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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
edited by HardRadio

9/25/19 Page 2

GEDDY LEE of Rush has spent the past few years delving deep into the rich history of the instrument that defined his 40-plus year career as one of rock history's most talented bassists. His focused efforts led him not only to build a world-class, investment-grade collection of ultra-rare and desirable vintage and antique guitars, but also to create a book that takes an in-depth look into the amazing evolution of what Lee, the collector, has come to view as a work of art in its own right. With his book now a complete and published piece and his private collection of guitars nearing 300 in total, Lee said he feels that the time has come to reunite a select few of his finest string instruments with talented musicians around the world who can help these works of art fulfill their original and intended purpose of making art. As such, a small selection of six blue-ribbon, coveted classic guitars from Lee's private collection is now slated to join the Mecum Auction lineup for the Las Vegas auction this October 10-12 as part of Mecum's new department: Mecum Presents Guitar Search by Domino. For details visit mecum.com.

Coinciding with Joey DeMaio's upcoming Spoken Word Tour, very longtime HardRadio friends MANOWAR will be releasing their first ever book, the pictorial history of Manowar. Titled The Blood Of The Kings - Vol. 1, the limited-edition hardcover book will be packed with rare photos of Manowar: on stage, in the studio and in private moments outside the limelight. Over 200 pages full of memories and mementos curated by the band themselves. The Blood Of The Kings - Vol. 1, the only authorized Manowar book, will be available exclusively at The Kingdom Of Steel and on Joey DeMaio's upcoming Spoken Word Tour, starting November 1.

Guitar legend MICHAEL SCHENKER has checked in with the following update: "Michael Schenker Fest will be touring the UK to promote the brand new studio album, Revelation, in April 2020, as well as celebrating 50 years of Michael Schenker. We will have a fresh set list and there could even be some extra special guests!" UK tour dates are as follows: April 16 - Wolverhampton, UK - KK's Steelmill. 17 - Newcastle, UK - O2 City Hall. 18 - Leeds, UK - O2 Academy. 19 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire.

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