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Marshall: 50 Years of Loud

Marshall Amplification’s 50th anniversary event 50 Years Of Loud took place at Wembley Arena in London this Saturday, September 22. The event featured performances of number of guest musicians, with Glenn Hughes, Joe Satriani and several members of extended family among them. Glenn performed Black Country, Mr. Big (by Free), Mistreated (with Malmsteen on guitar). Smoke on the Water was performed for the grand finale, with Hughes, Satriani, Malmsteen, Ripper Owens, Phil Campbell, Paul Gilbert, Doug Aldrich, Soren Andersen, Nick McBrain, Jaz Lochrie, Chris George, Brian Tichy, and Adam Wakeman.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson and BraveWords for the info.

17 Comments to “Marshall: 50 Years of Loud”:

  1. 1
    stoffer says:

    Maybe its just me but I find it hard to take GH too seriously any more, he’s everywhere doing anything to get headlines. Great talent but even greater ego, stick to what is working (BCC??) get out there with your mates and rock, if that’s not it try to reform Trapeze. 🙂

  2. 2
    dave smith says:

    oh dear. how embarrassing…..

  3. 3
    gonzalo says:


  4. 4
    Anthony says:

    Theres’ a big surprise—Glenn Hughes making an appearance!! I wonder was the great man himself Mr Blackmore invited 🙂

  5. 5
    Jon says:

    Where were Deep Purple? Some extra A list rockers were much needed on the night. I am sure I was not the only person expecting a surprise guest at the end of the evening. Pity.

  6. 6
    Drdp says:

    What other song would they play as a tribute to the MARSHALL Stack? Make Everything Louder Than Everything Else!

  7. 7
    Roberto says:

    ok Glenn now you could try to keep on screaming with Malmsteen…He surely is available for a collaboration with you…and your egos could survive for the time of a studio album…let’s try another project?

  8. 8
    pete says:

    What a bunch of wankers… Bring out the towels, they will need them.

  9. 9
    fenderfish says:

    Oh thats nasty!

  10. 10
    MacGregor says:

    I am not going to watch that at all, but really, if the list there is the most popular or known artists, it says it all really. Where are the real guitarist from THAT era who really defined the Marshall sound? Some have already flown from planet earth, the rest couldn’t be bothered! Comical! RIP Jim Marshall & a good thing he didn’t have to hear any of that!

  11. 11
    DAVEDP says:

    sounds like a second rate show to me. but as its for amps anyone can make noise.

  12. 12
    byron says:

    OMG I can’t stand his screaming anymore.
    It’s a shame cause Glenn is a talented singer but why does he scream everywhere in the song (his “Burn”cover is also somewhat “embarassing”)

  13. 13
    purpdawg says:

    I noticed when I started this video that for some reason my system has lost sound. After watching the video I have determined that the loss of sound might not be a bad thing. Looked like too many kids playing in the little colored balls at Burger King.

  14. 14
    sjc says:

    I was there and I must admit that SOTW was a mess.

    Too many guitarists trying to play in a narrow range of sound.

    I do agree that a few better known guitarists, maybe with wider styles, would have been welcome; but it is necessary for them to commit months in advance to both the concert and rehearsals.

    All in all a good night.

  15. 15
    RB says:

    Just bloody awful! Who was that tool doing the ‘dad dancing’? Glenn and Tim trying to outdo each other with the screaming coupled with Malmsteen being the usual twat that he is reduced this classic song to a shitty mess.

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    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    I liked it…..

  17. 17
    Pete says:

    Such a lot of talent on that stage. Playing is about having fun and looks like they were. Sure SOTW is somewhat narrow but who could argue with that opening riff… Amazing.

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