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It was one of those tours for guitar fans where you just wish you could have been there. Thankfully a live recording has been made of 5 of the greatest guitarists on the planet together on stage at the same time

Roaring sounds, cutting-edge solos, colossal power – Generation Axe is THE American rock guitarist supergroup formed by Steve Vai guitar wunderkind and three-time Grammy winner ex Frank Zappa Whitesnake, David Lee Roth.

For this superb project, the exceptional musician assembled the collective epitome of world-class rock guitarists by his side. Part of this group are, besides Vai himself, legendary guitar heroes Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/ Ozzy Osbourne), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) and Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders).

After joining forces in 2016, Generation Axe toured North America in April and May 2016, and Asia in April 2017. Following the vast support, in  November and December of 2018 they performed an additional 32 city tour of North American tour.

The Generation Axe experience goes way beyond simply gathering five guitar greats on one stage to jam. 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.”

“Generation Axe: The Guitars that Destroyed the World (Live in China)” record was culled from various performances on their last and very successful tour of Asia and marks a historical moment in music history!

1. Generation Axe – Foreplay
2. Tosin Abasi -Tempting Time
3. Tosin Abasi and Nuno Bettencourt – Physical Education
4. Nuno Bettencourt – A Side of Mash
5. Nuno Bettencourt and Zakk Wylde – Sideways
6. Zakk Wylde – Whipping Post
7. Steve Vai – Bad Horsie
8. Yngwie Malmsteen – Valhalla / Baroque n Roll / Overture / From a Thousand Cuts / Arpeggios from Hell / Far Beyond the Sun
9. Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai – Black Star
10. Steve Vai / Zakk Wylde / Nuno Bettencourt / Tosin Abasi – Frankenstein
11. Generation Axe – Highway Star

The first single “Frankenstein” can be streamed here:

Generation Axe: The Guitars That Destroyed The World (Live In China)
will be released on June 28 via earMUSIC
CD Digipak
Limited coloured 2LP+Download

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