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Extravaganza indeed

Back in 2016 Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi toured together under the Generation Axe moniker. According to Steve Vai:

The idea was to create a seamless show with one backing band and 5 completely accomplished and astonishing guitarists that take to the stage in various configurations, performing some of their solo music and merging together as cohesive co-creators of lushly orchestrated guitar extravaganzas.

One of said guitar extravaganzas was a 10-minute jam based around Highway Star and performed as an encore.

This track is from their live album The Guitars that Destroyed the World: Live in China due out on June 28.

generation axe guitars that destroyed

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.



7 Comments to “Extravaganza indeed”:

  1. 1
    stoffer says:

    Awesome!!

  2. 2
    Hans says:

    Being a guitarist myself and respecting the incredible talents playing here, I totally understand why some people really dislike guitarplayers …..

  3. 3
    Micke says:

    @ 2 But people who go to see something like this do it for a purpose.

  4. 4
    mike whiteley says:

    I couldn’t get through the full clip.Bit of a cacophonous mess,really.I listened to players like these 30 years ago. This is harsh on my ears now.I’ve obviously mellowed with age.

  5. 5
    Rob Prior says:

    Wow, absolutely superb!

  6. 6
    Elprupdeep says:

    Why 5 guitarists when u can have better with one… And only… The master of all… Ritchie Blackmore . Made in japan. DP. 1972. But nice copy. Lol. Long live Ritchie and DP family. Richard Legris.

  7. 7
    Kenn says:

    Hi
    I once played a guitar. Now I just carry it, it takes up so much time, practice, tuning oiling the strap ! In order to carry the damn thing.

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