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By Hammond, Shawn | Guitar Player, January 2001 | Go to article overview

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Hammond, Shawn, Guitar Player


GUITAR GREATS GATHER: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Tom Morello, Trevor Rabin, Stanley Jordan, and Steve Lukather addressed a crowd of more than 500 guitar fans for "Guitars in the Round"--an educational seminar sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy and Hollywood's Musicians Institute. Held September 21 at Musicians Institute, the guitarists discussed such topics as studio techniques, practice methods, and career tips. The panel also jammed on three tunes, including Hendrix's "Little Wing." ... LIVING LEGENDS: Robert Lockwood, Jr. (85), Homesick James (91), Henry Townsend (90), and Honeyboy Edwards (85)--blues pioneers and living contemporaries of Robert Johnson--convened at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City on September 23, for "Legends of the Delta Blues: Crossroads 2000," a two-set concert in honor of Johnson and other Delta Blues artists.... GUIT-ART: Fender Musical Instruments and Cast Art Industries cosponsored a November 14 benefit, "Heart Strings: Making Music, Creating Hope," which featured an auction of Fender guitars painted and autographed by various entertainers, including Eric Clapton, Ron Wood, Graham Nash, Kevin Eubanks and Jay Leno, Dustin Hoffman, Whoopi Goldberg, and Elizabeth Hurley. Proceeds from the benefit went to the American Cancer Society and the Fender Museum of Music and the Arts.... Gibson also held a charity auction of guitars hand-painted by famous artists and musicians, including John Entwistle, Matt Groening, Leroy Neiman, and Ralph Bakshi on November 9. Proceeds went to the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation, which works with autistic children. …

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