2016 saw the collaboration of some of the most iconic guitar shredders of the last 30+ years assembled by maestro Steve Vai.. The tour was dubbed Generation Axe. It featured Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. As Vai notes in this article from Guitar World:
“The idea was to create a seamless show with one backing band and five 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.”
By the Spring of 2017, the tour was firing on all cylinders. This year's resulting release, entitled Generation Axe—The Guitars That Destroyed the World: Live In China,is a collection of performances from the tour’s 11-city run in Asia. It will come out June 28th in various formats including CD digipak, limited colored 2LP Vinyl+download and digital. Get a sneak preview of their jam on The Edgar Winter Group classic "Frankenstein" below.
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