, 2020. In these days of staying at home to protect ourselves from the Corona Virus threat, more and more musicians are going online to keep their creative juices flowing. Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Devon Allman and others are doing live chats and concerts to keep in touch with their fans. Some are even inviting you to join them. Now you can write a song with Richie Faulkner.
The Judas Priest guitarist posted a riff on Twitter and is asking you to add to it. Called “The Lockdown Rockdown Challenge” Richie invites you to add your own lyrics, guitar parts, bass or drums.
In his challenge he wrote: “So as promised, here’s another riff for you ‘orrible lot! It’s another original idea called Virus 19 that I want you maniacs to do your own thing with. Whether it’s a guitar part, a solo, a bass line, drum part or vocal… Last time we even had maniacs making things and doing dances so however this inspires you, feel free to express it! Post your ideas on twitter, tag me and include the hashtag #LockdownRockdown and I’ll retweet ya. I’ll repost my favourite 10 next week. I’m in e standard Tuning in the F sharp position and it’s 100 bpm. I slow the riff down at the end so you maniacs can see and hear more clearly what I’m doing. If you want to download the original file to open in your own software, click the link in my bio. Or go to my website richiefaulkner.com under the menu, falcon riffs. There’s also a version with no drums for all you tub thumpers out there! Can’t wait to see what you come up with RHRF DOTF #judaspriest #faulkyeah #eavyfaulkinmetal #rockersathome @epiphone @gibsonguitar @gibsoncustom @floydroseofficial @emgpickups”
Here is Richie’s Tweet with the riff:
— Richie Faulkner (@RichieFaulkner) March 29, 2020
You can download other parts of the track such as drums and the isolated guitar track here. Who knows? Your collaboration might end up (in part) on the next Judas Priest album. Note: You’ll need a Twitter account to respond. If you don’t have one, it’s easy to set up. Just go to https://twitter.com/i/flow/signup and create an account.
Keep on rockin’.
What musician beside Richie would you like to collaborate with on a new song?