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Archive for December, 2010

Guitar Wizard Joe Satriani Rocks Sold Out Center Stage Theatre Wednesday Night

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani performs at sold out Center Stage Theatre Wednesday night, December 1, 2010. Joseph “Joe” Satriani, born on July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, is an Italian American multi-instrumentalist, known primarily for his work as an instrumental rock guitarist. Satriani has the second most Grammy Award nominations of any artist (15) without winning. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, and some of his former students have achieved fame with their guitar skills. These include Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde (Primus), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and  David Bryson of Counting Crows. Inspired to play guitar at age fourteen soon after learning of the death of Jimi Hendrix, Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for Jagger’s first solo tour in 1988. Joe is a founder of the touring trio, G3, and is currently the lead guitarist for the supergroup …

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Ed Roland of Collective Soul performing two holiday benefit shows

Photo credit: Hyosub Shin

Photo credit: Hyosub Shin

Collective Soul’s Ed Roland is spreading holiday cheer around a bunch of organizations.

Roland and unnamed special guests will perform two benefit shows at Eddie’s Attic, Dec. 17-18.

Proceeds from the first gig will go to 12 Bands/12 Kids, which raises funds to fight pediatric cancer, and to The Humane Society.

The show on Saturday, Dec. 18, will benefit The First Tee of Atlanta and Share the Warmth Atlanta. The mission of First Tee is to promote character development and “life-enhancing” values through golf, while Share the Warmth provides cozy items such as blankets and socks to those in need.

Roland, a Stockbridge, Ga., native, said in a statement that he wanted to showcase local talent and support charities that are meaningful to him.

“I have always felt it important to give back to the community and to the charities that need help during these very austere times,” he said.

Tickets for the show are $15 and $30 (or $400 for a reserved …

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