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In celebration of a true rock pioneer, musicians such as Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nicko McBrain, Paul Gilbert, Glenn Hughes, Doug Aldridge and Tim Owens will come together for one epic night of turning it up to 11.
The event is in memory of Jim Marshall, the man who built an empire from his simple desire to make guitar tone better.
The gig will be staged at Wembley in London, but it's well worth travelling for, no matter how far you have to come! As most guitarists will know, Jim sadly passed away on 5 April 2012, and the event not only celebrates his incredible life, but also his commitment to the music industry throughout a period of over 50 years.
Jim gave so much to guitarists and is responsible for some of the greatest guitar tones ever recorded, so this is the guitar community's chance to give something back. Here's what just a few legendary rockers have to say about Jim:
“Rock n Roll will never be the same without him. But, his amps will live on forever!"
“Jim made it Loud!” Sir Paul McCartney
"RIP Jim, you were responsible for some of the greatest audio moments in music's history and 50% responsible for all our hearing loss."
Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)
“Every time we plug in and make people smile, we owe him debt beyond counting!!!”
Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain will compere the event, and he had this to say:
“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! ”
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