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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.

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Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

8 Comments to “Extravaganza indeed”:

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    stoffer says:


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    Hans says:

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

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    Micke says:

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

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    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.

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    Rob Prior says:

    Wow, absolutely superb!

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    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.

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    Kenn says:

    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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    DP4ever says:

    I might be the only one that remembers when Yngwie knocked Steve Morse for playing humbuckers in DP. So, here he is playing with everyone doing just that. Love Vai and Nuno and Zakk, even though he always goes somewhere else…

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