james, i am with you...miss the rock and roll !!
i want to hear some old school-type rock and roll..and not just new versions of old bands...(no offense to Jet or Wolfmother...but its just not new in my ears !!)
i gotta do a shameless plug for a young band i just worked with...king thief out of st.louis. www.myspace.com/kingthiefmusic
i happen to love them. and i am truly a classic rock guy at heart...curious what you think james...as well as anyone else.
also...CLUTCH.....always rocks hard imho. their last record was done with baressi...and its pretty rad !!
anxious for the QOTSA myself...really want to like alterbridge...I LOVED the singer (Miles) when he was in MAYFIELD FOUR. (have you heard that band ? WOW !!!)
check out king thief...i may be a bit biased...but I think they are a great new band...plus they actually have a KILLER live show...whether in front of a few thousand people or 5o people in a club..they rock !!
peace...and good luck on the search for the rock !!