A couple more names join the Marshall 50 Years Of Loud concert
Glenn and former Judas Priest frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens are the latest names to join the bill at the Marshall - 50 Years Of Loud concert at Wembley Arena on 22 September.
Since the concert was announced a few months ago we've sadly lost Jim Marshall, so the concert will be as much a tribute to the great man as a celebration of his extraordinary life.
Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain will compère the event and will be joined by some of the world’s most legendary guitarists and Marshall enthusiasts, including Joe Satriani, Ozzy Osbourne collaborator and founder of Black Label Society Zakk Wylde, one of rock's premiere virtuoso guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen technical wizard and one of GuitarOne magazine’s "Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time" Paul Gilbert, Whitesnake’s Doug Aldrich and Brian Tichy, , The Cult’s Billy Duffy and Slipknot/ Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor. There are also further big names to be announced.
Talking about the event Nicko McBrain commented:
"This is truly a celebration of a British Icon - Marshall. Beyond doubt, Jim Marshall shaped the sound of rock music for eternity! Words cannot describe how pioneering Jim Marshall was ! We’re bringing together beyond-legendary artists for a true celebration of Jim’s life. There is no better way to commemorate Jim’s amazing life than putting on the loudest event ever! Expect pure rock n roll madness amplified to the max by Marshall! ”
Talking about the much loved "Father of Loud” Joe Satriani commented: "He created the tone we all cherish in rock: big, bold, and beautiful and in your face. With every power chord, soaring melody and searing lead we will continue to salute his legacy!”
A sentiment echoed by Yngwie Malmsteen who commented: "Every day I plug in the studio or stage he will always be there”
Doug Aldrich added; "Jim will shine on forever... He was maybe the single biggest influence in music.."
And Glenn Hughes said " A brilliant man..and dear friend...rock musos worldwide will miss him dearly..."
With Zakk Wylde concluding: "God bless father Marshall... The saying goes leave this world a better place than before you got here, he did".
Tickets for the show are on sale now from the link below:
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