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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
edited by HardRadio

8/28/19 Page 2

A memorial concert in honor of the late LIZZIE GREY to raise money and awareness for Lewy Body Dementia has been scheduled to take place at The Whisky A Go Go on Sunday, October 13 from 6 PM until 12 midnight. Six bands will be performing at this all-ages show that will be interspersed with short information sessions on Lewy Body Dementia, the fatal disease that caused Lizzie Grey's death back on August 5, 2019. In addition, special donation boxes will be set up by the LBD Association for the audience to make their contributions directly to, and special Lizzie Grey memorabilia will also be auctioned off by Lizzie's surviving family members with proceeds to benefit the Association's ongoing research for a cure. Confirmed bands are Spiders & Snakes (fronted by Lizzie Grey from 1990 - 2017), Ultra Pop (fronted by Lizzie Grey from 1988 - 1990), Rebel Rebel, Molly Vamp and Billtown All-Stars. Surprise guest bands and other Hollywood rock legends are also expected to be announced at a later date as interest grows in not only Lizzie Grey's legacy but also Lewy Body Dementia that currently affects over 1.3 million Americans.

Gibson Guitar has announced the worldwide launch of the new limited-edition CHRIS CORNELL TRIBUTE ES-335 GUITAR. All Gibson Chris Cornell ES-335 guitars will be sold worldwide through Authorized Gibson dealers, visit Gibson.com for further details. "Chris Cornell was not only one of the most iconic singer songwriters of all time, he was a modern innovator who left a legacy that transcends music genres and generations," says Cesar Gueikian, Chief Merchant Officer, Gibson. "Chris fell in love with this guitar and it became a part of his creative expression. It's our honor to release this tribute ES-335 in his memory. Chris was a special artist and we hope that this guitar will inspire fans to find their sound, and inspiration, just like Chris did, for many years to come."

Fender have released the PHIL LYNOTT PRECISION BASS in conjunction with what would have been the Thin Lizzy frontman's 70th birthday. Built by Fender Custom Shop Senior Master Builder Jon Cruz as part of the company's 2019 Custom Shop Mid-Year Collection, this ultra-deluxe bass guitar celebrates 50 years of Thin Lizzy and is a stunning reproduction of the late rock icon's weapon of choice. Retailing for £11,699 there are only 100 available. The Phil Lynott P-Bass has the custom mirrored pickguard that sits on a two-piece select ash body. It has a solitary hand-wound '78 P Bass split-coil pickup and a bolt-on, rift-sawn maple neck with a lacquered headstock and an oil finish, and a 7.25"-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard with 20 jumbo frets.

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